New York Times, Friday, April 21, 1989

Author:William Baxley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { B F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 241 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Gorge : CHASM
6. Bass-baritone Simon ___ : ESTES
11. Magna ___ : CHARTA
12. Become less strict, with "up" : LOOSEN
14. Tufted; crowned : CRESTED
15. What Vesuvius did in the 1960's : ERUPTED
17. The Celtic Neptune : LER
18. Understand : SEE
19. Cistern : VAT
20. ___ Borch, Dutch painter : TER
21. Prolific auth. : ANON
23. Tubes : PIPES
25. Bantu-speaking S. African people : PEDI
26. Schnauzer's feature : SNOUT
28. Operated : RAN
29. Pianist-composer Frankie ___ : CARLE
30. N.C. Cape : HATTERAS
32. Perceived : SENSED
33. Oriental : EASTERN
35. Violent : RAGING
39. Deletions : ERASURES
44. Kilns : OVENS
45. Welsh rabbit ingredient : ALE
46. Contralto Nikolaidi : ELENA
47. Sean from Santa Monica : PENN
48. Calif. clam : PISMO
50. Heroic : EPIC
51. "Look ___ ye leap": Heywood : ERE
52. "To ___ With Love," Poitier film : SIR
53. Org. in "Trinity" : IRA
55. Interrogate : ASK
56. Layer : STRATUM
58. Throat tissue masses : TONSILS
60. Greet : SALUTE
61. Unimpaired : ENTIRE
62. Burdened : LADEN
63. TV fare : SOAPS
1. Cigar having untapered ends : CHEROOT
2. Owns : HAS
3. Partner of sciences : ARTS
4. Precipitous : STEEP
5. Rich, strong relatives of sherry : MADEIRAS
6. Soccer team : ELEVEN
7. Shore birds : SORAS
8. Race-track tipster : TOUT
9. Mae West's "Life, Sex and ___" : ESP
10. Certain volleyball players : SETTERS
11. Luke in "The Real McCoys" : CRENNA
13. One-eyed instrument : NEEDLE
14. Skirmish : CLASH
16. Cut's partner : DRIED
22. Chinquapin, e.g. : NUT
24. Many of the works of Degas : PASTELS
25. Greek god of shepherds : PAN
27. Salad days : TEENS
29. Use a thurible : CENSE
31. Part of a lemon : RAG
32. Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
34. Religious recluses : EREMITES
35. What novices don't know : ROPES
36. Prevents : AVERTS
37. His wife sees stars : GENERAL
38. Khan, e.g. : INN
40. Caucho : ULE
41. Word on a garage : REPAIRS
42. Isolate : ENISLE
43. Gives the ax to : SACKS
45. Anagram for marine : AIRMEN
48. A Uto-Aztecan language : PIUTE
49. Bangor neighbor : ORONO
52. Boss : STUD
54. Tapir : ANTA
57. ___ carte : ALA
59. Small draft : SIP

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