New York Times, Monday, May 25, 1992

Author: James L. Beatty
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Broadway hit based on a T. S. Eliot work : CATS
5. Dross from steel furnaces : SLAG
9. Covenant : PACT
13. Pallid : ASHEN
15. Purplish brown : PUCE
16. Kyrgyz mountain range : ALAI
17. Hammer-and-strings instrument : PIANO
18. Host : ARMY
19. Brood of pheasants : NIDE
20. Apple treats : PANDOWDIES
22. Subjected to induration : HARD
23. Mature plant ovule : SEED
24. Expunge : ERASE
26. Come to pass : HAPPEN
30. Husk of grain : BRAN
31. Region : AREA
32. Computer fodder : DATA
35. Spent time lazily : IDLED
39. Laughing : RIANT
41. "Katy, ___ the door!" : BAR
42. South American ruminant : LLAMA
43. Etonian's papa : PATER
44. ___ Harte, U.S. writer : BRET
46. Malevolent : EVIL
47. Yawn : GAPE
49. Freshen a lawn : AERATE
51. Aromatic herb : THYME
53. Yorkshire river : AIRE
55. N.C. river or cape : FEAR
56. Cosmopolitan : PANTARCHIC
62. One opposed : ANTI
63. Timber tree : PINE
64. Furious : IRATE
65. Deer dears? : DOES
66. Esau's land : EDOM
67. Like little pitchers : EARED
68. Once, once : ERST
69. Milland and Bolger : RAYS
70. No more than : MERE
1. Founder of Lower Slobbovia : CAPP
2. Locale covering over 17 million sq. miles : ASIA
3. Conjunction after comparatives : THAN
4. Transmit : SEND
5. One of a high suit in bridge : SPADE
6. Glaringly vivid : LURID
7. Summit : ACME
8. Old Faithful, e.g. : GEYSER
9. Beggar : PANHANDLER
10. Anonym : ALIAS
11. Military training unit : CADRE
12. Even : TIED
14. Hangman's loop : NOOSE
21. ___ one's way (proceed) : WEND
25. Fence part : RAIL
26. Angelic instrument : HARP
27. Solo for Pavarotti : ARIA
28. Organic fuel : PEAT
29. Eulogist : PANEGYRIST
30. Unadorned : BARE
33. French secular clergyman : ABBE
34. Pitch : TAR
36. Output of Mount Saint Helens : LAVA
37. Give forth : EMIT
38. Hill's partner : DALE
40. Mine car : TRAM
45. Village in Ireland : TARA
48. Martin or pot preceder : PEPPER
50. Weird : EERIE
51. Caruso was one : TENOR
52. Abhors : HATES
53. Pester : ANNOY
54. News bits : ITEMS
55. Bet against the dice caster : FADE
57. Verdi opera : AIDA
58. Study hard and late : CRAM
59. ___ and hounds (outdoor game) : HARE
60. Anatomical passage : ITER
61. Relinquish : CEDE

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