New York Times, Monday, April 8, 1991

Author: Peter Swift
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York Times
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1. Palm tree used for basketry : NIPA
5. Threadbare clothing : RAGS
9. "___ in the Night," 1941 song : BLUES
14. Old Testament book : AMOS
15. Theater-door sign : EXIT
16. A musical Starr : RINGO
17. Evergreens : YEWS
18. Verdi opera : AIDA
19. Shallot's cousin : ONION
20. Shows base-running skill : STEALSSECOND
23. Bar crossers : RYES
24. Krazy ___ of comics : KAT
25. Floor covering : MAT
28. Leipzig lamentation : ACH
30. Soft breeze : AURA
33. Blue-pencil : REVISE
35. Upsilon chaser : PHI
36. Cheat in a test : CRIB
37. Pismires : ANTS
38. Starred on the mound : PITCHEDASHUTOUT
43. Eight, to Cato : OCTO
44. Palpate : FEEL
45. Road-map abbr. : RTE
46. Yukon vehicle : SLEDGE
49. Theme or topic : TEXT
50. Shepherded : LED
51. Always, to a bard : EER
52. Horace's " ___ Poetica" : ARS
54. Comic Johnson : ARTE
56. Viola's prize: 1988 : CYYOUNGAWARD
61. Army chaplain : PADRE
64. Loosen : UNDO
65. Sikorsky : IGOR
66. Dostoyevsky's "The ___" : IDIOT
67. Saxophonist Getz : STAN
68. Girl in a Kenny Rogers hit : RUBY
69. Flanders fields flower : POPPY
70. Astronauts' "All's-well" calls : AOKS
71. Sediment : LEES
1. Legislators' denials : NAYS
2. " ___ a man who wasn't there" : IMET
3. Canseco is one : POWERHITTER
4. Evaluate : ASSAY
5. Give confidence to : REASSURE
6. W.W. II alliance : AXIS
7. Author André : GIDE
8. Pile : STACK
9. Novelist Emily : BRONTE
10. Soprano Jenny : LIND
11. Form or corn preceder : UNI
12. Alter ___ : EGO
13. Scion : SON
21. Lixiviate : LEACH
22. Scull : OAR
25. Pawtucket's team plays in one : MINORLEAGUE
26. Shrewd : ASTUTE
27. Tried out : TESTED
28. Place side by side : APPOSE
29. Chewing-gum ingredient : CHICLE
31. Get ___ of (oust) : RID
32. Toward the stern : ABAFT
34. Cistern : VAT
39. Food fish : COD
40. Notice : SEE
41. Six-sided figures : HEXAGONS
42. Extreme : ULTRA
47. Merriment: Var. : GAYETY
48. Suffix with cook or rook : ERY
53. The March King : SOUSA
55. Spin : TWIRL
56. Horseman's whip : CROP
57. Golden-rule word : UNTO
58. A neighbor of Minn. : NDAK
59. Kimono : ROBE
60. Prohibitionists : DRYS
61. Orange seed : PIP
62. Pother : ADO
63. Brief swim : DIP

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