New York Times, Monday, April 6, 1992

Author: Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ up (pays to play) : ANTES
6. Army : HOST
10. Dips bait lightly : DAPS
14. Brag : BOAST
15. Resident of Tallinn : ESTH
16. Actress Raines : ELLA
17. Pet-rights org. : ASPCA
18. "I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
19. He portrayed Sonny Corleone : CAAN
20. PLAY : THEATEROFFERING
23. Popular rock group : REM
24. Semblance : FACE
25. Northern European : LAPP
28. Duned desert area : ERG
31. Feeble lights : TAPERS
35. Brit. decoration : OBE
36. Morally weak : FRAIL
38. Secure firmly : RIVET
39. BALL : REALLYGREATTIME
42. Chocolate source : CACAO
43. "Thereby hangs ___" : ATALE
44. Sound of mild rebuke : TUT
45. Chief deity of Egypt : AMENRA
47. Charlemagne's dom. : HRE
48. Annie Oakley : PASS
49. Vasco da ___ : GAMA
51. "Norma ___" : RAE
53. TODAY : REGULARAMTVSHOW
61. O'Neill's daughter : OONA
62. Back of the neck : NAPE
63. Make amends : ATONE
64. Hidden obstacle : SNAG
65. ___ and the Belmonts : DION
66. Ranch in "Giant" : REATA
67. Suburb of Padua : ESTE
68. Actor Ray : ALDO
69. Mistake : ERROR
1. Blind as ___ : ABAT
2. Snack : NOSH
3. Recording ribbon : TAPE
4. Steep slope : ESCARP
5. Condition : STATE
6. Learn : HEAR
7. Capital on a fjord : OSLO
8. Hard : STIFF
9. TV's "Jake and ___ Man" : THEFAT
10. Weak : DECREPIT
11. Kyrgyz range : ALAI
12. Sketch : PLAN
13. Warbled : SANG
21. Kind of bag or board : EMERY
22. Two-handed card game : ECARTE
25. Spanish playwright : LORCA
26. Opposite the middle of a ship's side : ABEAM
27. Kind of pipe : PEACE
29. Shankar melody : RAGA
30. Encircle : GIRTH
32. One of the Peróns : EVITA
33. Twin of Rome's founder : REMUS
34. Printers' directions : STETS
36. Type of wreath : FLORAL
37. Cordelia's father : LEAR
40. English or Latin : LANGUAGE
41. Nimble : ALERT
46. Kate Jackson TV role : AMANDA
48. Annoy : PESTER
50. Thin as ___ : ARAIL
52. Molière's "L'___" ("The Miser") : AVARE
53. Thorny bloomer : ROSE
54. Very long periods of time : EONS
55. Small pest : GNAT
56. Footless : APOD
57. "But ___ buts": Fielding : MENO
58. White with age : HOAR
59. Knowledgeable about : ONTO
60. Have on : WEAR

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