New York Times, Wednesday, December 20, 1989

Author: Betty Jorgensen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B J Q U W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Ooze : SEEP
5. Balaam's beast : ASS
8. Stock-market bugaboo : CRASH
13. Puma's pad : LAIR
14. Rich soil : LOAM
16. Hawk's home : AERIE
17. Farm measure : ACRE
18. Dies ___ : IRAE
19. ___-foot oil : NEATS
20. Start of a quotation : THEREVERSEOF
23. French aits : ILES
24. Disdainful one : SNEERER
28. Lake in Ireland : ERNE
30. Help : AID
31. Art cult : DADA
32. Transfusion fluid : PLASMA
34. Butts : RAMS
36. Dah's partner : DIT
37. Middle of the quotation : LOVEISNTHATEITS
40. On: Prefix : EPI
41. Fr. holy women : STES
42. Southwestern Indian : NAVAHO
43. State bird of Hawaii : NENE
45. Monarch in Madrid : REY
46. Guys' dates : GALS
47. Tonsil's neighbor : ADENOID
49. So be it : AMEN
51. End of the quotation : INDIFFERENCE
56. Last Greek letter : OMEGA
59. Anthony's loan request : EARS
60. Close hermetically : SEAL
61. "___ Vice" : MIAMI
62. Civil disturbance : RIOT
63. Champagne popper : CORK
64. Indian lute : SITAR
65. Apartheid country: Abbr. : RSA
66. Remnants : ENDS
1. Bed support : SLAT
2. Apiece : EACH
3. Douglas Hyde's land : EIRE
4. Washer function : PRERINSE
5. Like Molly Malone's cockles : ALIVE
6. Lesions : SORES
7. German industrial basin : SAAR
8. Birchbark : CANOE
9. Shortened sail : REEFED
10. Altar constellation : ARA
11. Command to Marmaduke : SIT
12. "For ___ a jolly good fellow" : HES
15. Handel oratorio : MESSIAH
21. Fragrant resins : ELEMIS
22. Mr. Bones, e.g. : ENDMAN
25. Type of tire : RADIAL
26. Piaf and Wharton : EDITHS
27. Hoffman in "Midnight Cowboy" : RATSO
28. Spared Dad the marriage money : ELOPED
29. Narrow deep-sided valley : RAVINE
30. ___-craftsy : ARTSY
32. Full assemblies : PLENA
33. Norwegian princess : ASTRID
35. Old hand : STAGER
38. More indigent : NEEDIER
39. Fade away : EVANESCE
44. Puzzle : ENIGMA
48. Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
49. Hair styles : AFROS
50. Memorable "hostess with the mostes'" : MESTA
52. Blond : FAIR
53. Tube light : NEON
54. Funny fellow : CARD
55. Benevolent brothers : ELKS
56. Ashram sounds : OMS
57. Cato's 1002 : MII
58. Take nourishment : EAT

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