New York Times, Monday, December 23, 1991

Author:William Baxley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 3, Spans: 4
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Prefix with body : ANTI
5. Surgical transplant : GRAFT
10. In the distance : AFAR
14. Traditional knowledge : LORE
15. Norse gods : AESIR
16. Malaysian palm : SAGO
17. With 55 Across, Yuletide greetings : AMERRYCHRISTMAS
20. Bishopric : SEE
21. Feeds the kitty : ANTES
22. Pilose : HAIRY
23. Prohibition : TABOO
25. Spin a baton : TWIRL
27. Ill-tempered person : TARTAR
29. Flaherty's "Man of ___" : ARAN
30. Thither : YON
33. Slanted : ATILT
34. Drudge : SLAVE
35. ___-Magnon : CRO
36. Cross-country rig : SEMI
37. Growing out : ENATE
38. Swipe : GLOM
39. Scottish headwear : TAM
40. "Romancing the ___" : STONE
41. A river at Lyon : SAONE
42. "___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
43. Crows' calls : CAWS
44. Squelches : SITSON
45. Lake in SE Africa : NYASA
47. Parsonage : MANSE
48. Wrinkled, in a way : RUGAL
50. "Common Sense" author : PAINE
52. Barbara Bush, ___ Pierce : NEE
55. See 17 Across : ANDHAPPYNEWYEAR
58. Greeting in Genova : CIAO
59. Actors Clunes and McCowen : ALECS
60. Greek peak : OSSA
61. Spinning toy : YOYO
62. Changed clock time : RESET
63. Employs : USES
1. "Lackaday!" : ALAS
2. City in Alaska : NOME
3. Yule decorating time : TREETRIMMINGDAY
4. Ending for front : IER
5. Actress in 10 Down : GAYNOR
6. Right-hand page : RECTO
7. Tennis great : ASHE
8. Top quality : FIRSTRATE
9. Prefix with pod : TRI
10. "___ Is Born," 1937 film : ASTAR
11. Compatibility of kith and kin : FAMILYCLOSENESS
12. Culture medium : AGAR
13. Optimistic : ROSY
18. Moroccan seaport : RABAT
19. Luster : SHINE
24. King of the Huns : ATLI
26. Flutter : WAVE
27. Palate : TASTE
28. " . . . the homage of ___": Byron : ATEAR
29. King and Bates : ALANS
31. Me. college town : ORONO
32. Name: Lat. : NOMEN
34. Winter fruit : SNOWAPPLE
37. Greek letters : ETAS
38. Roscoes : GATS
40. La ___ Opera House : SCALA
41. Tendon : SINEW
44. Most rational : SANEST
46. Brutish person : YAHOO
47. Kind of pie : MINCE
48. Risqué : RACY
49. Freshwater mussel : UNIO
51. Affirmative votes : AYES
53. Alleviate : EASE
54. Historic periods : ERAS
56. Golf term : PAR
57. Kern's "___ Are Love" : YOU

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