New York Times, Friday, December 1, 1989

Author: Rhonda Kraus
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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1. Decisive moments : CRISES
7. Couch ___ (TV addict) : POTATO
13. Frangible : BRITTLE
14. Burdensome : ONEROUS
16. Small meat pastry : RISSOLE
17. ___ bomber (new U.S. plane) : STEALTH
18. I love: Lat. : AMO
19. Word with play or flower : PASSION
21. Son of Gad : ERI
22. Ich bin, du bist, er ___ : IST
23. Article : THE
24. Rather of CBS : DAN
25. Hitchcock film: 1946 : NOTORIOUS
29. Word with coach or fright : STAGE
31. Made immobile by a blizzard : SNOWEDIN
32. Control a market : CORNER
33. No, in Novgorod : NYET
34. Tops : AONE
35. Binges : SPREES
38. Reach a destination : ARRIVEAT
42. Listens and considers : HEEDS
43. Classical scholars : HUMANISTS
44. Gab : RAP
45. Nickname for Onassis : ARI
46. Haggard novel : SHE
47. Medit. country : ISR
48. Set up : ARRANGE
52. Knead, old style : ELT
53. Passed off as genuine : FOISTED
55. Actress Judge et al. : ARLINES
57. Related to coughing : TUSSIVE
58. Actuality, in Arles : REALITE
59. Metal alloy : PEWTER
60. Endanger; threaten : MENACE
1. Deep red : CRIMSON
2. Rice dish : RISOTTO
3. "___ up to you, New York" : ITS
4. Discontinue : STOP
5. Actress Raines : ELLA
6. Takes charge : SEESTOIT
7. Nosegays : POSIES
8. Aware of : ONTO
9. Kind of ager : TEEN
10. Ex-coach Parseghian : ARA
11. El Greco became one : TOLEDAN
12. Act of wanton cruelty : OUTRAGE
13. Computers' controlling mechanisms : BRAINS
15. Small fish : SHINER
20. Avoid : SHUN
26. Possessed : OWNED
27. Spanish kings : REYES
28. January 13, e.g. : IDES
29. ___-law (daughter's husband) : SONIN
30. A fountain of Rome : TREVI
32. J. F. Cooper heroine : CORA
34. Linked together, as friends : ARMINARM
35. Short ___ (summary treatment) : SHRIFT
36. Dense fog : PEASOUP
37. Musical iteration : REPRISE
38. Mystic air : AURA
39. Of ancient ascetics : ESSENIC
40. Jim Thorpe was one : ATHLETE
41. African pest : TSETSE
43. " . . . the ___ they fall" : HARDER
48. Keep ___ (continue) : ATIT
49. Dream, in Dijon : REVE
50. Mastery, to a Scot : GREE
51. High spirits : ELAN
54. Vienna-to-Graz dir. : SSW
56. Dockworkers' org. : ILA

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