New York Times, Wednesday, February 19, 1992

Author: Thomas W. Schier
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 3, Spans: 1
Thomas W. Schier has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "___ Men," Porter tune : IHATE
6. Plucky : GAME
10. Couch potato's perch : SOFA
14. Social event : DEBUT
15. Item in the fire : IRON
16. Culminating point : APEX
17. The Spectrum, e.g. : ARENA
18. Onetime car features : FINS
19. It's better than never : LATE
20. Buffet offering : REDPOTATOSALAD
23. Football "zebra" : REF
24. Colored : HUED
25. Tailless rodent : PACA
28. Hiatus : GAP
31. Taoism founder : LAOTZE
35. Free ___ bird : ASA
36. Actress Gibbs : MARLA
38. Stuck fast : MIRED
39. Buffet offerings : THREEBEANSALADS
42. Wyeth model : HELGA
43. Singer-actress Susan : ANTON
44. Actress Remick: 1935-91 : LEE
45. Full of protuberances; jagged : SNAGGY
47. Sigma follower : TAU
48. Poet Shapiro : KARL
49. Look for : SEEK
51. Gal of songdom : SAL
53. Buffet offerings : MACARONISALADS
60. Mil. malefactor : AWOL
61. Tom turkey : MALE
62. Situated near a center line : AXILE
64. Irene Dunne role : MAMA
65. Square : EVEN
66. Righteous : MORAL
67. Caught sight of : EYED
68. Shoe polisher's call : NEXT
69. Lunchtime time : ONEPM
1. "Apple cider" gal : IDA
2. Mister, in Munich : HERR
3. Have ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
4. Treeless plain : TUNDRA
5. Public warehouse : ETAPE
6. With 21 Down, talent for talking : GIFT
7. Song for Domingo : ARIA
8. A 1992 division : MONTH
9. Imbue with spirituality : ENSOUL
10. Topper for 39 Across : SALADOIL
11. Oculus mundi : OPAL
12. Salad cheese : FETA
13. Gave the gate to : AXED
21. See 6 Down : OFGAB
22. Cruiser hand : SEAMAN
25. Primrose lanes : PATHS
26. Blanched : ASHEN
27. Perlman's "Cheers" role : CARLA
29. Field of expertise : AREA
30. Factory : PLANT
32. Old refrain : TRALA
33. Cedar, in Cottbus : ZEDER
34. Ford flop : EDSEL
36. Scrimpy or skimpy : MEAGER
37. Portico post : ANTA
40. Buffet offering : EGGSALAD
41. March man : SOUSA
46. Petty officers : YEOMEN
48. Electrically operated horn : KLAXON
50. Deceitful person : KNAVE
52. Site to remember : ALAMO
53. A Lansbury role on Broadway : MAME
54. Simon's "Slidin' ___" : AWAY
55. "___ Back to Erin" : COME
56. Holm oak : ILEX
57. Mailed : SENT
58. ___ Straits of rock : DIRE
59. Hockey shot : SLAP
63. "Nightmare on ___ Street" : ELM

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