New York Times, Thursday, February 9, 1989

Author:Eli Wesoff
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
Eli Wesoff has 92 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Comic's stock in trade : GAGS
5. Space-age acronym : NASA
9. Q followers : RSTU
13. Icehouse? : IGLU
14. Time spans : ERAS
15. Branch of biol. : ECOL
16. Clothed ___ (fully attired) : FROMHEADTOFOOT
19. Tantalized : TEASED
20. Feudal tribute : HERIOT
21. Hardened : SET
22. Yodeler's milieu : ALP
24. Pitt mascot : PANTHER
27. Deliver an address : SPEAK
29. Scottish monster, affectionately : NESSIE
30. Fight for breath : PANT
33. Kind of shop, in Soho : GROG
35. Seraglio room : ODA
36. Tub plant : ALOE
37. Critic Hippolyte Adolphe ___ : TAINE
38. Part of AARP : AMER
39. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
40. Relative of curare : INEE
41. Hypochondriac's dread : GERM
42. Balance accounts : EVENUP
45. Camille portrayer: 1936 : GARBO
48. Household pests : REDANTS
50. Trygve of the U.N. : LIE
51. Plural pronoun for Pierre : ILS
54. "For ___, two, three strikes you're out . . . " : ITSONE
56. Plains Indian : PAWNEE
58. Conversely : ONTHEOTHERHAND
60. Fits to ___ : ATEE
61. Salt Lake City team : UTES
62. "A Man ___ Woman," 1966 movie : ANDA
63. This was once a tin lizzie : FORD
64. Book preceder : TEXT
65. Ill-tempered : MEAN
1. Endowments : GIFTS
2. Be in accord : AGREE
3. Exult selfishly : GLOAT
4. Arithmetical exercises : SUMS
5. Rib : NEEDLE
6. The Altar, in astronomy : ARA
7. Hindu ascetic : SADH
8. "Marriage is ___ so grave . . . ": R.L.S. : ASTEP
9. Purify : REFINE
10. Moves like Phil Rizzuto : SCOOTS
11. Adjective for Marilyn Monroe : TOOTHSOME
12. The previous mo. : ULT
17. Dilapidated car : HEAP
18. Seville, e.g. : ORANGE
23. Missionary's concern : PAGAN
25. Precursor of down : EIDER
26. Supply new weaponry : REARM
27. Fr. Holy woman : STE
28. War, in Düsseldorf : KRIEG
30. Having less color : PALER
31. Vibrant : ALIVE
32. Poked around : NOSEDINTO
34. Patrick or Ryan : ONEAL
37. Start of Tiny Tim's theme song : TIPTOE
38. "It's ___!" (business agreement) : AGO
43. Talk incessantly : NATTER
44. Like feathers prior to molting : UNSHED
46. Most mature : RIPEST
47. Stand : BEAR
49. Schnoz : SNOUT
51. Vapid : INANE
52. ___ hand (give help) : LENDA
53. Family car : SEDAN
55. Leather or usher ending : ETTE
57. Socko! : WHAM
58. Simpleton : OAF
59. Practice witchcraft on : HEX

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