New York Times, Wednesday, November 18, 1992

Author: James L. Beatty
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F G J Q W Y }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1 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
Across Down
1. Meek ones : SHEEP
6. Cousin of a cuarto : SALA
10. Inquires : ASKS
14. Hooded jacket : PARKA
15. German greeting : HEIL
16. Something to toe : MARK
17. Spirit in "The Tempest" : ARIEL
18. Sector : AREA
19. Woodwind : OBOE
20. Tryst : RENDEZVOUS
22. Fibula's higher relative : ULNA
23. Perceives : SEES
24. Native of Pyongyang : KOREAN
26. Leaflike flower parts : BRACTS
30. Papal vestment : ORALE
32. Puerto ___ : RICO
33. Narrative : TALE
35. James and Kett : ETTAS
39. Damned or detestable : ACCURST
41. Famous chapel in the Vatican : SISTINE
43. Aquarium fish : TETRA
44. Equine staple : OATS
46. Tolkien forest giants : ENTS
47. Tycoon Donald ___ : TRUMP
49. Samples : TASTES
51. Large covered dish : TUREEN
54. Chums : PALS
56. Aces : ONES
57. Love note : BILLETDOUX
63. New name for 70 Across : RITA
64. Potpourri : OLIO
65. Elevate : RAISE
66. Rent : TORN
67. Perjures : LIES
68. Alfred ___, Austrian psychiatrist : ADLER
69. TV role for Sonny Shroyer : ENOS
70. Former news agency : TASS
71. Rodeo item : LASSO
1. Yard : SPAR
2. Paper-chase participant : HARE
3. "___ go bragh" : ERIN
4. ___ out (made do) : EKED
5. Least ruddy : PALEST
6. This may be clean or close : SHAVE
7. ___ bomb (gas-pressure device) : AEROSOL
8. Stead : LIEU
9. "Seward's Folly" : ALASKA
10. Short-lived love affairs : AMOURETTES
11. Valuable fur : SABLE
12. Swedish coin : KRONA
13. Scottish dirk : SKEAN
21. Hearty enjoyments : ZESTS
25. Corrida shouts : OLES
26. Spoiled child : BRAT
27. Oriental staple : RICE
28. Report: Abbr. : ACCT
29. Paramours of noblemen : COURTESANS
31. Take five : REST
34. Oft-smashed particle : ATOM
36. Hue : TINT
37. Part of A.M. : ANTE
38. Mtg. : SESS
40. Poe's adjective for Lenore : RARE
42. Yucca fiber : ISTLE
45. Spreads on : APPLIES
48. Remove a fastener : UNBOLT
50. Pertaining to the stars : ASTRAL
51. A rich cake : TORTE
52. Source of strength : UNION
53. Type of rocket : RETRO
55. At ___ for words : ALOSS
58. Epithet of the mother of Romulus and Remus : ILIA
59. Early 1900's art cult : DADA
60. Medium for Wyeth : OILS
61. Consumes : USES
62. Dry: Comb. form : XERO

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