New York Times, Friday, December 21, 1990

Author: Eileen Lexau
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Eileen Lexau has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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1. Cringe : GROVEL
7. Noted : FAMED
12. Private chapel : ORATORY
13. Looked for food : FORAGED
15. Concise : LACONIC
16. Pizza spice : OREGANO
17. Penrod's dog : DUKE
18. Whit : HOOT
20. Astringent : ALUM
21. Coarse person : APE
22. Ski-slope mound : MOGUL
24. Chemical compound : AZIDE
25. Firm : SET
26. "I smell ___" : ARAT
27. Treats maliciously : SPITES
28. Sammy Cahn is one : LYRIST
30. Dawdled : MOONED
31. Lotion plant : ALOE
32. River in Poland, to Germans : ALLE
33. Deceives : COZENS
35. Less tight : LOOSER
38. Preadults : MINORS
39. Mild oath : DANG
40. ___ de plume : NOM
42. Anatomical passages : ITERS
43. Chubby : PUDGY
44. River in Portugal : TUA
45. Plagiarize : CRIB
46. Indonesian island : ALOR
47. Spring period : LENT
48. Lesser nobleman, in Spain : HIDALGO
50. Canada goose : OUTARDE
53. Made into law : ENACTED
54. In a silly way : INANELY
55. Glacial ridge : ESKAR
56. Cheap and gaudy : TAWDRY
1. Soft hail : GRAUPEL
2. Raffish : RACKETY
3. North American Indian : OTOE
4. Ludwig ___ Beethoven : VON
5. Silkworm : ERI
6. Roofed churchyard structures : LYCHGATES
7. Ord, e.g. : FORT
8. "You ___ There" : ARE
9. Periodicals : MAGAZINES
10. A goal of the French Revolution : EGALITE
11. Stripped : DENUDED
12. ___ the hills : OLDAS
13. Dolt : FOOL
14. Cathedral tops : DOMES
19. Baseball call : OUT
22. "Marilyn" author's family : MAILERS
23. Bean and Welles : ORSONS
24. Excuse, sometimes : APOLOGY
27. Goodbye : SOLONG
29. Kind of hog : RAZORBACK
30. Clumsy : MALADROIT
33. Yellow variety of quartz : CITRINE
34. Iroquois Indians : ONEIDAS
36. Computer-terminal worker, e.g. : ENTERER
37. In a blunt manner : ROUNDLY
38. Round French loaf : MICHE
39. Two-piano piece : DUO
41. Chummy, in Cheshire : MATEY
43. Trudge : PLOD
46. Ripening agent : AGER
47. Bring an aircraft down : LAND
49. Like balloons: Abbr. : LTA
51. Actress Merkel : UNA
52. Shooter marble : TAW

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