New York Times, Saturday, April 3, 1993

Author:Bernard Meren
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks)
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Across Down
1. "To ___": Burns : AMOUSE
7. Hired an attorney : RETAINED
15. Albania or Romania locale : BALKANPENINSULA
17. Not aboveboard : UNDERTHECOUNTER
18. Bride of Angel Clare : TESS
19. Moon valley : RILL
20. American league M.V.P.: 1953 : ROSEN
21. Ethiopian seaport : MASSAWA
23. Minor despot : SATRAP
27. Tolstoy hero : IVAN
28. Chemin de ___ : FER
31. Rice for Ricardo : ARROZ
32. Calif. neighbor : NEV
33. Cubitus : ULNA
34. Tot's first footwear : BOOTEE
36. Artificial : ERSATZ
38. "Cherry ___," Herrick poem : RIPE
39. Org. governing runners' events : TAC
42. Bore that's not tiresome : EAGRE
43. He wrote "The Sho-gun" : ADE
44. "Sweet Liberty" star : ALDA
45. A Zoroastrian : PARSEE
46. Vehicle on tracks : RAILCAR
48. Type of vb. : IRREG
52. Layout : PLAN
53. Not fem. or neut. : MASC
57. Original Miss America? : STATUEOFLIBERTY
60. Bankers' orders : LETTERSOFCREDIT
61. Postulating person : ASSERTER
62. "And what is ___ . . . ?": Lowell : SORARE
1. Touch : ABUT
2. Encolure : MANE
3. Pioneer auto manufacturer : OLDS
4. Banjos' rels. : UKES
5. Ital. island : SAR
6. Catch : ENTRAP
7. Lands a cutthroat : REELSIN
8. Tract enclosed within foreign territory : ENCLAVE
9. Uncle, in Utrera : TIO
10. Frog or toad : ANURAN
11. "Money ___ object!" : ISNO
12. Off one's rocker : NUTS
13. General Robert ___ : ELEE
14. Junior's imprecation : DARN
16. Chi preceders : PHIS
21. Labyrinth : MAZE
22. Breaker : WAVE
23. Native Israeli : SABRA
24. Cuckoopint, e.g. : AROID
25. Figure of speech : TROPE
26. Sound of the surf : ROTE
28. Runs out of zip : FLAGS
29. ___ Ríos, Argentine province : ENTRE
30. Truncated warship : RAZEE
33. Defense Department org. : USAR
35. "___ tête": "Alouette" refrain : ETLA
37. Bring up : REAR
40. Fatty : ADIPOSE
41. Summon : CALLFOR
44. One who discusses moot points : ARGUER
45. Loses one's cool : PANICS
47. Young seal : CALF
48. Mallorca or Menorca : ISLA
49. Map abbrs. : RTES
50. "Phooey!" : RATS
51. Major follower : ETTE
53. Dutch painter : MEER
54. River in Bulgaria : ARDA
55. Pokey : STIR
56. Cell: Comb. form : CYTE
58. Urge on, in Ayr : ERT
59. D. Smothers, to T. : BRO

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