New York Times, Saturday, June 3, 1989

Author:William Baxley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 49, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.41)
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1. Change direction : WIND
5. Pro ___ : RATA
9. Tropical cactus : CEREUS
11. They fail to pass the bar : TOPERS
13. Supper club : CABARET
14. Lists of things to be done : AGENDAS
16. Part of T.G.I.F. : ITS
17. Famed British baron : OLIVIER
19. "Angela ___," 1928 song : MIA
20. Existence: Comb. form : ONTO
22. Bias : SLANT
23. African nut tree : KOLA
24. Dorothy Gale, to Em : NIECE
26. Amatol ingredient : TNT
27. More dreadful : DIRER
28. Shrimplike crustaceans : PRAWNS
30. Plastered : STONED
32. ___ Speedwagon (rock group) : REO
33. Song in "A Chorus Line" : AND
34. Cicada sounds : CHIRRS
37. Stiffen : STARCH
40. Certain rural deities : FAUNS
41. Orphan Annie's Oriental friend : ASP
43. Ultimate goal : TELOS
45. "Lamia" composer: 1897 : ENNA
46. A Cy Young Award winner: 1988 : VIOLA
48. Aprile Millo, e.g. : DIVA
49. "Happy ___," 1977 musical : END
50. Chandelier or earring : PENDANT
52. "Tin ___," 1987 film : MEN
53. What Aaron's rod became : SERPENT
55. Manorial manager : STEWARD
57. Jefferson, Paine et al. : DEISTS
58. Spartan slaves : HELOTS
59. Marriage portions : DOTS
60. King Canute was one : DANE
1. Famed lexicographer-author: 1758-1843 : WEBSTER
2. Cash's "Ballad of ___ Hayes" : IRA
3. Stout's ___ Wolfe : NERO
4. Affairs of honor : DUELS
5. Thesaurus man : ROGET
6. Mimic : APER
7. Lacrosse team : TEN
8. City in Okla. : ARDMORE
9. Strong-scented mint : CATNIP
10. Marsh birds : STILTS
11. Corrupts : TAINTS
12. Cruised : SAILED
13. Twig cut for grafting : CION
15. European river : SAAR
18. Fourgon : VAN
21. Wind instrument : OCARINA
23. Affinity : KINDRED
25. Vase-shaped jugs : EWERS
27. A Count of Monte Cristo portrayer : DONAT
29. And not : NOR
31. Make lace : TAT
34. Fired : CANNED
35. X x X : HUNDRED
36. New Orleans eleven : SAINTS
37. Spatter : SPLASH
38. Weather conditions : CLIMATE
39. Lingers close by : HOVERS
40. Fixed charges : FEES
42. Turf : SOD
44. Fortitude : SAND
46. Outlets : VENTS
47. Built up the pot : ANTED
50. Nudnik : PEST
51. Layer of tissue : TELA
54. Religious, in Roma : PIO
56. Succeeded : WON

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