New York Times, Tuesday, December 22, 1992

Author: Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Differently : ELSE
5. Genesis verb : BEGAT
10. Miracle site : CANA
14. Young whales : PUPS
15. Attain : REACH
16. Orison ending : AMEN
17. Kazan film: 1957 : AFACEINTHECROWD
20. Monetary unit of Vaduz : FRANC
21. Olympian queen : HERA
22. Porcine home : STY
23. Shabbily dressed : POKY
25. Homophone for air : ERE
27. A '76 instrument : FIFE
30. Newhart's new sitcom : BOB
32. Carlyle's "___ Resartus" : SARTOR
36. ___ glance : ATA
37. Grant's successor : HAYES
39. Don Shula's team : MIAMI
40. Suffer defeat : TAKEITONTHECHIN
43. Watchful : ALERT
44. Great strength : STEEL
45. Where lts. are created : OTS
46. Cahn products : LYRICS
48. Mme., in Sonora : SRA
49. ___-majesté : LESE
50. "___ walks in beauty . . . " : SHE
51. Bombeck : ERMA
53. ___-haw : HEE
56. Cigar end : ETTE
59. Postpone : TABLE
62. Fiercely fortified : ARMEDTOTHETEETH
66. Tibetan monk : LAMA
67. Memorize : LEARN
68. Recent : LATE
69. Asterisk : STAR
70. Kefauver : ESTES
71. Hard cookie : SNAP
1. Govt. ecology group : EPA
2. Raise the jib of a crane : LUFF
3. Shadowbox : SPAR
4. Fly the coop : ESCAPE
5. Critical remark : BRICKBAT
6. Scop's end of day : EEN
7. Where to tell it not : GATH
8. Dull pain : ACHE
9. "Ay, ___ the rub": Hamlet : THERES
10. Stanley Steamer, e.g. : CAR
11. Author Oz : AMOS
12. Small salamander : NEWT
13. TV's Rooney : ANDY
18. Brian ___ of rock fame : ENO
19. Coating for an apple : CARAMEL
24. Dum-dums, to Rickles : YOYOS
26. Sevareid : ERIC
27. Disastrous : FATAL
28. Syracuse's land : ITALY
29. Fraud : FAKER
31. Tendencies : BENTS
33. Western lake : TAHOE
34. Neglects : OMITS
35. Salon choice : RINSE
37. Caught a free ride : HITCHED
38. Cordwood measure : STERE
41. Mythical apple-tosser : ERIS
42. Encourages : HEARTENS
47. Establish : SETTLE
49. Record companies : LABELS
52. Foot pad : MAT
53. "The Merry Toper" artist : HALS
54. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
55. Austen heroine : EMMA
57. Digits : TOES
58. Coup d'___ : ETAT
60. Jack Sprat's diet : LEAN
61. Singer James : ETTA
63. Item lent to Antony : EAR
64. Charlemagne's dom. : HRE
65. Sarge's shout : HEP

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