New York Times, Monday, November 26, 1990

Author: Peter Swift
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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1. Devil's-bones : DICE
5. Flintstone of comics : FRED
9. Church section : APSE
13. Verve : ELAN
14. Viscous mud : SLIME
15. Information : DATA
16. Perch or pike : FISH
17. Trickery : HOCUSPOCUS
19. Toodle-oo : TATA
20. Regret : RUE
21. Actress Dunne : IRENE
22. Astaire or Shawn : DANCER
24. South Yemen's capital : ADEN
26. Barge : SCOW
27. Pindaric poem : ODE
28. Influence : SWAY
32. Sleeveless garments : CAPES
34. Pile up : AMASS
36. Dockworkers' org. : ILA
37. Sleight-of-hand artist : PRESTIDIGITATOR
40. ___ thumbs (awkward) : ALL
41. Aver : STATE
42. Curved : ARCED
43. Foot part : SOLE
45. Printers' measures : EMS
46. Essential part : PITH
47. Fruit preserves : JAMS
49. Pick-me-ups : TONICS
51. Following : AFTER
54. Hockey's Bobby : ORR
55. Pack tightly : CRAM
57. Sorcery : BLACKMAGIC
60. Actress Turner : LANA
61. Fasting period : LENT
62. First-day creation : EARTH
63. Salamanders : EFTS
64. Long-haired mammals : YAKS
65. Family ___ (pedigree) : TREE
66. R.b.i., for one : STAT
1. Skillful : DEFT
2. Poem about the Trojan War : ILIAD
3. Put a hex on : CASTASPELL
4. Improves : ENHANCES
5. Bread ingredient : FLOUR
6. Pilaf ingredient : RICE
7. Flightless bird : EMU
8. The ___ Moines Register : DES
9. Decorates : ADORNS
10. Horse's gait : PACE
11. Dumbfound : STUN
12. Facility : EASE
14. Nagging woman : SHREW
18. Baked dessert : PIE
23. Prices : COSTS
24. Maxim : ADAGE
25. Arnaz : DESI
27. Leaves out : OMITS
29. Sorcery : WITCHCRAFT
30. Medicinal plant : ALOE
31. Unit of length : YARD
32. Financial agts. : CPAS
33. A Guthrie : ARLO
34. President Jefferson's predecessor : ADAMS
35. Tarnish : STAIN
38. List entry : ITEM
39. Magazine contents, often : ARTICLES
44. Throws out : EJECTS
46. Veranda : PORCH
48. Clumsy boat : ARK
49. Hackneyed : TRITE
50. ___ Cruz : SANTA
51. In a competent way : ABLY
52. Parasitic insect : FLEA
53. Army vehicle : TANK
54. Monster : OGRE
56. Sail support : MAST
58. Ran into : MET
59. Swiss river : AAR

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