New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 1990

Author: Bernard Meren
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { J K Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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1. Like some laundered shirts : STARCHED
9. The sweet alyssum : ALISON
15. Trattoria offering : MACARONI
16. Delaware Indian : LENAPE
17. Charms : ENCHANTS
18. "___ Chénier," Giordano opera : ANDREA
19. Coat label: Abbr. : LGE
20. Servers in Sèvres : GARCONS
22. Corcoran offering in Washington, D.C. : ART
23. Clytemnestra's mother : LEDA
25. Signs of our times : NEONS
26. ___ impasse : ATAN
27. "___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
29. Little, to Burns : SMA
30. Clobbered, biblical style : SMOTE
31. Pulsate : THROB
33. Tropical fruits : MANGOS
34. Mementos of rough bouts : CAULIFLOWEREARS
38. Augment : APPEND
39. Certain rays : BETAS
40. "___ Promise," Dowson poem : TERRE
41. ___-de-sac : CUL
42. Scandinavian brownie : NISSE
46. Some sibs : BROS
47. Selects carefully : CULLS
49. Mid pt. : CNTR
50. Michio ___, famous dancer : ITO
51. Sewing-machine activator : TREADLE
53. Domesday Book money : ORA
54. Small Indian weight : RUTTEE
56. Brightly colored birds : TOURACOS
58. Imagined : DREAMT
59. A placement of troops : ENFILADE
60. Sawfishes' saws : SERRAE
61. Beaten : DEFEATED
1. ___ rat (be suspicious) : SMELLA
2. Certain riveter : TANGER
3. Give the nod to : ACCEDE
4. Booster's call : RAH
5. Rugged rock : CRAG
6. Its capital was Chengchow : HONAN
7. Mezzanine : ENTRESOL
8. Confused; upset : DISCOMBOBULATED
9. Rachins and Arkin : ALANS
10. Eye part : LENS
11. "From the east to western ___": Shak. : IND
12. Gable-Harlow film: 1937 : SARATOGA
13. A ham is one : OPERATOR
14. This counts sometimes : NEATNESS
21. "___ Clear Day" : ONA
24. Horns : ANTLERS
26. Afflicted with loss of memory : AMNESIC
28. Friend's word : THINE
30. Wrapping paper : SARAN
32. P.O. category : RFD
33. Famed opera hse. : MET
34. Mewing fliers : CATBIRDS
35. Orifice : APERTURE
36. One who extirpates : UPROOTER
37. Opposite of rare : WELLDONE
41. Hint : CUE
43. Winter vehicle : SNOCAT
44. Walked triumphantly : STRODE
45. Wiped clean : ERASED
47. King Minos's realm : CRETE
48. Discard a card : SLUFF
51. Seaport in Ghana : TEMA
52. Sandusky's lake : ERIE
55. Gob : TAR
57. It's near Miss. : ALA

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