New York Times, Thursday, December 5, 1991

Author:James L. Beatty
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Aladdin's ___ : LAMP
5. Harness parts : BITS
9. Bombacaceous tree : BALSA
14. Asseverate : AVER
15. Hautboy : OBOE
16. Alf, for one : ALIEN
17. Lively French social dance : COTILLION
19. Parade sight : FLOAT
20. Antagonists : ENEMIES
21. Matlock's forte : DEFENSE
23. Auricle : EAR
24. Hymn : PSALM
25. Bounder : CAD
28. "Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
30. Adjusted to a situation : GEARED
34. Chasm : ABYSS
36. Ellipsoidal : OVAL
38. Alaskan cape : NOME
39. "___ Rosa," 1929 song : NINA
40. Preprandial words : GRACE
41. Knight's wife : DAME
42. German river : EDER
43. The ___ Eagle : LONE
44. Relinquished : CEDED
45. "___ and Lilies": Ruskin : SESAME
47. Icelandic work : EDDA
49. Aves.' kin : STS
50. Joists : BEAMS
52. Part of a joule : ERG
54. Treeless plain : SAVANNA
57. Most obscure : VAGUEST
61. Better : AMEND
62. Old Spanish dances : CHACONNES
64. Rocketry probe : SONDE
65. Nimbus : HALO
66. Vaudeville singer Bayes : NORA
67. "Blue ___," 1927 Berlin song : SKIES
68. Sign : OMEN
69. North Sea feeder : YSER
1. Tatting : LACE
2. William's river : AVON
3. Parcel (out) : METE
4. First-rate : PRIME
5. Jacket or dance : BOLERO
6. Sacred Egyptian bird : IBIS
7. As well as : TOO
8. Remits : SENDS
9. Thwart : BAFFLE
10. German folk dance : ALLEMANDE
11. V.I.P. : LION
12. Swell places? : SEAS
13. ___ meridiem : ANTE
18. Type of poker : LIARS
22. Thrill for John Daly : EAGLE
24. Stately 16th-century dances : PAVANES
25. Flogs : CANES
26. Tarry : ABIDE
27. Units of force : DYNES
29. Memorable Italian P.M. : MORO
31. Ship anchorages : ROADS
32. Playwright Robert ___ Sherwood : EMMET
33. G. Cooper role: 1936 : DEEDS
35. Vigorous Spanish castanet dance : SARABANDE
37. Served perfectly : ACED
40. Follow the reapers : GLEAN
44. Freight : CARGO
46. French P.M. ___-France: 1954-55 : MENDES
48. Falsify; doctor : DEACON
51. Assertive, virile male : MACHO
53. Burlap : GUNNY
54. Back talk : SASS
55. Needlessly : AMOK
56. Start of Caesar's boast : VENI
57. Singer Jerry from N.Y.C. : VALE
58. Sonny Shroyer role : ENOS
59. Wizened : SERE
60. Nicholas II, e.g. : TSAR
63. Shack figure : HAM

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