Eileen Lexau
Eileen Lexau 

New York Times, Saturday, February 29, 1992

Author: Eileen Lexau
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Eases up : ABATES
7. Hose description : SHEER
12. Cut of beef : BRISKET
13. Band instrument : CORNET
15. Renounce interest in : WASHONESHANDSOF
18. Some matériels, for short : AMMOS
19. Remorseful ones : RUERS
20. "Sail ___ Ship of State!" : ONO
21. Of ships and tars: Abbr. : NAUT
22. Mr. Atkins : TOMMY
23. Half of MCXVIII : DLIX
24. River island : AIT
25. Big Ben's sound : CHIME
26. Minos's kingdom : CRETE
27. Pretense : CHARADE
29. Made an incised mark : RASED
30. Throws out : GETSRIDOF
33. Reads cursorily : SCANS
36. Michael Jordan is one : SHOOTER
39. Golden-calf destroyer : MOSES
40. Ritzy : SWANK
41. Indian rice : AUS
43. Wallet fillers : ONES
44. Sweden, to a Parisian : SUEDE
45. Attention getter : PSST
46. Now and then: Abbr. : OCC
47. Sleeper's breathing problem : APNEA
48. Authority : SAYSO
49. Give up : THROWINTHETOWEL
52. Pump in oxygen : AERATE
53. Flatter : ADULATE
54. Trifled (with) : TOYED
55. " . . . ___ achievement is only tomorrow's confusion": Howells : TODAYS
1. Early Semitic language : ARAMAIC
2. Metallic element : BISMUTH
3. "___ in the Dark," Sellers film : ASHOT
4. Fight refs' decisions : TKOS
5. Poetic contraction : EEN
6. Sports no-no's : STEROIDS
7. Intrigue : SCHEME
8. Grizzled : HOARY
9. Fulmars' kin : ERNS
10. Objective : END
11. Cobbles : RESOLES
12. Boss, in Africa : BWANA
14. Blaster's explosive : TONITE
16. Type of pepperbush : SUMMERSWEET
17. Outsmarted : FOXED
22. "Goodbye to All ___": R. Graves : THAT
23. Air current : DRAFT
25. Plant of the mustard family : CRESS
26. Bo-peep's rod : CROOK
28. "___ of God," Fonda film : AGNES
31. "___ When I Came In," old Irish song : IHADAHAT
32. Over : DONE
33. ___-Hawley Tariff Act : SMOOT
34. Bone in the nose : CONCHA
35. "I've Got ___," TV show : ASECRET
37. Take the ___ out : EASYWAY
38. Certain apples : RUSSETS
40. Basked : SUNNED
42. Ripped off : STOLE
44. Malice : SPITE
45. City in Kan. : PAOLA
47. S. Foster's "___ Down South" : AWAY
48. Collar button : STUD
50. Spanish Main booty : ORO
51. Tokyo, once : EDO

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