New York Times, Friday, May 24, 1991

Author: Daniel Girardi
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Prosaic : DRAB
5. Chinese wax : PELA
9. Assassinated Swedish Prime Minister: 1986 : PALME
14. Level, in Lincolnshire : RASE
15. American composer: 1874-1954 : IVES
16. Rap-sheet entry : ALIAS
17. Mediate : INTERCEDE
19. Desert ___ (1991 military operation) : STORM
20. Racing shell : PAIROAR
21. Fondness promoter? : ABSENCE
23. Duos: Abbr. : PRS
24. " . . . thy warfare ___": Scott : OER
25. Tormented, with "at" : GNAWED
29. Severity : HARDNESS
34. Where Gideon mustered his army : HAROD
35. Harsh: Comb. form : CACO
36. Galsworthy's "___ of Devon" : AMAN
37. Depose : AVER
38. Spent : ALLIN
39. Jade : TIRE
40. Exigency : NEED
41. Depilous : BALD
42. Road sign : MERGE
43. They sparkle on diamonds : ALLSTARS
45. Joke that wows 'em : GASSER
46. Buddhist temple : WAT
47. Michael Jackson hit : BAD
48. Obtrudes : IMPOSES
52. Makes the grade : ARRIVES
57. Young salmon : PARRS
58. Variety of quartz : CARNELIAN
60. What aristarchs do : SLATE
61. Early Irish nobleman : AIRE
62. German cheese : KASE
63. Shell crew : EIGHT
64. Fruit decay : BLET
65. Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
1. Cousin of a twerp : DRIP
2. Bombay bigwig : RANA
3. Piedmontese city : ASTI
4. It's sold in a stube : BEER
5. French father of modern astronomy : PICARD
6. Cubs' Hall of Famer : EVERS
7. Directed : LED
8. On the Java : ASEA
9. Didn't see, in poker : PASSED
10. Certain jurors : ALTERNATES
11. St. Mark's symbol : LION
12. French brandy : MARC
13. Salinger girl : ESME
18. Fooled, with "in" : ROPED
22. Element used in metallurgy : BORON
25. Its major export is cacao : GHANA
26. Umbilicus : NAVEL
27. Spinning : AREEL
28. "Tintern Abbey" poet : WORDSWORTH
29. "___ of Anger," 1970 film : HALLS
30. Kind of test : ACID
31. Islamic chieftains : EMIRS
32. Beetle Bailey's boss : SARGE
33. Mock : SNEER
35. Instr. for Artie Shaw : CLAR
38. Weaken : ABATE
42. ___ de Dios, Andean river : MADRE
44. Knight's armor plate : TASSET
45. Tackle for hoisting cargo : GARNET
47. Handrail for an étoile : BARRE
48. ___ dixit : IPSE
49. Neighbor of Niger : MALI
50. Czech capital, to Germans : PRAG
51. Crust : SCAB
53. Writer Chase : ILKA
54. Ampul : VIAL
55. Cardinal point : EAST
56. Dagger : SNEE
59. Distress : AIL

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