New York Times, Wednesday, March 8, 1989

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. TV alien : ALF
4. Arrears : DEBTS
9. Donkey's sound : BRAY
13. Bk. : VOL
14. Apprehensive : UNEASY
15. Hebrides island : IONA
16. Gelid : ICY
17. Water bird : MALLARDDUCK
19. Noble : DUCAL
21. Italian seaport : TRIESTE
22. Teasdale and others : SARAS
24. "___ Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" : ISAW
25. Platitude : TRUISM
27. Trafalgar Square figure : NELSON
32. Moccasin : PAC
34. Mexican food : TACOS
36. Disintegrate : DECAY
37. Yearn : ACHE
39. "Le ___ d'Arthur" : MORTE
41. "Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
42. Simmers : STEWS
44. Dams : WEIRS
46. Archaic verb ending : EST
47. They tempted Ulysses : SIRENS
49. Flowery : ORNATE
51. Pitcher : EWER
53. Cut into pieces : SLICE
55. Beersheba native : ISRAELI
58. Giggle : TEHEE
60. Long-necked bird : CANADAGOOSE
63. Hockey great : ORR
64. Part of T.S.E. : INIT
65. Did farm work : TILLED
66. Peruke : WIG
67. Horned vipers : ASPS
68. Utter scornfully : SNEER
69. Papal name : LEO
1. Enthusiastic : AVID
2. Place : LOCUS
3. Insectivorous bird : FLYCATCHER
4. Heredity initials : DNA
5. Conger : EEL
6. Songbird : BALTIMOREORIOLE
7. Despots : TSARS
8. Aleppo citizen : SYRIAN
9. Offers : BIDS
10. Complete defeat : ROUT
11. Suffix with assist : ANCE
12. Jabber : YAK
14. Diacritical mark : UMLAUT
18. Moistened, in a way : DEWED
20. Timetable abbr. : ARR
23. Thailand, once : SIAM
26. Freight boat : SCOW
28. Grazing ground : LEA
29. Night bird : SCREECHOWL
30. Stable owner's purchase : OATS
31. Gorbachev's denial : NYET
32. Bridge word : PASS
33. Play part : ACTI
35. Clink : STIR
38. Lamb's dam : EWE
40. Sea birds : ERNS
43. P.G.A.'s Sam : SNEAD
45. Seasoned : SALTED
48. ___ out (awaits anxiously) : SWEATS
50. Foulard : TIE
52. City in Ill. or Tex. : ELGIN
54. Creepy : EERIE
55. Hunter and Fleming : IANS
56. Cut : SNIP
57. Word of annoyance : RATS
59. Therefore : ERGO
60. Agcy. once headed by G.H.W.B. : CIA
61. Comic Olsen : OLE
62. Sun.discourse : SER

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