New York Times, Tuesday, May 19, 1992

Author:Betty Jorgensen
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. So-so : FAIR
5. Back talk : SASS
9. Toil : LABOR
14. A Best : EDNA
15. Economist Smith : ADAM
16. Mom's relative : ENATE
17. Actor Nolte : NICK
18. Solitary : LONE
19. Stellar: Comb. form : ASTRO
20. Start of a quip : THEWORKERSWHO
23. Soul, to Simone : AME
24. Shoe width for Big Foot : EEE
25. Dedicate; consecrate : DEVOTE
29. Ewe's utterance : BAA
31. Some Cong. members : REPS
35. Nix the fancy nuptials : ELOPE
36. Religious denomination : SECT
37. Squeezing snake : BOA
38. Quip: Part II : LOWEREDTHATROOF
42. ___-dye : TIE
43. Assay : RATE
44. German city : HALLE
45. No ifs, ___ or buts : ANDS
47. Candidate to like : IKE
48. Pretty girls : CUTIES
49. Quip: Part III : ARE
51. Male Manx : TOM
52. End of the quip : EAVESDROPPERS
59. "___ Is in the Streets," 1953 movie : ALION
60. Old West marshal : EARP
61. Exercise one's franchise : VOTE
63. "The Treasure of the Sierra ___" : MADRE
64. Mute mimic : MIME
65. Give off : EMIT
66. Disports : PLAYS
67. Coaster : SLED
68. Thin : RARE
1. Quagmire : FEN
2. Way into a stope : ADIT
3. Creep ahead : INCH
4. Do an autumn job : RAKE
5. Strauss opera : SALOME
6. Have an apple in one's eye : ADORE
7. Scuttled : SANK
8. Capt. Hook's toady : SMEE
9. Lend-___ (W.W. II aid) : LEASE
10. Retort : ANSWER
11. English resort : BATH
12. Other, in Oviedo : OTRO
13. Antique auto : REO
21. Most of our globe : WATER
22. Lasso : REATA
25. Mississippi mouth : DELTA
26. Remove from jurisdiction : ELOIN
27. Took an oath : VOWED
28. Unlock, poetically : OPE
29. A Davis : BETTE
30. Yearn : ACHE
32. Princess in Verdi's "Don Carlos" : EBOLI
33. Rochester's mysterious servant Grace : POOLE
34. Strongboxes : SAFES
36. Pierre's st. : SDAK
39. Lake Indians : ERIES
40. Pound : THUMP
41. Stoolie : RAT
46. Very tasty : SAVORY
48. ___ a plea (bargained with the D.A.) : COPPED
50. M. Coty et al. : RENES
51. The Velvet Fog : TORME
52. Israeli airline : ELAL
53. Radamès's beloved : AIDA
54. Opp. of 31 Across : DEMS
55. Thinness standard : RAIL
56. At any time : EVER
57. Italia's capital : ROMA
58. Ado : STIR
59. Unit of elec. current : AMP
62. Printemps follower : ETE

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