New York Times, Wednesday, February 17, 1993

Author:Harold B. Counts
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Squall : GUST
5. Acted human : ERRED
10. "Scram, Tabby!" : SCAT
14. Italian wine center : ASTI
15. Coronet : TIARA
16. Harness part : HAME
17. Change one's views : TURNCATINTHEPAN
20. Significant period : ERA
21. Unenclosed waters : OPENSEA
22. Hot time in Paris : ETE
23. Hale or 007 : SPY
24. Offspring: Abbr. : DESC
25. Worth : MERIT
27. Bee chaser : CEE
29. Gather : AMASS
32. Girasol : OPAL
34. Rocker's heavy ___ : METAL
36. Bivouac : CAMP
40. Gam of films : RITA
41. Walkway : AISLE
42. Plant used in treating burns : ALOE
43. Quiet's partner : REST
44. Babble : PRATE
45. Kind of bargain : PLEA
46. Ruhr city : ESSEN
48. Behold : SEE
49. Polynesian language : MAORI
52. Actress Tyne ___ : DALY
55. Jan.-to-Dec. periods : YRS
58. Cover girl Carol ___ : ALT
59. Big-band Benny : GOODMAN
62. Fire : CAN
63. Play involving watchful waiting : CATANDMOUSEGAME
66. Iowa college town : AMES
67. Early U.S. coin : EAGLE
68. To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
69. Employment : WORK
70. Goose genus : ANSER
71. North Sea feeder : YSER
1. Victor at Saratoga: 1777 : GATES
2. Seize power : USURP
3. Some scavengers : STRAYCATS
4. Stannum : TIN
5. Halting place, in Sèvres : ETAPE
6. Ceremonies : RITES
7. Pour : RAINCATSANDDOGS
8. Fulmars' kin : ERNS
9. Particular point of time : DATE
10. "___ loves me . . . " : SHE
11. Frisk : CAPER
12. Italian violin : AMATI
13. Dogma : TENET
18. Cipher or encipher : CODE
19. Virginia actors? : HAMS
26. Emulate Harriet Tubman : ESCAPE
28. Click beetle : ELATER
30. Lager ingredient : MALT
31. Downwind : ALEE
32. Puck's good boy : ORR
33. Jumble : PIE
34. Glove-compartment items : MAPS
35. Where Mary Robinson presides : EIRE
37. See 3 Down : ALLEYCATS
38. A Stooge : MOE
39. ___ soup (dense fog) : PEA
47. Earmark : SIGN
48. "Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
49. Large parrot : MACAW
50. Tex. shrine : ALAMO
51. Weasellike mammal : OTTER
53. Stubborn as ___ : AMULE
54. Type of beam : LASER
56. English novelist: 1839-1908 : RAMEE
57. Show contempt : SNEER
60. Grecian theaters : ODEA
61. Yemeni neighbor : OMAN
64. Invite : ASK
65. ___ Paree : GAY

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