New York Times, Monday, May 13, 1991

Author:Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1991, The New York Times
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1. Start of a kindergarten chant : ABCD
5. Tau's predecessor : SIGMA
10. Dress : TRIM
14. Lacerated : TORE
15. Made eyes at : OGLED
16. Irritate : RILE
17. Openly : ABOVEBOARD
19. Ripens : AGES
20. Book back : SPINE
21. Gives joy to : DELIGHTS
23. Title Olivier received : LORD
25. Redact : EDIT
26. Pauses : HALTS
29. Narrow inlet : RIA
32. Fla. city : OCALA
35. Maple genus : ACER
36. Revoke : CANCEL
38. ___ de guerre : NOM
39. Oppose openly : DEFY
40. Hastily : AMAIN
41. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
42. An A.B.A. member : ATT
43. Blake of "Gunsmoke" : AMANDA
44. Seine sights : ILES
45. Drying cloth : TOWEL
47. Tre e tre : SEI
48. Air-cooled machine guns : BRENS
49. "___ boy!" : ITSA
51. Fellow : CHAP
53. Good nature : BONHOMIE
57. Undermine : ERODE
60. Pond growth : ALGA
61. Impeding sylvan mass : UNDERBRUSH
64. Visible : SEEN
65. Frighten : SCARE
66. Pierre's head : TETE
67. Painful : SORE
68. Noted designer of chairs : EAMES
69. Arrest : STEM
1. ___ glance : ATA
2. Floats on fish lines : BOBS
3. Snip a snap : CROP
4. Extreme wickedness : DEVILTRY
5. Subdued : SOBER
6. "But ___ on forever": Tennyson : IGO
7. Satisfied : GLAD
8. Bare : MERE
9. Confound : ADDLE
10. Disastrous : TRAGIC
11. Square part : RIGHTANGLE
12. "___ a Song Go . . . " : ILET
13. Disarrange : MESS
18. Biblical oldster : ENOS
22. False god : IDOL
24. Marlowe creations : DRAMAS
26. Attacked : HADAT
27. Vinegar: Comb. form : ACETO
28. Radical : LEFTWINGER
30. Silly : INANE
31. Tart : ACIDIC
33. Ponti's wife : LOREN
34. Accumulate : AMASS
36. Part of a sewing machine : CAM
37. Alfonso's queen : ENA
41. Dulles and Orly : AIRPORTS
43. Likewise : ALSO
46. Hydrocarbon fuel : ETHANE
48. Cutting remark : BARB
50. Entertain : AMUSE
52. Toast beginner : HERES
53. Deep in tone : BASS
54. Grocery item : OLEO
55. Andean sun worshiper : INCA
56. Red-coated cheese : EDAM
58. Composition for two : DUET
59. Noble Italian family : ESTE
62. Palindromic conjunction : ERE
63. Haw's partner : HEM

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