New York Times, Tuesday, February 20, 1990

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1990, The New York Times
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1. Drift to leeward : SAG
4. Assignment : CHORE
9. Code word : ALFA
13. In imitation of : ALA
14. Iroquoian language : HURON
15. ___ away (abrades) : WEARS
17. Memorable actress from Brooklyn : BARBARASTANWYCK
20. Fix in the memory : EMBED
21. Gibbons : LARS
22. He loved Lucy : DESI
23. Monte ___, Pennine alp : ROSA
24. Baltic native : LETT
26. Synagogue official : RABBI
30. Beached : ASHORE
35. Mouths : ORA
38. ___ sienna : BURNT
40. Eroded by wind : EOLIC
41. Actress from Berlin : MARLENEDIETRICH
44. Beelzebub, once : ANGEL
45. Residue : DREGS
46. Cry of surprise : OHO
47. Took part in a mob scene : RIOTED
49. Coaxed : URGED
51. Blubbers : SOBS
53. "Metamorphoses" author : OVID
57. Chase of the theater : ILKA
61. Kind of bowl or jacket : DUST
63. Without friends : ALONE
64. Memorable actor from Omaha : MONTGOMERYCLIFT
67. Religious devotion : PIETY
68. Cloth fold : PLEAT
69. Passing grade : CEE
70. Suture formed in sewing : SEAM
71. Lots : SLEWS
72. Stray : ERR
1. ___ rattling (militarism) : SABER
2. Historic Franciscan mission : ALAMO
3. Arrays : GARBS
4. African republic : CHAD
5. Wallace's "Ben-___" : HUR
6. Spoken : ORAL
7. Actress from Waterbury, Conn. : ROSALINDRUSSELL
8. ___ nous : ENTRE
9. Arista : AWN
10. Licentious : LEWD
11. Actress-singer from N.Y.C. : FAYE
12. Bows : ARCS
16. Enter a biathlon : SKI
18. Kodiak, e.g. : BEAR
19. Movie dog : ASTA
25. Dangerous fly : TSETSE
27. White poplars : ABELES
28. Woman's hair knot : BUN
29. Raised : BRED
31. Jordan's Mount ___ : HOR
32. Miscellany : OLIO
33. Sumptuous : RICH
34. Repeat : ECHO
35. Actor Sharif from Alexandria : OMAR
36. Hindu princess : RANI
37. Former southern constellation : ARGO
39. One of a series of rows : TIER
42. ___ in on (inform) : LET
43. Leghorn's largess : EGG
48. Extinct bird : DODO
50. Pretty child : DOLL
52. Thank-you-ma'ams : BUMPS
54. Mezzo-soprano, e.g. : VOICE
55. Deduce : INFER
56. Dissuade : DETER
57. Scamp : IMP
58. Superman's friend : LOIS
59. Patella's location : KNEE
60. "___ girl!" : ATTA
62. Catalpa, for one : TREE
63. ___ up (misbehaves) : ACTS
65. Calisthenics site : GYM
66. Veer, at sea : YAW

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