New York Times, Saturday, February 16, 1991

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
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Across Down
1. Sandy beach : PLAGE
6. Freebies : PASSES
12. Dancer Pearl ___ : PRIMUS
13. Chanteuse, e.g. : ARTISTE
15. World Series team: 1975 : THEBOSTONREDSOX
17. Kind of blank : ORDER
18. "Toilers of the Sea" painter : RYDER
19. "___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
20. Road lead-in : RAIL
21. Attacks : HASAT
22. " . . . with the blue ribbons ___" : ONIT
23. Dos Passos work : USA
24. Goes on a diet : BANTS
25. Canadian Indians : CREES
26. Fabric feature : SELVEDGE
28. Bigwigs : BRASS
29. Construe : INTERPRET
31. Kin of lotto : BEANO
33. Commandments : PRECEPTS
37. Greek legislative assembly : BOULE
38. Like a gale : BLOWY
39. "Where—where slept thine ___": Keats : IRE
40. Echidna fare : ANTS
41. Serb and Croat : SLAVS
42. Frown or scowl : LOUR
43. Third-rate grade : CEE
44. Glide or soar : PLANE
45. Animals of a region : FAUNA
46. Slugger for 15 Across : CARLYASTRZEMSKI
49. "Be thou ___ of health . . . ": Hamlet : ASPIRIT
50. Climbing peppers : BETELS
51. Mount Saint ___, Wash. : HELENS
52. Entangling; insidious : SNARY
1. Landed : PREDIAL
2. Freedom-of-speech limit : LIBEL
3. Valentine figure : AMOR
4. NASA's Grissom : GUS
5. Keep apart : ESTRANGE
6. Washington Zoo pair : PANDAS
7. Fiat cousin : ARRET
8. Trick finish : STER
9. Tom Sawyer's half brother : SID
10. Scroll scribes : ESSENES
11. Lardner products : STORIES
12. Part of many a sentence : PHRASE
14. Beltway signs : EXITS
15. Doughnut, for one : TORUS
16. Salsify : OYSTERPLANT
21. "It ___ Be You," 1924 song : HADTO
22. Be grandiloquent : ORATE
24. Sesame : BENNE
25. Where the longbow prevailed : CRECY
27. Perfumery packaging : VIALS
28. Concocts : BREWS
30. Old Testament book : PROVERBS
31. Pottery material : BONEASH
32. Her symbol was a flute : EUTERPE
34. In a devout way : PIOUSLY
35. Baggage : TRUNKS
36. Turkish inn : SERAI
37. Any grape, banana, etc. : BACCA
38. Denounces : BLASTS
41. Done in : SLAIN
42. Debussy opus : LAMER
44. This stack'll crackle : PYRE
45. Greek goat cheese : FETA
47. Diamond ___ : LIL
48. Form of Buddhism : ZEN

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