New York Times, Friday, December 29, 1989

Author:William Baxley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { H J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ruby spinel : BALAS
6. Injure : DAMAGE
12. Disentangled : RAVELED
14. Nigerian seaport, river or bean : CALABAR
15. Beards of grain : ARISTAE
16. Kind of pitch or swimming stroke : OVERARM
17. Actress Farrow : MIA
18. Element forming poisonous compounds : ARSENIC
20. A Southeast Asian : TAI
21. A Holy Roman emperor : OTTO
23. Fountain specialties : SODAS
24. U.S. Quaker leader : PENN
25. Vikings : NORSE
27. Half a score : TEN
28. En ___ (fencing phrase) : GARDE
29. Disney cartoonist, e.g. : ANIMATOR
31. Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
32. Mass departure : EXODUS
33. A small finch : CANARY
36. Devil's delight : SIN
37. Simon products : COMEDIES
39. Berlin tune: 1928 : MARIE
42. School of whales : GAM
43. Supply fresh personnel : REMAN
44. Cinnabar and tinstone : ORES
45. "Mein ___" : KAMPF
47. Infection suppressants : SERA
48. Snooze : NAP
49. Painting technique : TEMPERA
51. Ukr. is one : SSR
52. Ear shell : ABALONE
54. Inheritor : LEGATEE
56. Amuses : DIVERTS
57. Salary : STIPEND
58. Mielziner creations : SCENES
59. Bergen puppet : SNERD
1. Sherrill Milnes, e.g. : BARITONE
2. Mrs. Lindbergh was one : AVIATRIX
3. Bandleader Baxter : LES
4. Utah ski resort : ALTA
5. Scorches : SEARS
6. Cup for a netman : DAVIS
7. Fish sauce : ALEC
8. Spoil : MAR
9. Moderator : ABATER
10. U.S. Army rifle : GARAND
11. Prized weasel : ERMINE
12. Spanish girl of songdom : RAMONA
13. Hudson contemporaries : DESOTOS
14. Sir Arthur ___ Doyle : CONAN
19. West German river : EDER
22. Process of absorption : OSMOSIS
24. Flaunts : PARADES
26. She was a lady : EADIE
28. Dead duck : GONER
30. Large wine cask : TUN
31. Scottish headwear : TAM
33. Forces : COMPELS
34. Inferior poet : RIMESTER
35. December 31 : YEARSEND
37. Something to break : CAMP
38. Used a springe : SNARED
39. Single-celled organisms : MONADS
40. A Semitic language : ARABIC
41. Mend a highway : REPAVE
42. Simone Signoret film: 1967 : GAMES
45. British ducal family : KENTS
46. Chafes : FRETS
49. Ripped : TORE
50. Not fer : AGIN
53. Actor Cariou : LEN
55. Mimic : APE

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