New York Times, Saturday, February 18, 1989

Author:Bernard Meren
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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© 1989, The New York Times
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1. Minstrel : BARD
5. Faux pas : GAFFE
10. ___ Gemayel, President of Lebanon : AMIN
14. Needle case : ETUI
15. Off the cuff : ADLIB
16. Heart : CORE
17. Early Olympics site : ELIS
18. Mont. county : TOOLE
19. Eccentric oldster : COOT
20. Highest peak of the Bernese Alps : FINSTERAARHORN
23. Resource : ASSET
24. Greek cross : TAU
25. It is, in Bilbao : ESTA
27. Norse goddess : EIR
29. Related on the mother's side : ENATE
33. Juvenal's forte : SATIRE
35. Turner or Hentoff : NAT
37. Disney sci-fi film : TRON
38. Urgent work for a tailor? : PRESSINGMISSION
41. Hebrew letter : ALEF
42. "Agnus ___" : DEI
43. Author or cloak : CAPOTE
44. Of bodily tissue : TELAR
46. Psychic initials : ESP
48. Aptly titled English spa : BATH
49. Mountain pass : COL
51. Suspicious : LEERY
53. Sports org. established in 1876 : NATIONALLEAGUE
59. Roast, in Rouen : ROTI
60. Erie or root follower : CANAL
61. "Hair today, gone tomorrow" adjective : BALD
62. Former Congolese prime minister : ILEO
63. Tow, as by an anchor chain : KEDGE
64. Ranger or Eagle : LONE
65. Naval off. : BOSN
66. Site of the Krupp works : ESSEN
67. Mideastern airline : ELAL
1. Complaint : BEEF
2. Gudrun's victim : ATLI
3. Undo : RUIN
4. Uneasiness : DISSATISFACTION
5. Victorious general at Saratoga : GATES
6. Actress Renée : ADOREE
7. Custard desserts : FLOATINGISLANDS
8. Threadlike parts : FILA
9. Weimar Republic's first president : EBERT
10. Debts that are due : ACCOUNTSPAYABLE
11. Othello was one : MOOR
12. Kind of hand or horse : IRON
13. Bottom line : NET
21. Peter and Ivan : TSARS
22. "Some ___ meat . . . ": Burns : HAE
25. City near Memphis : EARLE
26. Brace (oneself) : STEEL
28. Namath was once one : RAM
30. Out of control : ARIOT
31. Nail's partner : TOOTH
32. Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
33. Gaiter : SPAT
34. Leif ___, former news commentator : EID
36. Facial spasm : TIC
39. Society-page word : NEE
40. Any Buffalo N.H.L. player : SABRE
45. Reine's spouse : ROI
47. Hair : PELAGE
50. U.S. humorist-journalist: 1833-88 : LOCKE
52. Vera ___ of musicals : ELLEN
53. ___ contendere : NOLO
54. Actor Roscoe ___ : ATES
55. Scottish refusals : NAES
56. Coventry cooler : GAOL
57. Cubitus : ULNA
58. A biographer of Henry James : EDEL
59. Eve, once : RIB

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