New York Times, Wednesday, December 13, 1989

Author: Betty Jorgensen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York Times
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1. Defame : LIBEL
6. Soggy lump : GLOB
10. Kitchen king : CHEF
14. What there is "nothin' like" : ADAME
15. Verdi opera : AIDA
16. Crowning glory : HAIR
17. Word with jury or larceny : PETIT
18. Radiate : GLOW
19. The Gloomy Dean : INGE
20. Start of a quip overheard on the stag line : SEETHEGIRLINTHE
23. Entire : ALL
24. Tries : TESTS
25. More of the quip : DECOLLETAGE
32. April forecast : RAIN
33. Fragrant : AROMATIC
38. Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE
39. Kind of transit : RAPID
41. Actress Lillian or Dorothy : GISH
42. Ebb : DECREASE
44. "Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
45. More of the quip : SHEDGIVEYOU
49. Spar : SPRIT
53. Seraglio room : ODA
54. End of the quip : THECOLDSHOULDER
62. Wedding missiles : RICE
63. A Guthrie : ARLO
64. Din : NOISE
65. Controversial apple spray : ALAR
66. Appear : SEEM
67. Legal wrongs : TORTS
68. Kind of concert : POPS
69. It's caused by lunar attraction : TIDE
70. Shooting sport : SKEET
1. Track circuits : LAPS
2. ___ fixe : IDEE
3. Lessen : BATE
4. Put forth : EMIT
5. Fatal : LETHAL
6. Group of geese : GAGGLE
7. "___ Marlene" : LILI
8. Repute : ODOR
9. Cry like a baby : BAWL
10. Backbone : CHINE
11. Eng. county : HANTS
12. Octad : EIGHT
13. Releases : FREES
21. House wing : ELL
22. Columnist's tidbit : ITEM
25. A Scott : DRED
26. Vacationer's delight : EASE
27. Title for a U.S. Pres. : CINC
28. Nonesuch : ONER
29. Used a VCR : TAPED
30. Jackie's second : ARI
31. Zeus or Odin : GOD
34. Chills and fever : AGUE
35. Minute : TINY
36. Ratio words : ISTO
37. French pet name : CHOU
39. Stadium cheer : RAH
40. Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
43. This, to Pedro : ESTO
46. "You Can't ___ Again": Wolfe : GOHOME
47. Altar vow : IDO
48. Brags : VAUNTS
49. Subway support : STRAP
50. Fictional sleuth Vance : PHILO
51. List the gist again : RECAP
52. Wine buckets : ICERS
55. Tail-end : LAST
56. Three, in Dresden : DREI
57. Luge : SLED
58. Mien : LOOK
59. Drastic : DIRE
60. Noble Italian family : ESTE
61. Remainder : REST

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