New York Times, Thursday, May 4, 1989

Author:Betty Jorgensen
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. The two of them : BOTH
5. Animal track : SPOOR
10. Faint : DIM
13. "God's Little ___": E. Caldwell : ACRE
14. ___ incognita : TERRA
15. Mavourneen's land : ERIN
17. Start of a quip : THEREISACHINESE
20. Cultivating tool : HOE
21. Organic compound : ENOL
22. Crescent-shaped figures : LUNES
23. Morsels for Fido : ORTS
24. File-drawer contents : FOLDERS
26. Pacifies : ALLAYS
29. "Kate & ___," TV series : ALLIE
30. Hawaiian "necklaces" : LEIS
31. Frequent reaction to a pun : GROAN
32. Cushion under a saddle : PAD
35. More of the quip : POSTALSERVICEBY
39. Jet-set transport : SST
40. Finnish idea of pleasurable punishment : SAUNA
41. Caftan, e.g. : ROBE
42. Ancient Rome's seaport : OSTIA
43. If they roll they're not mossy : STONES
45. Quibbler of a sort : CASUIST
48. Whole bunch : SLEW
49. At ___ for words (speechless) : ALOSS
50. Samoan seaport : APIA
51. Sunshine State: Abbr. : FLA
54. End of the quip : BOATITSJUNKMAIL
58. Dried up : SERE
59. Set off : SPARK
60. Barely manages : EKES
61. Russian state: Abbr. : SSR
62. Deserves : EARNS
63. Nev.'s "big little" city : RENO
1. English health resort : BATH
2. Eight, to Pedro : OCHO
3. Tupelo or tulip : TREE
4. L.B.J. beagle : HER
5. Assigned tasks : STINTS
6. Monetary units in Mexico : PESOS
7. Kind of exam : ORAL
8. Grampus : ORC
9. Stadium cheer : RAH
10. Strip off covering : DENUDE
11. "Goodnight" girl : IRENE
12. Tightwad : MISER
16. Hero of "The Untouchables" : NESS
18. Spooky : EERY
19. Fighting ___ (Big Ten team) : ILLINI
23. Drying kiln : OAST
24. Plant life : FLORA
25. Norwegian king : OLAV
26. European heights : ALPS
27. Those born July 23 : LEOS
28. Careen : LIST
29. Scene of sports action : ARENA
31. Pressurized garment for astronauts : GSUIT
32. Lowly worker : PEON
33. French cleric's title : ABBE
34. Changes the color : DYES
36. St. Francis's town : ASSISI
37. Money once spent in Riga : LATS
38. Brag : CROW
42. Legal eviction : OUSTER
43. Moves furtively : SLINKS
44. Deck wood : TEAK
45. Rainy-day scarcities : CABS
46. Eaglewood : ALOES
47. Emulates an eagle : SOARS
48. Turn down disdainfully : SPURN
50. Slightly open : AJAR
51. Spurious : FAKE
52. Legal claim : LIEN
53. As well : ALSO
55. Half a fly : TSE
56. Health club : SPA
57. Mal de ___ : MER

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