New York Times, Tuesday, February 19, 1991

Author:William Baxley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q U W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1991, The New York Times
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1. One of the Reiners : CARL
5. Baffle : EVADE
10. Wild guess : STAB
14. Sills specialty : ARIA
15. Prefer : FAVOR
16. Spare, sometimes : TIRE
17. Critical moment, after "in the" : NICKOFTIME
19. He loves: Lat. : AMAT
20. Hiding place for an ace : SLEEVE
21. Units of sound-wave intensity : DECIBELS
23. Fourth man : SETH
25. Stem : STALK
26. Afternoon shows : MATINEES
30. N.Y. lake : ONEIDA
33. Crocuses, e.g. : IRIDS
34. Mimics : APERS
36. Oahu garland : LEI
37. Citrus fruit : LIME
38. Inventor Howe : ELIAS
39. ___'Orleans, Canada : ILED
40. New Guinea port : LAE
41. Musical upbeats : ARSES
42. Metric unit : STERE
43. Punctual : ONTIME
45. Possessing learning : LETTERED
47. A plant disease : EDEMA
49. Fly high : SOAR
50. Namesakes of TV host Hall : ARSENIOS
53. Muslim decrees : IRADES
57. Facts : DATA
58. Fast rhythm : TRIPLETIME
60. "They have spread ___ . . . ": Psalm 140 : ANET
61. Floor: Fr. : ETAGE
62. Writer Bombeck : ERMA
63. Manufactured : MADE
64. Leyte neighbor : SAMAR
65. Transaction : DEAL
1. Fires : CANS
2. Seed covering : ARIL
3. Jambalaya base : RICE
4. Choice location for a summer cottage : LAKESIDE
5. Exhausted : EFFETE
6. Large vessel : VAT
7. Craving eagerly : AVID
8. Rotunda features : DOMES
9. Builders : ERECTORS
10. Steadfast : STABLE
11. Diversion : TIMEKILLER
12. U.S.S.R. sea : ARAL
13. Wagers : BETS
18. Oasts : OVENS
22. Fleming and Hunter : IANS
24. Cures : HEALS
26. Soprano Aprile ___ : MILLO
27. Suffix with sect : ARIAN
28. Proven over a long period : TIMETESTED
29. Sales pitch : SPIEL
31. Farm-machine inventor : DEERE
32. Gave help to : AIDED
35. Slackens : EASES
38. Religious recluses : EREMITES
39. Repeated : ITERATED
41. Hemsley's TV sitcom : AMEN
42. Look fixedly : STARE
44. Form a conception : IDEATE
46. Peon : TOILER
48. Corporeal channel : AORTA
50. Furniture style : ADAM
51. Punjabi prince : RANA
52. Thailand, once : SIAM
54. Dismal : DIRE
55. Poet Lazarus : EMMA
56. Close an envelope : SEAL
59. Org. for Nicklaus : PGA

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