New York Times, Monday, December 16, 1991

Author: Albert J. Klaus
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q U W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 4
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Secular : LAIC
5. Concur : AGREE
10. Chase flies : SHAG
14. Imprint : ETCH
15. Ascertain : LEARN
16. Anklebones : TALI
17. Cupid : AMOR
18. Solicitor : PETITIONER
20. Married Spanish women : SENORAS
22. Stronghold : CITADEL
23. More pleasing : NICER
25. Vietnamese holiday : TET
26. Part of the eye : RETINA
29. Actress Celeste : HOLM
31. Egyptian cobra : ASP
34. Guinness and Baldwin : ALECS
35. Part of a shoe : SOLE
36. Ailing : ACHY
37. Jargon (anagram of 22 Across) : DIALECT
39. Of a decree (anagram of 22 Across) : EDICTAL
41. Inactive : IDLE
42. Sandwich : HERO
44. Propel a vehicle : DRIVE
45. Ending for talk or pant : IES
46. Renown : FAME
47. Day laborers, in Mexico : PEONES
48. Ventilate : AIR
49. Ball-rope missiles : BOLAS
51. Abu Dhabi, e.g. : EMIRATE
55. Like a triangle (anagram of 22 Across) : DELTAIC
59. A doing again (anagram of 18 Across) : REPETITION
61. Stravinsky : IGOR
62. Topgallant : MAST
63. Stable sound : SNORT
64. Quickly, to Nero : CITO
65. African lily : ALOE
66. Silverweed : TANSY
67. Kind of opera : SOAP
1. Grasslands : LEAS
2. "Don't throw bouquets ___" : ATME
3. Sacred image : ICON
4. Historical record : CHRONICLE
5. Woolly Peruvian animal : ALPACA
6. Silly ones : GEESE
7. Informer : RAT
8. Ambler or Sevareid : ERIC
9. Affixed a name : ENTITLED
10. Ermine in summer : STOAT
11. Crewman : HAND
12. Away from the wind : ALEE
13. Jeune fille : GIRL
19. Separate article : ITEM
21. Washing-machine cycle : RINSE
24. Letter from Greece : RHO
26. Half diameters : RADII
27. Slur over : ELIDE
28. Short-necked ducks : TEALS
30. Grocery purchase : OLEO
31. Protein in muscles : ACTIN
32. Remove hair : SHAVE
33. Writers Howard and Ernie : PYLES
35. Check : STEM
36. Certain word puzzles : ACROSTICS
38. Cartographer : CHARTIST
40. Unflawed : IDEAL
43. C.S.A. soldier : REB
46. Decree : FIAT
47. Abundance : PLENTY
48. Alpine crest : ARETE
50. Smells : ODORS
51. Author Bombeck : ERMA
52. Lunch or supper : MEAL
53. ___ facto : IPSO
54. Volcano in Sicily : ETNA
56. Exchange premium : AGIO
57. Whit : IOTA
58. Field yield : CROP
60. Charged atom : ION

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