New York Times, Wednesday, December 30, 1992

Author: Michael A. Rampino
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 2
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Across Down
1. Political group : BLOC
5. Brace : PAIR
9. " . . . Queen o' the ___" : MAY
12. Mimic Little : RICH
13. Wild-rose time : SUMMER
15. Pay dirt : ORE
16. Middle East potentate : AGHA
17. High-pitched tone : TREBLE
18. Shavetails' mil. school : OCS
19. Opus of 54 Across : THEFOURSEASONS
22. DiMaggio's news-making 1941 feat : STREAK
23. Brooch : PIN
24. Temerarious : RASH
27. Apple-blossom time : SPRING
31. Dens : LAIRS
35. Facilitate : EASE
37. Addict : USER
38. Incite : URGE
39. Belled the cat : DARED
40. Spare : SAVE
41. Pumpkin time : FALL
42. Cousin of a via : ITER
43. Nag : SHREW
44. Liquids : FLUIDS
46. Whine : MEWL
48. Vineyard: Fr. : CRU
49. "Cheerful Little ___," 1930 song : EARFUL
54. Priest who composed 19 Across : ANTONIOVIVALDI
59. Baron Munchausen whopper : LIE
60. Holly time : WINTER
61. Shade of green : JADE
62. Epinicion : ODE
63. T.V.A. dam : NORRIS
64. Verily : AMEN
65. Bit : TAD
66. Element in vacuum tubes : NEON
67. Towel word : HERS
1. Nursery-school scourges : BRATS
2. Airy : LIGHT
3. Autumnal hue : OCHER
4. Abrade : CHAFE
5. Manx murmur : PURR
6. City on the Skunk : AMES
7. Cordage fiber : IMBE
8. Slipped back : RELAPSED
9. "___ River," Andy Williams's theme : MOON
10. Azimuths : ARCS
11. Truckler's favorite word : YES
13. German dive bomber : STUKA
14. Taste again : RESIP
20. Sweeps : OARS
21. Charge or flood : ONRUSH
25. Bergère : SEAT
26. Where a khanum presides : HAREM
28. Munich's river : ISAR
29. Granular snow : NEVE
30. Flourished : GREW
31. Sail into the wind : LUFF
32. Inland sea : ARAL
33. Aleut's abode : IGLU
34. Survivor : RELICT
36. Withered : SERE
39. U.S.S.R. crisis: 1991 : DISUNION
43. Pole or Czech : SLAV
45. " . . . ___ the stage with tears": Hamlet : DROWN
47. Milldams : WEIRS
50. Punjabi prince : RAJAH
51. Sweetheart : FLAME
52. Cow's mammary organ : UDDER
53. Claims : LIENS
54. Rival of Amneris : AIDA
55. Destitution : NEED
56. Concerning : INRE
57. Other: Sp. : OTRO
58. Mineral bed : VEIN
59. His wife became salt : LOT

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