New York Times, Monday, December 17, 1990

Author:Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Official records : ACTA
5. Attire : GARB
9. Trunk fastener : HASP
13. Olympics light : TORCH
15. Part of N.Y. State Barge Canal : ERIE
16. Mime : APER
17. ___ Beach, Normandy : OMAHA
18. S. Pacific fabric : TAPA
19. Naked : NUDE
20. One outwardly powerful, inwardly weak : PAPERTIGER
22. An achromatic color : GRAY
23. Kind of bag : TOTE
24. Actor Buddy from Belleville, III. : EBSEN
26. Decorous : PROPER
30. Coffee type : DRIP
31. Thai king : RAMA
32. Rapier's relative : EPEE
35. Printing mark : CARET
39. All thumbs : INEPT
41. Okla. city : ADA
42. Lyrical product : EPODE
43. Gold digger, sometimes : MINER
44. Deceives : CONS
46. Author Ludwig : EMIL
47. Mick Jagger's forte : ROCK
49. Self-defense system : KARATE
51. Ipso ___ : FACTO
53. Steeple ornaments : EPIS
55. Pollock or pike : FISH
56. Household wrapping : WAXEDPAPER
62. Chanteuse Horne : LENA
63. Came down : ALIT
64. Fit to be tied : IRATE
65. Lodes' output : ORES
66. Part : ROLE
67. Chili con ___ : CARNE
68. Combustible heap : PYRE
69. Source of venison : DEER
70. Globule : BEAD
1. On the apex : ATOP
2. Torpor : COMA
3. Hazard for Faldo : TRAP
4. Feel compassion : ACHE
5. Savvy? : GETIT
6. O'Hara's "___ to Live" : ARAGE
7. Auspicious : RIPE
8. Safari member : BEARER
9. Commits forgery: Slang : HANGSPAPER
10. Venezuelan river : APURE
11. Four-door car : SEDAN
12. Mouse, to an owl : PREY
14. Poker Flat creator : HARTE
21. Made haste : TORE
25. Shade of green or blue : BICE
26. Formal : PRIM
27. Indian princess : RANI
28. Augury : OMEN
29. Would-be lawyer's effort : PAPERCHASE
30. College official : DEAN
33. Cram : PACK
34. Former name of Tokyo : EDO
36. The Eternal City : ROMA
37. Check texts : EDIT
38. Part of TV : TELE
40. Fox or turkey follower : TROT
45. Slip sideways : SKID
48. "Private Lives" playwright : COWARD
50. Meat garnish : ASPIC
51. Intensely hot : FIERY
52. Actor Ed from Kansas City : ASNER
53. Banishment : EXILE
54. Stuyvesant or Minuit : PETER
55. Fail : FLOP
57. Fiber-yielding shrub : ALOE
58. Fahd or Hussein : ARAB
59. Do K.P. work : PARE
60. Sicilian menace : ETNA
61. Cattail : REED

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