New York Times, Wednesday, May 13, 1992

Author:Ruth Minary
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 3
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Gelling agent : AGAR
5. Blazer : COAT
9. Proportion : RATIO
14. French composer: 19th century : LALO
15. "Girl ___ Dreams": 1927 song : OFMY
16. Correct : EMEND
17. With: Fr. : AVEC
18. Monument on Salisbury Plain : STONEHENGE
20. Ascot : NECKTIE
22. Chemical suffix : ENE
23. Coral, for one : SEA
24. Old World tropical shrub : HENNA
26. Decrease gradually : TAPER
28. "Cakes ___": Maugham : ANDALE
31. Cubic measure : STERE
33. Former New York mayor : BEAME
34. Rocky eminence : SCAR
35. Follower of hen and rats : BANE
39. Boisterous play : ROMP
40. Contests : MEETS
41. Finishing nail : BRAD
42. French violinist: 18th century : ANET
43. "Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
44. List of candidates : SLATE
45. African antelope : ORIBI
47. Carbolic acid : PHENOL
48. Palindromic doctrine : TENET
50. Lesser Antilles native : CARIB
52. Roman citadel : ARX
53. Exist : ARE
55. Space off a kitchen : DINETTE
59. Officially, the Hoover : BOULDERDAM
62. Sandarac tree : ARAR
63. W.W. II hero Murphy : AUDIE
64. Solon or Thales : SAGE
65. Caesar's supper : CENA
66. Anagram of 31 Across : STEER
67. Flower into the Fulda : EDER
68. Memorable pianist : HESS
1. One of the Hales : ALAN
2. Presented : GAVE
3. Actor Baldwin : ALEC
4. River port NNW of Brisbane : ROCKHAMPTON
5. Trigonometric function : COSINE
6. Frequently : OFTEN
7. Latin I verb : AMO
8. Actress Daly : TYNE
9. Listen again : REHEAR
10. French soul : AME
11. Present or past : TENSE
12. Actress Stevens: 1934-70 : INGER
13. Theaters : ODEA
19. Comes onstage : ENTERS
21. Part of TV : TELE
25. Anchorite, e.g. : ASCETIC
27. P.G.A. course in Calif. : PEBBLEBEACH
28. River in Luzon : ABRA
29. Inert gas : NEON
30. Title for 68 Across : DAME
32. London museum : TATE
34. Balkan citizen : SERB
36. Island off Ireland : ARAN
37. Intl. group : NATO
38. Noble, in Berlin : EDEL
40. Parisian proprietor : MAITRE
44. Climb : SHIN
46. Schoolbook : READER
47. First 46 Down : PRIMER
48. Food fish : TROUT
49. Discharge : EXUDE
51. Maxim : ADAGE
52. Desert cover-ups : ABAS
54. Gaelic : ERSE
56. Tupelo or ginkgo : TREE
57. Light shades : TANS
58. Actian and Augustan : ERAS
60. Palter : LIE
61. Family man : DAD

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