New York Times, Monday, December 11, 1989

Author:Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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1. It's a start : ABC
4. Biblical matriarch : SARAH
9. This is sometimes clenched : FIST
13. Poverty-stricken : POOR
15. "A miss is as good as ___" : AMILE
16. Little Sir of songdom : ECHO
17. Novelist Ferber : EDNA
18. Put two and two together : FIGUREDOUT
20. Wanted : DESIRED
22. Seconds : MOMENTS
23. Fatal date for Caesar : IDES
24. East or West follower : SIDER
25. Did sums : ADDED
27. Forbid : BAN
28. Marconi's interest : RADIO
32. Committed perjury : LIED
33. Estuary : ARM
34. Amorous starers : OGLERS
35. Feathers' partner : TAR
36. Wrestle : GRAPPLE
38. Tic-___-toe : TAC
39. Lacking vitality : ANEMIC
41. Conducted : LED
42. Alpha follower : BETA
43. Gaseous element : RADON
44. Morning moisture : DEW
45. More positive : SURER
46. Opponents : ANTIS
48. Rigid : FIRM
49. Certain dives : GAINERS
52. Wed : MARRIED
55. Inquired concerning : ASKEDABOUT
57. Twice halved : ONCE
58. Prophet : SEER
59. Rallying point : CAUSE
60. "The Way We ___" : WERE
61. Bridge call : PASS
62. Miscalculated : ERRED
63. Lemon : DUD
1. Copied : APED
2. Augur : BODE
3. Took under advisement : CONSIDERED
4. Places for valuables : SAFES
5. In the center : AMID
6. Semi : RIG
7. Metallic comb. form : ALUMIN
8. A king of Judea : HEROD
9. Kind of offense : FEDERAL
10. Religious object : ICON
11. Closed : SHUT
12. Little ones : TOTS
14. Made a foray : RAIDED
19. Come out : EMERGE
21. Embarrassed : RED
24. Tastes : SAMPLES
25. Hitching post? : ALTAR
26. Mythical huntress : DIANA
27. Bosom companion : BRA
29. Intent on : DETERMINED
30. Hot under the collar : IRATE
31. Lyricist Hammerstein : OSCAR
33. Circle section : ARC
34. Venerable : OLD
36. Won at a rummy game : GINNED
37. Church seat : PEW
40. Whiners' cousins : MOANERS
42. Rabbit hole : BURROW
44. Oust a lawyer : DISBAR
45. Knightly title : SIR
47. Speck : TRACE
48. Doomed : FATED
49. Express astonishment : GASP
50. On the briny : ASEA
51. D.D.E. namesakes : IKES
52. Euterpe or Terpsichore : MUSE
53. Beige : ECRU
54. Boy Scout's "good" one : DEED
56. "___ Love," 1939 song : OUR

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