New York Times, Monday, March 15, 1993

Author:James L. Beatty
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1993, The New York Times
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1. Horned vipers : ASPS
5. Some are odd : JOBS
9. "I Remember ___" : MAMA
13. Loam and loess : SOILS
15. Q.E.F. word : ERAT
16. Wild goat : IBEX
17. An ancient Greek dialect : IONIC
18. Emulate herons : WADE
19. Lounge : LOLL
20. This measures wind speed : ANEMOMETER
22. Mandolin's cousin : LUTE
23. Blue or White river : NILE
24. Redacts : EDITS
26. Bizet heroine : CARMEN
30. Adverse fate : DOOM
31. Jai ___ : ALAI
32. Kind of street or chair : EASY
35. Mortise's partner : TENON
39. Commit arson : TORCH
41. Hot cross ___ : BUN
42. Mom 'n' pop enterprise : STORE
43. Comic or horse follower : OPERA
44. Ogle's cousin : LEER
46. Hot times in Paree? : ETES
47. Give the nod to : OKAY
49. Exit : EGRESS
51. Well-known : FAMED
53. Lab heater : ETNA
55. Social worker's assignment : CASE
56. Hearing tester : AUDIOMETER
62. Bio. read with a sigh : OBIT
63. Surfeit : GLUT
64. Buoy up : ELATE
65. "Ye ___ Shoppe" : OLDE
66. "___ to his choice . . . ": Kipling : EACH
67. Rooms in casas : SALAS
68. Juror or nobleman : PEER
69. Dirk of yore : SNEE
70. Aerie, e.g. : NEST
1. Largest continent : ASIA
2. Anon : SOON
3. Languish : PINE
4. Actor Summerville : SLIM
5. Gem : JEWEL
6. Declaim : ORATE
7. Commanded : BADE
8. Sound system : STEREO
9. Very small measure of length : MILLIMETER
10. Anent : ABOUT
11. Defrosts : MELTS
12. Cart part : AXLE
14. Tea cake : SCONE
21. Explosive device : MINE
25. Periods : DOTS
26. Roman Censor : CATO
27. Asymmetrical : ALOP
28. Seldom seen : RARE
29. Precision instrument : MICROMETER
30. Unit of force : DYNE
33. With competence : ABLY
34. Sweet one of song : SUE
36. Observe : NOTE
37. Cuprite and cinnabar : ORES
38. Legendary loch : NESS
40. Cod cousin : HAKE
45. "The biggest little city in the world" : RENO
48. Saws : ADAGES
50. Fan fare : GAMES
51. Aesop product : FABLE
52. Stage whisper : ASIDE
53. Draw forth : EDUCE
54. Tenth part : TITHE
55. Hennery : COOP
57. ___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
58. Dash : ELAN
59. Narrative : TALE
60. Japanese outcasts : ETAS
61. Take five : REST

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