New York Times, Wednesday, June 20, 1990

Author: Rita Yelle
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
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1. Colonies of bees : SWARMS
7. Like Shelley's works : POETIC
13. Pertaining to annual winds : ETESIAN
14. S Arabian desert region : ARRIMAL
16. Bridge support : TRESTLE
17. Having spikes, as a plant : SPICATE
18. Secreted : HID
19. Able to be stretched : ELASTIC
21. Alcott heroine : MEG
22. Capital of Western Samoa : APIA
24. Yarn quantity : SKEIN
25. Show concern : CARE
26. Requirements : NEEDS
28. Orange vegetable : YAM
29. Hauler : TOTER
30. Moving aimlessly : ERRANT
32. Fit to be tied? Call these people : SECURERS
34. Soil fertilizer : MARL
36. River deposit : SILT
37. Pertaining to farming : AGRARIAN
41. Paves the way : CLEARS
45. Kind of geometry : PLANE
46. Large snake : BOA
48. Plumed bird : EGRET
49. Fight for breath : PANT
50. Game of chance : LOTTO
52. Feudal serf : ESNE
53. Ref. book : ENC
54. Clergyman's hat : BIRETTA
56. Greek letter : ETA
57. Accomplish : ACHIEVE
59. Everlasting : ETERNAL
61. Go in again : REENTER
62. Daytime TV shows : SERIALS
63. Fears greatly : DREADS
64. Courtroom dramas : TRIALS
1. Candy ___ (nurse's aide) : STRIPER
2. Less tended, as a garden : WEEDIER
3. Burro : ASS
4. Ceremony : RITE
5. Shopping plazas : MALLS
6. Furtive : SNEAKY
7. Entertainments : PASTIMES
8. One of the stonecrops : ORPIN
9. ___ the Red : ERIC
10. Twitch : TIC
11. Moslem ruler's territory : IMAMATE
12. Merchant who feeds feasters : CATERER
13. Colorless, odorless gas : ETHANE
15. Family of a French artist : LEGERS
20. A proverbial septet : SEAS
23. Firm in one's view : ADAMANT
25. Retinue : CORTEGE
27. Entrap : SNARE
29. Fine net : TULLE
31. Three: Prefix : TRI
33. Title for G.H.W.B. : CIC
35. Workers : LABORERS
37. Seem to be : APPEAR
38. Took a quick look : GLANCED
39. Cattleman : RANCHER
40. Short letter : NOTE
42. Arms storehouse : ARSENAL
43. Landlords' income : RENTALS
44. Pilfers : STEALS
47. Depose : ATTEST
50. Existed : LIVED
51. Fur-bearing animal : OTTER
54. Greek letter : BETA
55. Air: Comb. form : AERI
58. Suffix with alp or river : INE
60. Inlet : RIA

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