New York Times, Monday, December 3, 1990

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Courage, colloquially : GUTS
5. Nut tree : BEECH
10. Chatter : GAB
13. Lie adjacent to : ABUT
14. Roman chamber : ATRIUM
16. Inventor Whitney : ELI
17. Links shout : FORE
18. Dance of the 1920's : CHARLESTON
20. Counterfeit : FAKE
21. Ring victories : KOS
22. Dumbfound : AMAZE
23. Siberian plains : STEPPES
25. ___ up (arrive) : SHOW
26. Time period : YEAR
27. Actor Erwin: 1903-67 : STU
28. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
32. Item on a list : ENTRY
34. Tarnish : SOIL
35. Copperfield's first wife : DORA
36. Gob : TAR
37. Learned person : SCHOLAR
40. Ref's relative : UMP
41. Shortly : ANON
43. Comic Johnson : ARTE
44. Heating lamps : ETNAS
46. Tardy : LATE
47. ___ West, Fla. : KEY
48. Funny fellow : CARD
49. Not up : ABED
51. Marched in a procession : PARADED
54. Grain stalk : STRAW
56. Vessel for "three men" : TUB
57. Singer Vikki : CARR
58. Cio-Cio-San, e.g. : GEISHAGIRL
60. Little Sheba's creator : INGE
61. ___ King Cole : NAT
62. Snow vehicle : SLEDGE
63. Sgts., e.g. : NCOS
64. One, to Juan : UNO
65. Limb joints : KNEES
66. ___ even (retaliates) : GETS
1. Large fishing hooks : GAFFS
2. Submarine of W.W. I : UBOAT
3. Ragtime dance : TURKEYTROT
4. More precipitous : STEEPER
5. Broadway "angel" : BACKER
6. Character of a people : ETHOS
7. Ages : ERAS
8. Round: Abbr. : CIR
9. Polynesian dance : HULAHULA
10. Saxophonist Stan : GETZ
11. Liliaceous plant : ALOE
12. Storage container : BIN
15. Brief note : MEMO
19. Did a carpenter's chore : SAWED
24. Discharges a debt : PAYS
25. Fence crossing : STILE
27. Black : SOOTY
29. Old-time ballroom favorite : ROUNDDANCE
30. "___ virumque cano": Virgil : ARMA
31. Army bugle call : TAPS
32. Relative of etc. : ETAL
33. Nursemaid in Newcastle : NANA
34. Particle : SHRED
38. Strutting dance : CAKEWALK
39. Raise : REAR
42. Approaches : NEARS
45. Following the trail of : TRACING
48. Sends by telegraph : CABLES
50. Cries of contempt : BAHS
51. Cleanse : PURGE
52. Plant fungus : ERGOT
53. Mother Hubbard, e.g. : DRESS
54. Connery or O'Casey : SEAN
55. Memorable Yugoslav : TITO
56. Ebb is one : TIDE
58. African antelope : GNU
59. Army off. : GEN

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