New York Times, Saturday, June 8, 1991

Author: Bernard Meren
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { F J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.28)
Open Squares: 93, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. In dire straits : DESPERATE
10. Flavor : SAPOR
15. Pertaining to the joints : ARTICULAR
16. Treasure chaser : TROVE
17. Long-tailed monkeys : MARMOSETS
18. Ancient two-wheeled chariot : ESSED
19. Ditty bag's cousin : ETUI
20. Map in a map : INSET
22. To be, in Toulon : ETRE
23. "___ to Watch Over Me," 1926 song : SOMEONE
25. Vouch : ASSURE
27. Helm dir. : NNE
28. Pedro's parlor : SALA
30. Book before Ezek. : LAM
31. Word with work or fence : SPITE
34. ___-Powell, Boy Scouts founder : BADEN
35. Goddess of infatuation : ATE
36. Kind of auger : TENON
37. Canticle : ODE
38. Librarian's gadget : DATER
40. T.L.C. dispensers : RNS
41. Of a Great Lake : ERIAN
43. Sanctify : BLESS
44. From ___ Z : ATO
45. Sea dog : SALT
46. Hoover, for one : DAM
47. Rather wan : PALISH
49. Shawls in Sonora : SERAPES
53. Big men's sizes: Abbr. : LGES
54. U.S. spy satellite : SAMOS
57. Tall, reedlike grass : GAMA
58. White-tailed sea birds : ERNES
60. Outer border : PERIMETER
62. Hallowed: Comb. form : SACRO
63. Invested with responsibility : ENTRUSTED
64. Pintails : SMEES
65. Rats : DESERTERS
1. Scarcity in "South Pacific" : DAMES
2. One of the Nereids : ERATO
3. Play a mandolin : STRUM
4. Stuffing for olives : PIMIENTO
5. Author Umberto ___ : ECO
6. Describing some antlers : RUSINE
7. Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
8. Makes lace : TATS
9. Gaelic : ERSE
10. ___ Anne de Beaupré : STE
11. Musical upbeats : ARSES
12. Claim : POSTULATE
13. Assesses too highly : OVERRATES
14. Saviors : REDEEMERS
21. Märchen : TALE
24. Unity : ONENESS
26. Shoal : SANDBAR
28. Mubarak's predecessor : SADAT
29. Arabia's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
31. Like some gowns : STRAPLESS
32. Star-shaped figure : PENTAGRAM
33. Cheek : INSOLENCE
34. Seethe : BOIL
39. Ptolemy's work on astronomy : ALMAGEST
42. Calls from Joe College : RAHS
46. T.W.'s streetcar : DESIRE
48. Grenoble's river : ISERE
49. Genres : SORTS
50. Paw, in Pau : PATTE
51. Middle East prince : EMEER
52. Chalcedonies : SARDS
55. Parroted : APED
56. Start of the handwriting on the wall : MENE
59. Morse recourse? : SOS
61. Austrian-Yugoslav river : MUR

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