New York Times, Wednesday, May 1, 1991

Author:Christy Ridley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 2
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dance of Israel : HORA
5. Fragrant resin : ELEMI
10. Jack the quipper : PAAR
14. Neighbor of N.M. : ARIZ
15. Debussy opus : LAMER
16. Seaweed : ALGA
17. Butterfly of the eastern U.S. : REGALFRITILLARY
20. Australian marsupial : KOALA
21. Ascend : ARISE
22. Sparks's frantic call : SOS
23. An Eng. king : EDW
25. Evenings, in poesy : EENS
27. Small, striped butterfly : GRAYHAIRSTREAK
34. Hive occupant : BEE
35. Balkan native : SERB
36. Gaze : STARE
37. Burden : ONUS
39. "Bobby Shaftoe's gone ___" : TOSEA
42. Askew : AGEE
43. Protozoan : MONAD
45. Lab burner : ETNA
47. Sitter's creation : LAP
48. Butterfly of the northeastern U.S. : AMERICANCOPPER
52. Growl : GNAR
53. Blue Eagle org. : NRA
54. Bitter vetch : ERS
57. Aphorism : GNOME
60. Painting style : OPART
64. Butterfly of the U.S. : COMMONWOODNYMPH
67. "Iacta ___ est" : ALEA
68. Main halls : ATRIA
69. Surf sound : ROTE
70. Like grass at dawn : DEWY
71. Bono or Tufts : SONNY
72. The ___ 500 race : INDY
1. Listen! : HARK
2. Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
3. Baltic port : RIGA
4. Flowering shrub : AZALEA
5. Sprite : ELF
6. Dr. Zhivago's love : LARA
7. Muslim ruler : EMIR
8. Forte : METIER
9. Yellow flags : IRISES
10. Chum : PAL
11. Ah, me! : ALAS
12. Of the soil: Comb. form : AGRO
13. Beams : RAYS
18. ___-slipper (orchid) : LADYS
19. Pre-Easter periods : LENTS
24. Hone : WHET
26. Miss, in Arg. : SRTA
27. Full set of chromosomes : GENOM
28. Attend Alumni Day : REUNE
29. Nigerian native : ARO
30. "Ghosts" playwright : IBSEN
31. Two less than par : EAGLE
32. In the back : AREAR
33. Retain : KEEP
34. Safari blind : BOMA
38. Famous puppeteer : SARG
40. And so forth: Abbr. : ETC
41. Soon : ANON
44. Australian wild dog : DINGO
46. Kitchen garment : APRON
49. Large perennials : CANNAS
50. ___ hoe (a task) : AROWTO
51. Certain sedges : PAPYRI
54. Plant modified by environment : ECAD
55. Part : ROLE
56. Sawbill : SMEW
58. Sunrise, to Shelley : MORN
59. John, in Ireland: Var. : EOIN
61. Theban deity : AMON
62. Iterated: Abbr. : RPTD
63. Those people : THEY
65. Springtime festival, with 66 Down : MAY
66. See 65 Down : DAY

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