New York Times, Friday, February 2, 1990

Author:William Baxley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Nitwit : BOOB
5. A Detroit dud : EDSEL
10. Summit : ACME
14. Hawkeye portrayer : ALDA
15. Grand follower : PIANO
16. Picturesque sights in the Seine : ILES
17. Signed on for another hitch : REENLISTED
19. Endure : LAST
20. Git thar fustest with the ___ : MOSTEST
21. Japanese courtesan : GEISHA
23. Love: Lat. : AMOR
24. Medricks : TERNS
25. Kind of triangle : BERMUDA
28. Roots : ORIGINS
31. "I Was the ___," Presley hit : ONE
32. Eremite : RECLUSE
34. Devotee : FAN
35. Brazil, e.g. : NUT
36. Threefold: Comb. form : TER
37. Diamonds, to Legs : ICE
38. Stray : ERR
39. Luge occupant : SLEDDER
43. Defeated Amendment : ERA
44. Better prepared : READIER
46. Redacted : EMENDED
48. Musical endings : CODAS
49. Rasp : FILE
50. Put on weight : FATTEN
52. Beards of grain : ARISTAE
56. Send out : EMIT
57. Belittler's activity : DETRACTING
60. Jimmy, e.g. : TOOL
61. Official proclamation : EDICT
62. Resort in Sicily : ENNA
63. Anglo-Saxon day laborer : ESNE
64. Freeman biography : RELEE
65. Exploit : DEED
1. Brewery yeast : BARM
2. Airplane's ___ strut : OLEO
3. Monodies : ODES
4. Miniature domestic fowl : BANTAM
5. Occurrence : EPISODE
6. Magicians, often : DISTRACTERS
7. Posed : SAT
8. Direction or suffix : ENE
9. Tabard guests : LODGERS
10. Under the weather : AILING
11. "Top secret" designation : CLASSIFIED
12. Interlock : MESH
13. "¿Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
18. Nocturnal mammal : LEMUR
22. Ashtabula's lake : ERIE
24. W. C. Fields comedy? : TOURDEFARCE
25. Blunder : BONER
26. Habituate or accrue : ENURE
27. Act of eating one's words : RETRACTION
29. Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
30. Slammin' Sammy : SNEAD
33. Guided : LED
39. Support : SIDE
40. Hero's lover : LEANDER
41. SW Asian state : EMIRATE
42. Memento : RELIC
45. Partially burned pipe tobacco : DOTTLE
47. Embedded : NESTED
50. Lavish party : FETE
51. Hebrew prophet : AMOS
53. Prong of a pitchfork : TINE
54. "Thousand days" queen : ANNE
55. Hoople's exclamation : EGAD
58. Noted painter of birds : EDE
59. "I Hadn't Anyone ___ You," 1938 song : TIL

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