New York Times, Saturday, April 21, 1990

Author: Ronnie K. Allen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1990, The New York Times
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1. Article in a conversation pit : COFFEETABLE
12. Take shape : FALLINTOPLACE
14. Daredevil driver's warning to a passenger : HOLDONTOYOURHAT
16. Crooked : ASKEW
17. Atlas feature : INSET
18. Inflation victim, often : EGO
19. Doobie roller : USER
20. Prefix with corn or dent : TRI
21. Drudged : MOILED
23. Rock's ___ Zeppelin : LED
24. Geek, e.g. : FREAK
26. Excalibur, for one : SWORD
27. What G.H.W.B. headed: 1976-77 : CIA
28. Zip : NIL
30. Just : ONLY
31. Fulsomely flattering : SMARMY
34. Itsy-bitsy : TEENSY
36. Froth on the Firth of Forth : FOAM
37. Deflate instantly : POP
39. Vintner's tub : VAT
40. Has a soft spot for : LIKES
42. More pleasant : NICER
44. Egyptian cotton : SAK
47. Portion of the iris : AREOLA
49. Need an eraser : ERR
50. "Return of the ___" : JEDI
51. Capitol org. : SEN
52. Pianist Watts : ANDRE
54. Alexander, to Aristotle : PUPIL
55. "Be patient! Don't panic!" : KEEPYOURSHIRTON
58. Plants of the morning-glory family : SWEETPOTATOES
59. Like the Artful Dodger : STREETSMART
1. Made watertight : CALKED
2. Gramps, to Junior : OLDER
3. Gush : FLOW
4. Shark sign, sometimes : FIN
5. Whole : ENTIRE
6. English preppy : ETONIAN
7. Yo-yos and tops : TOYS
8. "___ lovely as a tree": Kilmer : APOEM
9. Popeye's foe et al. : BLUTOS
10. Choreographer Lubovitch : LAR
11. Command levels : ECHELONS
12. "Pippin" director : FOSSE
13. With joyful expectation : EAGERLY
14. Tow : HAUL
15. Hot beverage : TODDY
20. Chaplin role : TRAMP
22. "___ Grow Up," song from "Peter Pan" : IWONT
24. Tree sacred to Pan : FIR
25. Caboodle complement : KIT
27. Minor role : CAMEO
29. This will give you a lift : LEVER
31. Evening fetes : SOIREES
32. Hit the papers : MAKENEWS
33. Over that way : YON
35. Stirrup site : EAR
36. Brandy holder : FLASK
38. French mime role : PIERROT
41. St. George, to the dragon : SLAYER
43. Peaks : CRESTS
44. Snow White's dwarfs, e.g. : SEPTET
45. Ta-ta, in Tijuana : ADIOS
46. Pottery oven : KILN
48. Make ___ of (record) : ANOTE
50. One of 12 in a box : JUROR
53. Gull : DUPE
54. Round bread : PITA
56. Spot or Tabby : PET
57. He has shack, will rap : HAM

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