New York Times, Wednesday, February 27, 1991

Author:Peggy Devlin
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Gray element : LEAD
5. ___ dixit : IPSE
9. Hwys. : TPKS
13. Brazilian state : ACRE
14. Iowa cooperative : AMANA
15. Scion : HEIR
16. Fruit for a grouch? : CRABAPPLES
18. Madras V.I.P. : RANA
19. Riot : TUMULT
20. Favorite roosters? : PETCOCKS
22. ___ bene : NOTA
24. Roi's femme : REINE
25. Restaurant order : TAKEOUT
28. Old-clothes dealer : RAGMAN
31. Mah-jongg pieces : TILES
32. Famed opera impresario : GALLO
34. Black bird : ANI
35. Actress Anna: 1873-1918 : HELD
36. General Curtis ___ : LEMAY
37. Peel : SKIN
38. Silkworm : ERI
39. Preserved : CURED
40. Inscribed pillar : STELA
41. Chemical compounds : ESTERS
43. Breathe : RESPIRE
45. The gentry : ELITE
47. Idler's opposite : DOER
48. Dressers : ENROBERS
51. Show off : PARADE
55. Ballerina's jeté : LEAP
56. Harsh jockey? : ROUGHRIDER
58. Behind schedule : LATE
59. Best and Ferber : EDNAS
60. Russian river : NEVA
61. Unoriginal person : APER
62. Retreats : DENS
63. Midge : GNAT
1. Milk: Comb. form : LACT
2. Pale color : ECRU
3. Biblical Syria : ARAM
4. Ousted from a camp cot? : DEBUNKED
5. Brat's cousin : IMP
6. Feeler : PALP
7. Show cynicism : SNEER
8. Type of wind : EASTERLY
9. Horde : THRONG
10. Indian pipe smoker? : PEACEMAKER
11. Cramp : KINK
12. Spanish Mmes. : SRAS
14. " . . . so ___ die": Shak. : APTTO
17. Eaglewood : ALOES
21. Greeting in Genoa : CIAO
23. Bore : AUGER
25. Rows of rows : TIERS
26. "Everyone repeat!"? : ALLITERATE
27. Less risky : TAMER
29. Infirm, in away : ANILE
30. Singer Simone : NINA
31. Friend's word : THEE
33. Bailed : LADED
36. Gave a glossy finish : LUSTERED
37. Boxing area in a prison? : STIRRING
39. Baby's bed : CRIB
40. Trident : SPEAR
42. Romeo or Juliet : ELOPER
44. Last year's frosh : SOPHS
46. Disintegrate : ERODE
48. Cinders of comics : ELLA
49. Lowest high tide : NEAP
50. East Indian hemp : SUNN
52. Yemeni seaport : ADEN
53. Hindu god : DEVA
54. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
57. Flivver fuel : GAS

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