New York Times, Thursday, December 17, 1992

Author: Ronald C. Hirschfeld
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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Across Down
1. Maple-syrup source : SAP
4. Lombok neighbor : BALI
8. Insensitive : CRASS
13. Melville opus : OMOO
15. Bronson Alcott's first name : AMOS
16. Sun Devils' home : TEMPE
17. Time : FOURTHDIMENSION
20. Everglades transportation : AIRBOAT
21. Acquiesces : ASSENTS
22. Actress Andersson : BIBI
23. Wrong: Prefix : MIS
24. Kind of cone : NOSE
25. Indited : WROTE
27. Ancient monetary unit : TALENT
29. Social reformer: 1849-1914 : RIIS
30. Actor Beatty : NED
31. Snuggle : NESTLE
35. Neighbor of Syr. : ISR
36. Balearic island : MINORCA
38. City in SE France : AIX
39. Wobble : TEETER
41. Scottish no : NAE
42. "Veni, ___, vici" : VIDI
43. Pre-Christmas period : ADVENT
45. Whale of a flier? : PILOT
46. Nine inches : SPAN
49. Autoist's org. : AAA
50. Pale blue : CIEL
51. Investing defensively : HEDGING
53. Pet herbs? : CATNIPS
56. Affaires d'amour, sometimes : ETERNALTRIANGLE
58. Kind of bar : SALAD
59. Novelist Hunter : EVAN
60. Attention-getting word : AHEM
61. Scene of a Tex. battle: 1836 : ALAMO
62. Kemo ___, Tonto's nickname for the Lone Ranger : SABE
63. ___ chi (meditation system) : TAI
1. Divan : SOFA
2. Pierre's "Help!" : AMOI
3. Tip at a boîte : POURBOIRE
4. Middle East religion : BAHAI
5. Legislative rider: Abbr. : AMDT
6. Avocat's forte : LOI
7. Persian king of the Safawid dynasty : ISMAIL
8. Cardboard boxes: Abbr. : CTNS
9. Is indignant : RESENTS
10. Kind of acid : AMINO
11. Maculations : SPOTS
12. Taste or touch : SENSE
14. Celestial paths : ORBITS
18. Director Hooper : TOBE
19. Pith : ESSENCE
23. Rock entertainer : MADONNA
25. Habeas corpus, for one : WRIT
26. Mezzo-soprano Stevens : RISE
27. O'Hara's "___ North Frederick" : TEN
28. D.C. cultural agcy. : NEA
30. Buddhist state : NIRVANA
32. Auto signal : TAILLIGHT
33. Venetians' "playground" : LIDO
34. I. S. Cobb's "___ Laughing" : EXIT
36. Dr.'s order : MED
37. Pied Piper follower : RAT
40. Chinese puzzle : TANGRAM
42. "Tales From the ___ Woods," Strauss waltz : VIENNA
44. Some are bald : EAGLES
45. Middle East bread : PITA
46. "The Liner ___ Lady": Kipling : SHESA
47. Segment of a corolla : PETAL
48. Poet Nicolson : ADELA
50. Queeg's command : CAINE
52. ___-European : INDO
53. Zodiacal constellation : CRAB
54. What a thief might cop : PLEA
55. Road rig : SEMI
57. U.S. agcy. since 1933 : TVA

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