New York Times, Tuesday, December 24, 1991

Author:Lois Sidway
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Comes in first : WINS
5. Walked the floor : PACED
10. Critics do it : RATE
14. "Silly old Bear!" : POOH
15. Rent : LEASE
16. Royal name in Norway : OLAV
17. Car : AUTO
18. Colorful marble : AGATE
19. Winged goddess : NIKE
20. Christmas song : AWAYINAMANGER
23. Prejudice : BIAS
24. Like some horns : TINNY
25. U.S. department : LABOR
28. Williem ___ of "Platoon" : DAFOE
31. Sailing : ASEA
32. Jewish greeting : SHALOM
34. Inst. at Dallas : SMU
37. Christmas song : WHATCHILDISTHIS
40. The Violets' inst. : NYU
41. TV adjunct : AERIAL
42. Sombreros, e.g. : HATS
43. Fair fun : RIDES
44. Certain chicken : FRYER
45. Church official : ELDER
48. Bangkok native : THAI
50. Christmas song : JOYTOTHEWORLD
55. First name in scat : ELLA
56. French sculptor : RODIN
57. Artist's quarters : LOFT
60. Applause from Thor? : CLAP
61. "Good night, ___" : IRENE
62. Entertainer Adams : EDIE
63. Daly of "Cagney & Lacey" : TYNE
64. Spring bloomer : PANSY
65. Campus bldg. : DORM
1. New Deal Agcy. : WPA
2. Marker : IOU
3. "___ creature was . . . " : NOTA
4. Kern musical : SHOWBOAT
5. "___ Simple Melody" : PLAYA
6. Auspices : AEGIS
7. James of "The Godfather" : CAAN
8. "¿Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
9. Consider : DEEM
10. Jimmy's successor : RONNIE
11. Adjust, as car wheels : ALIGN
12. Smitten : TAKEN
13. Each's partner : EVERY
21. Balloon filler : AIR
22. Molecular makeup : ATOMS
25. Grassy expanse : LAWN
26. Wan : ASHY
27. Swain : BEAU
28. Some Surrealist paintings : DALIS
29. Alan of "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
30. Aluminum wrap : FOIL
32. Lean-to : SHED
33. Employ : HIRE
34. Chaise : SHAY
35. Tiny pest : MITE
36. U.N. member : USSR
38. Largest African city : CAIRO
39. In seventh heaven : THRILLED
43. Do the video over : RETAPE
44. Distant : FAR
45. Toss out : EJECT
46. Candy for Prince William : LOLLY
47. Welsh poet Thomas ___ : DYLAN
48. Minnesota team : TWINS
49. Sweetie pie : HONEY
51. Journey : TRIP
52. Israeli dance : HORA
53. Paradise : EDEN
54. Birdbrain : DODO
58. An evergreen : FIR
59. Pro ___ (for the time being) : TEM

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