New York Times, Thursday, March 23, 1989

Author: Rhonda Kraus
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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1. Meerschaum : PIPE
5. Teases : RIBS
9. Plentiful : AMPLE
14. Preacher's sign-off : AMEN
15. Glossy paint: Abbr. : ENAM
16. Lemur called bashful Billy : LORIS
17. Supporters : PARTISANS
19. Hooch : BOOZE
20. Self-centered : EGOISTIC
21. ___ floss : DENTAL
22. Old whitewall with new life : RETREAD
23. ___ Castle, Havana landmark : MORRO
24. Bobble the baseball : ERR
25. Use the wrong name : MISTITLE
28. Varnish component : LAC
31. Laboratory burners : ETNAS
33. Until now : ASYET
34. At the peak : ATOP
36. Bank customer : SAVER
38. "Poema del Cid" is one : EPIC
39. Shaker's companion : MOVER
41. Begets : SIRES
43. Ordinal-number ending : ETH
44. Greene's "The Quiet ___" : AMERICAN
46. Kin of aves. : STS
48. Competitor : RIVAL
49. Found : SPOTTED
53. Mimosa tree : ACACIA
55. Mock serenade : SHIVAREE
56. Actress Esther ___ : ROLLE
57. Trunk occupant : SPARETIRE
58. Planetarium in Chicago : ADLER
59. Unadulterated : PURE
60. Site of Phillips U. : ENID
61. Marble town in Tuscany : MASSA
62. Sacred chests : ARKS
63. Comprehends : SEES
1. First anniversary gift : PAPER
2. Mirror product : IMAGE
3. Texas billionaire Ross ___ : PEROT
4. Total : ENTIRE
5. Begins again : RESTARTS
6. Grant-___ (Federal subsidy) : INAID
7. Judge's bench : BANC
8. Certain sizes: Abbr. : SMS
9. Edmonton is its capital : ALBERTA
10. Evening occurrence : MOONRISE
11. Original model : PROTOTYPE
12. Minnelli : LIZA
13. Donkey, in Düsseldorf : ESEL
18. Rhone feeder : ISERE
21. Author ___ Passos : DOS
23. Niggardly one : MISER
25. Expert : MAVIN
26. Kind of motif : LEIT
27. Engrave : ETCH
28. Tibetan monk : LAMA
29. Particle : ATOM
30. Protective clothing : COVERALLS
32. Twangy : NASAL
35. Athenian patron of the arts : PERICLES
37. Breathes : RESPIRES
40. Where the jet set gets wet : RIVIERA
42. Kitchen appliance : STOVE
45. Monogram of the 21st U.S. President : CAA
47. Declares : STATES
49. Hammerhead, e.g. : SHARK
50. Triple : TRINE
51. Weird : EERIE
52. Gary Cooper role : DEEDS
53. Ancient Syria : ARAM
54. Closing chords : CODA
55. Prod : SPUR
57. Belgian resort : SPA

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