New York Times, Tuesday, March 7, 1989

Author: Don Groat
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
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© 1989, The New York Times
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1. Embrace : CLASP
6. Ballerina's ___ de chat : PAS
9. Biblical patriarch : ENOS
13. Kind of bear : POLAR
14. Convene : MEET
15. Singer Janet Baker's title : DAME
16. Manila hemp : ABACA
17. "A Loss of Roses" playwright : INGE
18. ___ arms (aroused) : UPIN
19. Author of "The Talisman" : SIRWALTERSCOTT
22. Football position : END
23. Square column : ANTA
24. Copied : APED
27. Legal claim : LIEN
30. Country shaped like a boot : ITALY
34. Atlas unit : MAP
35. Delbert ___, film director : MANN
36. Place for bulldogging : RODEO
37. "Reading ___": Herbert Spencer : ISSEEINGBYPROXY
41. Lee's opposite : STOSS
42. Natives of: Suffix : ITES
43. Muni or Grande : RIO
44. A Margaret Mead subject : SAMOA
45. Burden : ONUS
46. England's Good Queen ___ : BESS
47. Construction piece : TBAR
49. Rower : OAR
51. "The Importance ___": Oscar Wilde : OFBEINGEARNEST
58. Limerick creator : LEAR
59. Mend socks : DARN
60. Consumed : EATEN
62. Spanish surrealist : DALI
63. Sicilian resort : ENNA
64. Pebble : STONE
65. Writer Ambler : ERIC
66. Opposite of NNW : SSE
67. Scottish chief : THANE
1. Accountant, for short : CPA
2. Tennis strokes : LOBS
3. Soviet range : ALAI
4. Inviolate : SACRED
5. Dining delicacy : PRAWN
6. Confined : PENT
7. Sea for Odysseus : AEGEAN
8. Ship's rear : STERN
9. Mark Hopkins was one : EDUCATOR
10. River in Ecuador : NAPO
11. Leave out : OMIT
12. Dispatched : SENT
14. Wire measure : MIL
20. Loser to Dwight : ADLAI
21. Line of descent : STIRPS
24. Wrongly : AMISS
25. Ristorante fare : PASTA
26. ___ Downs : EPSOM
28. Traveler's stopover : INN
29. Locomotive operator: Abbr. : ENGIN
31. Worship : ADORE
32. Vocabulary of a language : LEXIS
33. Stringed toys : YOYOS
35. Minn. range : MESABI
38. Recondite : ESOTERIC
39. Heat meas. : BTU
40. "Answer ___ no" : YESOR
45. These have stops : ORGANS
46. Respiration : BREATH
48. Aconcagua is here : ANDES
50. "___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
51. Ye ___ tea shoppe : OLDE
52. Dread : FEAR
53. Island east of Java : BALI
54. Lake in Ireland : ERNE
55. Memorabilia : ANA
56. Athenian portico : STOA
57. Sen. Gore's state : TENN
61. Barbara Bush, ___ Pierce : NEE

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