New York Times, Friday, March 16, 1990

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { F J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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1. Plain and blunt : ROUND
6. Understand : GRASP
11. Cape Town ear of corn : MEALIE
12. Counts (on) : RELIES
14. Jabber, jabber, jabber : TALKABLUESTREAK
17. Walking ___ (overjoyed) : ONAIR
18. Writer Loos : ANITA
19. Scoreboard entry : RUN
20. London gallery : TATE
21. Hangs down : SWAGS
22. Actress Lynn from Roanoke : BARI
23. Ardennes article : UNE
24. Pare down : SCALE
25. Actress Debra : PAGET
26. Jet-set must : PASSPORT
28. Wainscoting : PANELS
29. Rushing wildly : CAREERING
31. Moved purposefully : STRODE
34. Sporty car : ROADSTER
38. Yonder : THERE
39. Dry bath : SAUNA
40. Samara feature : ALA
41. Island off Donegal : ARAN
42. Pilar's man in a Hemingway classic : PABLO
43. Petty dispute : SPAT
44. Part of A.M.A. : MED
45. Statue base : SOCLE
46. Number before ocho : SIETE
47. Carouse : PAINTTHETOWNRED
50. Mean : DENOTE
51. Secures a sail : TRICES
52. Terminal : DEPOT
53. Trenchant : EDGED
1. Is connected : RELATES
2. He played Mussolini : OAKIE
3. Cell follow-on : ULAR
4. Pen end : NIB
5. Du Ponts' bailiwick : DELAWARE
6. Unbleached and undyed cloth : GREIGE
7. Takes a breather : RESTS
8. Spanish court dance : ALTA
9. "To ___ With Love" : SIR
10. Bluebloods : PEERAGE
11. Next day for Julio : MANANA
13. Horse mackerel : SAUREL
14. Sum : TOTUP
15. Fixed : UNALTERABLE
16. Emulates Defarge : KNITS
21. Make points : SCORE
22. Hairdo effect : BANGS
24. Hammett sleuth : SPADE
25. Ling Ling, for one : PANDA
27. Utter disdain : SCORN
28. Nero's instrument : PIANO
30. Wheel of fortune? : ROULETTE
31. Impression : STAMP
32. Lisle, e.g. : THREAD
33. Got set : READIED
35. Like the Trylon : TAPERED
36. Gladdens : ELATES
37. Considered : RATED
39. Closet stash : SACHET
42. Loris's kin : POTTO
43. Inasmuch as : SINCE
45. Street sign : STOP
46. Chug-a-lug : SWIG
48. El Paso-to-K.C. dir. : NNE
49. Fort near Monterey : ORD

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