New York Times, Tuesday, December 4, 1990

Author: Melvin Kenworthy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 1
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Across Down
1. Matty or Felipe of baseball : ALOU
5. Overjoyed : GLAD
9. Sacred images : ICONS
14. Coral and Yellow : SEAS
15. Chest sound : RALE
16. Heavenly body : COMET
17. Types of 62 Across : PARASAILS
19. Delete : ERASE
20. First woman : EVE
21. Entice : LURE
22. Discontinues a launch : ABORTS
23. Porter : REDCAP
25. Ruhr valley city : ESSEN
27. Wallet items : ONES
29. Sunshade : PARASOL
33. Sport involving updrafts : HANGGLIDING
37. Swiss canton : URI
38. War god : ARES
39. Stock or smith preceder : GUN
40. Teacher's lesson ___ : PLAN
41. Female ruff : REE
42. Loiters : HANGSAROUND
46. State or river in Brazil : PARAIBA
48. Third man : ABEL
49. Incantation : SPELL
51. Queen of fiction : ELLERY
55. Help : ASSIST
58. He, to Rocco : EGLI
60. Chou En-___ : LAI
61. "___ Be the Tie That Binds" (hymn title) : BLEST
62. Sky diver's gear : PARACHUTE
64. Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
65. Hebrew lyre : ASOR
66. Top chef, to a gourmet : IDOL
67. Drone : IDLER
68. Lascivious : LEWD
69. Darn : MEND
1. Former Turkish coin : ASPER
2. Go : LEAVE
3. Propelled a bireme : OARED
4. Dos Passos work : USA
5. Soft hail : GRAUPEL
6. Den : LAIR
7. Formal mall : ALLEE
8. ___ Moines : DES
9. Floating hazard : ICEBERG
10. Long, untapered cigar : CORONA
11. Poet Khayyám : OMAR
12. Aerie, e.g. : NEST
13. Anne and Jeanne: Abbr. : STES
18. Street talk : SLANG
22. Wise ___ owl : ASAN
24. Gear teeth : COGS
26. ___ yarn (does some storytelling) : SPINSA
28. High-low play at bridge : SIGNAL
30. Moro tribe member : SULU
31. Algerian seaport : ORAN
32. The Swedish Nightingale : LIND
33. Orchestra member : HARP
34. Code preceder : AREA
35. ___-do-well : NEER
36. Spaded : DUG
40. Gallup sampling : POLL
42. Beatnik's cousin : HIPSTER
43. Drive the getaway car : ABET
44. Beloved of Héloïse : ABELARD
45. Keepsake : RELIC
47. "___ Religion": H. E. Fosdick : ASISEE
50. Rent : LEASE
52. Escape : ELUDE
53. Boca ___, Fla. : RATON
54. Road sign : YIELD
55. French shelter : ABRI
56. Yukon vehicle : SLED
57. Vend : SELL
59. Increase : GROW
62. O'Hara's "___ Joey" : PAL
63. An L.B.J. dog : HIM

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