New York Times, Tuesday, March 12, 1991

Author:Virginia L. Yates
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hollywood and truckle : BEDS
5. Surface for Gretzky : ICE
8. Disposition : MIEN
12. Prototypical film : PILOT
13. With no holds barred : DOGEATDOG
16. "There lived ___ in days of yore": Thackeray : ASAGE
17. Bordering : ALONGSIDE
18. Swing, for one : SHIFT
19. Suffix with Brooklyn : ITE
20. A high old time : FUN
21. Writers Morrison and Bambara : TONIS
22. Uzbek or Tadzhik: Abbr. : SSR
23. Infant or tact ender : ILE
24. Take down ___ or two : APEG
25. Machinist's pin : COTTER
28. Portable bed : COT
29. Resumé reader : HIRER
31. Hangs in there : COPES
33. On the carpet : INTHEDOGHOUSE
36. Actress Strasberg : SUSAN
37. Strong wrapping paper : KRAFT
38. Male gypsy : ROM
39. Apostatize : DESERT
41. Surfeit : SATE
45. Comedian Olsen : OLE
46. Rock group that included J. Osborne : LTD
47. South African leader: 1862-1919 : BOTHA
48. Trireme propellant : OAR
49. Rita's Khan : ALY
50. Put in the minutes : ENTER
51. Dumbfounded : STAGGERED
55. "Once upon ___ . . . " : ATIME
56. Where things sometimes go : TOTHEDOGS
57. Bit of evidence : SHRED
58. Actress Kate of "Atlantic City" : REID
59. Catch a monarch : NET
60. Snead's needs : TEES
1. Chess piece : BISHOP
2. A versatile May : ELAINE
3. Von Richthofen's encounters : DOGFIGHTS
4. Dele deleters : STETS
5. Gilbertian princess : IDA
6. High pass : COL
7. I specialist : EGOIST
8. "Le ___," Massenet opera : MAGE
9. Part of T.G.I.F. : ITS
10. Architects' products : EDIFICES
11. Lumpy : NODULOSE
12. Ziti or vermicelli : PASTA
14. Baryshnikov leap : ENTRECHAT
15. Civet's cousin : GENET
22. Rubbed gently : STROKED
25. Notched, as a battlement : CRENELLED
26. Brit. lexicon : OED
27. Highest part : ROOF
30. "If ___ a Hammer" : IHAD
32. ___ dog (acts the swell) : PUTSONTHE
33. One who quarantines : ISOLATOR
34. Count noses : NUMERATE
35. Guard dog's comment : GRR
38. High perch : ROOST
40. He wrote "Sophie's Choice" : STYRON
42. Finery : ATTIRE
43. Subjects : THEMES
44. Like some pitchers : EARED
47. Beauty's admirer : BEAST
49. Mellow, as wine : AGED
52. Alphabet run : GHI
53. Actress Julie from Norway : EGE
54. It ends end of Oct. : DST

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