New York Times, Monday, February 27, 1989

Author: Virginia L. Yates
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1989, The New York Times
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1. Fish or singer : BASS
5. Fermenting agent : WORT
9. Rush letters : ASAP
13. Jumble : OLIO
14. Wrong : AMISS
16. Toss the dice : ROLL
17. Alphabet quartet : RSTU
18. Tropical lizard : GECKO
19. Intractable one : MULE
20. Pitcher's throwing arm : SOUPBONE
22. Dream land? : UTOPIA
24. Games' partner : FUN
25. Wear with an air : SPORT
26. Drop by : POPIN
29. Room : SPACE
31. Eggs for Cato : OVA
34. Track-meet unit : EVENT
35. Cyclades island : PAROS
36. Pick lead-in : NIT
37. Estuary streams : RIAS
38. Squelch : SITON
39. Mentor, Hindu style : GURU
40. Electees : INS
41. Big name in bridge : GOREN
42. Bad dog : BITER
43. Delibes or Durocher : LEO
44. Repenter's activity : RUING
45. Entertainer Bean : ORSON
46. Not likely : UNAPT
48. Manute of the N.B.A. : BOL
49. Arboreal quakers : ASPENS
51. Most mawkish : SOUPIEST
56. Munch : CHEW
57. Turn topsy-turvy : UPEND
59. Pac-10's parent org. : NCAA
60. Towel word : HERS
61. Traced via loud speaker : PAGED
62. Kind of bean : MUNG
63. "___ Rider," 1969 film : EASY
64. Optimistic : ROSY
65. Jabbers : YAKS
1. Round Table knight : BORS
2. Plus : ALSO
3. In ___ (unmoved) : SITU
4. Pacific sharks : SOUPFINS
5. Black Maria, for one : WAGON
6. Handwriting on the wall : OMEN
7. Paddy growth : RICE
8. Disapproving sound : TSK
9. Mail : ARMOR
10. All inclusive : SOUPTONUTS
11. "___ Need," 1965 song : ALLI
12. Fervent request : PLEA
15. Hint or slight trace : SOUPCON
21. Batter's ploy : BUNT
23. On one's ___ (alert) : TOES
25. Wraparound garment : SARONG
26. Jeopardy : PERIL
27. Sheepish : OVINE
28. Foggy days in London town : PEASOUPERS
29. Fervor : SPIRIT
30. Eucharistic plate : PATEN
32. Small, red-eyed songbird : VIREO
33. To ___ (just right) : ATURN
38. Gives pep to : SOUPSUP
39. "There's a ___ Soup," Sellers-Hawn film : GIRLINMY
41. Great, in Granada : GRAN
42. Betty, the 30's cartoon vamp : BOOP
47. Full of gossip : NEWSY
48. Sidekick : BUDDY
49. Have a sore spot : ACHE
50. Strawberry's field : SHEA
51. Desert lily : SEGO
52. Individuals : ONES
53. S. A. country : ECUA
54. Went under : SANK
55. License plates : TAGS
58. Average : PAR

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