New York Times, Saturday, November 4, 1989

Author: Bernard Meren
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
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Across Down
1. Southern cape : HATTERAS
9. Sun-dried bricks : ADOBES
15. Overbearing : ARROGANT
16. Call to jury duty : VENIRE
17. Newsman Harry : REASONER
18. European peninsula : IBERIA
19. Covenant : PACT
20. A former capital of Myanmar : AVA
21. Pantry : LARDER
22. Whence Caesar embarked : OSTIA
24. Israel's leading oil port : EILAT
26. Jessica or Hope : LANGE
28. Roman magistrate : EDILE
33. Montana is a great one : PASSER
37. Antonym for gee : HAW
39. Wading bird : IBIS
40. The opposite of 8 Down : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
43. " . . . ___ forgive those . . . " : ASWE
44. Some kind of relief : BAS
45. He's tops in helping one reach the top : SHERPA
46. What it takes two to do? : TANGO
48. Iota preceder : THETA
50. Twiggy broom : BESOM
52. Soupçon : TRACE
57. G. Eliot novel: 1863 : ROMOLA
61. Former regulatory agcy. : OPA
63. Heartburn, to an M.D. : ACOR
64. Excuses heard in "L.A. Law" : ALIBIS
65. Reticent : TACITURN
67. Art of horsemanship : MANEGE
68. Heightens : ELEVATES
69. Trapped : SNARED
70. Maximum vigilance warning : REDALERT
1. Arthur Marx : HARPO
2. Hectarages : AREAS
3. Pamphlet : TRACT
4. "Mattinata" composer : TOSTI
5. Start of a trip : EGO
6. Indian prince : RANA
7. On ___ keel : ANEVEN
8. Forthright fellow : STRAIGHTSHOOTER
9. ___ Camacho (Mexican president: 1940-46) : AVILA
10. Organized argument : DEBATE
11. Nonpareil : ONER
12. Ani or tui : BIRD
13. Ashtabula's lake : ERIE
14. Char : SEAR
23. Nautical term : ALEE
25. Jacob's first wife : LEAH
27. " . . . like ___ of steel": Shak. : ARIB
29. Desperate : DIRE
30. Steel construction piece : IBAR
31. Speech defect : LISP
32. U.S. sky eye : ESSA
33. H.S. junior's exam : PSAT
34. Handle for Brutus : ANSA
35. Having cut wood : SAWN
36. Keel part : SKEG
38. Berlin preceder : WEST
41. Former D.C. baseball team : NATS
42. Indian mountain pass : GHAT
47. Noblesse ___ : OBLIGE
49. Stick with a stake: Var. : EMPALE
51. Let up : EASED
53. Amount of assessment : RATAL
54. Keen : ACUTE
55. Apple-pitting instrument : CORER
56. Director Lubitsch : ERNST
57. Eleven at Fordham : RAMS
58. "The Good Earth" heroine : OLAN
59. Ancient weight equal to 1/60th of a talent : MINA
60. Supreme, in Spandau : OBER
62. Scored on a perfect serve : ACED
66. Marsh elder : IVA

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