New York Times, Monday, May 27, 1991

Author: Peter Swift
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q U V X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Festival : GALA
5. Zasu of films : PITTS
10. ___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
13. Soviet sea : ARAL
14. Direction indicator : ARROW
15. Maize : CORN
16. Harry Woods's 1927 hit song : SIDEBYSIDE
18. Hebrides island : IONA
19. Army chaplain : PADRE
20. Stylish : MOD
21. Stumble : TRIP
22. Sharp taste : TANG
25. Composed : SEDATE
27. Wind up : END
30. Legal wrong : TORT
32. Intl. pact : NATO
33. Malicious gossip : DIRT
35. Swiss river : AARE
37. Goes horseback : RIDES
40. Half of an avenger's motto : ATOOTHFORATOOTH
43. Autumnal beauty : MAPLE
44. Actor Rip ___ : TORN
45. Something forbidden : NONO
46. Composer Bartók : BELA
48. Subject of Thoreau's "Walden" : POND
50. Inexperienced : RAW
51. Despot : TYRANT
53. Cupola's locale : ROOF
55. Soft drink : SODA
56. ___ Jima : IWO
58. Procrastinate : DELAY
62. ___ out (exhausted) : WORN
63. From ___ (occasionally) : TIMETOTIME
66. "Thanks ___!" : ALOT
67. Wind: Comb. form : ANEMO
68. Niblick, for one : IRON
69. Ginger : PEP
70. Be aware of : SENSE
71. Speaker's platform : DAIS
1. Breathe laboriously : GASP
2. Air for Aprile Millo : ARIA
3. Cheryl or Alan : LADD
4. Wide-awake : ALERT
5. Recompense : PAY
6. Apr. is its month : IRS
7. Orderly : TRIM
8. Commotions : TODOS
9. Nobel's land : SWEDEN
10. Kind of salesman : DOORTODOOR
11. Comic Kovacs : ERNIE
12. Something easy : SNAP
15. Military honor : CITATION
17. Thrash : BEAT
23. A Beery : NOAH
24. Dishonest gain : GRAFT
26. Pub missile : DART
27. A Dutch treat : EDAM
28. Girl in an old song : NITA
29. A little at a time : DROPBYDROP
31. Boy Scout unit : TROOP
34. Forbearing : TOLERANT
36. Faux pas : ERROR
38. Sicilian menace : ETNA
39. ___ up (arrive) : SHOW
41. Weblike membrane : TELA
42. Part of A.D. : ANNO
47. Loos and Ekberg : ANITAS
49. Fuddy-duddy : DODO
51. Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1981 : TOOLE
52. Strong string : TWINE
54. Foul smelling : FETID
55. Trade : SWAP
57. Portent : OMEN
59. Cremona coin : LIRA
60. Mine, to Jacques : AMOI
61. Cravings : YENS
64. Bad ___, German spa : EMS
65. Low digit : TOE

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