New York Times, Thursday, March 1, 1990

Author:Michael A. Rampino
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid has super symmetry.
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Across Down
1. Arrests: Slang : BUSTS
6. Ramp : SLOPE
11. Choral composition : CANTATA
13. Bogyman's activity : SCARING
15. Egg white : ALBUMEN
16. Pastille : LOZENGE
17. ___ de la Cité : ILE
18. An ant : PISMIRE
20. Stannum : TIN
21. Morbid breathing sound : RALE
23. Ingenuous : NAIVE
24. Rational : SANE
25. How eccentrics behave : ODDLY
27. Foulard : TIE
28. André and Hari : SPIES
29. Fodder : SILAGE
31. Drives back : REPELS
33. "Hot" gems : ICE
34. Seek election : RUN
35. Ground squirrel : GOPHER
38. Dry-goods dealer : MERCER
41. Animal : BEAST
42. Wood sorrel : OCA
44. Medea's attendant in a Cherubini opera : NERIS
46. Poker-pot sweetener : ANTE
47. Suitor : SWAIN
49. Uncivil : RUDE
50. Col. Stoopnagle : LEM
51. Sluggishness : INERTIA
53. J.F.K.'s predecessor : DDE
54. Child's ___ Set : ERECTOR
56. Be undaunted after an earthquake : REBUILD
58. Baby's disposables : DIAPERS
59. Card games for two people : ECARTES
60. Sainted Assisi nun : CLARE
61. They make sense when backing up : ESNES
1. Sentimental songs : BALLADS
2. Aria for Cio-Cio-San : UNBELDI
3. Movies' Erwin : STU
4. Pack down lightly : TAMP
5. Mug : STEIN
6. Cross home plate : SCORE
7. Loaf : LAZE
8. Dane's small change : ORE
9. River duck : PINTAIL
10. "Gentlemen, start your ___" : ENGINES
11. "Aïda" premiere city : CAIRO
12. Having handles : ANSATE
13. Splinter : SLIVER
14. Tunney and Sarazen : GENES
19. Pompey's 1002 : MII
22. Oval : ELLIPSE
24. Large gaff sail : SPENCER
26. Kind of club : YACHT
28. Reject : SPURN
30. Whiz forerunner : GEE
32. Center of a well-known palindrome : ERE
35. Nonproprietary : GENERIC
36. Porridge : OATMEAL
37. Henley Regatta competitors : ROWERS
38. ___ d'hôtel : MAITRE
39. Learned : ERUDITE
40. Enigmatic sayings : RIDDLES
41. Bundled : BALED
43. Maxwell or Essex : CAR
45. Provender for parrots : SEEDS
47. Saw wood in bed : SNORE
48. Caroline, to Edward Kennedy : NIECE
51. Chariot roadway : ITER
52. Down with!: Fr. : ABAS
55. Nos. person : CPA
57. Homophone for earn : URN

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