New York Times, Tuesday, February 21, 1989

Author: Jeanette K. Brill
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Kind of saxophone : ALTO
5. "___ Me," 1931 song : ALLOF
10. Rodent resembling a guinea pig : PACA
14. Whisky ___ (bar drink) : SOUR
15. Jeweler's magnifying lens : LOUPE
16. Novelist Wister : OWEN
17. Sharpen : HONE
18. Simple organism : MONAD
19. Slender and tall : LANK
20. The best : SALTOFTHEEARTH
23. Dos Passos trilogy : USA
24. Movements of sonatas : RONDOS
25. The best : FATOFTHELAND
31. Cut short a space trip : ABORT
32. Streisand vehicle : NUTS
33. L.A. athlete : RAM
36. Bucky of baseball : DENT
37. Avert : DODGE
39. Food fish : HAKE
40. Culbertson : ELY
41. Canine name meaning "I am faithful" : FIDO
42. Ship's crane : DAVIT
43. The best : TOPOFTHELINE
46. Continued story : SERIAL
49. Letters after ens : OES
50. The best : CREAMOFTHECROP
56. Jungle sound : ROAR
57. Aesop fable's ending : MORAL
58. Sere : ARID
60. Nick and Nora's pooch : ASTA
61. Century plant : AGAVE
62. Word with room or help : MATE
63. Certain veggies : PEAS
64. Did a steno's job : TYPED
65. Broadway attraction : PLAY
1. Residue : ASH
2. She wrote "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" : LOOS
3. Sandwich favorite : TUNA
4. Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
5. Not quite : ALMOST
6. Tropical vine of the gourd family : LOOFAH
7. Fontanne's partner : LUNT
8. Colorful fish : OPAH
9. Unite into a league : FEDERATE
10. Gdansk's country : POLAND
11. Obie or Edgar : AWARD
12. One hundred, in Italia : CENTO
13. Crosses in Egyptian art : ANKHS
21. Clump of grass : TUFT
22. Years upon years : EONS
25. Lose freshness : FADE
26. First victim of fratricide : ABEL
27. Singer Bennett : TONY
28. Worthless morsel : ORT
29. "Till the ___ Time," 1945 song : ENDOF
30. Kind of wrench : LUG
33. Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
34. Related : AKIN
35. Apportion : METE
37. Government negotiator : DIPLOMAT
38. "___ you know the muffin man" : ODO
39. Actor Linden : HAL
41. Froth : FOAM
42. An Edomite, to Esau: Abbr. : DESC
43. Diadems : TIARAS
44. "___ and to Hold": M. Johnston : TOHAVE
45. Well-___ (in the money) : HEELED
46. Bout : SCRAP
47. Uneven : EROSE
48. Ranch in Ferber's "Giant" : REATA
51. Fuddy-duddy : FOGY
52. Snare : TRAP
53. Incline : RAMP
54. Evangelist Roberts : ORAL
55. Bread of the Middle East : PITA
59. Susan ___ of "LA Law" : DEY

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