New York Times, Friday, December 15, 1989

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Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F J Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.43)
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1. Kernel's spot : COB
4. Cardigan size: Abbr. : LGE
7. Bridle attachment : REIN
11. Actor Vigoda : ABE
12. Like the worst of pittances : MEREST
15. Soprano Moffo : ANNA
16. Reptiles : MILKSNAKES
18. "___ Help Singing," 1944 song : CANT
19. Route: Abbr. : ITIN
20. "Ma, He's Making Eyes ___," 1921 song : ATME
22. U.S.N. rank under captain : COMMANDER
26. Roll-shaped cloud : ARCUS
30. Queen killed by an asp : CLEO
31. Belgian Surrealist: 1860-1949 : ENSOR
33. D.D.E.'s predecessor : HST
34. Most astute : CANNIEST
37. Fill again, as a peashooter : RELOAD
39. Boa ___ : CONSTRICTOR
41. Puckered fabric : PLISSE
43. "There ___ in the bush": Yarronton : ISASNAKE
46. Chit : IOU
47. Bone: Comb. form : OSTEO
49. Brief look : GLIM
50. Helmet's nosepiece : NASAL
52. Star clusters : ASTERISMS
55. F.D.R.'s New ___ : DEAL
57. Nigerian bigwigs : OBAS
58. Pay attention : HEED
61. Sympathizer with the C.S.A. : COPPERHEAD
66. Like a groundless rumor : IDLE
67. Belong : INHERE
68. NOW objective : ERA
69. Duct droplet : TEAR
70. Adherent : IST
71. Part of A.R.C. : RED
1. Machine part : CAM
2. Japanese sash : OBI
3. Actress Barbara ___ Geddes : BEL
4. Pravda founder : LENIN
5. Most magnificent : GRANDEST
6. Comic-strip character : EEK
7. Fast-moving reptile : RACER
8. Alfonso's queen : ENA
9. Hostel : INN
10. ___ Turner, Styron hero : NAT
12. River in Russia : MSTA
13. ___ Tower, Chicago : SEARS
14. Sound seeking silence : TST
17. Oriental robes : KIMONOS
21. French director of finances: 1703-8 : MARETS
22. Ovid's 300 : CCC
23. Biographer Winslow : OLA
24. Chinese expounder of Confucianism : MENCIUS
25. Diary jottings : ENTRIES
27. Hymn tunes : CHORALS
28. Dos Passos trilogy : USA
29. Norm: Abbr. : STD
32. Killer whale : ORCA
35. Bootmaker's concern : INSOLE
36. Readings on compasses : ESES
38. Somewhat like an anaconda : LONGISH
40. Protium and tritium, e.g. : ISOTOPES
41. It's often rolling in dough : PIN
42. Mauna ___ : LOA
44. Kipling classic : KIM
45. Bad ___, German spa : EMS
48. Hawk's claw : TALON
51. Puff ___ (viper) : ADDER
53. First German president : EBERT
54. Uncommon : RARE
56. Hero of a Handel serenata : ACI
58. Broadway success : HIT
59. Dutch city : EDE
60. Guido's high note : ELA
62. Key letter : PHI
63. Poet's "always" : EER
64. Exist : ARE
65. Pop : DAD

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