New York Times, Tuesday, May 16, 1989

Author:William Baxley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Isolated flattop : MESA
5. Farmyard sound : CROW
9. Spelunker's milieu : CAVE
13. Controversial pesticide : ALAR
14. Thrashed : LACED
16. Callas specialty : ARIA
17. One who treats mental disorders : PSYCHOTHERAPIST
20. Ancient Jewish brotherhood : ESSENES
21. White poplars : ABELES
22. Scarlet : RED
23. From a distance : AFAR
24. Mediterranean evergreens : CAROBS
28. Pismires : ANTS
29. Mrs., in Barcelona : SRA
32. Hippodrome : ARENA
33. Type of gin : SLOE
34. Sweetsop : ATES
35. Good judgment : LEVELHEADEDNESS
38. Summers, in Paris : ETES
39. Suffix with prefer : ENCE
40. Central halls in Roman houses : ATRIA
41. ___ canto (singing style) : BEL
42. Sunbathe : BASK
43. Very thin : SKINNY
44. Prepare the way : PAVE
45. Cry of surprise : OHO
46. Villa d'Este site : TIVOLI
49. X-rated works : EROTICA
53. Genius's power : INTELLECTUALITY
56. God of love : EROS
57. Pleasure craft : YACHT
58. Miss Kett of comics : ETTA
59. Depend : RELY
60. Early American cars : REOS
61. Stitcher's line : SEAM
1. Chart : MAP
2. Otherwise : ELSE
3. Utters : SAYS
4. Parts of circles : ARCS
5. Look-alikes : CLONES
6. Evaluated : RATED
7. Memorable newspaper publisher : OCHS
8. Minuscule : WEE
9. Frolic : CAPER
10. Seed covering : ARIL
11. Carpenter's need : VISE
12. Diner sign : EATS
15. Rookie at boot camp : DRAFTEE
18. Book about plants : HERBAL
19. Arabs' sleeveless garments : ABAS
23. Positive terminal of an electron tube : ANODE
24. Diplomat Cushing: 1800-79 : CALEB
25. Sharp-crested ridge : ARETE
26. Carouse : REVEL
27. Individuals : ONES
28. Alas and ___ : ALACK
29. Austere : STERN
30. Plant secretion : RESIN
31. Analysis of an ore : ASSAY
33. Perception : SENSE
34. Against: Prefix : ANTI
36. In a ponderous way : HEAVILY
37. Sioux : DAKOTA
42. Formal dance : BALL
43. Talks in a loud voice : SHOUTS
44. Lovelace's forte : POESY
45. Correct: Comb. form : ORTHO
46. Row : TIER
47. Concerning : INRE
48. Acronym for a convertiplane : VTOL
49. Behold: Lat. : ECCE
50. Aits in the Seine : ILES
51. Quote : CITE
52. "___ boy!" : ATTA
54. Sound receiver : EAR
55. Sweet potato : YAM

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