New York Times, Saturday, February 22, 1992

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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1. What dummies don't know : OATS
5. Pet for Hi and Lois : DAWG
9. Trout type : CHAR
13. Nullify a deletion : STET
14. Scent for a señorita : OLOR
15. Wore : HADON
17. German state : SAAR
18. El Bahr : NILE
19. Valor; virtue : ARETE
20. Con men : RIPOFFARTISTS
23. Firefighting gear : LADDERS
25. ___ for tat : TIT
26. Asian holiday : TET
27. Showy bird : EGRET
28. They have high hopes : ASPIRERS
30. Late actor Jack ___ : SOO
31. Forewarning : PORTENT
33. Purveyor of phony money : PAPERHANGER
37. Residents of Varna : BULGARS
38. Dir. or suffix : ESE
41. Abuse : MISTREAT
44. Smithy's block : ANVIL
46. Muslim title : AGA
47. Down or rise lead-in : SUN
48. Some are mean : STREETS
50. Penned legal aide? : INHOUSELAWYER
53. Orange Bowl city : MIAMI
54. Isolated : LONE
55. ___ tone : DIAL
58. Ruse used by a gen. : STRAT
59. Theorbo : LUTE
60. ___-majesté : LESE
61. What the walls have : EARS
62. Berliner's budget : ETAT
63. Being, to Livy : ESSE
1. C.I.A. forerunner : OSS
2. Alma ___, Kazakh city : ATA
3. Anagram for prorated : TEARDROP
4. Take giant steps : STRIDE
5. Benefactor : DONOR
6. Arabic letters : ALIFS
7. Gobble : WOLF
8. " . . . the ___ early droop'd . . . ": Whitman : GREATSTAR
9. Activity at bees or soirees : CHATTING
10. Zelle's alias : HARI
11. Start of a carol : ADESTE
12. Blackguard : ROTTER
16. Sets of fixed boxes : NESTS
21. Canoodle : PET
22. Approaches perfection : RIPENS
23. Liszt's "___ Préludes" : LES
24. Long follower : AGO
28. Buddhist who has attained Nirvana : ARHAT
29. I 95 is one : RTE
31. Father of Achilles : PELEUS
32. Specialized part of a cell : ORGANELLE
34. Browning's "___ Vogler" : ABT
35. Occupations : PURSUITS
36. Dreamy instrumental compositions : REVERIES
39. Pose : SIT
40. Quintet in "La, La, Lucille" : ELS
41. Disfigures : MAIMS
42. Kindle : IGNITE
43. Tuaregs' region : SAHARA
44. Connected with: Suffix : ARY
45. Bodkin : NEEDLE
48. Noted bag man : SANTA
49. Aviary sound : TWEET
51. ___ Bongo, President of Gabon : OMAR
52. Bumpkin : LOUT
56. Ninny : ASS
57. A modern Grant : LEE

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