New York Times, Monday, February 18, 1991

Author:Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lugs : TOTES
6. Smallest of a litter : RUNT
10. Eight furlongs : MILE
14. Cancel a mission : ABORT
15. Fencer's need : EPEE
16. Fragrant river? : ODER
17. "And now you ___" : COMEATNOON
19. Hire out : RENT
20. Golf gadget : TEE
21. Free from fat : LEAN
22. Contribute : DONATE
24. Verve : ELAN
25. Sandwich shop : DELI
26. Youngster : SHAVER
29. Rhetorical : FORENSIC
33. Handled roughly : PAWED
34. Reason : SAKE
35. Auction call : GONE
36. Scottish seaport : OBAN
37. Full : SATED
38. Dressed : CLAD
39. Kon-___ : TIKI
40. The Great Pacificator : CLAY
41. "Lorna ___" : DOONE
42. Author of "Le Rouge et le Noir" : STENDHAL
44. Stretched out one's neck : CRANED
45. Beneficial : GOOD
46. Song for two : DUET
47. Calif. city : FRESNO
50. Gobs : TARS
51. Yield : BOW
54. Catalogue : LIST
55. Tomato's family : NIGHTSHADE
58. The Charleses' dog : ASTA
59. Wicked : EVIL
60. Uncanny : EERIE
61. Draft beverage : BEER
62. Umps' cousins : REFS
63. Imbibed : DRANK
1. Diplomacy : TACT
2. Reed instrument : OBOE
3. Scholarly volume : TOME
4. Before, to Donne : ERE
5. Played for time : STALLED
6. French biographer of Jesus : RENAN
7. "Once ___ a time . . . " : UPON
8. Modernist : NEO
9. Proffered : TENDERED
10. Cutaway : MORNINGCOAT
11. Thought : IDEA
12. Period of fasting : LENT
13. Great Art Deco name : ERTE
18. Eye drop : TEAR
23. Fronton cheer : OLE
24. Venus, e.g. : EVENINGSTAR
25. Okey-___ : DOKEY
26. Stains : SPOTS
27. Nun's garb : HABIT
28. Activate : AWAKE
29. Deadly : FATAL
30. Wise lawgiver : SOLON
31. Empty : INANE
32. Surrendered formally : CEDED
34. Greens course : SALAD
37. Masted ship : SCHOONER
41. Adorned : DRESSED
43. Put on : DON
44. Terse or brusque : CURT
46. Arlene and Roald : DAHLS
47. Loose body tissue : FLAB
48. Extend upward : RISE
49. Punta del ___, Uruguay : ESTE
50. Worker's fifth-day cry : TGIF
51. Silents' Theda : BARA
52. Chief Norse god : ODIN
53. Seven-day cycle : WEEK
56. "___ Got a Secret" : IVE
57. "Leave ___ to heaven": Shak. : HER

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