New York Times, Friday, March 15, 1991

Author:Sam Bellotto, Jr.
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { K Q X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
Sam Bellotto, Jr. has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sacks : BAGS
5. October's gem : OPAL
9. Rikki-tikki-___ : TAVI
13. Woody's boy : ARLO
14. Meeting points : FOCI
15. Leading : AHEAD
16. Bank transaction : LOAN
17. "Them!" critters : ANTS
18. Code name : MORSE
19. Halls for Amadeus? : MOZARTGALLERIES
22. Rhythmic pattern : METER
23. Work for : EARN
24. Order of frogs and toads : ANURA
27. Besides : WITHAL
31. Modern weapon, for short : ABM
34. Anklebones : TALI
36. Raccoonlike animal : COATI
37. The magic in the "Fireworks Music"? : SLEIGHTOFHANDEL
41. Pucker up : PURSE
42. "Green Gables" girl : ANNE
43. Kind of liner or port : JET
44. Motion support : SECOND
46. Ferber novel : GIANT
49. Actress Olin : LENA
51. Oarsman : ROWER
54. Full of "Appassionata"? : REDASABEETHOVEN
60. Valuable violin : AMATI
61. Goad : URGE
62. Entertain an honoree : FETE
63. Dimensions : SIZES
64. City on the Wei, old style : SIAN
65. Blunders : ERRS
66. Supplicated : PLED
67. Concludes : ENDS
68. Punjabi peasant : RYOT
1. Emollient : BALM
2. Forster's "___ With a View" : AROOM
3. Sheen : GLAZE
4. Chopin piece : SONATA
5. Certainly : OFATRUTH
6. "Turandot" role : PONG
7. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
8. Sturdy thread : LISLE
9. Writer Wilder : THORNTON
10. Gas: Comb. form : AERI
11. Amphora : VASE
12. When Casca struck : IDES
15. Smith's patriotic ballad : AMERICA
20. Medici era: Abbr. : REN
21. Statute : LAW
25. Pro ___ (in proportion) : RATA
26. Onward : ALONG
28. Pilgrimage to Mecca : HADJ
29. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
30. Spirited tune : LILT
31. Vipers : ASPS
32. Kind of 21 Down : BLUE
33. Pharm. item : MERC
35. Former Spanish overseas province : IFNI
38. In quarantine : ISOLATED
39. Origin : GENESIS
40. Encourages : HEARTENS
45. Recombinant letters : DNA
47. Japanese drama : NOH
48. Box-office bargain : TWOFER
50. Violate a warranty : ABUSE
52. "___ Street's a Boulevard . . . ": 1953 song : EVERY
53. Kind of rocket : RETRO
54. Irritate : RASP
55. Actor Jannings : EMIL
56. Stun : DAZE
57. Hibernia : ERIN
58. Old oath : EGAD
59. Hotbed : NEST

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