New York Times, Thursday, May 14, 1992

Author: Joel D. Lafargue
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fight grime : WASH
5. One's place : STEAD
10. ___ Cities, Ill.-Iowa : QUAD
14. Concerning : ASTO
15. Tabriz citizen : IRANI
16. Hindustani : URDU
17. Note paper? : SHEETMUSIC
19. "The African Queen" screenwriter : AGEE
20. "The Gold Bug" author : POE
21. Help a hood : ABET
22. Arcade scrip : TOKENS
24. Word Clemens likes to hear : STRIKE
26. Spelunker's interest : CAVE
27. Mayo clinic? : DELICATESSEN
33. Count in a carton : DOZEN
36. Further on in years : OLDER
37. To's partner : FRO
38. "Jake's Thing" writer : AMIS
39. "Bone" some people throw : DIE
40. Two-handed card game : JASS
41. On a dial, they're 6 : MNO
42. House coat? : PAINT
44. "When I'm ___ -four": Beatles : SIXTY
45. Big-band tune for a trio? : SINGSINGSING
48. Chest sound : RALE
49. Cosby's TV wife : RASHAD
53. Ariel, for one : SPRITE
56. Borodin's "Prince ___" : IGOR
58. " . . . ___ I saw Elba" : ERE
59. Mrs. Sprat's no-no : LEAN
60. Grounds for divorce? : RENONEVADA
63. Kim's "The Marrying Man" co-star : ALEC
64. Put one's two cents in : OPINE
65. Hagman's leading lady: 1965 : EDEN
66. Be compatible : MESH
67. Saltpeter : NITER
68. Slave is seen in anagram : ESNE
1. Flying stingers : WASPS
2. Like ___ (immediately) : ASHOT
3. Direct cattle? : STEER
4. Weeder's tool : HOE
5. Abu ___ of Egypt : SIMBEL
6. Choice on a test : TRUE
7. A N.Y.C. river : EAST
8. Little orphan bird? : ANI
9. Give orders : DICTATE
10. They can move mountains : QUAKES
11. Exhort : URGE
12. Yemen's largest city : ADEN
13. Club member's payment : DUES
18. Occupied, as a seat : TAKEN
23. Ham's sentence ender : OVER
25. Fate date : IDES
26. Future officers : CADETS
28. Medicine-chest item : IODINE
29. Peach variety : CLING
30. 'Tain't photocopy? : SFAX
31. Once, once : ERST
32. Inquisitive : NOSY
33. They hold water : DAMS
34. Dominique's domain : OMNI
35. Utah national park : ZION
40. Lively steps : JIGS
42. Exam for jrs. : PSAT
43. Section of a wing : AILERON
44. Trap drum? : SNARE
46. Fictional Yule baddie : GRINCH
47. He tends to pressing matters : IRONER
50. Pre-kickoff call : HEADS
51. She was "Our Miss Brooks" : ARDEN
52. He recruited Lafayette : DEANE
53. Coup by Goren : SLAM
54. Former Cosmos great : PELE
55. Charlotte and Norma : RAES
56. "What's ___ for me?" : INIT
57. Not "all there"? : GONE
61. Cure or gram preceder : EPI
62. Winnie's sign : VEE

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