New York Times, Monday, March 9, 1992

Author: Melvin Kenworthy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Shake ___ (hurry) : ALEG
5. Unwanted fat : FLAB
9. Rope fiber : BAST
13. Chopper part : ROTOR
15. Precept : RULE
16. Eight, to Cato : OCTO
17. Single : ALONE
18. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
19. Persian poet : OMAR
20. Dhaka is its capital : BANGLADESH
22. Plain; bare : MERE
23. Greek mil. group of W.W. II : ELAS
24. Discharge : EGEST
26. Entices : TEMPTS
30. Winged : ALAR
31. Porpourri : OLIO
32. Designer Cassini : OLEG
35. Stared : GAPED
39. Childhood malady : MUMPS
41. Bern's river : AAR
42. Wind: Comb. form : ANEMO
43. Put in office : ELECT
44. Wild try : STAB
46. Forbidding : GRIM
47. Pledge : OATH
49. State with confidence : ASSURE
51. "Ars ___ . . . " : LONGA
53. Ignoble : BASE
55. Painter Chagall : MARC
56. Does a belly flop, aeronautically : CRASHLANDS
62. Ireland, to Gaels : EIRE
63. Iodine source : KELP
64. Soprano Lucine ___ : AMARA
65. Movement : STIR
66. ___ majesté : LESE
67. Uses a strop : HONES
68. Method: Abbr. : SYST
69. Dash : ELAN
70. Adages : SAWS
1. Fine horse : ARAB
2. "Damn Yankees" girl : LOLA
3. School on the Thames : ETON
4. Signal bell : GONG
5. ___ Utley, author of "The China Story" : FREDA
6. Artificial flies : LURES
7. Dear me! : ALAS
8. Church for sailors : BETHEL
9. Backfires : BOOMERANGS
10. Tops : ACMES
11. Commence : START
12. Rushed around : TORE
14. Lease again : RELET
21. Too : ALSO
25. Dippy or dotty : GAGA
26. Heavy book : TOME
27. Hebrew month : ELUL
28. Aper : MIME
29. Musical event in Boston : POPCONCERT
30. Taj Mahal's site : AGRA
33. Eye or whip follower : LASH
34. Dine : EAT
36. Bolivian neighbor : PERU
37. Muslim prince : EMIR
38. Cupola : DOME
40. Male party : STAG
45. Hit hard : BASH
48. Angler's gear : TACKLE
50. Psalms anagram for heals : SELAH
51. Nonclerical group : LAITY
52. Gold lace for upholstery : ORRIS
53. Raft material : BALSA
54. Ski mecca : ASPEN
55. G.I. food : MESS
57. Rod's partner : REEL
58. Disney's inventive mouse : AMOS
59. British nursemaid : NANA
60. Sketched : DREW
61. Back talk : SASS

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