New York Times, Tuesday, December 12, 1989

Author: Albert J. Klaus
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
1
A
2
N
3
T
4
E
5
L
6
O
7
P
8
K
9
E
10
N
11
O
12
S
E
E
M
13
E
14
L
A
T
E
15
I
T
E
R
16
S
O
A
P
17
L
E
W
I
S
18
S
U
I
T
19
K
I
20
S
S
I
N
C
O
21
U
S
I
N
S
22
A
23
P
E
R
I
E
S
24
S
S
E
25
B
I
T
E
S
26
T
27
O
28
P
29
E
R
30
E
31
C
32
T
33
A
R
T
S
34
S
E
L
L
35
E
R
36
N
O
A
37
S
A
L
38
B
O
R
D
E
R
S
39
G
U
S
40
E
T
E
41
E
Y
E
I
N
G
42
P
I
N
T
43
D
E
S
44
K
S
45
R
E
T
46
D
A
N
T
E
47
I
O
48
S
49
I
50
C
E
L
E
S
S
51
K
52
I
53
S
S
T
H
54
E
55
M
F
O
R
M
E
56
I
R
A
S
57
A
B
O
U
T
58
A
R
59
A
60
B
61
L
A
N
A
62
R
O
L
L
S
63
T
E
T
E
64
O
N
E
R
65
E
N
D
66
E
D
E
N
© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Poker stake : ANTE
5. Cut off : LOP
8. Cousin of lotto : KENO
12. Appear : SEEM
13. Make happy : ELATE
15. Roman road : ITER
16. Cleansing agent : SOAP
17. Puppeteer Shari ___ : LEWIS
18. Accommodate : SUIT
19. Presley film: 1964 : KISSINCOUSINS
22. Mimickings : APERIES
24. S.F.-to-L.A. dir. : SSE
25. Stings : BITES
26. Summit : TOP
29. Build : ERECT
33. Some are liberal : ARTS
34. Vendor : SELLER
36. Opposite of taboo : NOA
37. "Frivolous" one of songdom : SAL
38. Margins : BORDERS
39. ___ Kahn, lyricist : GUS
40. Hot time in Nice : ETE
41. Couch potato's activity : EYEING
42. Two cups : PINT
43. Office furniture : DESKS
45. Prepare flax : RET
46. Great Italian poet : DANTE
47. Large Hawaiian hawks : IOS
49. Like some mixed drinks : ICELESS
51. C. Grant film: 1957 : KISSTHEMFORME
56. A Gershwin and Levin : IRAS
57. Circa : ABOUT
58. Bedouin : ARAB
61. Turner of films : LANA
62. Car for the opulent : ROLLS
63. Chapeau holder : TETE
64. Something unique : ONER
65. Terminate : END
66. Where Eve grieved : EDEN
1. Silly person : ASS
2. New: Comb. form : NEO
3. Pots for boiling water : TEAKETTLES
4. Dominions : EMPIRES
5. Fine linen : LAWN
6. Auditory : OTIC
7. Mexican money : PESOS
8. One who osculates : KISSER
9. Needle case : ETUI
10. No, in Neuss : NEIN
11. Table scraps : ORTS
13. Otherwise : ELSE
14. Spear fisherman : LEISTERER
20. Sonny's sib : SIS
21. Employers : USERS
22. Degraded : ABASED
23. Henry Morgan was one : PIRATE
27. This might be golden : OLDIE
28. Abundant : PLENTIFUL
30. Guided construction : ENGINEERED
31. Noblemen : COUNTS
32. Takes a sip : TASTES
34. Kind of bean or sauce : SOY
35. Unit of work : ERG
38. Stupefy : BESOT
42. Shaped like a hand with the fingers spread : PALMATE
44. Five-stringed African lyre : KISSAR
46. German article : DER
48. Partake : SHARE
50. Collapsible beds : COTS
51. Thousand: Comb. form : KILO
52. Teheran is its capital : IRAN
53. Rational : SANE
54. Black, in poesy : EBON
55. Shape : MOLD
59. Olympic mischief-maker : ATE
60. Actor Gazzara : BEN

Found bugs or have suggestions?