New York Times, Friday, April 27, 1990

Author:Michael A. Rampino
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Musical inspired by T. S. Eliot : CATS
5. Flank : SIDE
9. Depose : SWEAR
14. Latin I verb : AMAT
15. Walked over : TROD
16. Laconic : TERSE
17. Emulates a scryer : FORECASTS
19. Retreat : OASIS
20. Value : ESTEEM
21. Pledge : EARNEST
23. School like Groton : PREP
25. Calx : LIME
26. Irregular triangles : SCALENES
30. Decrease : REDUCE
34. Child born in early Apr. : ARIES
35. Quoted : CITED
37. Forthwith : NOW
38. Passing modes : FADS
39. Fence pickets : PALES
40. Ireland, to a Gael : EIRE
41. She raised Cain : EVE
42. Skeins : HANKS
43. Perfume ingredient : ESTER
44. Dunkirk event: 1940 : RESCUE
46. Plugs : STOPPERS
48. Oriental nursemaid : AMAH
50. Agitate : STIR
51. Steroid or insulin : HORMONE
54. Glacial epoch : ICEAGE
58. Arabian ruler : EMEER
59. Their printing is raised relief : EMBOSSERS
62. River at Tours : LOIRE
63. Rostrum : DAIS
64. "Honi ___ . . . " : SOIT
65. Single-celled organism : MONAD
66. "Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
67. Existence: Comb. form : ONTO
1. Kind of society : CAFE
2. Old Testament book : AMOS
3. Pastry : TART
4. Church towers : STEEPLES
5. Flower organ : STAMEN
6. D. C. collection agency : IRS
7. Period : DOT
8. Ford's folly : EDSEL
9. Raged : STORMED
10. Disaccustomed : WEANED
11. A Celtic language : ERSE
12. Sale condition : ASIS
13. Repose : REST
18. Vegetation goddess : CERES
22. Buenos ___ : AIRES
24. Pie nut : PECAN
26. Morley of "60 Minutes" : SAFER
27. Desire strongly : CRAVE
28. Assistants : AIDES
29. Jockeys' uniforms : SILKS
31. Join : UNITE
32. Kitchen utensil : CORER
33. Wide-mouthed jugs : EWERS
36. Assays : TESTS
39. Song of triumph : PAEAN
40. Italian beverage : ESPRESSO
42. Indulged : HUMORED
43. "Odyssey" and "Iliad" : EPICS
45. It gives fun to Funt : CAMERA
47. Idle : OTIOSE
49. Obeys : HEEDS
51. Tiller : HELM
52. Melville book : OMOO
53. Restrain : REIN
55. Very long time : AEON
56. Fortitude : GRIT
57. This, in Toledo : ESTO
60. Edna ___ Oliver of films : MAY
61. Storage crib : BIN

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