New York Times, Thursday, December 21, 1989

Author: Ernst Theimer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pb : LEAD
5. It has teeth but can't eat : COMB
9. Everyone's ancestor : ADAM
13. Florence's river : ARNO
14. The maples : ACER
15. Kobold : GNOME
16. Wehrmacht goal : SIEG
17. Capp's Hyena : LENA
18. Jibe : AGREE
19. Start of a truism : HEWHOLAUGHSLAST
22. African port : ORAN
23. Mimic : APE
24. Easy pool shots : SETUPS
27. Weep : SOB
29. Bachelor party : STAG
33. Embarrass : ABASH
34. "For want of ___ . . . " : ANAIL
36. "___ dien" (Prince Charles's motto) : ICH
37. More of the truism : ISHEARDAFTERTHE
40. Popular papal name : LEO
41. Approaches : NEARS
42. Ancient Greek physician : GALEN
43. Snick's partner : SNEE
45. "You ___ There" : ARE
46. Most modern : LATEST
47. "___ to worry" : NOT
49. Trace : IOTA
50. End of the truism : RESTHAVESTOPPED
58. Tocsin : ALARM
59. Formerly, formerly : ERST
60. Nothing for Graf : LOVE
61. Dubs : NAMES
62. Skid : SLUE
63. Toward shelter : ALEE
64. Leg joint : KNEE
65. Prepared to drive : TEED
66. Average : NORM
1. Cilium : LASH
2. Fourth of HOMES : ERIE
3. Over : ANEW
4. Kennel : DOGHOUSE
5. Famed soprano 1923-77 : CALLAS
6. Thalassic locale : OCEAN
7. Carte : MENU
8. Boast : BRAG
9. Fishes : ANGLES
10. Dickens heroine : DORA
11. Iowa State site : AMES
12. Proper : MEET
15. Pant : GASP
20. Annie, for one : ORPHAN
21. Nun's garb : HABIT
24. Mizzen and jib : SAILS
25. Entertainer Buddy : EBSEN
26. Western lake : TAHOE
27. Trap : SNARE
28. Boobs : OAFS
30. Deed : TITLE
31. Is sore : ACHES
32. Treaty city : GHENT
34. Between Shebat and Nisan : ADAR
35. Musically smooth : LEGATO
38. Lasso : REATA
39. Drum sound : RATAPLAN
44. Main course : ENTREE
46. Prepared an auction : LOTTED
48. Resistance units : OHMS
49. Offspring : ISSUE
50. Row : RANK
51. Verve : ELAN
52. Identical : SAME
53. Usual fob site : VEST
54. Perry's creator : ERLE
55. Kind of shirt or pony : POLO
56. Always : EVER
57. Judge : DEEM

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