New York Times, Tuesday, December 18, 1990

Author:Melvin Kenworthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B F W X }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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1. Regional phrase : IDIOM
6. Bloke : CHAP
10. Witticism : JEST
14. ___ cum laude : MAGNA
15. Lacoste of tennis : RENE
16. Eight: Comb. form : OCTO
17. Peyton, for one : PLACE
18. Discharge : EMIT
19. Solar disk : ATEN
20. Roof edges : EAVES
21. Star study : ASTRONOMY
23. Prevaricate : LIE
24. Sandy's headgear : TAM
26. "All's well" at NASA : AOK
27. Acronym for a statute re retirement : ERISA
29. Multitude : LEGION
34. Houston Oilers' home : ASTRODOME
38. "They'll Do It Every Time" man : HATLO
39. Luna's sphere : MOON
40. Bell town of fiction : ADANO
42. Functions : USES
43. Fall flower : ASTER
45. Subject for a seer : ASTROLOGY
47. Flings : TOSSES
49. Peddles : SELLS
50. ___ Moines : DES
52. Vermilion, for one : RED
53. Fond du ___ : LAC
56. Man in space : ASTRONAUT
61. Rude look, sometimes : STARE
63. Resign : QUIT
64. Mexican pot : OLLA
65. Malayan mammal : TAPIR
66. Ubangi feeder : UELE
67. Rajah's wife : RANI
68. Expunge : ERASE
69. Summer quaffs : ADES
70. Straight ___ arrow : ASAN
71. Brings down : RAZES
1. Constrain : IMPEL
2. ___ Lama : DALAI
3. "___ at the office" : IGAVE
4. Fairy-tale opener : ONCE
5. Toscanini was one : MAESTRO
6. Vanilla-flavored beverage : CREAMSODA
7. Skirt parts : HEMS
8. Singer O'Day : ANITA
9. British fuel : PETROL
10. Rivers from Brooklyn : JOAN
11. Outer: Comb. form : ECTO
12. Originate : STEM
13. Randall or Bennett : TONY
22. Approve : OKEH
25. Verdi heroine : AIDA
27. Trawler followers : ERNES
28. Accumulate : AMASS
30. Caesar's foes : GAULS
31. "Wishing will make ___" : ITSO
32. Actor Vidov : OLEG
33. Curious, to a fault : NOSY
34. Third of a Latin trio : AMAT
35. Middling : SOSO
36. Wee ones : TOTS
37. Amuse : ENTERTAIN
41. Heraldic border : ORLE
44. Decorate again : REDO
46. Methuselah, e.g. : OLDSTER
48. Lady from León : SENORA
51. Rooms in a casa : SALAS
53. Actual seat of Bolivia's government : LAPAZ
54. Rebel : ARISE
55. Demeter's Roman counterpart : CERES
56. Bluish green : AQUA
57. Took to court : SUED
58. Mah-jongg piece : TILE
59. A.A.A. suggestions : RTES
60. Armbone : ULNA
62. Scarlett's home : TARA

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