New York Times, Tuesday, April 24, 1990

Author: Lois Sidway
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0
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1. "The Doctor's Dilemma" playwright : SHAW
5. Defraud : BILK
9. Dressed for the choir's performance : ROBED
14. Vaulter's need : POLE
15. Dies ___ : IRAE
16. ___ Gay, famed plane : ENOLA
17. Fencing item : EPEE
18. Conceited : VAIN
19. Account entry : DEBIT
20. "The ___ Show," best TV comedy series: 1962-65 : DICKVANDYKE
23. Born: Fr. : NEE
24. ___ Abner : LIL
25. Start of a Dickens title : ATALE
27. "Don't ___ spilt milk" : CRYOVER
31. At low speed : SLOWLY
34. "You ___ There" : ARE
35. Admit : LETON
37. Western resort lake : TAHOE
38. Gives a silent O.K. : NODS
40. Lost a lap : STOOD
42. Captures : NABS
43. Snooped : NOSED
45. Plus : ASSET
47. Stat for Hojo : RBI
48. Tali locales : ANKLES
50. Like Tallulah's voice : THROATY
52. Vote into office : ELECT
54. Laver or Serling : ROD
55. Entire : ALL
57. "The ___ Show," best TV comedy series: 1955-57 : PHILSILVERS
63. Mont. city : BUTTE
65. Tiny speck : MOTE
66. "___ Rhythm" : IGOT
67. Crazy as ___ : ALOON
68. Stravinsky : IGOR
69. On one's rocker? : SANE
70. In proper harmony : TUNED
71. Ninny : DOPE
72. Holland export : EDAM
1. Hurried : SPED
2. Ariz. Pueblo : HOPI
3. Writer Waugh : ALEC
4. Every seventh day : WEEKLY
5. Mussels, clams, etc. : BIVALVES
6. Persia, now : IRAN
7. "The best ___ schemes . . . " : LAID
8. Nairobi is here : KENYA
9. Gave out poker cards again : REDEALT
10. A person : ONE
11. "The ___ Show," best TV comedy series: 1961 : BOBNEWHART
12. Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
13. Go out with : DATE
21. Early stringed instrument : VIOL
22. Jewelers' measures: Abbr. : KTS
26. Bank transaction : LOAN
27. Sing à la Bing : CROON
28. "The ___ Show," best TV comedy series: 1951 : REDSKELTON
29. Sundance Kid's girl : ETTA
30. Perch : ROOST
32. Theater vestibule : LOBBY
33. "___ Can," Sammy Davis Jr. book : YESI
34. Grandma Moses : ANNA
36. Snack : NOSH
39. Broker's order : SELL
41. Rump : DERRIERE
44. Pool area : DEEPEND
46. Implement : TOOL
49. J.H.S., e.g. : SCH
51. Counsel : ADVISE
53. Shy : TIMID
55. Blind as ___ : ABAT
56. Humdinger : LULU
58. Trademark, for short : LOGO
59. "Whoa!" : STOP
60. Mild oath : EGAD
61. Barrett or Jaffe : RONA
62. Flower support : STEM
64. Low digit : TOE

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