New York Times, Thursday, February 27, 1992

Author:Jeff Herrington
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { H K P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
Jeff Herrington has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Monastic superior : ABBESS
7. Big leagues : MAJORS
13. Eared seal : SEALION
15. Talismans : AMULETS
17. Suitable for the block : SALABLE
18. Fixed attitude : MINDSET
19. Judah's second son : ONAN
20. Break a cipher : DECODE
22. Numerical prefix : TRI
23. Tough skin : RIND
24. Painter who illustrated Dante's works : DORE
25. By and by : SOON
26. British gumshoes : TECS
27. In addition : ELSE
28. Very neat : TRIG
29. Mariner's dir. : SSE
30. Newsy note : ITEM
31. Avaricious : GREEDY
33. Michael Collins, e.g. : ASTRONAUT
35. Effacement : RASURE
38. Alaskan city : NOME
39. TV series : ROC
42. Bird, to Brutus : AVIS
43. ___ Wawa, Radner role : BABA
44. Hindu spirit : DEVA
45. Suffix with base or abase : MENT
46. Clipping on a gridiron, e.g. : FOUL
47. Cousin of etc. : ETAL
48. Kind of virus : RNA
49. Monopoly : CARTEL
51. Wimbledon superstar: 1976-80 : BORG
52. External : OUTWARD
54. Sunrooms : SOLARIA
56. Craze : DERANGE
57. Glass raiser : TOASTER
58. Suit maker : SARTOR
59. Hirsute : TRESSY
1. Classifies : ASSORTS
2. Skullcaps : BEANIES
3. Equilibrate : BALANCE
4. Large kin of dik-diks : ELANDS
5. Bro, to sis : SIB
6. Auctioneer's word : SOLD
7. Bolivian river : MAMORE
8. Ammonia derivative : AMIDE
9. Havoc of Hollywood : JUNE
10. Stale : OLD
11. Put back : RESTORE
12. Muscle builder : STEROID
14. Tease : NEEDLER
16. Penurious : STINGY
21. Yuri Gagarin, e.g. : COSMONAUT
25. Proofreader's mark : STET
27. Planch add-on : ETTE
30. Leb. neighbor : ISR
31. Character in "Princess Ida" : GAMA
32. Scribe or de Rivoli : RUE
33. Czech. neighbor : AUST
34. Shakespeare's adjective for Brutus : NOBLEST
35. Muzzle loader : RAMROD
36. Modes of access : AVENUES
37. "Rat Pack" leader : SINATRA
39. Comebacks : RETORTS
40. Plant parts enclosing young seeds : OVARIES
41. Alberta city : CALGARY
43. Something to purfle : BORDER
44. Lower in character : DEBASE
46. Henry Wells stopped here : FARGO
49. Slanting motion : CANT
50. Joe Orton play : LOOT
53. Whitman's "The Real ___" : WAR
55. Tutelary deity : LAR

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