New York Times, Wednesday, March 14, 1990

Author: Lois Sidway
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Gardener's bane : WEEDS
6. Peel : RIND
10. Mark on a leopard : SPOT
14. Acknowledge : ADMIT
15. Table d'___ : HOTE
16. Strauss of jeans fame : LEVI
17. Gershwin brothers' song: 1930 : IGOTRHYTHM
19. Hebe's hawkish brother : ARES
20. Occupied an ottoman : SAT
21. "___ Camera": Van Druten : IAMA
22. External : OUTER
24. Foot pedal : TREADLE
26. Woody, Steve or Mel : ALLEN
27. Fishing aid : NET
28. Spoil : RUIN
29. Cagers' org. : NBA
32. President from Ohio: 1909-13 : TAFT
35. Tremendous success : SENSATION
37. Gershwin brothers' tune: 1927 : STRIKEUPTHEBAND
40. Some of the boas : ANACONDAS
41. Automotive pioneer : OLDS
42. Patti and Maureen's pop : RON
43. "An apple ___ . . . " : ADAY
44. Old Sol : SUN
46. It follows "Sirs" : COLON
48. Many college grads pursue these : CAREERS
52. Shankar plays one : SITAR
53. Sudden, sharp pain : PANG
54. Mauna ___ : LOA
55. Foggy vapor : MIST
56. Gershwin brothers' hit: 1927 : SWONDERFUL
59. Single time : ONCE
60. First name in mystery writing : ERLE
61. Clamor : NOISE
62. Dr. Frankenstein's aide : IGOR
63. Given a color bath : DYED
64. Some are pear-shaped : TONES
1. Part of an hourglass figure : WAIST
2. Candice Bergen's dad : EDGAR
3. Overact : EMOTE
4. Morse dot : DIT
5. Long step : STRIDE
6. What Mike and Ike do : RHYME
7. Smidgen : IOTA
8. To the ___ degree : NTH
9. Raze the roof, and more : DEMOLISH
10. Bluish gray : SLATE
11. Plant renewing itself yearly : PERENNIAL
12. Finished : OVER
13. "___ the season . . . " : TIS
18. Sentry's command : HALT
23. Forearm bones : ULNAE
25. Odd and funny : ANTIC
26. Mom's sisters, e.g. : AUNTS
28. Compensate : REPAY
30. Double 0 7 : BOND
31. No ifs, ___ . . . : ANDS
32. Russian ruler : TSAR
33. ___ time (never) : ATNO
34. "San ___," Gable film of 1936 : FRANCISCO
35. Its capital is Khartoum : SUDAN
36. Steak cut : TBONE
38. Down Under bear : KOALA
39. Gave approval to : ENDORSED
44. Word with paper or piper : SAND
45. Needing quick action : URGENT
47. Aquatic frolicker : OTTER
48. Wove a chair seat : CANED
49. Like Santa's helpers : ELFIN
50. Stir from sleep : ROUSE
51. Clerks hope to make them : SALES
52. Warble : SING
53. Flag support : POLE
55. "Me?" to Miss Piggy : MOI
57. Ironic, as humor : WRY
58. Aussie hopper, for short : ROO

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