New York Times, Friday, May 5, 1989

Author:Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ares' sister : ERIS
5. Succinct : TERSE
10. Shea cover : TARP
14. Lopez theme : NOLA
15. Break forth : ERUPT
16. ___ Bongo, Gabonese statesman : OMAR
17. Bore : DULLPERSON
19. Row : LINE
20. Component of some nerves : STEEL
21. Burlesque : TRAVESTY
23. TV newsman : MUDD
26. Autocrat : TSAR
27. In circulation : OUT
30. Leniency : MERCY
32. Lots : RAFTS
36. More irritable : SNAPPIER
38. Lampoon : SATIRE
39. French girlfriend : AMIE
40. Range or compass : SWEEP
42. Soprano Mitchell's hometown : ENID
43. Web-footed sea bird : GANNET
45. Pedestrian : PLODDING
47. "___ Talking," Joan Rivers book : ENTER
48. Lower in rank : BELOW
49. Call, at poker : SEE
50. Sonoran sandwich : TACO
52. Three-handed card game : SKAT
54. Receding object, sometimes : HAIRLINE
58. Lacy fluting : RUCHE
62. Earthenware jar : OLLA
63. Bore : TIDALFLOOD
66. Languish or quail : WILT
67. Certain collars : ETONS
68. Groundless : IDLE
69. Poise : EASE
70. Body: Comb. form : SOMAT
71. Hammerhead part : PEEN
1. Wide receivers : ENDS
2. Disorderly throng : ROUT
3. River at Rennes : ILLE
4. City in S India : SALEM
5. Peete prop : TEE
6. "The cautious seldom ___': Confucius : ERR
7. Idleness : RUST
8. Fast : SPORTY
9. Lab burners : ETNAS
10. Bore : TOLERATED
11. "Lucky Jim" author : AMIS
12. Rail : RANT
13. Make raids for booty : PREY
18. Come down abruptly : PLUMP
22. Iberian unit of length : VARA
24. Voltaire or Jefferson : DEIST
25. Attracted : DREW
27. Type of orange : OSAGE
28. Deprive of courage : UNMAN
29. Corrupt : TAINT
31. Thin pancake : CREPE
33. Conclusion : FINIS
34. Threefold : TRINE
35. Yellow iris : SEDGE
37. Bore : PENETRATE
38. Apparition : SPOOK
41. Building additions : ELLS
44. Of an epoch : ERAL
46. Diminutive : DWARF
48. Game and food fish : BONITO
51. Mentions for military honors : CITES
53. Spring bulb : TULIP
54. Sewing-machine inventor : HOWE
55. Inter ___ : ALIA
56. Calamities : ILLS
57. Esau : EDOM
59. Penal or zip follower : CODE
60. Fault : HOLE
61. She wrote "The Salamanca Drum" : EDEN
64. Memorabilia : ANA
65. Mil. landing craft : LST

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