New York Times, Saturday, February 23, 1991

Author: Ronald C. Hirschfeld
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Caribbean island : CURACAO
8. Hemp derivative : HASHISH
15. Sour liquids : ALEGARS
16. Loss of power to understand words : APHASIA
17. Recent ring retiree : SUGARRAYLEONARD
19. Houston player : ASTRO
20. Some wins by 17 Across : KOS
21. Pangolin's meal : ANTS
22. Epic translated by Pope : ILIAD
24. High, in Hebrew : ELI
25. Spice and staff : MACES
27. Symbol of nudity : JAYBIRD
31. Dine : SUP
32. Della and Lizette : REESES
35. Mars: Comb. form : AREO
36. A Wimbledon champion: 1981 : CHRISEVERTLLOYD
39. Descendant of Fatima : ALID
40. Kind of bond : YANKEE
41. Modernist : NEO
42. Pleistocene mammal : MYLODON
44. Kyle and Tobin of football : ROTES
46. Manager Piniella : LOU
47. Elbows or shells : PASTA
49. Adonis's killer : BOAR
51. Ouse feeder : CAM
52. Diminish : ABATE
56. N.B.A. scoring leader: 1960-66 : WILTCHAMBERLAIN
59. Minimally : ATLEAST
60. Bade : ORDERED
61. "Our hope for ___ come": Watts : YEARSTO
62. Wimple wearers : SISTERS
1. Pedro's house : CASA
2. Small one: Suffix : ULUS
3. Command of a col. : REGT
4. Edible mushroom : AGARIC
5. Christmas singers : CAROLERS
6. Part of E.T.A. : ARR
7. Prefecture of Japan : OSAKA
8. "Herring Vender" artist : HALS
9. Morris's "The Naked ___" : APE
10. Full of shallow spots : SHOALY
11. Twain's boyhood home : HANNIBAL
12. "The Hun ___ the gate!": Kipling : ISAT
13. Bors and Kay : SIRS
14. Owned : HAD
18. Hebrew letter : YOD
23. Peek-a-boo phrase : ISEEYOU
24. Spring feasts : EASTERS
25. Grass type : MUHLY
26. Millay's "Second ___" : APRIL
27. Steve Martin role: 1979 : JERK
28. Perfume component : IRONE
29. Spanish kings : REYES
30. "Wonderland" bird : DODO
31. Confidence game : SCAM
33. Conductor Whallon : EVAN
34. Short for Long: 1931-35 : SEN
37. Devotee : IDOLATER
38. Tights named for their creator : LEOTARDS
43. Biblical seamstress : DORCAS
45. Inscribed slab : TABLET
47. Knave of clubs : PAM
48. Early Christian pulpits : AMBOS
49. Orthodontist's concern : BITE
50. Earthen jar : OLLA
51. Clouseau's servant : CATO
53. Rhine tributary : AARE
54. Rank : TIER
55. Means' justifiers? : ENDS
56. "Swann's ___": Proust : WAY
57. D.D.E.'s predecessor : HST
58. "___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI

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