New York Times, Friday, February 23, 1990

Author:June A. Boggs
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
June A. Boggs has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1990, The New York Times
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1. Sir's kin : MADAM
6. Imitated Crabtree : ACTED
11. Area for grape plants : VINERY
12. Wrath : CHOLER
14. ___hip : BATTLES
15. ___tick : CANDLES
17. "The Tempest" spirit : ARIEL
18. Biting : TART
20. Butte's Knievel : EVEL
21. Book end : ING
22. Derogatory : SNIDE
24. Philosophy : CREDO
25. Indonesian island : NIAS
27. In an acerbic manner : ACIDLY
29. Indigo, e.g. : DYE
30. Prize : ESTEEM
32. Papal authority : TIARA
34. ___king : SHELLAC
36. ___ant : TRIUMPH
40. Limber : LITHE
42. What talkative Juan shoots? : ELTORO
43. Match starter : MIS
46. Became less aloof : THAWED
48. Gibson of old westerns : HOOT
49. It follows "nothin' like" : ADAME
51. Dreaded element : RADON
53. Dir. for a skipper : NBE
54. Gilda portrayer : RITA
55. Over, in Aix : FINI
56. Support for Jasper Johns : EASEL
58. ___tone : CORNERS
60. ___hop : BARBERS
62. Bike for two : TANDEM
63. Type of man : LADIES
64. Carbonara complement : PASTA
65. Lightened or lessened : EASED
1. Make less severe : MITIGATE
2. Cost, at cards : ANTE
3. Vales : DELLS
4. A surface measure : ARE
5. Of hidden meaning : MYSTIC
6. ___able : ACCREDIT
7. Confab : CHAT
8. Vogue : TON
9. Forefather : ELDER
10. Did thorough research : DELVED
11. Nottingham nail polish : VARNISH
13. Like an oboe's sound : REEDY
14. Memorable Texan's middle name : BAINES
16. Wild plum : SLOE
19. Entrance for Clementine's dad : ADIT
23. Football's famed Joe : NAMATH
24. Actor Ritchard : CYRIL
26. Convince : SELL
28. City on the Rio Grande : LAREDO
31. Type of type : ELITE
33. A. A. Milne, e.g. : AUTH
35. ___tic : CHARISMA
37. Carolina creeper : MOONSEED
38. Diligent investigators : PROBERS
39. Monopoly pieces : HOTELS
41. John, in Wales : EWAN
43. Writer Connelly : MARC
44. Describing certain cards, in TV : IDIOT
45. Subordinate despot : SATRAP
47. Esculent : EDIBLE
50. Spiritual nourishment : MANNA
52. Stupes : NERDS
55. Vexation : FRET
57. Rose fancier : ABIE
59. Begley and Wynn : EDS
61. Battery size : AAA

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