New York Times, Tuesday, May 23, 1989

Author: Eileen Lexau
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Eileen Lexau has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ number (speed measure) : MACH
5. Informal talk : CHAT
9. Date-book abbr. : APPT
13. Land mass : ASIA
14. Kind of elephant : ROGUE
16. Hard or soft follower : WARE
17. Fanciful idea : BEEINONESBONNET
20. Lets : ALLOWS
21. Coolidge's nickname : CAL
22. Color : DYE
23. Finish : END
24. Cocktail tidbit : CANAPE
26. Host : HORDE
29. Give the ax to : CAN
30. Thighbone : FEMUR
33. Mine find : ORE
34. British meeting place : PUB
35. He wrote "Bread and Wine" : SILONE
36. Unwilling listeners, usually : CAPTIVEAUDIENCE
40. Disturbance : UNREST
41. Football linemen: Abbr. : RTS
42. Kind : ILK
43. Weather event : STORM
44. Haw's companion : HEE
45. Shoestrings : LACES
47. Military commission : BREVET
49. Wager : BET
50. By way of : VIA
52. Pen point : NIB
53. Ski maneuver : SLALOM
56. Readily : ATTHEDROPOFAHAT
60. What video means : ISEE
61. Hawkeye : IOWAN
62. Developer's interest : SITE
63. Whip : LASH
64. Drip's cousin : NERD
65. Repulsive one : TOAD
1. Fairy queen : MAB
2. On the Red : ASEA
3. Shade of blue : CIEL
4. Greeted : HAILED
5. Throng : CROWD
6. Sweeties : HONS
7. Grow older : AGE
8. Native of Florence : TUSCAN
9. Grain bristle : AWN
10. Riotous : PANDEMONIC
11. Mouse, to Morris : PREY
12. French head : TETE
15. Abba of Israel : EBAN
18. "___ but the brave . . . " : NONE
19. Patron saint of Norway : OLAFII
24. Minnelli-Grey film: 1972 : CABARET
25. Soccer great : PELE
26. ___-pocus : HOCUS
27. Praying figure : ORANT
28. Unprincipled ones : REPROBATES
29. Billiard stick : CUE
31. Giving-in word : UNCLE
32. Emits fumes : REEKS
34. Mil. entrant : PVT
35. Radical 60's gp. : SDS
37. Haw. before 1959 : TERR
38. Antigone's sister : ISMENE
39. Western Indian : UTE
44. Jordanian city occupied by Israel in 1967 : HEBRON
45. Page : LEAF
46. Finally : ATLAST
48. Caesar's "Veni, ___, vici" : VIDI
49. Fair : BLOND
50. Colo. resort : VAIL
51. "___ Good Day," Peggy Lee hit : ITSA
53. Box before a bout : SPAR
54. Paducah's river : OHIO
55. ___ Hari : MATA
57. Querying sound : HEH
58. Be in debt : OWE
59. Kennedy or Koppel : TED

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