New York Times, Monday, April 1, 1991

Author: William S. McIlrath
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
JimH notes: Four theme answers must be read backwards. April Fools!
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. The word? : MUMS
5. City on the Arkansas : TULSA
10. Snoods : NETS
14. On a cruise : ASEA
15. In reserve : ONICE
16. As it ___ (so to speak) : WERE
17. Diplomat Whitelaw ___ : REID
18. Middle Eastern dish : PILAF
19. Algerian port : ORAN
20. How to look for nostalgia? : BACKWARDS
22. Vote to accept : ADOPT
23. Atomic : TINY
24. Withered : SERE
26. Apr. 5, 1991 : FRI
29. Lomond, e.g. : LOCH
31. Comport : BEHAVE
35. Square accounts again : RESETTLE
37. A hit movie of 1989 : BATMAN
38. Pitchers like Clemens : ACES
39. Misplay : ERR
41. Pub measure : PINT
42. Berlin's "Easter ___" : PARADE
45. Execrate : DENOUNCE
48. Coin : SPECIE
49. A piece of the rock : SLAB
50. Atop, poetically : OER
51. Actress Sofer : RENA
53. ___ now (to date) : ASOF
55. Crossbarred pattern : PLAID
58. Like some images? : REFLECTED
63. ___ Ridge, 1972 Derby winner : RIVA
64. Kate's TV friend : ALLIE
65. Additionally : ALSO
66. Correct : EDIT
67. Arsonist, e.g. : FELON
68. List : ROTA
69. Shells : PODS
70. ___ Canal, Ontario : TRENT
71. Jug : EWER
1. An offspring of Juno : MARS
2. No longer new : USED
3. She wrote "My Life": 1975 : MEIR
4. Co-Nobelist: 1978 : SADAT
5. Crest of feathers : TOPKNOT
6. Big wheel in the circus world : UNICYCLE
7. Actress Kedrova : LILA
8. Plant diseases : SCABS
9. Black Jack's com. : AEF
10. With 36 Down, Kaufman book : UPTHEDOWN
11. Eliel's kin : EERO
12. Eelpot, e.g. : TRAP
13. Dispatched : SENT
21. Succumb : WILT
22. Square measure : AREA
25. Recede : EBB
26. Binds tightly, on a ship : FRAPS
27. Summation : RECAP
28. French department : ISERE
30. Packs of camels : HERDS
32. Kind of acid : AMINO
33. Writer Packard : VANCE
34. Register : ENTER
36. See 10 Down : STAIRCASE
40. Affinity : RELATION
43. Was left on base : DIED
44. Twilight, to Tennyson : EEN
46. Being born : NASCENT
47. Piffero, for one : OBOE
52. Ethical Culturist : ADLER
54. Skirt style : FLARE
55. Attend Andover : PREP
56. Beach resort : LIDO
57. Grasping : AVID
59. Chic French magazine : ELLE
60. Scapa trailer : FLOW
61. Ferrara family : ESTE
62. Bellow : ROAR
64. Toward the stern : AFT

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