New York Times, Wednesday, April 1, 1992

Author: Lawrence M. Rheingold
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
Lawrence M. Rheingold has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
JimH notes: Four theme answers need to be read backwards.
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Be contrite : RUE
4. Avena sativa : OAT
7. Floor at the N.Y.S.E. : PIT
10. Anaconda : BOA
13. Jack Dempsey, the ___ Mauler : MANASSA
15. They mangle : IRONERS
17. Boyer-de Havilland film : HOLDBACKTHEDAWN
19. People held in custody : DETAINEES
20. Ugandan exile : IDI
23. Biblical king : OMRI
24. Kite or Pate : PRO
27. Play by Osborne : LOOKBACKINANGER
33. Ophidian toxin : VENOM
34. Slanted, Scottish style : SKLENTED
35. Kind of coffee : IRISH
38. Like a bristle : SETAL
39. Barrio certifiers : NOTARIOS
42. Foam, to François : ECUME
45. Inge drama, with "Come" : BACKLITTLESHEBA
48. Again, in music : BIS
49. Helvetian capital : BERN
50. U.S.S.R. snoops : KGB
51. Londoner's bumper guard : OVERRIDER
56. Marquand novel : POINTOFNORETURN
62. Venetian merchant : ANTONIO
63. Claim finder : LOCATOR
64. Lao follower : TSE
65. Inquire : ASK
66. Vetch : ERS
67. Caleb, e.g. : SPY
1. L.B.J.'s successor : RMN
2. Assembly-line org. : UAW
3. Bambi's aunt : ENA
4. Hosea, Douay spelling : OSEE
5. English choreographer Frederick ___ : ASHTON
6. Japanese mat : TATAMI
7. Pack-a-lunch excursions: Var. : PICNICKS
8. Dies ___ : IRAE
9. Soliloquy start : TOBE
10. ___ canto : BEL
11. "___ y plata," Mont. motto : ORO
12. Wood for skis : ASH
14. Do sums : ADD
16. State and univ. : NDS
18. Caledonian churches : KIRKS
20. Noren of baseball : IRV
21. U.K. river : DEE
22. Starts the fire : IGNITES
24. Late guest's fare : POTLUCK
25. Caviar : ROE
26. Aged : OLD
28. Novelist Lofts : NORAH
29. Muslim moguls : AMIRS
30. Festival at Fareham : ALE
31. Some kind of nut : BETEL
32. Special talent : KNACK
36. That female, in Frankfurt : SIE
37. Twain portrayer : HOLBROOK
39. Collar : NAB
40. Geisha's waistband : OBI
41. Austere fiddler? : STERN
43. Pulp or slick : MAG
44. Reflux : EBB
46. Bagatelle : TRIFLE
47. Kind of sport : INDOOR
51. A Siouan : OTO
52. ___ cava : VENA
53. Goddess of strife : ERIS
54. Catchall abbrs. : ETCS
55. Nucleic acid, for short : RNA
56. Turner or Cole : NAT
57. Hosp. group : RNS
58. An Amerind : UTE
59. "___ about time!" : ITS
60. Alley ___ : OOP
61. Be nosy : PRY

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