New York Times, Saturday, December 30, 1989

Author:Christy Ridley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 3, Spans: 4
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Vault : LEAP
5. :59 : ONETO
10. Cut; felled; shaped : HEWN
14. Austen novel : EMMA
15. Hose material : NYLON
16. Hodgepodge : OLIO
17. Girlfriend for Pierre : AMIE
18. School, in Paris : ECOLE
19. Ash Wednesday to Easter : LENT
20. Powerful ruler : DYNAST
22. Beaks : NEBS
24. Churchillian gesture : VEE
25. Up to the time that : UNTIL
27. Badger : TEASE
29. Ante : BET
31. "When I was ___ . . . ": Gilbert : ALAD
33. Author Anatole ___ : FRANCE
36. Actor Baldwin : ALEC
38. Twice XXVIII : LVI
39. "___ the Lamps of China" : OILFOR
40. One and the other : BOTH
41. Demesne house : MANOR
43. Neophyte : TIRO
44. Rabbitlike S.A. rodent : AGOUTI
46. Summer, in Nice : ETE
47. "Your ___ the only peacemaker": Shak. : IFIS
48. Walked on again : RETROD
49. Muslim weight : ROTL
51. Noted inventor's monogram : TAE
52. Small singing birds : WRENS
54. Linen closet : EWERY
56. Ozark ___ of comics : IKE
58. Part of a clock : DIAL
60. Paradisiacal : EDENIC
63. Defraud : BILK
65. Knot : GNARL
67. Snake's sound : HISS
68. Jacob's third son : LEVI
69. Shak. opus : HENIV
70. ___ Domini 1990 : ANNO
71. Level : EVEN
72. Commerce : TRADE
73. Ventures at Vegas : BETS
1. Plumbum : LEAD
2. TV award : EMMY
3. Same as 11 Down : AMINUTETOTWELVE
4. Hymn of praise : PAEAN
5. Same as 11 Down : ONETILLMIDNIGHT
6. The Big Apple: Abbr. : NYC
7. Esau's father-in-law : ELON
8. For rent : TOLET
9. Same as 11 Down : ONEBEFORETWELVE
10. Jan. 1 is one : HOL
11. Exciting moment on New Year's Eve : ELEVENFIFTYNINE
12. "___, women and song" : WINE
13. Observe : NOTE
21. Subway stop: Abbr. : STA
23. Hindu woman's garment : SARI
26. Fluid rock : LAVA
28. Arms-treaty acronym : SALTI
29. J. de Brunhoff's little elephant : BABAR
30. Funeral oration : ELOGE
32. Railroad car : DINER
34. Skin layers : CORIA
35. Notched, as leaves : EROSE
37. Grasshopper's sound : CHURR
42. An Amerind : OTOE
45. Pigeon follower : TOED
50. Guided : LED
53. More sensible : SANER
55. Part of R & R : REHAB
56. Suffix with resist : IBLE
57. Chicken ___ (popular dish) : KIEV
59. ___ Lang, Superboy's girlfriend : LANA
61. Berlin's "Say It ___ So" : ISNT
62. Army V.I.P.'s : CSOS
64. Relatives : KIN
66. Disencumber : RID

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