New York Times, Friday, March 23, 1990

Author:Michael A. Rampino
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0 Grid has super symmetry.
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1990, The New York Times
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1. Mollify : PLACATE
8. Appetizers : CANAPES
15. Government : REGIMEN
16. Milky glass : OPALINE
17. Famous : EMINENT
18. Old soldier : VETERAN
19. Shrewd : CUTE
20. Clocked : TIMED
22. Roof edge : EAVE
23. NOW's goal : ERA
24. Slit : CUT
25. Children's game : TAG
26. Fondles : PETS
28. Yielded : CEDED
30. Melodious Horne : LENA
31. Dangerous African flies : TSETSES
33. Ceases : DESISTS
35. Bern's stream : AAR
36. Chaney of silent films : LON
37. Meanders : RAMBLES
41. Mojave and Gobi : DESERTS
45. You were: Lat. : ERAS
46. Calamary : SQUID
48. Rome's hot fiddler : NERO
49. Truck : VAN
50. Operate : USE
51. Female swan : PEN
52. Down with!: Fr. : ABAS
54. "Divine Comedy" poet : DANTE
56. Satirist Freberg : STAN
57. An archangel : MICHAEL
59. Hermit : EREMITE
61. Capital of Sicily : PALERMO
62. Brook : RIVULET
63. Jogger's footwear : SNEAKER
64. Ushers : SEATERS
1. Rule of conduct : PRECEPT
2. Roman hostile spirits : LEMURES
3. Stir : AGITATE
4. Movie theater, in Madrid : CINE
5. Soul, to Sartre : AME
6. Tupik, e.g. : TENT
7. Emulates Circe : ENTICES
8. Broke a certain Commandment : COVETED
9. Mimicked : APED
10. Pendleton of old films : NAT
11. Opposite of aweather : ALEE
12. Henry Morgan's men : PIRATES
13. Forward!: Fr. : ENAVANT
14. Milkworts' dried roots : SENEGAS
21. Mire : MUD
27. Pierces : STABS
28. Goddess of vegetation : CERES
29. Removed by an editor : DELED
30. Napery : LINEN
32. Salt, to a pharmacist : SAL
34. M'aidez! : SOS
37. Makes over : REVAMPS
38. Kind of horse or camel : ARABIAN
39. Handcuff : MANACLE
40. Wretched condition : SQUALOR
41. Calorie counters : DIETERS
42. Herpetologist's subject : REPTILE
43. One who grabs the tab : TREATER
44. Shakespeare's CLIV : SONNETS
47. Waves' org. : USN
53. N.Y. stadium : SHEA
54. Township of Attica : DEME
55. Weird-sounding lake : ERIE
56. Soot or coal dust : SMUT
58. Broadhorn : ARK
60. Le Gallienne or Gabor : EVA

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