New York Times, Monday, December 24, 1990

Author:Lois Sidway
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Let on : ADMIT
6. Diego's double affirmative : SISI
10. Theater section : LOGE
14. Designer Geoffrey : BEENE
15. Norse god of war : ODIN
16. Butterine : OLEO
17. CIeo's boat, e.g. : BARGE
18. A Druid, for one : CELT
19. Alda of "M*A*S*H" : ALAN
20. Pre-Christmas purchase : ADVENTCALENDAR
23. "People ___ Funny" : ARE
24. Fish eggs : ROE
25. Christmas treats : GINGERBREADMEN
33. Rajah's wife : RANEE
34. Use soap and water : WASH
35. Egg: Comb. form : OVI
36. ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
37. Meager : SCANT
39. "Hansel and Gretel" prop : OVEN
40. Vigoda or Lincoln : ABE
41. Avoid : SHUN
42. Memorable battleship : MAINE
43. Hanukkah latkes : POTATOPANCAKES
47. Diminutive ending : ULE
48. German article : EIN
49. Hanukkah purchase : MENORAHCANDLES
57. Lightning flash : BOLT
58. How rioters run : AMOK
59. One of the Muses : ERATO
60. "___ Want for Christmas . . . " : ALLI
61. Apple leftover : CORE
62. Copter part : ROTOR
63. Delight : GLEE
64. Gentle and caring : KIND
65. All tuckered out : SPENT
1. Israel's Eban : ABBA
2. ___ reckoning : DEAD
3. Entrepreneur Griffin : MERV
4. "Picnic" playwright : INGE
5. "I Was a ___ Werewolf" : TEENAGE
6. British football : SOCCER
7. Thought : IDEA
8. Spot for a houseplant : SILL
9. Savings bond's plus : INTEREST
10. Replete with moola : LOADED
11. Spanish stewpot : OLLA
12. Equipment : GEAR
13. Era after era : EON
21. Uno, due, ___ : TRE
22. Biblical carpenter : NOAH
25. Filmdom's Greta : GARBO
26. Fjord, e.g. : INLET
27. Born, in Bordeaux: Fem. : NEE
28. African term of address : BWANA
29. Took to one's heels : RAN
30. "It's a Wonderful Life," e.g. : MOVIE
31. Levels (off) : EVENS
32. Clementine's shoe size : NINE
33. Harvest : REAP
37. A closet organizer : SHOERACK
38. Ryder or Stanley : CUP
39. Furniture wood : OAK
41. Norman town : STLO
42. Deportment : MANNERS
44. Em, to Dorothy : AUNTIE
45. Pitched woo : NECKED
46. Security org. : CIA
49. Gangster's gal : MOLL
50. That Gallic girl : ELLE
51. Mine, to Marceau : AMOI
52. Unicorn feature : HORN
53. Let fall : DROP
54. Tardy : LATE
55. Collar type : ETON
56. Separate and arrange : SORT
57. Shopping aid : BAG

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