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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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Maple-syrup source (3) : SAP
4. Lombok neighbor (4) : BALI
8. Insensitive (5) : CRASS
13. Melville opus (4) : OMOO
15. Bronson Alcott's first name (4) : AMOS
16. Sun Devils' home (5) : TEMPE
17. Time (15) : FOURTHDIMENSION
20. Everglades transportation (7) : AIRBOAT
21. Acquiesces (7) : ASSENTS
22. Actress Andersson (4) : BIBI
23. Wrong: Prefix (3) : MIS
24. Kind of cone (4) : NOSE
25. Indited (5) : WROTE
27. Ancient monetary unit (6) : TALENT
29. Social reformer: 1849-1914 (4) : RIIS
30. Actor Beatty (3) : NED
31. Snuggle (6) : NESTLE
35. Neighbor of Syr. (3) : ISR
36. Balearic island (7) : MINORCA
38. City in SE France (3) : AIX
39. Wobble (6) : TEETER
41. Scottish no (3) : NAE
42. "Veni, ___, vici" (4) : VIDI
43. Pre-Christmas period (6) : ADVENT
45. Whale of a flier? (5) : PILOT
46. Nine inches (4) : SPAN
49. Autoist's org. (3) : AAA
50. Pale blue (4) : CIEL
51. Investing defensively (7) : HEDGING
53. Pet herbs? (7) : CATNIPS
56. Affaires d'amour, sometimes (15) : ETERNALTRIANGLE
58. Kind of bar (5) : SALAD
59. Novelist Hunter (4) : EVAN
60. Attention-getting word (4) : AHEM
61. Scene of a Tex. battle: 1836 (5) : ALAMO
62. Kemo ___, Tonto's nickname for the Lone Ranger (4) : SABE
63. ___ chi (meditation system) (3) : TAI
1. Divan (4) : SOFA
2. Pierre's "Help!" (4) : AMOI
3. Tip at a boîte (9) : POURBOIRE
4. Middle East religion (5) : BAHAI
5. Legislative rider: Abbr. (4) : AMDT
6. Avocat's forte (3) : LOI
7. Persian king of the Safawid dynasty (6) : ISMAIL
8. Cardboard boxes: Abbr. (4) : CTNS
9. Is indignant (7) : RESENTS
10. Kind of acid (5) : AMINO
11. Maculations (5) : SPOTS
12. Taste or touch (5) : SENSE
14. Celestial paths (6) : ORBITS
18. Director Hooper (4) : TOBE
19. Pith (7) : ESSENCE
23. Rock entertainer (7) : MADONNA
25. Habeas corpus, for one (4) : WRIT
26. Mezzo-soprano Stevens (4) : RISE
27. O'Hara's "___ North Frederick" (3) : TEN
28. D.C. cultural agcy. (3) : NEA
30. Buddhist state (7) : NIRVANA
32. Auto signal (9) : TAILLIGHT
33. Venetians' "playground" (4) : LIDO
34. I. S. Cobb's "___ Laughing" (4) : EXIT
36. Dr.'s order (3) : MED
37. Pied Piper follower (3) : RAT
40. Chinese puzzle (7) : TANGRAM
42. "Tales From the ___ Woods," Strauss waltz (6) : VIENNA
44. Some are bald (6) : EAGLES
45. Middle East bread (4) : PITA
46. "The Liner ___ Lady": Kipling (5) : SHESA
47. Segment of a corolla (5) : PETAL
48. Poet Nicolson (5) : ADELA
50. Queeg's command (5) : CAINE
52. ___-European (4) : INDO
53. Zodiacal constellation (4) : CRAB
54. What a thief might cop (4) : PLEA
55. Road rig (4) : SEMI
57. U.S. agcy. since 1933 (3) : TVA

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