New York Times, Wednesday, March 15, 1989

Author: Martha J. DeWitt
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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Across Down
1. Segment : PART
5. Woes : ILLS
9. "Cry the Beloved Country" author : PATON
14. Bacchanalian cry : EVOE
15. Fasten firmly : NAIL
16. Convex molding : OVOLO
17. Place for an earring : LOBE
18. Actress Merrill : DINA
19. Marcel Marceau et al. : MIMES
20. Company number : TWO
21. Fictional juvenile hellion : PECKSBADBOY
23. Vapid : STALE
25. Scuttle : HOD
26. Feminine palindrome : MADAM
29. Posterior : RETRAL
34. Macho males : HEMEN
37. Meadow mouse : VOLE
39. Bumpkin : RUBE
40. First Russian to be called "czar" : IVANTHETERRIBLE
43. Twerp : NERD
44. Hot and dry : ARID
45. Watering holes : OASES
46. Lovers' appointments : TRYSTS
48. Unit of capacitance : FARAD
50. Had a snack : ATE
52. Newark's county : ESSEX
55. Pampered, annoying child : SPOILEDBRAT
61. Was in the van : LED
63. Sang-froid : POISE
64. Benevolent : GOOD
65. Spanish wool : LANA
66. "Bananas" top banana : ALLEN
67. If not : ELSE
68. Minute particle : ATOM
69. Tamper with an odometer : RESET
70. Foster : REAR
71. Hereditary factor : GENE
1. Hide : PELT
2. Declares : AVOWS
3. Golem : ROBOT
4. Starting point for Strange : TEE
5. Of a certainty : INDEED
6. Secular : LAIC
7. Connection : LINK
8. Virgule : SLASH
9. Ointment : POMADE
10. Enthusiastic : AVID
11. Sepulchral structure : TOMB
12. Ersatz butter : OLEO
13. Like a gossip : NOSY
21. Hyssop, for one : PLANT
22. Teredo : BORER
24. Redress : AMENDS
27. Declare : AVER
28. Subject : MOTIF
30. Three-toned chords : TRIADS
31. Massages : RUBS
32. Skilled : ABLE
33. Dregs : LEES
34. Intimate : HINT
35. Always : EVER
36. Long Beach Queen : MARY
38. Castor's mother : LEDA
41. Waste maker : HASTE
42. A pièce de résistance : ROAST
47. Endowment : TALENT
49. MSS. evaluator : READER
51. Lawn implement : EDGER
53. Gladden : ELATE
54. Bubble-chamber gas : XENON
55. Prepare for a bout : SPAR
56. Wroclaw native : POLE
57. Medium for Monet : OILS
58. Phrase of understanding : ISEE
59. Tree trunk : BOLE
60. Diva Ponselle : ROSA
62. May Whitty's title : DAME
65. Jet-set problem : LAG

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