New York Times, Wednesday, March 13, 1991

Author:Christopher Page
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { G J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Page has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Played craps : DICED
6. Whitney or Wallach : ELI
9. Fictional salesman : LOMAN
14. Merman or Waters : ETHEL
15. Staff : MAN
16. Teed off : IRATE
17. Area of authority : BAILIWICK
19. Muster : RAISE
20. "Winner takes ___" : ALL
21. A Redgrave : VANESSA
23. Conducted : LED
24. Grain and liquor : RYES
26. Yellow jacket : VESPA
27. Guy : STAY
28. Earl of Avon : EDEN
30. Part of a trawler's gear : OTTER
32. Most firmly secured : FASTEST
35. Patio's cousin : TERRACE
38. Cowboy's need : RIATA
39. Heavenly hunter : ORION
40. Meara's partner : STILLER
43. First-aid items : SPLINTS
45. "___ entertain you" : LETME
46. Chaucer product : TALE
47. Circumference parts : ARCS
49. Specialist among builders : MASON
51. Aswan and Kariba : DAMS
55. Gallic gala : BAL
56. Cab or horse : HACKNEY
58. Wagner's "___ Walküre" : DIE
59. On : ABOVE
61. Storm pellet : HAILSTONE
63. Spud : TATER
64. Savoie's summer : ETE
65. Sinned : ERRED
66. Chloroform's cousin : ETHER
67. German article : DER
68. Parings : RINDS
1. Interdict : DEBAR
2. A neighbor of Austria : ITALY
3. Santiago is its capital : CHILE
4. Moray : EEL
5. Year in Justinian I's reign : DLIV
6. Highly regarded : EMINENT
7. Ties : LACES
8. Ivory Watson or Charlie Fuqua, e.g. : INKSPOT
9. Vatican City coin : LIRA
10. "___ pro nobis" : ORA
11. Holdup target of the old West : MAILTRAIN
12. Confused : ATSEA
13. Indigent : NEEDY
18. Undulations : WAVES
22. Stuff : SATE
25. Arbitrates successfully : SETTLES
27. Compact : SERRIED
29. Ran a blackjack game : DEALT
31. Fish with a towed line : TROLL
32. Monastery gp. : FRS
33. Small island : AIT
34. Mizzen material : SAILCLOTH
36. Fingerstall : COT
37. U.S.N.A. grad. : ENS
41. Madame Bovary : EMMA
42. Got to : REACHED
43. More unfeeling : STONIER
44. Type of truck : PANEL
47. Ease up : ABATE
48. Moroccan capital : RABAT
50. Emulate Dorothy Hamill : SKATE
52. Beautify : ADORN
53. Accessed ore : MINED
54. Origins : SEEDS
56. Mister, in Munich : HERR
57. Belgian flower : YSER
60. Churchill's sign : VEE
62. Prefix with corn or color : TRI

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