New York Times, Tuesday, May 1, 1990

Author: Michael A. Rampino
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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1. Under the covers : ABED
5. Oceanic : VAST
9. Scarlett's plantation : TARA
13. Complications : NODI
14. Brain passage : ITER
15. N.H. state flower : LILAC
16. Butterine : OLEO
17. Russian saint : OLGA
18. Deputy : AGENT
19. Leo's lawn invader? : DANDELION
21. Buttes' kin : MESAS
22. Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
23. Evening, in Paris : SOIR
25. On : ATOP
28. Stipend : SALARY
32. Takes off : DOFFS
36. "___ nome," Verdi aria : CARO
38. Fleur-de-lis : IRIS
39. Soil: Comb. form : AGRO
40. Heating vessels : ETNAS
41. Behind schedule : LATE
42. Holly : ILEX
43. Blushing : ROSY
44. Tenth U.S. President : TYLER
45. Reedy marsh vegetation : SEDGES
47. Abominable Snowman : YETI
49. Rents : LETS
51. Ant or bee : INSECT
56. Madrid mister : SENOR
59. Grumpy flowering tree? : CRABAPPLE
62. Rome's Fontana di ___ : TREVI
63. Italian artist: 17th century : RENI
64. Aerial maneuver : LOOP
65. Match : AGREE
66. Armbone : ULNA
67. Teen-ager's skin problem : ACNE
68. Deities : GODS
69. Unopposed slots in tournaments : BYES
70. Quaker pronoun : THEE
1. "___ for Ben Jonson": Herrick : ANODE
2. Gaucho's weapon or weapons : BOLAS
3. Utopias : EDENS
4. Electron tube : DIODE
5. R.I. state flower : VIOLET
6. Hun king : ATLI
7. Utah state flower, for short : SEGO
8. Across: Prefix : TRANS
9. Feline floral femme? : TIGERLILY
10. Malt drinks : ALES
11. Bombay bigwig : RANA
12. Performs : ACTS
15. Sorceress : LAMIA
20. Namesakes of a Spanish queen : ENAS
24. Bears, to Bolívar : OSOS
26. Cato's VIII : OCTO
27. Heartsease : PANSY
29. Russian sea : ARAL
30. "The ___ of Spring": Stravinsky : RITE
31. River in Flanders : YSER
32. Podium : DAIS
33. Eye amorously : OGLE
34. Flintstone of comics : FRED
35. Reynard's floral mittens? : FOXGLOVES
37. Martha of the movies : RAYE
40. Formerly, formerly : ERST
44. Louise or Turner : TINA
46. Hair-raising : EERIE
48. Leg bones : TIBIAS
50. Stunted tree : SCRUB
52. Chair slat : SPLAT
53. Period of time : EPOCH
54. Propagated replica : CLONE
55. Conical tent : TEPEE
56. Male caribou : STAG
57. Hence : ERGO
58. Dork : NERD
60. Depend (on) : RELY
61. Actress Baxter : ANNE

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