New York Times, Saturday, December 5, 1992

Author:Tap Osborn
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 2
Tap Osborn has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bugbear : SCARER
7. Tale with a moral : PARABLE
14. An abstract sculpture : STABILE
15. Madison and Grant : AVENUES
16. Bony fish : TELEOST
17. Piebalds : CALICOS
18. Indeed, in Ireland : ARU
19. Maritime tree : SEAPINE
21. "___ for My Baby," 1943 song : ONE
22. Flaccid : LIMP
24. Jangada : RAFT
25. Yeasty pancake : BLIN
26. Sharp as a tack : ALERT
28. Half of MCII : DLI
29. Where Mt. Desert Island is : MAINE
30. Evacuate : GETOUT
32. Acts of reparation : PENANCES
34. Madison or Grant : PRESIDENT
36. Tilden, to Hayes : OPPONENT
39. One who bantingizes : DIETER
43. Overbearing quality : BRASS
44. "Ulalume" poet's monogram : EAP
46. ___ de Chine : CREPE
47. Item in "Sunflowers" : VASE
48. Film role for Greta : MATA
49. Type of cookie : SNAP
50. Bond payout, briefly : INT
51. Begins liking : TAKESTO
54. Eat slowly : SUP
55. Paint solvent : ACETONE
57. Of the sense of touch : TACTILE
59. Dandie Dinmont, e.g. : TERRIER
60. Blew smoke rings : EXHALED
61. Bloch and Hollings : ERNESTS
62. Youngster in a pride : LIONET
1. "The ___ Cuckoo," Pakula film : STERILE
2. Indian pipe or dance : CALUMET
3. Kobo ___, Japanese novelist-playwright : ABE
4. See 53 Down : RIOS
5. Over and above : ELSE
6. Delay : RETARD
7. Assuaged : PACIFIED
8. ___-dernier (penultimate) : AVANT
9. Electrical relay: Sp. : RELE
10. Black bird : ANI
11. Pastoral : BUCOLIC
12. Type of verse : LEONINE
13. Early monastics : ESSENES
14. Col. Klink's domain : STALAG
20. Throb : PALPITATE
23. Nominate; make a motion : PROPOSE
25. Exchanges teasing remarks : BANTERS
27. Goes sour : TURNS
29. Frenzied : MANIC
31. "Elevator" for Norman : TEE
33. Browning's "___ Bratts" : NED
35. Court wear : SNEAKERS
36. Prevent : OBVIATE
37. Santa helper : PRANCER
38. Part of a horse's foot : PASTERN
40. ___ strength (cohesiveness) : TENSILE
41. Uniform's shoulder piece : EPAULET
42. Rode for a ranch owner in a roundup : REPPED
45. Pale pink, e.g. : PASTEL
48. He painted Zola: 1868 : MANET
51. French pronouns : TOIS
52. Hirsch-DeVito sitcom : TAXI
53. With 4 Down, Jamaican city : OCHO
56. Foil lead-in : TRE
58. Amy of best-sellerdom : TAN

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