New York Times, Friday, March 2, 1990

Author:William Baxley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F H J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Stratum of rock : SEAM
5. Point in an orbit : APSIS
10. Loosely twisted silk yarn : TRAM
14. ___ Gracia, Argentine mountain resort : ALTA
15. Venalize : BRIBE
16. Latvian capital : RIGA
17. Sympathy : PITY
18. Contemplate anew : RECONSIDER
20. Name of three N.Y. lakes : SARANAC
22. A lover of Elizabeth I : ESSEX
23. Battery terminals : ANODES
25. Square-dance group : SET
26. Widely used abbr. : ETC
28. "The Devil made ___ it": Flip Wilson : MEDO
29. Deletes : ERASES
33. Tommy chaser : ROT
34. Simple : ELEMENTAL
36. Swiss canton : URI
37. Related : KINDRED
39. Generation : AGE
40. One who objects : PROTESTER
42. Item for Strange : TEE
43. Lessee : TENANT
44. City of seven hills : ROME
47. Irritate : IRK
48. Tag players : ITS
49. Sly guys : SNEAKS
51. Convex molding : OVOLO
54. Manors : ESTATES
57. Explosion : DETONATION
61. Dock support : PILE
62. Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
63. Musical production : REVUE
64. Abdul-Jabbar is one of its grads : UCLA
65. Highlands negatives : NAES
66. Insensitive; boorish : CRASS
67. Tyrant : TSAR
1. Undermines : SAPS
2. Kazan of filmdom : ELIA
3. "Fatal ___," Douglas-Close movie : ATTRACTION
4. A native of Uxmal : MAYAN
5. Scrape off : ABRADE
6. Anterior : PRECEDENT
7. Thus, to Tacitus : SIC
8. Nigerian language : IBO
9. Cambodian coin : SEN
10. Wagner's "___ und Isolde" : TRISTAN
11. Disencumbers : RIDS
12. Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1958 : AGEE
13. Zeppo, for one : MARX
19. Blow one's stack : SEERED
21. He's case: Abbr. : NOM
24. Welds : SOLDERS
25. Ornamental pattern in art : SEME
26. Burst forth : ERUPT
27. Former Mets manager : TORRE
30. Study of facts and figures : STATISTICS
31. Avid : EAGER
32. Glossy : SLEEK
35. Mistaken : ERRONEOUS
37. Bandleader Stan ___ : KENTON
38. Followers : ISTS
41. "The Nine ___": Sayers : TAILORS
45. Middles, old style : MESNES
46. Break a fast : EAT
50. Utterly finished : KAPUT
51. Norse supreme deity : ODIN
52. Star of first magnitude : VEGA
53. An Amerind : OTOE
55. Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
56. Scorch or parch : SEAR
58. Parabola : ARC
59. Gerona's river : TER
60. Yellow bugle : IVA

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