New York Times, Monday, April 23, 1990

Author:Lois Sidway
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 3, Spans: 2
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Explosive sound : BANG
5. Stringed instruments : HARPS
10. Wrapping for food : FOIL
14. Playwright's award : OBIE
15. Keen : SHARP
16. Famous lioness : ELSA
17. Special days in the spring : SECRETARIESWEEK
20. Pilfer : STEAL
21. Trite : BANAL
22. Command to Dobbin : GEE
23. Mauna ___ : LOA
25. Grouchy one : CRAB
27. Aid for a 17 Across honoree, perhaps : WORDPROCESSOR
33. Garden evictee : EVE
34. Engrave with acid : ETCH
35. Misers do it : HOARD
38. Morays : EELS
40. Back of the QE2 : STERN
43. Place for a banjo : KNEE
44. Helps with the dishes : DRIES
46. Space : ROOM
48. Hereditary factor : DNA
49. Many 17 Across honorees do this : TAKEDICTATION
53. Etna output : LAVA
54. The self : EGO
55. "___ a Camera" : IAM
58. These vary at La Scala : TEMPI
61. "___ It," 1943 Skelton film : IDOOD
65. Gifts for 17 Across honorees : FLOWERSANDCANDY
68. Office cabinet : FILE
69. ___ firma : TERRA
70. Harold of the comics : TEEN
71. New Haven campus : YALE
72. Freezing rain : SLEET
73. Alleviate : EASE
1. Employer : BOSS
2. Help a hood : ABET
3. Pleasant : NICE
4. One of the Fords : GERALD
5. F.D.R.'s successor : HST
6. Gregory Peck role : AHAB
7. ___ avis : RARA
8. Charming or Charles preceder : PRINCE
9. Asparagus units : SPEARS
10. Not many : FEW
11. Designer Cassini : OLEG
12. "Peek-a-boo, ___ you" : ISEE
13. Huron or Erie : LAKE
18. Marry on the run : ELOPE
19. Cut, as prices : SLASH
24. Some are martial : ARTS
26. Library purchase : BOOK
27. Word with chick or rag : WEED
28. Completed : OVER
29. Kindled again : RELIT
30. Fall mo. : OCT
31. Danielle's dear one : CHERI
32. The Amazing ___, illusionist : RANDI
36. Gambling town : RENO
37. College V.I.P. : DEAN
39. Performing pinniped : SEAL
41. Huge bird of legend : ROC
42. Memo : NOTE
45. Emulate Eric Heiden : SKATE
47. Henning's forte : MAGIC
50. Chrissie's parents : EVERTS
51. Maiden : DAMSEL
52. Until now : TODATE
55. Uncertain : IFFY
56. Inter ___ (among other things) : ALIA
57. Gangster's girl : MOLL
59. Trim : PARE
60. Concerning : INRE
62. "___ penny, two . . . " : ONEA
63. Lyric poems : ODES
64. Unit of force : DYNE
66. Tiny : WEE
67. "Can't Help Lovin' ___ Man," 1927 song : DAT

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