New York Times, Friday, June 15, 1990

Author:Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Surrounded by : AMONG
6. Germ : SEED
10. Paolo Montarsolo is one : BASS
14. Chinese province, formerly : HOPEH
15. Ne plus ultra : ACME
16. Figure in a title search : AREA
17. Curaçao's neighbor : ARUBA
18. ___-dieu (kneeling bench) : PRIE
19. Shoelaces : TIES
20. Impediment : BAR
21. Feline prima donnas? : SUPURRSTARS
24. Unkempt : RATTY
26. Jeanne d'Arc, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
27. Infirm : FEEBLE
29. Compared : LIKENED
33. Admission : ENTRY
34. Old morning song : MATIN
35. Sward : SOD
37. Against : ANTI
38. Thirteen witches : COVEN
39. Stimulate : SPUR
40. Mythical Irish queen : TEA
41. Group of trout : HOVER
42. Contain : HOUSE
43. Feeling guilt : ASHAMED
45. Trimmed with mink : FURRED
46. The Skagerrak, to the North Sea : ARM
47. Boring tool : AUGER
48. Playful feline activity? : SCAMPURRING
53. Early Dadaist : ARP
56. Pitcher Dennis ___ : LAMP
57. Binge : TEAR
58. Mich. county : IONIA
60. "Don't throw bouquets ___" : ATME
61. Cigar end : ETTE
62. "The fault . . . is ___ our stars . . . ": Shak. : NOTIN
63. They need help : POOR
64. Hollow stem : REED
65. Simpleton : GOOSE
1. Melville protagonist : AHAB
2. Unit of time, in prosody : MORA
3. Feline musicals? : OPURRETTAS
4. Bill : NEB
5. Terrifying : GHASTLY
6. Foolish : SAPPY
7. Grayish yellow : ECRU
8. Mideast potentate : EMIR
9. Doe leather : DEERSKIN
10. Grow fat : BATTEN
11. "Dove sono" is one : ARIA
12. Mother Shipton, e.g. : SEER
13. Lip : SASS
22. Colo. Shoshonean : UTE
23. "Nana" star : STEN
25. Hillside cavity: Fr. : ABRI
27. Act : FEAT
28. Nine: Comb. form : ENNEA
29. Washed : LAVED
30. Roman road : ITER
31. Feline language? : ESPURRANTO
32. Immerse : DOUSE
34. Stir : MOVE
36. Stowe novel : DRED
38. Many a working suburbanite : COMMUTER
39. Distressing : SORE
41. David's instrument : HARP
42. Activity at a reunion : HUGGING
44. Restrain : HAMPER
45. Game's accompaniment : FUN
47. Ventilated : AIRED
48. Censure : SLAP
49. Roman censor : CATO
50. Bullets, for short : AMMO
51. Plexus : RETE
52. Regard : RATE
54. Danish-American reformer : RIIS
55. Block of stamps : PANE
59. Tic-tac-toe win : OOO

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