New York Times, Friday, November 17, 1989

Author:Christopher Page
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Page has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Shrivel : PARCH
6. Aunt, in Avila : TIA
9. Content : HAPPY
14. Major city on the Missouri : OMAHA
15. White-tailed eagle : ERN
16. "Billy Budd" or "Peter Grimes" : OPERA
17. Seaport in NE Scotland : PETERHEAD
19. Absolute : UTTER
20. Before: Prefix : PRE
21. Burro's basket : PANNIER
23. Carmine : RED
24. Canine's cry : YELP
26. Kinshasa is its capital : ZAIRE
27. Minute particles : IONS
28. Actor Vidov : OLEG
30. Borneo ape, for short : ORANG
32. Drive back : REPULSE
35. Facial opening : NOSTRIL
38. Turn ___ new leaf : OVERA
39. Liquid salute : TOAST
40. Early : BETIMES
43. Lionel of old films : STANDER
45. Legislate : ENACT
46. Immaculate : PURE
47. Peril of northern waters : BERG
49. Not verbalized : TACIT
51. Steeplechasers' mothers : DAMS
55. Ribbed fabric : REP
56. A tile game : DOMINOS
58. Brace's complement : BIT
59. Redolence : AROMA
61. San ___, Honduran city : PEDROSULA
63. Fathered : SIRED
64. Kay's successor : ELL
65. Unsuccessful participant : LOSER
66. Clash : SETTO
67. Buck's mate : DOE
68. Employ muscle power : EXERT
1. Narcotic bloomer : POPPY
2. " . . . honor is ___ scutcheon": Shak. : AMERE
3. Small carnivorous animal : RATEL
4. An early supporter of Fidel : CHE
5. Part of a lamp : HARP
6. Adjective for a high schooler : TEENAGE
7. An Azerbaijani : IRANI
8. Fireplace equipment : ANDIRON
9. Time period : HOUR
10. Quick to learn : APT
11. City renamed for Lenin : PETROGRAD
12. Primp : PREEN
13. Enclosures : YARDS
18. Initiates plebes : HAZES
22. Architect Saarinen : EERO
25. Activity of a tea-party hostess : POURING
27. Chanted : INTONED
29. Quito quadruped : LLAMA
31. "___ Is Born," 1954 film : ASTAR
32. Hijack : ROB
33. First lady : EVE
34. Guernsey capital, with "Saint" : PETERPORT
36. Suffix for expert : ISE
37. Item given to the P.O. : LTR
41. Prefix for derm or plasm : ECTO
42. Validated : STAMPED
43. Measure of yarn : SPINDLE
44. Coach : TUTOR
47. Word with knuckles or tacks : BRASS
48. Weird : EERIE
50. Heaven, to Juan : CIELO
52. Vituperate : ABUSE
53. Coe or Ovett : MILER
54. Initiate : START
56. Die : DADO
57. Bottom surface of a golf club : SOLE
60. Site for "Cav." : MET
62. Red or White baseball team : SOX

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