New York Times, Friday, February 17, 1989

Author:Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J K Q V W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 3
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Stylish : CHIC
5. Hooked nail : SPAD
9. Organ knob : STOP
13. Amneris's rival : AIDA
14. Fenced : PALED
16. Fanon : CAPE
17. Stare : PEER
18. Very, to Verdi : ASSAI
19. "To ___ and a bone . . . ": Kipling : ARAG
20. Dieter's hope : DEARTHOFGIRTH
23. Neb. Siouan : MAHA
24. Ship's course : ENE
25. Ploy against Troy : SIEGE
27. What a dieter must avoid : PASTRIES
32. Prettiest girl at the ball : BELLE
33. Port in Uruguay : SALTO
34. Con's sentence : RAP
35. Ares' sister : ERIS
36. Las ___, Cuban province : TUNAS
37. Othello's ensign : IAGO
38. Drivers' gp. : AAA
39. Abalone : ORMER
40. Group of eight : OCTET
41. See 27 Across : RICHFOOD
43. Moslem prince : EMEER
44. Frequently, to Poe : OFT
45. Actor Baldwin : ALEC
46. Successful dieter's rewards : BURSTSOFMIRTH
52. Rent : TORN
53. Upper crust : ELITE
54. French waters : EAUX
56. Dies ___ : IRAE
57. Stair part : RISER
58. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
59. Trapper's trophy : PELT
60. L'Égée et La Méditerranée : MERS
61. Track event : MEET
1. Deerstalker, e.g. : CAP
2. Sped : HIED
3. Pierre's notion : IDEE
4. See 27 Across : CARAMELS
5. Floral bract : SPATHE
6. Former title for a Turkish official : PASHA
7. Besides : ALSO
8. Unheeding : DEAF
9. Bogyman : SCARER
10. Caustic : TART
11. Red-fleshed fish : OPAH
12. Identify : PEG
15. Codifies : DIGESTS
21. Craze : RAGE
22. Division word : INTO
25. Caravansary : SERAI
26. Sacro's joiner : ILIAC
27. Made with cloth sections : PANED
28. Winged : ALAR
29. Incensed : IRATE
30. Impatiently longing : EAGER
31. Recognize : SPOT
32. Policeman, in CB lingo : BEAR
33. Japanese wrestling : SUMO
36. Harness-racing horse : TROTTER
37. See 27 Across : ICECREAM
39. Switch positions : OFFS
40. Sacred Chinese mountain : OMEI
42. A vespid : HORNET
43. "___ Tune," 1941 hit song : ELMERS
45. Succeeding : AFTER
46. Tunnel : BORE
47. Russian river : URAL
48. Worthless : SLIM
49. French river : OISE
50. Asimov product : TALE
51. Scottish philosopher : HUME
52. Cant : TIP
55. Carved totem pole : XAT

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