New York Times, Wednesday, April 29, 1992

Author:Michael A. Rampino
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 1
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Across Down
1. Scraps for 47 Across : ORTS
5. Work units : ERGS
9. Dog in "The Thin Man" : ASTA
13. Michelangelo's Mother of Sorrows : PIETA
15. A tide : NEAP
16. Calm : COOL
17. Stylish : SMART
18. Amphora, e.g. : VASE
19. "Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
20. A "purrfect" pet? : AKITTYTOCUDDLE
23. Org. Robert Gates heads : CIA
24. Other things: Lat. : ALIA
25. Theater, in Tivoli : TEATRO
28. Suffix with cash : IER
29. Type of dance : TAP
32. Debates : ARGUES
33. Election winners : INS
34. "Means of Ascent" author : CARO
35. Catafalques : BIERS
36. Hoosier humorist : ADE
37. Hindu social class : CASTE
38. Rosacea : ACNE
39. Correspondent's second afterthought : PPS
40. Toboggan slides : CHUTES
41. Manx, e.g. : CAT
42. "O sole ___" : MIO
43. In recent days : LATELY
44. Looped handle : ANSA
46. Friend, in Amiens : AMI
47. Pamperable pup? : APOOCHTOSMOOCH
54. Cossets : PETS
55. James ___ Carter Jr. : EARL
56. Marquetry : INLAY
58. "Honi ___ qui mal y pense" : SOIT
59. Piedmontese city : ASTI
60. Sight from Notre Dame : SEINE
61. Head of a tale : ONCE
62. A pair : DYAD
63. Basenjis and Samoyeds : DOGS
1. Harvest goddess : OPS
2. "Green Mansions" girl : RIMA
3. Shipbuilding lumber : TEAK
4. Severe censure : STRICTURE
5. Begrudge : ENVY
6. Gaucho's lariat : REATA
7. Reo's requirement : GASOLINE
8. Category lower than genus : SPECIES
9. This turns litmus red : ACID
10. Auctioneer's cry : SOLD
11. Ring slowly : TOLL
12. Not aweather : ALEE
14. Arrays : ATTIRES
21. N.M. art colony : TAOS
22. G. A. Nasser's alliance : UAR
25. Pierre's pipe filler : TABAC
26. Heather : ERICA
27. Deputy : AGENT
29. Sample : TASTE
30. Russian workers' cooperative : ARTEL
31. Precious metered writing : POESY
33. Sources of instinctive energy : IDS
34. Alerted : CAUTIONED
36. Desertion of faith : APOSTASY
37. Soft, thin leather : CHAMOIS
39. Nitwit : PINHEAD
40. Quahog : CLAM
42. Singer Davis : MAC
45. Main artery : AORTA
47. Lhasa ___, Tibetan dog : APSO
48. Laborer : PEON
49. Aural : OTIC
50. Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
51. Slipped : SLID
52. Muse of history : CLIO
53. Pend : HANG
57. A referendum vote : YES

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