New York Times, Saturday, December 19, 1992

Author: Louis Sabin
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Lou Sabin has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "The Seventh Seal" director : BERGMAN
8. Freshened : BRACED
14. Some baseball statistics : AVERAGES
16. Gully : RAVINE
17. Network show : TELECAST
18. Give tit for tat : AVENGE
19. Salver : TRAY
20. Singer of "Liebestod" : ISOLDE
22. Ballroom step : DIP
23. Poe's "___ of the Perverse" : IMP
24. Spanish baby boys : NENES
25. Molto ___ (fine): It. : BENE
26. Base reply : NOSIR
29. Hillary Clinton, ___ Rodham : NEE
30. Bewitching one : SIREN
31. Loons' kin : GREBES
33. Talk like Scarlett : DRAWL
35. Perfect : EDENIC
37. Stanley Kowalski's wife : STELLA
40. Horticulturist's suggestion : REPOT
42. Music halls : ODEONS
44. Berlin tune: 1928 : MARIE
47. Cut short : BOB
49. Cavell or Sitwell : EDITH
50. Bjoerling forte : ARIA
51. Dan Beard group : TROOP
53. Whale of a whale : SEI
54. He wrote lyrics for Jerome : IRA
55. Demosthenes, e.g. : ORATOR
56. Astronaut Bean : ALAN
57. Ritualistic repetition : LITANY
59. Correct : EMENDATE
61. Circumvents : EVADES
62. Legal arrangement : RETAINER
63. Cannes or Acapulco : RESORT
64. Some drivers : RENTERS
1. At the plate : BATTING
2. Always : EVERMORE
3. Backslid : RELAPSED
4. Joel from Cleveland : GREY
5. Finn ___ Cool : MAC
6. Cochran-Newman tune: 1948 : AGAIN
7. Ford's press secretary : NESSEN
8. Carpenter's supply : BRADS
9. Siskel reaction, sometimes : RAVE
10. Galba's greeting : AVE
11. Sign of fire : CINDER
12. Donkey, e.g. : ENGINE
13. Intensify : DEEPEN
15. Three sheets to the wind : STONED
21. Looks in old melodramas : LEERS
25. Sent an invoice to : BILLED
27. Albéniz composition : IBERIA
28. Dancer Jeanmaire : RENEE
30. Character in "The Killers" : SWEDE
32. Test of a sort : SIP
34. From ___ Z : ATO
36. Ringhals's relative : COBRA
38. Daily Planet byline : LOISLANE
39. Hill invader : ANTEATER
41. New Year's Eve celebrant : TOOTER
43. Fight mementos : SHINERS
44. "Ancient Evenings" author : MAILER
45. Succeed : ARRIVE
46. Lariats : RIATAS
48. Baseball's George Scott : BOOMER
51. Possible cause of "seen us" troubles : TRYST
52. Ready, in Rouen : PRETE
55. Sockdolager : ONER
56. Colliery opening : ADIT
58. Brouhaha : ADO
60. Fabray, to friends : NAN

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