New York Times, Wednesday, December 25, 1991

Author: Nancy Scandrett Ross
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 3
Nancy S. Ross has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Like a bachelor dinner : STAG
5. Trail marker : BLAZE
10. Stoic philosopher : CATO
14. Kind of type : PICA
15. Home-run king : AARON
16. Celebrity : LION
17. Seasonal TV offering : ACHRISTMASCAROL
20. Doubting Thomases : SKEPTICS
21. Hazardous : RISKY
22. Essen exclamation : ACH
23. Nanny's vehicle : PRAM
25. Broadway backers : ANGELS
29. Yard part : FOOT
30. Hit sign : SRO
33. Rhode Island rebel: 1842 : DORR
34. Waste maker : HASTE
35. A must for cheerleaders : PEP
36. Role in 17 Across : EBENEZERSCROOGE
40. "To Kill a Mockingbird" author : LEE
41. Parry : FENCE
42. White-sprinkled horse : ROAN
43. Brotherhood member : ELK
44. Bill of ___ : FARE
45. Beachcomber's loot : SHELLS
47. Chromatic prefix : POLY
48. Daisy ___ of Dogpatch : MAE
49. Vilification : SMEAR
52. Fla. resort : SARASOTA
57. Role in 17 Across : TINYTIMCRATCHIT
60. African succulent : ALOE
61. Uneven : ROUGH
62. "___ Misbehavin'" : AINT
63. American Beauty : ROSE
64. Diva Emma : EAMES
65. ___ bene : NOTA
1. Bath and Saratoga : SPAS
2. Check mark : TICK
3. Pain's cousin : ACHE
4. John Irving character : GARP
5. Fundamentals : BASICS
6. Closing device : LATCH
7. Fortifies : ARMS
8. Animals: Comb. form : ZOA
9. U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
10. Demand as due : CLAIM
11. Tunes : AIRS
12. Captured : TOOK
13. Sole : ONLY
18. Editor's abbr. : ITAL
19. Missing judge : CRATER
23. Sheriff's men : POSSE
24. Campus org. : ROTC
25. "Die Fledermaus" maid : ADELE
26. Prestigious prize : NOBEL
27. Socrates, e.g. : GREEK
28. Sea bird : ERN
29. Feydeau specialty : FARCE
30. Thread holder : SPOOL
31. Majestic : REGAL
32. Unfastens : OPENS
34. Ford or Winkler : HENRY
37. Endeavor : EFFORT
38. Ardor : ZEAL
39. Pitchblende or bauxite : ORE
45. Actresses Miles and Churchill : SARAHS
46. Fervor : HEAT
47. Check casher : PAYEE
48. One of the Champions : MARGE
49. Magi "guide" : STAR
50. Actor O'Shea : MILO
51. Author Mills : ENOS
52. Isaac Singer's last novel : SCUM
53. Peruse : SCAN
54. Paducah's river : OHIO
55. Salon service : TINT
56. "___ baby!" : ATTA
58. Choler : IRE
59. Extinct N.Z. bird : MOA

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