New York Times, Tuesday, November 24, 1992

Author:Ruth Minary
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B G J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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1. Smart : CHIC
5. Biblical verb form : DOST
9. Exorcist's quarry : DEMON
14. Leander's love : HERO
15. Delineate finely : ETCH
16. Pass over : ELIDE
17. Author Wister : OWEN
18. Oxford or pump : SHOE
19. " . . . ___ a tuffet" : SATON
20. Wall word: Daniel 5:25 : MENE
21. Environmentalist's concern : IONOSPHERE
23. Choose : PREFER
25. Outside: Comb. form : ECTO
26. Prevaricated : LIED
28. Lab equipment : RETORTS
33. Flavor : SAPOR
36. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
38. Show diversity : VARY
39. "Three little maids from school ___": W. S. Gilbert : AREWE
40. Garfield or Felix : CAT
41. Poe's one-word bird : RAVEN
42. Fortune : FATE
43. Kind of truck : SEMI
44. Upper crust : ELITE
45. Endless : ETERNAL
47. Singer Laine : CLEO
49. Actor Guinness : ALEC
51. Cause's partner : EFFECT
55. What 3 is to 9 : SQUAREROOT
60. Diet : FARE
61. Polly and Pittypat of fiction : AUNTS
62. Bates or King : ALAN
63. Old Roman road : ITER
64. Willow twig : WITHE
65. Dorothy Gale's dog : TOTO
66. Tax, to the British : CESS
67. Greek colonnades : STOAS
68. Formerly, formerly : ERST
69. Famed Russian-born artist-designer : ERTE
1. Munch : CHOMP
2. Ax man : HEWER
3. Dunne or Castle : IRENE
4. Prairie blossom : CONEFLOWER
5. Crave : DESIRE
6. He succeeded Galba : OTHO
7. Tea cake : SCONE
8. Of government by the clergy : THEOCRATIC
9. Tyrant : DESPOT
10. Where David slew Goliath : ELAH
11. Tiny arachnid : MITE
12. Fragrance : ODOR
13. Hawaiian goose : NENE
22. Editor's "Don't dele" : STET
24. Emerald Isle : EIRE
27. Slow down : DECELERATE
29. Clinton's future workroom : OVALOFFICE
30. Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
31. Waste allowance : TRET
32. "Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
33. Far from risky : SAFE
34. Smell ___ : ARAT
35. Fountain of music : PETE
37. Aries : RAM
41. Rocky ridge offshore : REEF
43. Auction : SALE
46. Justinian I's general : NARSES
48. "___ your heart be troubled": John 14:1 : LETNOT
50. Kind of scheme : COLOR
52. Sprat or Horner : EATER
53. Cock's comb : CREST
54. Succinct : TERSE
55. Adages : SAWS
56. Stop trying : QUIT
57. "Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
58. Baile ___ Cliath (Dublin) : ATHA
59. Feed-bag contents : OATS

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