New York Times, Tuesday, February 27, 1990

Author:Richard Silvestri
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Michaelangelo work : DAVID
6. Garage job : LUBE
10. Big Ben, e.g. : BELL
14. Cream of the crop : ELITE
15. Girasol : OPAL
16. Mayberry moppet : OPIE
17. Campaign-poster word : ELECT
18. Burt Reynolds's wife : LONI
19. Abundant : RIFE
20. A pair of sleigh pullers : DASHERANDDANCER
23. Prior to, to Prior : ERE
24. Ego : SELF
25. Finishing nail : BRAD
28. A way to stand : PAT
31. Daggers : DIRKS
34. Football filler : AIR
35. Bombay wear : SAREE
37. Wish granter of fable : GENIE
39. A pair of diminutive miners : SLEEPYANDSNEEZY
42. Hair dye : HENNA
43. Skeleton : BONES
44. Profit chaser : EER
45. Set in motion : START
47. Stoolie : RAT
48. Threatening word : ELSE
49. Pure and simple : MERE
51. Shade from the sun? : TAN
53. A pair of swordsmen : ATHOSANDPORTHOS
61. Joe Isuzu, for one : LIAR
62. Brown beverage : COLA
63. Sunshine State city : MIAMI
64. Pot builder : ANTE
65. Yale Bowl performers : ELIS
66. Flynn of films : ERROL
67. Require : NEED
68. V.I.P. platform : DAIS
69. Bus stop : DEPOT
1. Homeowner's document : DEED
2. ___ breve : ALLA
3. Contends : VIES
4. Had a hankering : ITCHED
5. Daunt : DETER
6. "Damn Yankees" siren : LOLA
7. Familiar with : UPON
8. Rock groups : BANDS
9. Skipped over : ELIDED
10. Elsa's story : BORNFREE
11. Grand : EPIC
12. Biography : LIFE
13. Lewd look : LEER
21. Compensate : REPAY
22. Trues up : ALIGNS
25. Wingding : BASH
26. Angers : RILES
27. "___ we all?" : ARENT
29. U.A.R. part : ARAB
30. General nature : TENOR
32. Prepare for prayer : KNEEL
33. Small, medium and large : SIZES
35. Alley consolations : SPARES
36. Best of the theater : EDNA
38. Brontë heroine : EYRE
40. Charmed : ENAMORED
41. Scrap : SETTO
46. Followed a trail : TRACED
48. Whole : ENTIRE
50. ___ Gay : ENOLA
52. Ready for battle : ARMED
53. Shepard or King : ALAN
54. Antler branch : TINE
55. Execrate : HATE
56. MCIV halved : DLII
57. Overtake : PASS
58. Instrument for a Marx : HARP
59. Melville novel : OMOO
60. Delta material : SILT

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