New York Times, Tuesday, March 20, 1990

Author:Lois Sidway
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1990, The New York Times
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1. Boast : CROW
5. Wrong : AMISS
10. Disgusting! : ICKY
14. Sharpen : HONE
15. Florentine poet : DANTE
16. Stereo's predecessor : MONO
17. Church section : AMENCORNER
19. Smug moralist : PRIG
20. What Ford gave Nixon : PARDON
21. Droop : SAG
22. Against : ANTI
23. Tear : RIP
25. Dissolve and be washed away : LEACH
27. Make very angry : INCENSE
31. Discerning : ASTUTE
34. Spoils : BOOTY
35. Fissure : CHINK
38. Spanish Mrs. : SRA
39. Equine father : SIRE
40. Leap : VAULT
41. Comical theater piece : SKIT
42. Sea eagle : ERN
43. Ivan of the courts : LENDL
44. Locale : SCENE
45. A gender : NEUTER
47. Oft prescribed pill : ASPIRIN
49. Vouchers : CHITS
51. ___ Aviv : TEL
52. Norse god of thunder : THOR
54. Airline abbr. : ETA
56. ___ bark, cinnamon source : CASSIA
61. Lasso : ROPE
62. Burns celebrated this John : BARLEYCORN
64. " . . . baked in ___" : APIE
65. Unyielding : RIGID
66. Part of a G.I.'s weaponry : AMMO
67. Veggie choice : PEAS
68. Hacienda material : ADOBE
69. Intend : MEAN
1. Gent : CHAP
2. Capitale d'Italia : ROMA
3. Nonpareil : ONER
4. Go on (one's way) : WEND
5. He was "boared" to death : ADONIS
6. Damage : MAR
7. Country havens : INNS
8. Real bargain : STEAL
9. York or Preston : SERGEANT
10. Collision : IMPACT
11. Nebraskan : CORNHUSKER
12. Broken bones usually do this : KNIT
13. Bear or Berra : YOGI
18. Like many a joke : CORNY
24. Kind of pie : PECAN
26. Inquire : ASK
27. "Hedda Gabler" playwright : IBSEN
28. Bête ___ (bugbear) : NOIRE
29. Overflowing fullness : CORNUCOPIA
30. Cézanne's summer : ETE
32. Singer Lopez : TRINI
33. All gone, as dessert : EATEN
36. U.S. agency in the news : HUD
37. ___ ease (uncomfortable) : ILLAT
40. Bit of the backbone : VERTEBRA
41. ___-fi : SCI
43. Floral ring around the collar : LEI
44. Spread apart : SPLAY
46. TV's "___ Company" : THREES
48. Formally withdraw from membership : SECEDE
50. Settled and steady : STAID
52. Ambush : TRAP
53. Aspire : HOPE
55. Former constellation : ARGO
57. Confidence game : SCAM
58. A few or more : SOME
59. "___ la Douce" : IRMA
60. In a bit : ANON
63. Women's ___ : LIB

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