New York Times, Wednesday, December 16, 1992

Author:Harold B. Counts
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ Ness : LOCH
5. Kind of cracker : SODA
9. Golf-shoe piece : CLEAT
14. Biblical trader : ESAU
15. Lulu : ONER
16. Handel's birthplace : HALLE
17. Sir ___ Guinness : ALEC
18. River in Zaire : UELE
19. Old womanish : ANILE
20. Emulate a nene : HONK
21. Acts wildly or angrily : RAISESCAIN
23. Datum : FACT
25. Frances of films : DEE
26. Dwell : RESIDE
29. Letter from Greece : PSI
31. File : RASP
35. Boston Garden, e.g. : ARENA
36. ___ Valley, Calif. : DEATH
38. Another Greek letter : RHO
39. Lags : BRINGSUPTHEREAR
42. Charged particle : ION
43. Public storehouse : ETAPE
44. One way to get off base : LEAVE
45. Actress Barrymore : DREW
47. Mount ___, Nev. peak : ELY
48. ___ the cat (dared) : BELLED
49. Enzyme : ASE
51. Unit of loudness : SONE
52. Power-operated dollies : LIFTTRUCKS
57. Salt's "down" : ALOW
61. Emulate Cuomo : ORATE
62. Observes : SEES
63. Put away : SAVE
64. Funt's directive : SMILE
65. Gardner of whodunits : ERLE
66. Tied : EVEN
67. Starchy tubers : SALEP
68. Placebos : SOPS
69. Fender bender : DENT
1. Jacob's substituted bride : LEAH
2. Kon-Tiki Museum site : OSLO
3. Neighbor of St.-Lô : CAEN
4. Twain character : HUCKFINN
5. Michener's "The ___" : SOURCE
6. ___ a time (singly) : ONEAT
7. Sandwich shop : DELI
8. War god : ARES
9. Man on a $10,000 bill : CHASE
10. Spear carrier : LANCER
11. Phillies' former manager : ELIA
12. "___ Want for . . . " : ALLI
13. Bobby-soxer : TEEN
22. Mrs. Bunker : EDITH
24. Saw : ADAGE
26. Violent; furious : RABID
27. Boo-boo : ERROR
28. Net : SEINE
29. Full of energy : PEPPY
30. Fill up : SATE
32. Of a region : AREAL
33. Figaro's specialty : SHAVE
34. Burned midnight oil : PORED
36. Denoting two : DUAL
37. Actress Hayes : HELEN
40. Manipulate a rudder : STEER
41. Freed : RELEASED
46. Interlace : WATTLE
48. Foreman : BOSSES
50. Infuse : STEEP
51. Metal for tubing : SKELP
52. Red figure : LOSS
53. Marie Wilson role : IRMA
54. Lay an egg : FAIL
55. Applies : USES
56. Game fish : CERO
58. Bathe : LAVE
59. Where to put your dough : OVEN
60. "Down ___ McGinty . . . " : WENT

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