New York Times, Friday, December 14, 1990

Author: Eileen Lexau
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Eileen Lexau has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Floats on fish lines : BOBS
5. ___ au rhum : BABA
9. Party in Penshurst : BASH
13. Shakespeare's "food of love" : MUSIC
14. New Harmony, Ind., founder : OWEN
15. Rose Bowl winner: 1986 : UCLA
16. Threefold : TRINE
17. Site of William the Conqueror's tomb : CAEN
18. Fisherman's lure : CHUM
19. Bart Starr was one : GREENBAYPACKER
22. Sally : SORTIE
23. Messy one : SLOB
24. Pitch indicator : CLEF
27. Sacred composition : MOTET
31. Pierce : STAB
35. ___-podrida : OLLA
37. Tuesday, in Tours : MARDI
38. Beatles movie: 1968 : YELLOWSUBMARINE
41. Showed sudden interest : SATUP
42. Collector of the rain in Spain : EBRO
43. "___ I say . . . " : DOAS
44. Church council site : TRENT
45. Tastes : SIPS
47. Water barrier : DIKE
50. A mine shaft : UPCAST
55. Alice Walker's prize-winning book : THECOLORPURPLE
59. Farm hand, at times : HOER
60. Hair style : AFRO
61. Quarrel : RUNIN
62. Raison d'___ : ETRE
63. Beat : LICK
64. Abounds : TEEMS
65. Temper : MOOD
66. Handle, to Hadrian : ANSA
67. Brace : STAY
1. Beast of burden : BURRO
2. Wicker : OSIER
3. Intelligence-test man : BINET
4. Like the Mohawk Trail : SCENIC
5. ___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
6. Out : AWAY
7. Pager signals : BEEPS
8. Valid for one year only: Fr. : ANNAL
9. Open carriage : BUCKBOARD
10. Pine : ACHE
11. Insult : SLUR
12. Broadway mugger : HAM
13. Brd. sessions : MTGS
20. Costain's "___ the Salt" : BELOW
21. Kind of butterfly : COMMA
25. Otherwise : ELSE
26. Slips up : FLUBS
28. Division of a march : TRIO
29. Actress Purviance : EDNA
30. Haberdashery section : TIES
31. Computer ntwk. : SYST
32. Rip or rip along : TEAR
33. Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
34. Erred : BLUNDERED
36. Sheltered spot : ABRI
39. Vision-related : OPTIC
40. Put finishing touches on : MOPUP
46. Gushes : SPURTS
48. Australian "bear" : KOALA
49. Tiny : ELFIN
51. Condiment bottle : CRUET
52. Breathing disorder : APNEA
53. Slick and nasty : SLIMY
54. Billfold items : TENS
55. The Gales' pet : TOTO
56. Epic figure : HERO
57. Killer whales : ORCS
58. Tallow-yielding African tree : ROKA
59. Up-and-down line : HEM

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