New York Times, Saturday, May 16, 1992

Author:Bernard Meren
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 60, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 6.03, Missing: { B F J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 241 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 22, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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1. "___ Beauty," G. M. Hopkins poem : PIED
5. Art ___ : DECO
9. Actresses Blake and Bearse : AMANDAS
12. "Babes ___," 1937 Broadway hit : INARMS
15. Acciaccatura : MORDENT
16. "___ Fables" : AESOPS
17. Lawyer's fee : RETAINER
18. Wrinkled fruit : PRUNES
19. Subject to planation : ERODE
20. Slow musical pieces : ADAGIOS
22. Spares, e.g. : TIRES
23. Double dagger : DIESIS
24. Galatea's lover : ACIS
25. They just don't know : AGNOSTICS
29. ___ de deux : PAS
30. Washer or dryer : MACHINE
32. Marie-José ___, French actress : NAT
33. Warehouses : ENTREPOTS
35. Man, in the sea : ISLE
36. Première ballerine : ETOILE
37. Justify : PROVE
38. Italian magistrate, once : PODESTA
40. ___ up (hibernated) : HOLED
41. Small ship, moved by oars and sails : GALIOT
42. Homicide officers : CORONERS
45. Saw-toothed ridge : SIERRA
46. Noted : EMINENT
47. Ingenious : ADROIT
48. Some are just : DESERTS
49. Suffix with persist : ENCE
50. Beatty movie : REDS
1. Displays ostentatiously : PARADES
2. West ___, 1492 discovery : INDIES
3. Clarissa of Avon : EDEN
4. Andersen or Kierkegaard : DANE
5. An organ stop : DIAPASON
6. Perk up, in Portsmouth : ENERGISE
7. Disingenuous reasoner : CASUIST
8. Maine campus site : ORONO
9. League or Legion lead-in : AMERICAN
10. Driver : MOTORIST
11. Prudish : STRAIGHTLACED
13. Gym tchrs.' degrees : MPES
14. Draft inits. : SSS
17. Make a new recording : RETAPE
21. Darcel of films : DENISE
23. Calcutta criminal : DACOIT
26. Downright rude : INSOLENT
27. Baron Baltimore's family : CALVERTS
28. Sleipnir and Pegasus : STEEDS
30. Pertaining to a heavenly body : METEORIC
31. Renegade : APOSTATE
34. Hematite : REDIRON
35. Mangle users : IRONERS
37. Dialed : PHONED
38. Settled a debt : PAID
39. To smell, to Seneca : OLERE
41. Juliette Low's org. : GSA
43. Tenth of an ephah : OMER
44. Stevens of Met fame : RISE

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