New York Times, Wednesday, December 11, 1991

Author:Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J W }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Theda Bara, e.g. : VAMP
5. Cord and Hudson : CARS
9. Painter of "Olympia" : MANET
14. Cartoon light bulb : IDEA
15. "There'll be ___ time . . . " : AHOT
16. Wear away : ERODE
17. Metrician : POET
18. Stern Roman : CATO
19. Fleet St. name : TIMES
20. Christie novel : THEABCMURDERS
23. Angel's favorite letters : SRO
24. Club instructor : PRO
25. Once around the track : LAP
28. P.D.Q. : ASAP
31. Broad cravats : ASCOTS
36. Dostoyevsky's "The ___" : IDIOT
38. End : GOAL
40. Crosswords ox : ANOA
41. Be careful re words and actions : MINDONESPSANDQS
44. Ratio words : ISTO
45. Actual being : ESSE
46. Dr. ___, of "The Merry Wives . . . " : CAIUS
47. Chest : THORAX
49. Way out : EXIT
51. "Brat Farrar" author : TEY
52. Letters from Greece : NUS
54. Filbert : NUT
56. Indicatory statement : XMARKSTHESPOT
63. Disgust : REPEL
64. Routine : ROTE
65. Annie Oakley : PASS
68. Take for ___ : ARIDE
69. Ovid's love : AMOR
70. Countertenor : ALTO
71. Froth : YEAST
72. Confined : PENT
73. Sleeper's production? : ZEES
1. Big shot : VIP
2. Excitement : ADO
3. Face : MEET
4. Trails : PATHS
5. Chocolate sources : CACAOS
6. Melville protagonist : AHAB
7. Campus gp. : ROTC
8. Lively jazz tune : STOMP
9. European subways : METROS
10. Lifeless : ARID
11. Alaskan city : NOME
12. River in Hesse : EDER
13. Angel Clare's wife : TESS
21. Thalia sib : ERATO
22. Eurasian range : URALS
25. Prescribe : LIMIT
26. " . . . ___ fit for the gods": Shak. : ADISH
27. Piebald : PINTO
29. Generations : AGES
30. Sheriff's helpers : POSSE
32. Biblical wedding place : CANA
33. Piece of gossip : ONDIT
34. Brimless hat : TOQUE
35. Impudent : SASSY
37. Pervasive quality : ODOR
39. Tip : APEX
42. Link : NEXUS
43. Misbehave : ACTUP
48. Short sock : ANKLET
50. Introduce : INSERT
53. Leather band : STRAP
55. Uris novel : TOPAZ
56. Medical beam : XRAY
57. Bare : MERE
58. Samoan seaport : APIA
59. Beatty film : REDS
60. Living quarters : HOME
61. Where Waterloo was won? : ETON
62. Lie : TALE
66. Fr. holy woman : STE
67. Help! : SOS

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