New York Times, Tuesday, December 25, 1990

Author: Joy L. Wouk
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Great bargain : STEAL
6. Cargo : LOAD
10. Play tricks : JAPE
14. Multitude on the move : HORDE
15. Albanian president : ALIA
16. Mediterranean port : ORAN
17. Polonius hid behind one : ARRAS
18. Anti-Prohibitionists : WETS
19. Mae or Nathanael : WEST
20. "A Visit ___": Moore : FROMSTNICHOLAS
23. More concise : TERSER
24. Sci. course : CHEM
25. Pinch : NIP
27. Flutist Jean-Pierre : RAMPAL
32. Mine entrance : ADIT
36. Whence the Magi came : EAST
39. Paris's Moulin ___ : ROUGE
40. Santa Claus, in London : FATHERCHRISTMAS
43. Whirling : AREEL
44. Ship part : KEEL
45. Sentry's command : HALT
46. Take off : REMOVE
48. Goat's offspring : KID
50. Apiece : EACH
53. Charge liquid with gas : AERATE
58. Oldest printed song for Yuletide : BOARSHEADCAROL
62. "___ Yesterday," 1950 film : BORN
63. Ripped : TORN
64. "___ for Adano" : ABELL
65. Was indebted : OWED
66. The libido : EROS
67. Wahine's patio : LANAI
68. Helper : ALLY
69. Dubos or Coty : RENE
70. Capital of Nidwalden, Switzerland : STANS
1. Arrow part : SHAFT
2. Leaner at Pisa : TORRE
3. Flub : ERROR
4. Second U.S. President : ADAMS
5. Decrease : LESSEN
6. Suburbanite's pride : LAWN
7. Of oil : OLEIC
8. Letter after gee : AITCH
9. Reindeer in 20 Across : DASHER
10. Fold hidden under Santa's beard? : JOWL
11. Kind of code : AREA
12. Col : PASS
13. Tolkien creature : ENT
21. Birthplace of Karl Marx : TRIER
22. Bradley and Sharif : OMARS
26. Ice or six follower : PACK
28. Gypsy that flies : MOTH
29. Cougar : PUMA
30. Bedouin headband cord : AGAL
31. "___ we forget . . . " : LEST
32. In the distance : AFAR
33. Risk : DARE
34. Bit of gossip : ITEM
35. Van Gogh's brother : THEO
37. Haggard work : SHE
38. The Magi made one : TREK
41. Young, snakelike fish : ELVER
42. Homeric epic : ILIAD
47. Kind of egg or lily : EASTER
49. Transfer pictures : DECALS
51. Task : CHORE
52. Wading bird : HERON
54. Morocco's capital : RABAT
55. Kind of theater : ARENA
56. A colorless hydrocarbon : TOLAN
57. New York island : ELLIS
58. Orange or Sugar : BOWL
59. Oka River city : OREL
60. Gump or Hardy : ANDY
61. Handle, in Amiens : ANSE
62. Feathered scarf : BOA

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