New York Times, Friday, December 22, 1989

Author:Lois Sidway
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Second-string coll. teams : JVS
4. Author Dinesen : ISAK
8. College Station student : AGGIE
13. Little island : AIT
14. Pitcher Ryan : NOLAN
16. Honeydew, e.g. : MELON
17. B? : BROADWAYOPENING
20. "You bet your ___" ("Laugh-In" line) : BIPPY
21. Makes amends : ATONES
22. Crooked : ALOP
23. Stingy soul : PIKER
25. Lusitania's last gasp : SOS
28. Began again : RENEWED
30. Added upper melody : DESCANT
33. Nostrils : NARES
35. Emulate Minnie Pearl : YODEL
36. I? : MEDICALCENTER
40. Catlike creature : CIVET
41. Nerds, to Don Rickles : YOYOS
42. Planting aids : SEEDERS
45. Many a West Coast giant : REDWOOD
49. Rainy mo. : APR
50. Molecular building blocks : ATOMS
52. "This one's ___" : ONME
53. Rhythmic dances : MAMBOS
56. Asia's ___ Mountains : ALTAI
57. K? : STORYBOOKENDING
61. Westcott's "David ___" : HARUM
62. "The Republic" is his work : PLATO
63. Mrs. Gump : MIN
64. Nitti, to Ness : ENEMY
65. Town west of London : ETON
66. Feminine suffix : ESS
1. Kareem Abdul-___ of N.B.A. fame : JABBAR
2. Manly : VIRILE
3. ___ a dime : STOPON
4. Racing city, for short : INDY
5. Piglet's mom : SOW
6. In the manner of : ALA
7. Snug canoe : KAYAK
8. Cry of assent : AMEN
9. DNA's milieu : GENE
10. Gliding step, in ballet : GLISSADE
11. Tennis coach Tiriac : ION
12. Part of Gr. Br. : ENG
15. Famous : NOTED
18. Added as a supplement : APPENDED
19. Stoma : PORE
23. Makeup mogul Westmore : PERC
24. Fancy : IDEA
26. Rare fellow : ONER
27. Cardinals' insignia : STL
29. Ralph of "The Waltons" : WAITE
31. Church council : SYNOD
32. Gloucester sheep : COTSWOLD
34. Crafty : SLY
36. ___ Gies, Anne Frank's protector : MIEP
37. Always : EVERMORE
38. Bulblike stem : CORM
39. Beholders have them : EYES
40. Ark. joined this alliance : CSA
43. Playwright Ellis ___ : RABB
44. Bend : STOOP
46. Prompt : ONTIME
47. Men from Muscat : OMANIS
48. Condescends : DEIGNS
51. "___ mio" : OSOLE
54. Skunk cabbage, e.g. : ARUM
55. Words of wonder : MYMY
56. In a bit : ANON
57. That lady : SHE
58. Bather's goal : TAN
59. Herriman's was Krazy : KAT
60. D.D.E.'s area of command : ETO

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