New York Times, Saturday, November 14, 1992

Author: James L. Beatty
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F J Q X }
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York Times
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1. Declare : AVER
5. Strikes lightly : PATS
9. Created : MADE
13. Grooved rim holding a gem : BEZEL
15. Blunted sword : EPEE
16. Pteroid : ALAR
17. Uncanny : EERIE
18. Vicinage : AREA
19. Inform the fuzz : SING
20. Occurring : TRANSPIRING
22. Tampico treat : TACO
23. Like Manute Bol of the N.B.A. : TALL
24. Like Gordo of comics : OBESE
26. "Peanuts" character : PIGPEN
30. Redolence : ODOR
31. German river : EDER
32. Controversial marriage vow : OBEY
35. A helix : SPIRAL
39. Hues : TONES
41. Poem by Hodgson : EVE
42. Defunct treaty org. : SEATO
43. Choose : ELECT
44. Biblical weed : TARE
46. Siouan Indian : CROW
47. Brainstorm : IDEA
49. Kin of nerds : CREEPS
51. Word processor : TYPIST
53. French parish priest : CURE
55. Source : ROOT
56. Abundant supplies : CORNUCOPIAS
62. Singer Paul ___ : ANKA
63. Something to keep above water : HEAD
64. Invalidate : ANNUL
65. Don't dele : STET
66. Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
67. Representation of a cherubic infant : PUTTO
68. Orifice : HOLE
69. Achiever : DOER
70. Carbonaceous substance : SOOT
1. Give a footpad a hand : ABET
2. Swerve : VEER
3. Old Testament prophet : EZRA
4. Curb : REIN
5. Item swine spurn : PEARL
6. Showery month : APRIL
7. Numerical suffix : TEEN
8. Neptune, e.g. : SEAGOD
9. Magnum opus : MASTERPIECE
10. Nom de plume of sorts : ALIAS
11. Merengue or kolo : DANCE
12. Therefore : ERGO
14. Nimble, in Nantes : LESTE
21. Spinet or grand : PIANO
25. Political controller : BOSS
26. Fountain or Seeger : PETE
27. Adored one : IDOL
28. Unit of heredity : GENE
29. Rain or snow : PRECIPITATE
30. Hearing in court : OYER
33. Letter on a key : BETA
34. Bartok or Perón : EVA
36. Of special excellence : RARE
37. At the pinnacle : ATOP
38. Meadow sounds : LOWS
40. Criteria: Abbr. : STDS
45. Beige : ECRU
48. Corroded with an acid : ETCHED
50. Summary : RECAP
51. Jay Silverheels role : TONTO
52. Hayseed : YOKEL
53. Whooping ___ : CRANE
54. Kind of dog : UNDER
55. Impetuous : RASH
57. Wine: Comb. form : OENO
58. Burden : ONUS
59. Piebald : PINTO
60. Opel or Cord : AUTO
61. Vegas machine : SLOT

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