New York Times, Monday, May 4, 1992

Author:Michael S. Maurer
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Michael S. Maurer has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles and 15 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Retail event : SALE
5. Buddies : PALS
9. Slag : DROSS
14. Satanic : EVIL
15. "Cat on ___ . . . " : AHOT
16. Mother ___ : EARTH
17. Distribute : METE
18. Load a ship : LADE
19. Bowling lane : ALLEY
20. "___ Mama" : IREMEMBER
22. Vintage cars : REOS
23. Try hard : STRIVE
24. N.Y. time : EST
26. Killer whale : ORCA
29. "My Mother ___" : THECAR
34. Minced oath : HECK
37. Utah ski resort : ALTA
39. Anklebones : TALI
40. Spring holiday : MOTHERSDAYMAYIO
43. Jot : IOTA
44. Drug addict : USER
45. Other : ELSE
46. Conforms : ADAPTS
48. "Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
50. Curve : ESS
52. Bee or beetle : INSECT
57. Accident reminder : SCAR
60. "___ Mother" ("Arrangement in Gray and Black") : WHISTLERS
63. Mother ___ nursery rhymes : GOOSE
64. Slangy negative : AINT
65. Length times width : AREA
66. At ___ for words : ALOSS
67. Ash or elm : TREE
68. Group of seats : TIER
69. Memorable Washington hostess : MESTA
70. Prophet : SEER
71. Morays : EELS
1. Big rigs : SEMIS
2. Prevent : AVERT
3. Liquid measure : LITER
4. Resin : ELEMI
5. Arnie of golf : PALMER
6. Melville captain : AHAB
7. Miner's mother ___ : LODE
8. Cubic meter : STERE
9. Famine : DEARTH
10. Lung sound : RALE
11. Column-base support : ORLO
12. Fr. holy women : STES
13. Bashful; timid : SHY
21. Call forth : EVOKE
25. Remain : STAY
27. Mama ___ : CASS
28. Swamp tree : ALDER
30. Relative of etc. : ETAL
31. Coral reefs : CAYS
32. "It's a Sin to Tell ___" : ALIE
33. Cruise port : RIO
34. Follower of mother or father : HOOD
35. Miss Kett : ETTA
36. Fellow : CHAP
38. Edible root : TARO
40. Italian's "Mamma ___!" : MIA
41. Dancer Tamblyn : RUSS
42. Intended : MEANT
47. Mother ___, 1979 Peace Nobelist : TERESA
49. "___ Roberts" : MISTER
51. Sharp blows : SWATS
53. Blackboard : SLATE
54. Strange : EERIE
55. Basket for fish : CREEL
56. Autocrats : TSARS
57. Only : SOLE
58. Dove's sounds : COOS
59. Vice prin., e.g. : ASST
61. Employ : HIRE
62. Arrow poison : INEE
63. School of whales : GAM

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