New York Times, Saturday, February 2, 1991

Author: Bernard Meren
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 6
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. War club : MACE
5. Sacred bull : APIS
9. Vanzetti's friend : SACCO
14. Stravinsky ballet : AGON
15. Something to pick? : BONE
16. Jacob's eighth son : ASHER
17. Giants entertain here : CANDLESTICKPARK
20. Laughter, in Lyon : RIS
21. Other : ELSE
22. Region of Saudi Arabia : ASIR
23. Ready to serve : ONTAP
25. Once, once : ERST
27. Lower Slobbovia founder : CAPP
30. Corrode : RUST
32. Rome's Porta ___ : PIA
33. Corp. chairman : CEO
34. Bari is its capital : APULIA
36. Famed Virginian's monogram : REL
37. Immediately, in prescriptions : STAT
38. Elite listings : SOCIALREGISTERS
41. New Testament book : ACTS
42. Court call : LET
43. Not quite : NEARLY
44. Miss Piggy's favorite pronoun : MOI
45. Soprano Souez : INA
46. Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
47. It's played with a plectrum : ASOR
49. Cartoonist Hulme : ETTA
51. "Romola" character : TESSA
54. Dutch landscape painter : NEER
56. Dictator's phrase : INRE
58. Whip a hide : TAN
59. What a hearty meal does : STICKSTOTHERIBS
63. Must : HASTO
64. Genu : KNEE
65. Freehold unit : ACRE
66. Play part : ACTII
67. Tasmanian peak : OSSA
68. To dare: Sp. : OSAR
1. Large: Comb. form : MACRO
2. Once more : AGAIN
3. Certain jurist : CONSTRUCTIONIST
4. Objective : END
5. Elie of newscasting fame : ABEL
6. Hustlers after rustlers : POSSE
7. What 3 Down makes : INTERPRETATIONS
8. Small whale : SEI
9. He directed "The Odd Couple" : SAKS
10. Jiggly dish : ASPIC
11. Traits : CHARACTERISTICS
12. Wax: Comb. form : CER
13. Mork's home : ORK
18. Seizure: Comb. form : LEPSIA
19. West Coast island resort : CATALINA
24. Whence Greeks sailed for Troy : AULIS
26. Victory, to Goethe : SIEG
28. Very pale gray : PEARL
29. Hopscotch : POTSY
31. Scorekeepers : TALLIERS
34. Honshu volcano : ASAMA
35. ___ de Caldas, Brazilian spa : POCOS
37. Gape : STARE
39. Tear : RENT
40. Couch : SETTEE
48. Straight muscles : RECTI
50. Pot fillers : ANTES
52. Native-born Israeli : SABRA
53. Goose genus : ANSER
55. A Nigerian people : EKOI
57. Mother of Zeus : RHEA
59. Indian sheep : SHA
60. Air Force gp. : TAC
61. Ring dec. : TKO
62. "Kanthapura" author : RAO

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