New York Times, Wednesday, May 6, 1992

Author:Michael A. Rampino
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Firmness of purpose : RESOLVE
8. Broiled : GRILLED
15. Board the Yankee Clipper : ENTRAIN
16. Lie back : RECLINE
17. Flighty person : FLIBBERTIGIBBET
19. Rims : LIPS
20. Faultiest : WORST
21. Dotted, as with stars : SEME
22. Hail or farewell : AVE
23. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
24. ___ Tin Tin : RIN
25. Be inclined : TEND
27. St. ___ fire : ELMOS
29. Let it stand : STET
30. Makes beloved : ENDEARS
32. Type of cross or cat : MALTESE
34. First lady : EVE
35. Napoleon's marshal : NEY
36. Red headings : RUBRICS
40. Muddlers : ADDLERS
44. Fencing sword : EPEE
45. Rows : TIERS
47. Bovine animals : OXEN
48. "Gotcha" cry : AHA
49. N.Y. winter time : EST
50. Inhabitant: Suffix : ITE
51. Apollo's mother : LETO
53. Fla. city : OCALA
55. Taj Mahal's site : AGRA
56. What a chatterbox can do : TALKABLUESTREAK
59. Blanket : OVERLIE
60. Organized body of knowledge : SCIENCE
61. Thrift-shop concerns : RESALES
62. Triggerman : SHOOTER
1. Expand credit : REFLATE
2. Animate : ENLIVEN
3. Salary : STIPEND
4. Eyes, to poets : ORBS
5. H.S. chemistry room : LAB
6. Witness : VIEW
7. Matriculates : ENROLLS
8. Astronaut Virgil (Gus) ___ : GRISSOM
9. Command of a col. : REGT
10. Here, in Isère : ICI
11. Degrees of attys. : LLBS
12. "___, égalité, fraternité" : LIBERTE
13. Brutus and Antony, e.g. : ENEMIES
14. Relaxation of hostilities : DETENTE
18. Decorate : TRIM
26. Steel-plow pioneer : DEERE
27. Upright : ERECT
28. White ___ National Monument : SANDS
29. Sharp: Comb. form : STYLO
31. Ancestors: It. : AVI
33. Shepherded : LED
36. Land broker : REALTOR
37. Lift from under : UPHEAVE
38. Fab Four : BEATLES
39. Centuries: Fr. : SIECLES
40. Ingenuous : ARTLESS
41. Pressing : EXIGENT
42. Track previous steps : RETRACE
43. One of a cager's pair : SNEAKER
46. A son of Isaac and Rebecca : ESAU
52. Gumbo vegetable : OKRA
53. Annual theater award : OBIE
54. "Moses" author : ASCH
55. Mars: Comb. form : AREO
57. Entire : ALL
58. Uncle, in Uruguay : TIO

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