New York Times, Tuesday, June 19, 1990

Author: Martha J. DeWitt
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Martha J. DeWitt has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Catch one's breath : GASP
5. Use a saber : SLASH
10. Not up : ABED
14. High, in Juárez : ALTO
15. Martinique volcano : PELEE
16. Mongolian desert : GOBI
17. Illicit-spirits dealer : BOOTLEGGER
19. Sorrel's kin : ROAN
20. Spice : SEASON
21. French friend : AMI
22. Italian volcano : ETNA
23. Strange : ODD
25. Bethlehem product : STEEL
27. Tax evaluator : ASSESSOR
32. Child's arithmetic lesson : ADDING
35. Calif.-Nev. lake : TAHOE
36. Twinges : PANGS
38. Bill's partner : COO
39. Favor : BOON
40. Musical show : REVUE
41. The ___ of one's teeth : SKIN
42. Chemical suffix : ANE
43. Granted, as land : CEDED
44. Della, the singer : REESE
45. Tried : TESTED
47. One who discourages : DETERRER
49. Banks : TIERS
51. Placebo : SOP
52. Actress Allgood : SARA
54. W.W. II info agency : OWI
56. Seed coverings : TESTAE
61. Arabian chief : AMIR
62. Tree that is a source of incense : SANDALWOOD
64. Spanish she-monkey : MONA
65. Actor Leon ___: 1881-1951 : ERROL
66. Karenina of fiction : ANNA
67. Energy units : ERGS
68. Stanches : STEMS
69. Abound : TEEM
1. Chatters : GABS
2. Plant of the lily family : ALOE
3. Portico : STOA
4. Vessels for chowders : POTS
5. Exhausts : SPENDS
6. Part of a table : LEG
7. Water plant : ALGA
8. Looks : SEEMS
9. Patrimony : HERITAGE
10. Concurred : AGREED
11. Sycophant : BOOTLICKER
12. Abba ___ of Israel : EBAN
13. Actress Merrill : DINA
18. At large : LOOSE
24. Drugged : DOPED
26. McMahon and Asner : EDS
27. Facing the pitcher : ATBAT
28. French river : SAONE
29. Very small amount of money : SHOESTRING
30. Many eras : EON
31. Carried on : RAVED
33. Cacophony : NOISE
34. One past recovery : GONER
37. Some Renoirs : NUDES
40. Flowers for "a blue lady" : REDROSES
41. Indian weight : SER
43. Bee chaser : CEE
44. Turn away : REPEL
46. Dowagers' diadems : TIARAS
48. Demolishes a car : TOTALS
50. Dusky, in poesy : SWART
52. Ditto : SAME
53. Cupid : AMOR
55. Concerning : INRE
57. Do in a fly : SWAT
58. Franchot, the actor: 1905-68 : TONE
59. Tops : AONE
60. Port on the IJsselmeer : EDAM
63. DeLuise of films : DOM

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