New York Times, Thursday, February 25, 1993

Author:Ronald C. Hirschfeld
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1
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© 1993, The New York Times
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1. Judge (4) : DEEM
5. Serene (4) : CALM
9. ___ Rouge, Cambodian guerrilla (5) : KHMER
14. Precipice part (4) : EDGE
15. Olive genus (4) : OLEA
16. Kent portrayer (5) : REEVE
17. Lilly Daché's métier (9) : MILLINERY
19. Immigrant's island (5) : ELLIS
20. Marine fish (7) : SEABASS
21. Produce an egg (7) : OVULATE
23. One-billionth: Comb. form (4) : NANO
24. Tizzy (4) : SNIT
25. Natalie's singing father (3) : NAT
26. Q-U connection (3) : RST
28. Adulate (7) : LIONIZE
31. Fetid (4) : OLID
33. Soprano Trentini (4) : EMMA
34. "Sweeney ___": T. S. Eliot (5) : ERECT
38. City on the site of ancient Carthage (5) : TUNIS
40. Designer of the J.F.K. Library (3) : PEI
41. Conductor Erno ___ (5) : RAPEE
42. Cockscomb (5) : CREST
43. ___ Bud, Dickens heroine (4) : ROSA
45. Its field once had a Strawberry (4) : SHEA
46. Cheat (7) : COZENER
48. This opens sesame (3) : ESS
49. Micmac's cousin (3) : SAC
52. ___-majesté (4) : LESE
53. Call (4) : TERM
56. Catherine the Great, for one (7) : TSARINA
58. "The Pearl ___," Bizet opera (7) : FISHERS
61. Intended (5) : AIMED
62. Falstaff, for one (9) : ROISTERER
64. Utopian (5) : IDEAL
65. Part of M.I.T. (4) : INST
66. Cantina snack (4) : TACO
67. On deck (5) : READY
68. A classic race at Epsom Downs (4) : OAKS
69. Vietnamese holidays (4) : TETS
1. Some F.O.B.'s (4) : DEMS
2. Ernie K.'s widow (4) : EDIE
3. Sweetbrier (9) : EGLANTINE
4. Soprano to be toasted? (5) : MELBA
5. Organ part (7) : CONSOLE
6. City in S France (4) : ALES
7. Celtic Neptune (3) : LER
8. Thick dressing (10) : MAYONNAISE
9. Beethoven's "___ Sonata" (8) : KREUTZER
10. Thing sometimes given or caught (4) : HELL
11. Black: Comb. form (5) : MELAN
12. LuPone role (5) : EVITA
13. Transplant (5) : RESET
18. John, to Jock (3) : IAN
22. Lucky Roman number (3) : VII
24. "___ to Watch Over Me," Gershwin song (7) : SOMEONE
26. Campus mil. group (4) : ROTC
27. Disparage (4) : SLUR
29. Hurok was one (10) : IMPRESARIO
30. Epochs (4) : ERAS
32. CD, for one (4) : DISC
35. Mayflies, e.g. (9) : EPHEMERAE
36. So-so grades (4) : CEES
37. Cachar and bancha (4) : TEAS
39. In a phlegmatic way (8) : STOLIDLY
44. Hopper and Turner (7) : ARTISTS
47. Japanese Buddhist sect (3) : ZEN
49. Ship's companionway (5) : STAIR
50. Place for kidding? (5) : ASIDE
51. ___ cropper (failed) (5) : CAMEA
54. Superlative suffix (3) : EST
55. Butler at Tara (5) : RHETT
57. Peruse (4) : READ
58. Carlton of baseball (4) : FISK
59. Straight: Comb. form (4) : RECT
60. Angels' delights (4) : SROS
63. ___ shoestring (3) : ONA

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