New York Times, Saturday, December 16, 1989

Author:Cometa
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Oddball : KOOK
5. Took sides : CHOSE
10. Frost's foot? : IAMB
14. About : INRE
15. Kind of pudding : HASTY
16. Stigma : SCAR
17. O'Connor's "The ___ of Sadness" : EDGE
18. Odin et al. : AESIR
19. Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
20. Explorer and theologian put squeeze on composer : VESPUCCINIEBUHR
23. W.W. II abbr. : ETO
24. Psychic affinity : TELE
25. Hialeah bird : FLAMINGO
30. Greens-bruising stroke : SCLAFF
34. Reddy's "___ Woman" : IAM
35. Ancient ointment : NARD
37. Paten's place : ALTAR
38. Writer and statesman put squeeze on composer : CHEEVERDISRAELI
42. Ah Sin's originator : HARTE
43. Barcelona "but" : PERO
44. King in Kings : ASA
45. Bearish : URSINE
47. Bloomer was one : REFORMER
50. Norwegian river : OTRA
52. Dactyl, e.g. : TOE
53. Chemist and composer put squeeze on painter : PAULINGRESPIGHI
61. Siren in "East of Eden" : ABRA
62. Poplar : ALAMO
63. Divot, sometimes : CLOD
64. Actor Preston: Abbr. : ROBT
65. Whence came Hercules' lion : NEMEA
66. Knit : HEAL
67. Famed Eleonora : DUSE
68. "___ to You," R. Nelson hit: 1963 : ITSUP
69. Like some pinups : SEXY
1. Chicken ___ (popular dish) : KIEV
2. Ripple on La Méditerranée : ONDE
3. Assns. : ORGS
4. "___ Flying," Abbott and Costello film : KEEPEM
5. Old Spanish dance : CHACONNE
6. Hic, ___, hoc : HAEC
7. Bone, in combinations : OSSI
8. Assigned task : STINT
9. High homes : EYRIES
10. A Bergman daughter : ISABELLA
11. U.S. legal-defense group : ACLU
12. Part of an S.A.T. : MATH
13. Rabbit, to Remus : BRER
21. To use, to Cato : UTI
22. Actor Dana ___ : ELCAR
25. Woman's scarf : FICHU
26. Mudflow deposit : LAHAR
27. No. and So. followers : AMERS
28. Role for Robin Williams : GARP
29. Directive : ORDER
31. Special Forces unit : ATEAM
32. Kind of face or front : FALSE
33. Franciscan : FRIAR
36. Catastrophic : DIRE
39. Make pale : ETIOLATE
40. Twenty, in Turino : VENTI
41. Butter up : SOFTSOAP
46. Italian opera from a Hugo play : ERNANI
48. Man of Moo : OOP
49. First to Third, in Germany : REICHS
51. Lacing aid : AGLET
53. Roundup cohort : PARD
54. ___ Hassan, "Arabian Nights" sleeper : ABOU
55. Roma, to Caesar : URBS
56. Pistons of hydraulic presses : RAMS
57. Aussie bird : EMEU
58. Jollity : GLEE
59. Canard : HOAX
60. Without purpose : IDLY

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