New York Times, Monday, February 25, 1991

Author:Michael A. Rampino
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Speech defect : LISP
5. ___ Stoker, Dracula's creator : BRAM
9. Quip : GAG
12. Scent : ODOR
13. Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
14. Horde : ARMY
15. First-rate : BLUERIBBON
17. Taxco toiler : PEON
18. Kind of ace or break : SERVICE
19. Most luxurious : RICHEST
21. Adherent: Suffix : ITE
22. Nickel or dime : COIN
23. Professions : CAREERS
27. Snuggles : CUDDLES
30. Again : ANEW
31. "___ World" : WEARE
33. Bankbook abbr. : INT
34. Overture : BID
35. Derided : SCORNED
37. J. Low org. : GSA
38. Baseball-bat lumber : ASH
39. "___ Doone" : LORNA
40. Avoid : SHUN
41. ___ Islands, bird sanctuary : LEEWARD
43. Finite : LIMITED
46. Ribbed fabrics : REPS
47. Nautical chain : TYE
48. Prophesied : FORESAW
51. Most obtuse : DENSEST
55. Barren : ARID
56. Cranial mass : GRAYMATTER
58. Taverns : INNS
59. Roof overhangs : EAVES
60. Ste. ___ de Beaupré : ANNE
61. Table support : LEG
62. Tore : SPED
63. Surfeit : SATE
1. Tennis ploys : LOBS
2. Unemployed : IDLE
3. Bitter : SOUR
4. Show for critics : PREVIEW
5. Ruth or Didrikson : BABE
6. Kid : RIB
7. Hebrew lyre : ASOR
8. Hand work : MANICURE
9. Go signal : GREENLIGHT
10. Old Testament book : AMOS
11. Ibsen's "Peer ___" : GYNT
13. Kitchen utensil : RICER
14. Plant pest : APHID
16. Ceremony : RITE
20. Ciphered : CODED
23. Conspiracy : CABAL
24. Cordial flavor : ANISE
25. Diversionary tactic : REDHERRING
26. Scimitar : SWORD
27. Waterway : CANAL
28. Result : ENSUE
29. Bear : STAND
32. Raptorial sea bird : ERN
35. Rebukes : SLAPS
36. Bouquets worn at proms : CORSAGES
40. Noonday naps : SIESTAS
42. Garden invaders : WEEDS
44. Articles : ITEMS
45. Starling's cousin : MYNA
48. Go broke : FAIL
49. Camembert cheese region : ORNE
50. Envelop : WRAP
51. Colored : DYED
52. Active European volcano : ETNA
53. Transmitted : SENT
54. Catalpa or paulownia : TREE
57. Lexington or Madison in N.Y.C. : AVE

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