New York Times, Wednesday, March 21, 1990

Author:Betty Jorgensen
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 52, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mixer : SODA
5. Elevenses in London : TEA
8. Bogland : SWALE
13. A Dodge City marshal : EARP
14. Animal shelter : BARN
15. D.C. doings : POLIT
16. Stumble : TRIP
17. Kimono sashes : OBIS
18. Pizazz : OOMPH
19. A pun is a ___ : PLAYONWORDS
22. As well : ALSO
23. Newts : EFTS
24. He created the Wizard of Oz : BAUM
26. Vassal : SERF
28. Puppy talk : YIPS
32. They perform "Asleep in the Deep" : BASSOS
34. Rosary segment : BEAD
36. King, in Reims : ROI
37. A pun is the ___ : LOWESTFORMOFWIT
40. Steely Dan album : AJA
41. Spill the beans : TELL
42. She lived at the Plaza : ELOISE
43. Twining plant stem : BINE
45. April visitor : RAIN
47. Dig for pay dirt : MINE
48. Legal claim : LIEN
50. Oct. stone : OPAL
52. A pun is an example of ___ : PARONOMASIA
55. A lone star? : GRETA
57. "L'___ c'est moi" : ETAT
58. Island goose : NENE
61. Piece for eight : OCTET
62. Lucky prospector's find : LODE
63. Increase : GROW
64. Old hat : PASSE
65. Draft letters : SSS
66. "___ Came Running": J. Jones : SOME
1. Adjust a clock : SET
2. Paddle's cousin : OAR
3. Wet blanket : DRIP
4. Bacall musical : APPLAUSE
5. No-nos : TABOOS
6. A Walton : ERIN
7. Respondent : ANSWERER
8. Big spender : SPORT
9. Forested : WOODSY
10. Mendicant's plea : ALMS
11. Sass : LIP
12. Biblical verb ending : ETH
14. They will be themselves : BOYS
20. Not quite : ALMOST
21. Baseball's Hall ___ : OFFAME
24. City in central China : BAOJI
25. Nile dam : ASWAN
27. Town near Salerno : EBOLI
29. U.S. author Shaw : IRWIN
30. Composure : POISE
31. Locale : SITE
32. Tell a secret : BLAB
33. Music player : STEREO
35. Turkish dishes : DOLMAS
38. Long johns : FLANNELS
39. Certain ornamentations : FOILINGS
44. Puts on cloud nine : ELATES
46. Wanderers : NOMADS
49. Angry : IRATE
51. Head : PATE
52. Favorites : PETS
53. Siouan group : OTOS
54. Beginning for dynamic or space : AERO
55. Org. that backed G.H.W.B. : GOP
56. Former N.Y.C. skyline sign : RCA
59. ___ de plume : NOM
60. Merino's mother : EWE

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