New York Times, Wednesday, December 23, 1992

Author: Harold B. Counts
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 2
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Like the Palisades : STEEP
6. Untidy person : SLOB
10. Two-stroke drumbeat : FLAM
14. Musical direction : ASSAI
15. W. Samoan money : TALA
16. Johnny Cash walks it : LINE
17. Devilfish : MANTA
18. Baltic feeder : ODER
19. Rara ___ : AVIS
20. Before, to the Bard : ERE
21. Stengel's last team : NEWYORKMETS
24. Busy places : HIVES
25. TV's "___ at a Time": 1975-84 : ONEDAY
26. Levy : IMPOSE
29. Scarf : BOA
30. Rustic, redundantly : COUNTRYBUMPKIN
36. Sort of court : YARD
37. Audience : EAR
38. Biblical oldster : ENOS
40. What 30 Across might buy : BROOKLYNBRIDGE
45. Hint : TIP
46. Hot off the press : LATEST
47. Beset : ASSAIL
51. Dixie : SOUTH
53. "Seller" of 40 Across : CITYSLICKER
55. Crow's cry : CAW
58. Salty drop : TEAR
59. Historic Hungarian city : EGER
60. Saw : ADAGE
62. Grisly giant : OGRE
63. Columnist Barrett : RONA
64. Antic : CAPER
65. Soaks flax : RETS
66. Fr. holy women : STES
67. Lyric poem : EPODE
1. Ditto : SAME
2. Ruler of yore : TSAR
3. Slave of yore : ESNE
4. Down a hero : EAT
5. Liberace was one : PIANIST
6. She wrote "Dred" : STOWE
7. ___-slipper (orchid) : LADYS
8. Spread not for a bed : OLEO
9. Tavern : BARROOM
10. Barbecue feature : FLAME
11. ___ it up (celebrated) : LIVED
12. Writer Loos : ANITA
13. Untidy : MESSY
22. Perpetually : EVER
23. Strike sharply, in Surrey : KNAP
24. John Wayne film: 1953 : HONDO
26. Like a street after sleet : ICY
27. Land of Lot's descendants : MOAB
28. Satisfied serval's sound : PURR
29. Overdo on the range : BURN
31. Fox's shrill cry : YELP
32. ___ City, Mich. : BAY
33. Rocker Richards : KEITH
34. "Massa's ___ Cold Ground": Foster : INDE
35. Holiday drinks : NOGS
39. Collection : SET
41. He had his ups and downs : OTIS
42. Hemingway's "The ___" : KILLERS
43. Cornflower ___ : BLUE
44. Tiring competition : RATRACE
47. Nimoy or Nolte : ACTOR
48. Ploy at Troy : SIEGE
49. "Get set, go!" : START
50. Hollywood's Dr. Kildare : AYRES
51. Tableau : SCENE
52. Gumbos : OKRAS
54. "___ Rhythm" : IGOT
55. Gizmo for a guitar : CAPO
56. Ripe : AGED
57. "The Way We ___" : WERE
61. Fish by bobbing : DAP

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