New York Times, Monday, December 18, 1989

Author: Albert J. Klaus
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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1. Notable periods : ERAS
5. Shouts for Detroit Lions : ROARS
10. Youngman or Berle, e.g. : WIT
13. Armored vehicle : TANK
14. Finery : ARRAY
15. Green gem : JADE
16. Consequences : AFTERMATHS
18. Sweetsop : ATES
19. Ship attendant : STEWARD
20. Most vapid : STALEST
22. Ike's command : ETO
23. Bradley or Khayyám : OMAR
24. Gazed : STARED
27. Mule : SLIPPER
30. Converts skin to leather : TANS
31. Of the eye : OPTIC
33. Caddoan Indian : REE
34. High in pitch : ALT
35. Greed : AVARICE
37. Metallic rock : ORE
38. Low digit : TOE
39. He makes good scents : BAKER
40. Drudgery : MOIL
41. Ultimate goals : ENDALLS
43. Rubs the wrong way : CHAFES
45. Sheltered at sea : ALEE
46. "Oysters ___ season" : RIN
47. Some workers at clinics : INTERNS
50. Craved : DESIRED
54. Hideaway : LAIR
55. Tightwad : CHEAPSKATE
57. The sourge of serge : LINT
58. It's found in certain quarters : EAGLE
59. Have pressing problems : IRON
60. Actress Taina ___ : ELG
61. Sabots or oxfords : SHOES
62. Fabray and Walker, to friends : NANS
1. An anagram for sate : ETAS
2. Actor who missed the boat? : RAFT
3. Kitty's contributor : ANTE
4. Shish-kebab servers : SKEWERS
5. Strict disciplinarian : RAMROD
6. Mouthward : ORAD
7. Buchwald or Carney : ART
8. Cheers : RAHS
9. Of rhythmic heart contractions : SYSTOLIC
10. Impervious to H2O : WATERPROOF
11. March 15, e.g. : IDES
12. Trial : TEST
15. A morning glory : JALAP
17. Estimate : RATE
21. Priest's vestment : AMICE
24. Assert : STATE
25. Kite's claw : TALON
26. Preceding in time : ANTEDATING
27. Budge : STIR
28. Uncanny : EERIE
29. Staggers : REELS
31. Sturdy trees : OAKS
32. Before: Prefix : PRE
35. More competent : ABLER
36. Degrees of elements' combining power : VALENCES
40. Dwarf : MANIKIN
42. Vigilant : ALERT
43. Thin pancakes : CREPES
44. Sound of disapproval : HISS
47. "Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
48. It's often hit on the head : NAIL
49. Persian potentate, once : SHAH
50. Valley : DALE
51. ___ avis : RARA
52. Collar or school : ETON
53. Cozy rooms : DENS
56. Self : EGO

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