New York Times, Monday, February 12, 1990

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Deep-bodied herring : SHAD
5. Soviet news service : TASS
9. College org. : FRAT
13. Auriculate : EARED
15. Check texts : EDIT
16. Erudition : LORE
17. W. Indian dance : LIMBO
18. Poet Millay : EDNA
19. Western Indian : YUMA
20. Nemesis of dipterous insects : FLYSWATTER
22. Part of an inventory : ITEM
23. Reverberate : ECHO
24. Ivy-covered : VINED
26. Breakfast item : WAFFLE
30. Peteman : YEGG
31. Seed covering : ARIL
32. Obtuse one : DODO
35. Repeatedly : OFTEN
39. Ravels : FRAYS
41. Cut a ___ (dance) : RUG
42. Lariat : RIATA
43. Type of engine : TURBO
44. Direct : LEAD
46. Bandy words : SPAR
47. Lock name : YALE
49. Not reserved, as a table : UNHELD
51. Rigid : TENSE
53. Qualified : ABLE
55. "La Bohème" character : MIMI
56. Beat it! : GOFLYAKITE
62. Excited : AGOG
63. Nice friend : AMIE
64. Wine grape : PINOT
65. Adam's third son : SETH
66. "G.W.T.W." home : TARA
67. Shot of liquor : SNORT
68. Weight allowance : TRET
69. Lulu : ONER
70. A joint : KNEE
1. Ego : SELF
2. Acclaim : HAIL
3. Multitude : ARMY
4. Some Jr. Leaguers : DEBS
5. Incisors : TEETH
6. Embellish : ADDTO
7. Math function : SINE
8. Suffer a certain deprivation : STARVE
9. The constellation Volans : FLYINGFISH
10. Customary passage : ROUTE
11. Fortified : ARMED
12. Seattle Seahawks, e.g. : TEAM
14. Carpentry pin : DOWEL
21. Served perfectly at Wimbledon : ACED
25. Plane designer Sikorsky : IGOR
26. Float through the air : WAFT
27. Indonesia's ___ Islands : ARRU
28. Price: Scot. : FIAR
29. Brief; unreliable : FLYBYNIGHT
30. School of Hindu philosophy : YOGA
33. Heraldic border : ORLE
34. Two, in Torino : DUE
36. ___ measure : TAPE
37. Latin catchall abbr. : ETAL
38. Aromatic ointment : NARD
40. With the purpose : SOAS
45. Fittingly : DULY
48. Smooth, musically : LEGATO
50. Some tides : NEAPS
51. Inspiration for Blake : TIGER
52. Act with passion : EMOTE
53. Burning : AFIRE
54. Dim : BLEAR
55. Food for hogs : MAST
57. Arabian Sea gulf : OMAN
58. Eccentricity : KINK
59. Privy to : INON
60. Split : TORE
61. Cigar ending : ETTE

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