New York Times, Friday, April 6, 1990

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
William Lutwiniak has 249 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Rub against : GRATE
6. Martinique peak : PELEE
11. Nook : CRANNY
12. Oak-tree bounty : ACORNS
14. "Keep off" site : PRIVATEPROPERTY
17. Bylaws : RULES
18. Contents of some kits : TOOLS
19. Toledo treasure : ORO
20. Some artwork : OILS
21. Statue base : SOCLE
22. Egg on : GOAD
23. Manipulation : USE
24. Tend a furnace : STOKE
25. Dull finish : MATTE
26. Uninhabited : DESOLATE
28. Not random : CAUSAL
29. Like Milton after age 43 : SIGHTLESS
31. Two lustra : DECADE
34. It's not the main event : SIDESHOW
38. Summon up : EVOKE
39. Roads scholar : HIKER
40. Bronze coin of Norway : ORE
41. Composer Bartók : BELA
42. Took in visually : GAZED
43. London park : HYDE
44. Número ___ : UNO
45. Alf, for one : ALIEN
46. Carrying cargo : LADEN
47. Poste restante : GENERALDELIVERY
50. Solve a cryptogram : DECODE
51. Septets : SEVENS
52. Mooed : LOWED
53. Men of ken : SEERS
1. Car-radiator fronts : GRILLES
2. Talks gibberish : RAVES
3. Literary snippets : ANAS
4. Explosive letters : TNT
5. A canine : EYETOOTH
6. Qualified release : PAROLE
7. Polytechnique : ECOLE
8. Cuts off : LOPS
9. Long lead-in : ERE
10. Establishes firmly : ENROOTS
11. "The Color of Money" co-star : CRUISE
13. Layers : STRATA
14. Adjective for Tarquin : PROUD
15. Like some books : POCKETSIZED
16. Sing, in a way : YODEL
21. Thespian's milieu : STAGE
22. Unit of magnetism : GAUSS
24. Playground item : SLIDE
25. Microwave device : MASER
27. World's Fair city: 1970 : OSAKA
28. Gave up : CEDED
30. Portrait : LIKENESS
31. Make operational : DEBUG
32. Equalized : EVENED
33. Pewter or Potterby of comics : COLONEL
35. Tomboys : HOYDENS
36. Ranks : ORDERS
37. Very small : WEENY
39. Greeted : HAILED
42. Picnic place : GLADE
43. Comrade: Heb. : HAVER
45. Lined up : AROW
46. In person : LIVE
48. Environmental prefix : ECO
49. Actor Horsley : LEE

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