New York Times, Saturday, December 23, 1989

Author: S. E. Wilkinson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 330 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Benedictine's title : DOM
4. Reveled (in) : BASKED
10. Manner of moving : GAIT
14. "Give ___ plum, a cherry . . . ": Shak. : ITA
15. Chant : INTONE
16. Teen's bane : ACNE
17. ERSAG : SHIFTGEARS
19. Simper's cousin : GRIN
20. Own up : TELL
21. HA I RS : SPLITHAIRS
23. "Pogo" alligator : ALBERT
25. One to grow on : ACRE
26. Bambi's aunt : DOE
27. What to say it with : FLOWERS
29. Parts of bric-a-brac : HYPHENS
31. Trick : FOX
32. Style of jazz : BOP
33. At first, at first : ERST
34. Pungent : GAMY
35. Lift at a ski resort : TBAR
38. Diminish gradually : PARE
41. Hand holder : ARM
42. Novice reporter : CUB
45. Not the same : ANOTHER
49. Defunct political machine : TAMMANY
51. Communications co. : ITT
52. The yoke's on them : OXEN
54. Strong-arm : COERCE
55. "BAREFOOT IN THE PARK PARK" : DOUBLEPARK
58. Duds : GARB
59. ___ account (never) : ONNO
60. "AS YOU LIKE" : TAKEITAWAY
62. Faithful pet : FIDO
63. Notwithstanding : EVENSO
64. Wore away : ATE
65. Tiny bubbles : FOAM
66. " . . . never blows so ___ Rose . . . ": "The Rubáiyát" : REDTHE
67. No alternative : YES
1. Female : DISTAFF
2. Cassio's general : OTHELLO
3. Receptacle for certain junk : MAILBOX
4. Little while : BIT
5. Wavelength unit : ANGSTROM
6. Chassé, e.g. : STEP
7. Eucalyptus eater : KOALA
8. Aggrandize : ENRICH
9. Audie Murphy movie: 1954 : DESTRY
10. Ape over : GAGA
11. More biting : ACRIDER
12. Shackled : INIRONS
13. Most uptight : TENSEST
18. Winged it? : FLEW
22. Assist, in "Texian" : HEP
24. Singer McEntire : REBA
28. What's a Mata? : SPY
30. "___ Alibi," 1989 Selleck film : HER
34. Catch on : GET
35. Make with thread, in a way : TAT
36. Somewhat salty : BRACKISH
37. Magazine contents : AMMO
38. No longer due : PAIDOFF
39. Composer Vivaldi : ANTONIO
40. Domed hall : ROTUNDA
42. Plant of the umbel family : CARAWAY
43. Open a large container : UNCRATE
44. Words when the party's over : BYEBYES
46. Passover's ___ Hamoed : HOL
47. Collegiate home of Puritanism : EXETER
48. Mend a road : REPAVE
50. Phone opener : MEGA
53. Stark follower : NAKED
56. Vigorous growth : BOOM
57. Dollars for quarters : RENT
61. Small corn grower : TOE

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