New York Times, Saturday, March 3, 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 X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
William Lutwiniak has 189 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Constrict : CRAMP
6. Holdfast : CLAMP
11. Type of mining : PLACER
12. Ax handlers : HEWERS
14. Smattering : ALITTLELEARNING
17. Makes money : MINTS
18. Miltonic forte : POESY
19. Passing through : VIA
20. Like sepia : INKY
21. Parsonage : MANSE
22. Biggins : CAPS
23. Nice time : ETE
24. Suiting : SERGE
25. Pol's pursuit : VOTES
26. Shell fallout : SHRAPNEL
28. Woe : MISERY
29. Verse maven : PROSODIST
31. Collapse : CAVEIN
34. Junior, for one : NAMESAKE
38. Turn away : AVERT
39. Arnolphe's love in a Molière play : AGNES
40. Rookery sound : CAW
41. Tiny chorine : PONY
42. A frit product : GLASS
43. "Margie" actress: 1946 : BARI
44. Unload : RID
45. O'Hara's "___ to Live" : ARAGE
46. Philosopher Kierkegaard : SOREN
47. What 14 Across is : ADANGEROUSTHING
50. Outcry : SCREAM
51. Coursers : STEEDS
52. Bridge hands : EASTS
53. Best and Ferber : EDNAS
1. Boo-boo : CLINKER
2. Rundown : RATTY
3. Bible book : ACTS
4. Blanc or Brooks : MEL
5. Fixes, as dinner : PREPARES
6. Jack, for one : CHEESE
7. Lend accompaniment : LEASE
8. Amiss : AWRY
9. Bipeds : MEN
10. Confidential : PRIVATE
11. Socle's kin : PLINTH
13. Covert marksman : SNIPER
14. Gaston's girlfriends : AMIES
15. Way back when : LONGLONGAGO
16. Like brainless braggarts : GASSY
21. Indian diplomat-author : MENON
22. Overhead items : COSTS
24. Sail extender : SPRIT
25. Workbench add-ons : VISES
27. Monkey business : APERY
28. Chaplin and Tati : MIMES
30. Jeanmaire, for one : DANSEUSE
31. "It's a Wonderful World" director : CAPRA
32. Eschews : AVOIDS
33. Whitefish : VENDACE
35. Tick and mite : ACARIDS
36. Actresses Black and Valentine : KARENS
37. Middle of A.E.S. : EWING
39. Waker-uppers : ALARMS
42. Immense : GREAT
43. Inferior grade of black tea : BOHEA
45. Ever so long : AGES
46. "Nana" star : STEN
48. Pro-gun lobby : NRA
49. Part of E.S.T. : STD

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