New York Times, Tuesday, May 11, 1993

Author:Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Throng : CROWD
6. Surrounded by : AMID
10. Stuff : CRAM
14. Lustrous fiber : RAMIE
15. Put on cargo : LADE
16. Nerve branches : RAMI
17. Mine approaches : ADITS
18. Unpretentious tavern : BRASSERIE
20. Form a lap : SIT
21. Dutch painter Mondrian : PIET
23. Apple byproducts : CIDERS
24. Health-care facility : HOSPICE
26. "Ask ___ questions . . . " : MENO
27. Lunched : ATE
28. Monotonous cadence : SINGSONG
32. Elegant style of handwriting : COPPERPLATE
36. Patriotic org. : DAR
37. On the briny : ASEA
38. Brink : RIM
39. Withered : SERE
40. Knight's title : SIR
41. Film's female star : LEADINGLADY
45. Frothy, in Firenze : SPUMANTE
47. Mine find : ORE
48. Cost at poker : ANTE
49. Styron's "___ in Darkness" : LIEDOWN
53. What an electee takes : OFFICE
56. Writer Ephron : NORA
57. All the tea in China? : CHA
58. Potent allergen : GOLDENROD
60. His and hers : THEIR
62. "Waiting for the Robert ___" : ELEE
63. Melody : TUNE
64. Nullify the force of : ERASE
65. First home : EDEN
66. Where Waterloo was won? : ETON
67. Schisms : RENTS
1. Evel Knievel upheaval : CRASH
2. Medium for Kate Smith : RADIO
3. Neglects : OMITS
4. Good sense : WIT
5. Notwithstanding : DESPITE
6. "Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
7. Trading center : MART
8. Mountain near Troy : IDA
9. Fall : DESCENT
10. Tenets : CREDOS
11. Excellent, as wine : RARE
12. Muslim commander : AMIR
13. Architect ___ van der Rohe : MIES
19. Burn slightly : SINGE
22. Cake topper : ICER
25. Haydn or Hemingway : PAPA
26. Dade County seat : MIAMI
28. Go coasting : SLIDE
29. Concert halls : ODEA
30. Ancient ointment : NARD
31. Novelist of the West : GREY
32. Lewis's Timberlane : CASS
33. Poet Mandelstam : OSIP
34. City on the Wabash : PERU
35. Chatter : PRATE
39. Pung, e.g. : SLED
41. Ivanhoe's weapon : LANCE
42. International agreement : ENTENTE
43. Black, in Brest : NOIR
44. West Indies' ___ Antilles : GREATER
46. First : MAIDEN
49. Thick woolen cloth : LODEN
50. Unlimited quantity : OCEAN
51. Bridge's predecessor : WHIST
52. Nostrils, to an M.D. : NARES
53. S-shaped molding : OGEE
54. Flock of sheep : FOLD
55. Run away : FLEE
56. "___, Nanette" : NONO
59. Pothole : RUT
61. Charlemagne's dom. : HRE

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