New York Times, Friday, February 16, 1990

Author:Peggy Devlin
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Staff of life : BREAD
6. Used a besom : SWEPT
11. Crate content : CUBAGE
12. Answer to a lieutenant : YESSIR
14. Cassowary and ostrich : RATITES
15. Calm : RESTFUL
17. Superlative ending : EST
18. Screen from view : SECLUDE
20. Govt. agency : FBI
21. Capital of Calvados : CAEN
23. Oozing : SEEPY
24. Stag or buck : MALE
25. President James ___ Garfield : ABRAM
27. Napoleonic marshal : NEY
28. Civet's African cousin : GENET
29. Monetary rewards : PAYMENTS
31. Golden: Comb. form : CHRYSO
32. Tavern quaffs : ALES
33. Bangkok native : THAI
34. Talk indistinctly : JABBER
37. Wins : TRIUMPHS
41. "The Story of ___ H.," 1975 film : ADELE
42. "___ walks in beauty . . . ": Byron : SHE
43. Hat worn for sun protection : TERAI
44. Stoma : PORE
45. Ages and ages : AEONS
47. Old-time tear-jerker, "___ Lynne" : EAST
48. Misplay : ERR
49. State of lawlessness : ANARCHY
51. Native of: Suffix : ITE
52. Caused by an earthquake : SEISMIC
54. What the hero of "The Natural" did : HOMERED
56. Discoverer of the Mississippi : DESOTO
57. Great geometrician : EUCLID
58. Mulching material : STRAW
59. Horseshoes player's target : STAKE
1. Grossly flattering : BUTTERY
2. Baseball stat : RBI
3. Diner sign : EATS
4. Family of U.S. author James : AGEES
5. Thrills for sky divers : DESCENTS
6. Mawkish : SYRUPY
7. Lean and lanky : WEEDY
8. Being: Lat. : ESSE
9. Sibilant signal : PST
10. Famous jeweler : TIFFANY
11. Winter melon : CASABA
13. Russian money : RUBLES
14. Newscaster's summary : RECAP
16. Be stationary in the winter : LIETO
19. Dregs : LEES
22. Noteworthy : NAMABLE
24. Carmen's creator : MERIMEE
26. Free-for-all : MELEE
28. Indian mountain chain : GHAUT
30. Saul's grandfather : NER
31. Greek letter : CHI
33. W.W. I battle sites : TRENCHES
34. Tricks : JAPES
35. Doted on : ADORED
36. Juicy fruits : BERRIES
37. Thunder god : THOR
38. Kind of dog or schooner : PRAIRIE
39. Hurried, to Shakespeare : HASTED
40. Located : SITED
42. Dugong : SEACOW
45. Loos or O'Day : ANITA
46. Holler : SHOUT
49. Roman god : AMOR
50. A hit song of 1979 : YMCA
53. Concorde, e.g. : SST
55. Wapiti : ELK

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