New York Times, Tuesday, February 18, 1992

Author:Peggy Devlin
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
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Across Down
1. Town for a wife : BATH
5. Commodious : AMPLE
10. Laver rival, once : ASHE
14. Yearn : ACHE
15. Large archipelago : MALAY
16. Take ___ leave it : ITOR
17. Improve : AMELIORATE
19. Nicaraguan native : RAMA
20. Flop : LEMON
21. Org. for Gretzky : NHL
22. Signs for solid hits : SROS
23. Garb : ATTIRE
26. Lead-in for plasm : ECTO
28. Pen : CAN
30. Part of Q.E.F. : ERAT
31. Covered with sod : TURFED
34. Stat for Bonilla : RBI
35. Strictness : RIGOR
37. Official book : BIBLE
38. Ages and ages : EONS
40. Creator of Moll Flanders : DEFOE
42. Flea or fly : PEST
43. Green strokes : PUTTS
45. Unfermented grape juices : STUMS
47. Windsor, e.g. : TIE
48. Moral determinant : ETHICS
50. Half: Prefix : HEMI
51. "Leave ___ to heaven": Shak. : HER
52. The "Iliad" is one : EPIC
53. Gloss : ENAMEL
55. Flaccid : LIMP
57. Lawyers' org. : ABA
59. Clumsy : INEPT
62. Graven image : IDOL
63. Judge, at times : REPROACHER
66. Icy sea mass : FLOE
67. Erase : CLEAR
68. Soprano Grist : RERI
69. Incline : TEND
70. Comforted : EASED
71. Ratite birds : EMUS
1. Ancient Semitic god : BAAL
2. Peak : ACME
3. Spouse of Selene? : THEMANINTHEMOON
4. Spartan serf : HELOT
5. I love, to Cato : AMO
6. Disfigure : MAR
7. Schaffner film: 1968 : PLANETOFTHEAPES
8. Plaster support : LATH
9. Hole in embroidery : EYELET
10. Landing site : AIRSTRIP
11. Magis' guide : STAROFBETHLEHEM
12. ___ sapiens : HOMO
13. Epochs : ERAS
18. Bury : INTER
24. Crocus or flag : IRID
25. Storms : RAGES
27. Ursa minor? : CUB
28. Thin pancake : CREPE
29. Circa : ABOUT
32. Actress Janis : ELSIE
33. Hold back : DETER
36. City on the Seine : ROUEN
39. Flecked : STIPPLED
41. Poet Lazarus : EMMA
44. ___-fi : SCI
46. Former genus of primates : SIMIA
49. Like hen's teeth : SCARCE
54. Ink for Camus : ENCRE
55. Elevator for Di : LIFT
56. Baseless : IDLE
58. Composer Bartók : BELA
60. Where llamas roam : PERU
61. Baseball's Speaker : TRIS
64. "Norma ___" : RAE
65. Fort in Calif. : ORD

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