New York Times, Wednesday, May 16, 1990

Author:Don Groat
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 2
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© 1990, The New York Times
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1. Inventory : LIST
5. Decorative knob : BOSS
9. Desires : WANTS
14. Stravinsky : IGOR
15. Oct.'s birthstone : OPAL
16. Siskel's TV partner : EBERT
17. Arnaz : DESI
18. Kind of ton or watt : MEGA
19. Becker of tennis : BORIS
20. With 53 Across, Aesop's words after "It is easy" : TOBEBRAVEFROM
23. Layer of the eye : UVEA
24. Inebriate : SOT
25. Equipped with wings : ALATE
28. Vanzetti's trial partner : SACCO
31. Initials for Reagan space project : SDI
34. Actor Sutherland : DONALD
36. A sweet drink : ROOTBEER
38. Dyer's device : AGER
39. Muslim prince : EMEER
41. Enthusiastic review : RAVE
42. Multilingual person : POLYGLOT
44. One of Neptune's moons : TRITON
46. Literary monogram : TSE
47. Hicks : RUBES
49. Make amends : ATONE
50. Short-lived fashion : FAD
51. Nick and Nora's dog : ASTA
53. See 20 Across : ASAFEDISTANCE
59. Not illuminated : UNLIT
60. Peak in Thessaly : OSSA
61. Snack : NOSH
63. Kind of drum : SNARE
64. Virginia ___ : REEL
65. Island of the Hebrides : IONA
66. Monopolized, with "up" : SEWED
67. Ancient Iranian : MEDE
68. Give ___ up (help) : ALEG
1. Cover : LID
2. "By the Time ___ to Phoenix" : IGET
3. Just average : SOSO
4. Subordinate : TRIBUTARY
5. Frozen dessert : BOMBE
6. Concerns of the Glyndebourne Festival Society : OPERAS
7. Roman-fleuve : SAGA
8. Ukranian, e.g. : SLAV
9. Nickname for an Oregonian : WEBFOOT
10. Scrub a launch : ABORT
11. L. D. Ahenobarbus : NERO
12. Window molding : TRIM
13. Peter, Paul et al. : STS
21. Knievel : EVEL
22. Accompany for protection : ESCORT
25. Modify for use : ADAPT
26. Corp. insignia : LOGOS
27. Anoint, old style : ANELE
29. Mountain ridge : ARETE
30. Runner Sebastian : COE
31. NATO's extinct cousin : SEATO
32. Exeter's shire : DEVON
33. Entertainer Bordoni : IRENE
35. Gull : DELUDE
37. Arne's "Rule, ___" : BRITANNIA
40. Rabble : MOB
43. Surgically transplanted : GRAFTED
45. Pro ___ (proportionately) : RATA
48. Talked impudently : SASSED
50. Laissez-___ : FAIRE
52. Insipid : STALE
53. "Green Gables" girl : ANNE
54. Cabbage dish : SLAW
55. Coll. building : DORM
56. Words of comprehension : ISEE
57. "___ Tombs," Sandburg poem : COOL
58. Anglo-Saxon serf : ESNE
59. Letters on a warship : USS
62. Witch : HAG

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