New York Times, Monday, December 10, 1990

Author: Peter Swift
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 242 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lyric poets : BARDS
6. Hill dwellers : ANTS
10. Summer quaffs : ADES
14. Customary : USUAL
15. Use an auger : BORE
16. Hayloft's location : BARN
17. Horned animal, for short : RHINO
18. Where Kuwait is : ASIA
19. Kazan : ELIA
20. Start over : RENEW
21. Alarming : STARTLING
23. Watering place : SPA
25. Pseudo butter : OLEO
26. Secreted : HID
29. Hot spot : OVEN
31. Abstain : DESIST
36. Pindaric work : ODE
37. Where Inchon is : KOREA
39. Repute : ODOR
40. Leave ___ (accept the status quo) : WELLENOUGHALONE
44. Tardy : LATE
45. Scornful look : SNEER
46. ___ an egg (flop) : LAY
47. Viewpoints : SLANTS
50. Nicholas II, e.g. : TSAR
51. Grads-to-be : SRS
52. Tannish : ECRU
54. Captain's record : LOG
56. Rebels against Queeg : MUTINEERS
61. Butler portrayer: 1939 : GABLE
65. School test : ORAL
66. Newborn's nursemaid : NANA
67. More competent : ABLER
68. Fabled monster : OGRE
69. Bit of information : ITEM
70. Some are proper : NOUNS
71. Makes, as profit : NETS
72. Varlets : CADS
73. Pick up the tab : TREAT
1. Hamilton's killer : BURR
2. Wimbledon winner: 1975 : ASHE
3. Devastate : RUIN
4. Hamlet's people : DANES
5. Dawdler : SLOWPOKE
6. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
7. Leave ___ (be thorough) : NOSTONEUNTURNED
8. Error's partner : TRIAL
9. Burned : SEARED
10. Fourth person : ABEL
11. Melting-watch painter : DALI
12. The old sod : ERIN
13. Hidden obstacle : SNAG
22. Low digit : TOE
24. English river : AVON
26. Wails : HOWLS
27. Perfect : IDEAL
28. River-mouth area : DELTA
30. God of love : EROS
32. Impresario Hurok : SOL
33. Graven images : IDOLS
34. Marine sound system : SONAR
35. Deuce takers : TREYS
38. Stone and Iron : AGES
41. Actor Cariou : LEN
42. Get well : HEAL
43. Haughty : ARROGANT
48. Sawbuck : TEN
49. Like the Grand Canyon : SCENIC
53. Lasso : REATA
55. Eva or Zsa Zsa : GABOR
56. Night light : MOON
57. Exhort : URGE
58. Small pie : TART
59. Seine sights : ILES
60. Snead and Spade : SAMS
62. Cerulean : BLUE
63. Capp's ___ the Hyena : LENA
64. Formerly, formerly : ERST

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