New York Times, Thursday, December 10, 1992

Author: Judith Perry
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K M Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Stylus : PEN
4. Delaying tactic : STALL
9. Small spar : SPRIT
14. Onassis nickname : ARI
15. Tapestry : ARRAS
16. This has its tricks : TRADE
17. E. B. White's Wilbur : PIG
18. Peck film: 1954 : NIGHTPEOPLE
20. Head or heart follower : ACHE
22. Kolinsky, e.g. : FUR
23. Some contacts : LENSES
24. Postpone discussion : TABLE
26. Spanish muralist : SERT
27. Point in question : ISSUE
28. Salt, e.g. : SEASONER
32. Member of the wedding : USHER
33. Islets : AITS
34. Figure skater Midori ___ : ITO
35. Streep thriller: 1982 : STILLOFTHENIGHT
39. Folklore creature : ELF
40. School orgs. : PTAS
41. Dealing with a specific matter : ADHOC
42. Lie or smoke follower : DETECTOR
45. Small barracudas : SPETS
46. Cut of meat : LOIN
47. "___ and God," Crothers play : SUSAN
48. Book size : OCTAVO
51. Graze : EAT
52. Seal a pipe joint : LUTE
55. Baryshnikov film: 1985 : WHITENIGHTS
58. Leftist : RED
59. Conger catcher : EELER
60. Dromio, Romeo, etc. : ROLES
61. Blue : SAD
62. Embellish : DRESS
63. Valuable possession : ASSET
64. Tarzan portrayer on TV : ELY
1. Nickname for Haydn : PAPA
2. Berne or Sevareid : ERIC
3. M. Keaton's movie debut : NIGHTSHIFT
4. Vistula tributary : SAN
5. Sou : TRIFLE
6. Be disputatious : ARGUE
7. Garland's leonine companion : LAHR
8. Omaha Beach craft : LST
9. Uses a tiller : STEERS
10. In short order : PRONTO
11. Séance sounds : RAPS
12. Another 2 Down : IDLE
13. River in N England : TEES
19. Give satisfaction : PLEASE
21. Tripod for Joyce Treiman : EASEL
25. Actor-singer Ives : BURL
26. Thomas and Warner : SETHS
27. Yucca plant fiber : ISTLE
28. Shankar's instrument : SITAR
29. Gable-Stanwyck melodrama: 1931 : NIGHTNURSE
30. Cultural characteristics : ETHOS
31. Mil. offshoot : ROTC
32. Put into service : USED
33. Burns's "sweet" river : AFTON
36. Choice : OPTION
37. Cloth surfaces : NAPS
38. Utopian : IDEAL
43. Overjoys : ELATES
44. Assumed identities : COVERS
45. Old Hindu funeral tradition : SUTTEE
47. Comedian Mort and family : SAHLS
48. Was indebted : OWED
49. Star of "Moonstruck" : CHER
50. Roof covering : TILE
51. Senses of self : EGOS
53. Greenish blue : TEAL
54. Small whirlpool : EDDY
56. Biblical warrior : IRA
57. Tu-144, e.g. : SST

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