New York Times, Friday, December 8, 1989

Author:Albert J. Klaus
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Screenwriter Lehman's "Family ___" : PLOT
5. Funny-bone location : ELBOW
10. Eastern bishop's title : ABBA
14. Racing sled : LUGE
15. Third-largest E African lake : NYASA
16. U.S.'s most abundant energy source : COAL
17. Cruising : ASEA
18. Lehman's "Hello, ___!" : DOLLY
19. Nat or Natalie : COLE
20. Lehman's 1965 award film : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
23. Before, to the Bard : ERE
24. Swiss river : AAR
25. Group of lions : PRIDE
28. Bridge builders' concerns : STRESSES
33. Hank of twine : RAN
34. Fasten : SECURE
37. "He ___ runs may read": Tennyson : THAT
38. Suffix with hero : INE
39. More bashful : SHIER
40. Ike's W.W. II command : ETO
41. Cooks in a microwave : ZAPS
43. Most cunning : CUTEST
45. Suffix with mountain : EER
46. Opposite of hibernate : ESTIVATE
48. Pillage; plunder : HARRY
50. "Bei ___ Bist Du Schoen," 1937 song : MIR
51. Bill of expenses : TAB
52. Lehman's "Who's Afraid ___?" : OFVIRGINIAWOOLF
61. Pocket billiards : POOL
62. Some exams : ORALS
63. Having wings : ALAR
64. Fourth of HOMES : ERIE
65. Chores : TASKS
66. Levitate : RISE
67. Sparks and Beatty : NEDS
68. Bristles : SETAE
69. Bestow lavish affection : DOTE
1. Map of a city : PLAT
2. Luxuriant : LUSH
3. Curved molding : OGEE
4. Annoyed : TEASED
5. Clothe : ENDUE
6. Ben, Sue or Francis of films : LYON
7. Like a pilgarlic : BALD
8. Kon-Tiki Museum site : OSLO
9. "Canterbury Tales" group : WAYFARERS
10. "O time most ___": Shak. : ACCURST
11. Shouts disapprovals : BOOS
12. "___ Ha'i," "South Pacific" song : BALI
13. Sauce made from herrings : ALEC
21. Mine finds : ORES
22. Ginnie ___ (Government security) : MAE
25. Lehman's "The ___" : PRIZE
26. Indian princes : RANAS
27. Awkward : INEPT
28. Lehman's "Executive ___" : SUITE
29. Encephalartos, e.g. : TREE
30. Diaphanous : SHEER
31. Trencherman : EATER
32. Lehman's "The Inside ___" : STORY
35. Cooked snails : ESCARGOTS
36. Impatient sound : CHUT
42. Some tropes : SIMILES
44. Melt : THAW
47. Cato or Cicero : VIR
49. On a windjammer : ABOARD
51. Metal plate for Galahad : TASSE
52. Candid : OPEN
53. Prefix with hand or foot : FORE
54. Annul : VOID
55. "Dies ___" : IRAE
56. Tweed twitter : NAST
57. ___ Chase, author-actress : ILKA
58. Highly spiced stew : OLIO
59. Shoemaker's work block : LAST
60. Emancipate : FREE

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