New York Times, Saturday, May 9, 1992

Author: Bernard Meren
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 1
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1. Totalitarian government system : FASCISM
8. Tells : RELATES
15. Pensioner, often : RETIREE
16. Plutonium, for one : ELEMENT
17. Extinct volcano in Armenia : ARAGATS
18. Emulate Grant at Vicksburg : BESIEGE
19. Sailors' confab : GAM
20. Bring into captivity : ENSLAVE
22. Three for Mario : TRE
23. "How sweet ___!" : ITIS
25. Passes over : OMITS
26. Word with New or Fair : DEAL
27. See 37 Down : LONER
29. Goddess of infatuation : ATE
30. Chutzpah : NERVE
31. Project, as good will : ERADIATE
33. Partial : BIASED
34. & : AMPERSAND
36. Musical group : SEPTET
39. One who gives evidence : ATTESTER
43. Bawls : CRIES
44. Airport-schedule ltrs. : ETA
45. Author of "Hard Cash" : READE
46. Lacerate : REND
47. Excited states : SNITS
49. Vigoda and Burrows : ABES
50. Soul, in Amiens : AME
51. Lighten a prison sentence : COMMUTE
53. Presley's "I Was the ___" : ONE
54. Louis d'or : PISTOLE
56. Footwear for Hermes : TALARIA
58. Stars over Sedan : ETOILES
59. Chad ___ from South Bend : EVERETT
60. Invigorate : REFRESH
61. Descendants of a son of Noah : SEMITES
1. Word stamped on a package : FRAGILE
2. Lawn device : AERATOR
3. Endurance : STAMINA
4. Short smoke, in slanguage : CIG
5. Dies ___ : IRAE
6. ___ store by (distrust) : SETNO
7. Sailor's dinner companion : MESSMATE
8. Detroit sales ploy : REBATE
9. Hgts. : ELEVS
10. ___-majesté : LESE
11. "___ my brother's keeper?": Gen. : AMI
12. Wobbles : TEETERS
13. Etch : ENGRAVE
14. Hardened : STEELED
21. Letter for letter : LITERATIM
24. Quieted : SEDATED
26. World's lowest lake : DEADSEA
28. ___ riches (poets' ploys) : RIMES
30. Forty-___ : NINER
32. Adroit : APT
33. Shea shillelagh : BAT
35. Legislation : STATUTES
36. Driver's must in a snowy clime : SCRAPER
37. Recluse : EREMITE
38. Respighi's "___ Rome" : PINESOF
40. Frame for embroidery : TABORET
41. Delightful mineral? : EDENITE
42. Elects the incumbent : RESEATS
44. Catch, as in a net : ENMESH
47. What the cobbler saves? : SOLES
48. Barrel part : STAVE
51. Old king : COLE
52. Early sch. : ELEM
55. Rifle range, in Reims : TIR
57. Hero in "Exodus" : ARI

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