New York Times, Thursday, March 16, 1989

Author:Betty Jorgensen
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 4, Spans: 2
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cutting remark : BARB
5. Their pace is slow : SNAILS
11. Young fish : FRY
14. In the Red : ASEA
15. Greets the villain : HISSES
16. Savanna : LEA
17. With 23 Across, biblical trio : SHADRACHMESHACH
20. Midi or mini : HEMLINE
21. Melville book : OMOO
22. Emulate David Frye : APE
23. See 17 Across : ABEDNEGO
27. Cracks a crate : OPENS
30. Gave many kudos : RAVED
31. Comic : CARD
32. Cruel person : MEANIE
34. Allow : LET
37. With 39 Across, biblical trio : HAMSHEM
39. See 37 Across : JAPHETH
41. Openings : ORA
42. England, to poets : ALBION
44. Within: Comb. form : ENTO
45. Gaelic game pole : CABER
46. Father, to Fauntleroy : PATER
47. Place for pairs, as well as a trio : NOAHSARK
50. Bovine chew : CUD
51. Peak : ACME
52. Came : ARRIVED
56. Place for a trio above : THEFIERYFURNACE
61. Score for Retton : TEN
62. Pilots : STEERS
63. Radiate : GLOW
64. Abbr. in a sign-off : YRS
65. Container used at elevenses : TEAPOT
66. Colleagues of E.M.K. : SENS
1. Strike hard : BASH
2. County in N.C. : ASHE
3. Paper quantity : REAM
4. S.D. area : BADLANDS
5. Ladd hit : SHANE
6. Precise : NICE
7. Fireplace accumulation : ASH
8. Tenet : ISM
9. Author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" : LEE
10. Draft letters : SSS
11. One to carry a torch for : FLAME
12. Police-blotter abbr. : RECOG
13. Swift creature : YAHOO
18. Tears out stitching : RIPS
19. Neighbor of Guat. : HOND
23. Altar constellation : ARA
24. Minstrel-show instrument : BANJO
25. Kind of mineral water : EVIAN
26. Abstruse : DEEP
27. Eight, to Pedro : OCHO
28. Ex–talk show host : PAAR
29. Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
32. Kind of toast : MELBA
33. Smoldering piece of wood : EMBER
34. Fast time : LENT
35. Major or usher chaser : ETTE
36. Thunder god : THOR
38. Maurice F. H. de ___, marine painter : HAAS
40. Compass readings : HEADINGS
43. Annoy : IRK
45. Kitchen king : CHEF
46. Sound of a well-tuned engine : PURR
47. Smartly dressed : NATTY
48. Earthy pigment : OCHER
49. Ratifies : AMENS
50. Crisp topping : CRUST
52. Hair style : AFRO
53. Singer Jerry from N.Y.C. : VALE
54. Sch. subject : ECON
55. " . . . fresh ___ of night": Milton : DEWS
57. Believer: Suffix : IST
58. Summer, in Dijon : ETE
59. Country-lighting org. : REA
60. Slangy affirmation : YEP

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