New York Times, Wednesday, April 4, 1990

Author:Jean M. Hunt
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Peruse : SCAN
5. Block : STOP
9. Baobab and banyan : TREES
14. Ancient leather flask : OLPE
15. Subdue : TAME
16. Songstress from Down Under : REDDY
17. Source of poi : TARO
18. Florence's river : ARNO
19. Greek theater : ODEON
20. Calif. Marine Corps center : TWENTYNINEPALMS
23. W.W. II agcy. : OSS
24. In medias ___ : RES
25. Disk for a deejay : REC
26. Provided aliment : FED
27. Used TNT on a structure : BLASTED
31. Friend of Toklas : STEIN
34. Goddess of the rainbow : IRIS
35. Brown kiwi : ROA
37. Yuppie TV program : THIRTYSOMETHING
41. Craving : YEN
42. College in N.C. : ELON
43. Charlotte ___ (dessert) : RUSSE
44. "The children were ___ all snug . . . " : NESTLED
47. Edge : RIM
48. Prune : LOP
49. Slippery one : EEL
50. Salton, e.g. : SEA
53. Robards movie: 1965 : ATHOUSANDCLOWNS
59. Lamb and pork followers : CHOPS
60. Art cult : DADA
61. Reels' companions : RODS
62. Display stand : EASEL
63. ___ Gemayel, former Lebanese president : AMIN
64. Algonquian Indian : CREE
65. Native of Malmö : SWEDE
66. Encounter : MEET
67. Totals : ADDS
1. ___ voce : SOTTO
2. Chelae : CLAWS
3. "___ moi le déluge" : APRES
4. Type of sign : NEON
5. Remained : STAYED
6. Mountain lakes : TARNS
7. Atlanta arena : OMNI
8. Laborer : PEON
9. Figures of speech : TROPES
10. Edit : REDACT
11. Leon ___, a James biographer : EDEL
12. Biblical kingdom : EDOM
13. Opposite of ants. : SYNS
21. English river : TRENT
22. Obliterate : ERASE
26. Tree sacred to Pan : FIR
27. Litter : BROOD
28. Draw : LIMN
29. Goddess of discord : ERIS
30. Ho and Johnson : DONS
31. Pen : STY
32. "And ___ there were none" : THEN
33. "___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
34. ___ of Palms, S.C. city : ISLE
36. "The Awkward ___": H. James : AGE
38. Barks : YELPS
39. Warble : TRILL
40. Buzz : HUM
45. Inclined : SLOPED
46. Dishevel : TOUSLE
47. Eat one's words : RECANT
49. Actor Murphy from Brooklyn : EDDIE
50. Excalibur, e.g. : SWORD
51. Over : ENDED
52. Onagers : ASSES
53. Experts : ACES
54. Melt : THAW
55. Stockings : HOSE
56. West of Batman fame : ADAM
57. Cognomen : NAME
58. "Jaws" vessel : ORCA

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