New York Times, Wednesday, December 5, 1990

Author: Nancy Scandrett Ross
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 2
Nancy S. Ross has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Recedes : EBBS
5. Where Tabriz is : IRAN
9. Swell party : BASH
13. Building-site sight : CRANE
15. Corrida animal : TORO
16. Choir voice : ALTO
17. "Salome" king : HEROD
18. To-do : STIR
19. Coin of 5 Across : RIAL
20. Renowned ex-quarterback : OTTOGRAHAM
22. ___-nod (grow drowsy) : NID
23. Editor's notation : STET
24. Petitioners : ASKERS
27. Summer time in Vt. : EDT
29. Rapprochement of a sort : ENTENTE
33. Crux : MEAT
35. Chits : IOUS
36. Relish : ENJOY
40. Ballerina Tallchief : MARIA
42. Electees : INS
43. Shoulders warmer : STOLE
44. Pertinent : ADREM
45. Appear : SEEM
47. Circus performer : SEAL
48. Gear position : REVERSE
50. Org. for Jets and Giants : NFL
51. French perfume center : GRASSE
54. Astronauts' org. : NASA
57. Play the stoolie : RAT
58. Renowned ex-quarterback : SIDLUCKMAN
64. Tunes : AIRS
66. Chamber-music composition : TRIO
67. Discontinue : CEASE
68. Osiris's partner : ISIS
69. Corn holders : EARS
70. Heads, to Arletty : TETES
71. Race segments : LAPS
72. Frances and Ruby of films : DEES
73. Not this : THAT
1. Nymph who loved Narcissus : ECHO
2. Harte of letters : BRET
3. Renowned ex-quarterback : BARTSTARR
4. Act uppity toward : SNOOT
5. "___ girl!" : ITSA
6. Hayward role : ROTH
7. Song for 8 Down : ARIA
8. Diva Jessye : NORMAN
9. Grill's partner : BAR
10. Style of dress : ALINE
11. Flight part : STAIR
12. Nelsons, e.g. : HOLDS
14. Border : EDGE
21. Me.-to-Fla. hwy. : RTEI
25. Jeanne d'Arc et al.: Abbr. : STES
26. Rockwell and Allegra : KENTS
27. Madame Bovary : EMMA
28. James Joyce's "The ___" : DEAD
30. Clamor : NOISE
31. Key person : TUNER
32. Road curves : ESSES
34. Rows : TIERS
37. Renowned ex-quarterback : JOENAMATH
38. Patron saint of Norway : OLAF
39. Cheer : YELL
41. Home of Iowa's Cyclones : AMES
46. Carte du jour : MENU
49. Protected by law : VESTED
51. Knights' quest : GRAIL
52. First Puccini Turandot: 1926 : RAISA
53. Hove clear, as an anchor : ATRIP
55. Banking abbr. : ACCT
56. Form of trapshooting : SKEET
59. Dies ___ : IRAE
60. Desperate : DIRE
61. Result of a sack : LOSS
62. On the briny : ASEA
63. Snug spot : NEST
65. Draft org. : SSS

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