New York Times, Tuesday, April 4, 1989

Author: Mary M. Murdoch
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K V X Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
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1. Ivan or Nicholas : TSAR
5. Mardi ___ : GRAS
9. Mr. T's former TV show, with "The" : ATEAM
14. To be, in Beauvais : ETRE
15. River in Zaire : UELE
16. Defunct cousin of NATO : SEATO
17. Polaris : NORTHSTAR
19. Noodles, e.g. : PASTA
20. Holds forth : ORATES
21. Danson role in "Cheers" : SAM
23. R.b.i. or e.r.a. : STAT
24. Do a cobbler's job : RESOLE
25. Third man : ABEL
27. Pick or wit preceder : NIT
28. That which causes : CATALYST
32. Seats in a basilica : PEWS
35. Pipe type : BRIER
36. Marshal in Napoleon's army : NEY
37. Pub quaff : ALE
38. Major divider : EQUATOR
40. Pile : NAP
41. Seagoing inits. : USS
42. Small squalls : GUSTS
43. Far: Comb. form : TELE
44. Free : LETLOOSE
46. Exclamation of contempt : POH
48. Left : WENT
49. Straying : ERRANT
53. A son of Seth : ENOS
55. Suffix with mountain : EER
58. Music lover's purchase : STEREO
59. Describe grammatically : PARSE
61. Norman Douglas novel: 1917 : SOUTHWIND
63. Scotland's ___ of the Sea : ISLES
64. Sensible : SANE
65. Concept: Comb. form : IDEO
66. Framework : CADRE
67. German river or dam : EDER
68. Loch name : NESS
1. Purport : TENOR
2. Put away : STORE
3. Tapestry : ARRAS
4. Gymnast Mary Lou's family : RETTONS
5. Dress part : GUSSET
6. Soak flax : RET
7. Ah, me! : ALAS
8. Antitoxins : SERA
9. Nile denizen : ASP
10. Raise a nap : TEASEL
11. Popular novel: 1861 : EASTLYNNE
12. "___ boy!" : ATTA
13. Medieval protection : MOAT
18. Kind of port : HELI
22. San ___, Calif. : MATEO
26. Comedienne Roseanne : BARR
28. Box : CRATE
29. River islands : AITS
30. Fine fur : SEAL
31. Sort : TYPE
32. Papal name : PAUL
33. Other : ELSE
34. Yul Brynner film: 1973 : WESTWORLD
35. Smooch : BUSS
38. Artist Schiele : EGON
39. Cite : QUOTE
43. ___ the towel (quit) : THREWIN
45. ___ Antilles : LESSER
46. Harass : PESTER
47. Conventional: Abbr. : ORTH
50. Take for ___ (trick or slay) : ARIDE
51. Spanish baby boys : NENES
52. Stirs : TODOS
53. De Mille movie, e.g. : EPIC
54. Launching gp. : NASA
56. Actual being : ESSE
57. Beatles' "Abbey ___" : ROAD
60. Vane reading : ESE
62. Maupassant's "___ Vie" : UNE

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