New York Times, Monday, April 19, 1993

Author:Alex F. Black
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { B J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1
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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bullet sound : PING
5. Kind of chamber : STAR
9. Peeve : MIFF
13. Scent : ODOR
14. Discussion group : PANEL
16. Viva-voce : ORAL
17. Copperfield's first wife : DORA
18. Russell-Lansbury role : AUNTIEMAME
20. Argot : SLANG
22. Vitiate : TAINT
23. Comedian Sparks : NED
24. Short snort : NIP
26. Slammin' Sammy : SNEAD
28. Type of painting : ACRYLIC
32. Take for granted : ASSUME
35. Yacht flooring : TEAKDECK
37. Hue : TINT
39. Ares' Norse counterpart : ODIN
40. J. R. Ewing, e.g. : SCAMP
43. Helpful hint : CLUE
44. Ovid's real name : NASO
45. "...men are my ___": Plato : TEACHERS
47. Spun again : RETOLD
51. Bellyaches : GROUSES
52. Hook look : SNEER
54. Billion years : EON
55. Sr. cit.'s nest egg : IRA
58. Walking sticks : CANES
60. Move swiftly : SCOOT
64. Scythe carrier : FATHERTIME
67. Box : LOGE
68. "___ Russia With Love" : FROM
69. Curtain material : NINON
70. B.C. prophet : EZRA
71. Sweet potatoes : YAMS
72. These are often stretched : LEGS
73. Prophet : SEER
1. Seal herds : PODS
2. Icon : IDOL
3. Mrs. Charles : NORA
4. Untrustworthy ties : GRANNYKNOTS
5. Belgian resort : SPA
6. Tightly drawn : TAUT
7. Karenina and Christie : ANNAS
8. Eye part : RETINA
9. Familiar baker of 25 Down : MOM
10. Persia today : IRAN
11. Repute : FAME
12. Exited expeditiously : FLED
15. Queues : LINES
19. Greek letters : ETAS
21. Embellish : GILD
25. Crusty dishes : PIES
27. Frank fellows : DUTCHUNCLES
28. Like ___ of bricks : ATON
29. Coniferous tree : CEDAR
30. Grow : RAISE
31. Junk-bond rating : CCC
33. Standish : MILES
34. Toughen : ENURE
36. Krazy ___ : KAT
38. Hardy heroine : TESS
41. Hollywood's Ryan : MEG
42. Remove a coating : PARE
46. Ore. bay : COOS
48. Formerly : ONCE
49. Acquire knowledge : LEARN
50. Architectural toothlike projection : DENTIL
53. Roi's mate : REINE
55. Doubtful : IFFY
56. ___ avis : RARA
57. Iota : ATOM
59. Atmospheric hazard : SMOG
61. Muck : OOZE
62. Fairy-tale horror : OGRE
63. Spree : TEAR
65. "___ Pinafore" : HMS
66. Rank under lieut. (j.g.) : ENS

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