New York Times, Wednesday, December 12, 1990

Author: Richard Silvestri
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 4, Spans: 2
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Up to snuff : ABLE
5. Ladies' titles : DAMES
10. Jannings or Ludwig : EMIL
14. Told a whopper : LIED
15. Dramatize : ENACT
16. Not any : NONE
17. Cahn-Van Heusen song introduced by 20 Across: 1955 : LOVEANDMARRIAGE
20. Singer born Dec. 12, 1915 : SINATRA
21. Egg-rolling occasion : EASTER
22. Be contrite : RUE
23. Letters : MAIL
24. Conquer : MASTER
28. Song recorded by 20 Across in 1947 : MAMSELLE
32. Youth org. : YMCA
33. Pass by : ELAPSE
35. Lend a hand : AID
36. Cautions : WARNS
38. Blowup: Abbr. : ENL
39. Mends socks : DARNS
41. Memorabilia : ANA
42. Plains dwellings : TEPEES
45. Ill-mannered : RUDE
46. Whined : YAMMERED
48. "Can ___ a Little Love?": 1957 recording : ISTEAL
50. Profess : AVOW
51. "High Hopes" creature : ANT
52. Kind of cow : SACRED
55. Pointed the finger at : ACCUSED
59. Song recorded by 20 Across: 1955 : LEARNINTHEBLUES
62. View from Buffalo : ERIE
63. Observer : NOTER
64. God of war : ARES
65. "Summer ___" (one of his favorites) : WIND
66. A or B : GRADE
67. "Talk ___," 1959 recording : TOME
1. "___ Way," 1957 hit : ALL
2. Life stories, for short : BIOS
3. Matchmaker Dolly : LEVI
4. Utopia : EDEN
5. Set of false teeth : DENTURE
6. Conductor Kostelanetz : ANDRE
7. Peggy Wood role : MAMA
8. Marshall Plan agcy. : ECA
9. Rills : STREAMS
10. Isolate : ENISLE
11. Castle ditch : MOAT
12. The Gloomy Dean : INGE
13. Evil look : LEER
18. Swiss river : AARE
19. Brought up : RAISED
23. Sugar source : MAPLE
24. A 1969 hit for 20 Across : MYWAY
25. ___ Church Society : AMANA
26. Vamoose : SCRAM
27. Make leather : TAN
28. Like lions : MANED
29. TV's "Lights Out" narrator: 1949-50 : LARUE
30. Actress Evans : LINDA
31. Detroit dud : EDSEL
34. Cartoon skunk Pepe ___ : LEPEW
37. Director Spielberg : STEVEN
40. Tate display : ART
43. Wearing away : ERODING
44. Genuine : SINCERE
47. Defaced : MARRED
49. Ticket part : STUB
51. Hurt : ACHED
52. Did in : SLEW
53. Flying start? : AERI
54. Second man : CAIN
55. "___ boy!" : ATTA
56. Bed support : SLAT
57. A kangaroo : EURO
58. Judge : DEEM
60. Scand. land : NOR
61. Compass pt. : SSE

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