New York Times, Tuesday, June 2, 1992

Author:Wilson McBeath
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Layers : COATS
6. Profs' concoctions : EXAMS
11. Wager : BET
14. Pre-empt : USURP
15. Third wife of Augustus Caesar : LIVIA
16. Shoshonean Indian : UTE
17. Secretary of State's Calif. meadow? : BAKERSFIELD
19. Mongrel : CUR
20. Grazing land : LEA
21. Washington athlete : REDSKIN
23. Wired : CABLED
26. It went past the old mill : STREAM
27. Jai ___ : ALAI
28. Hors d'oeuvres : DIPS
30. Brads or spads : NAILS
33. Impediments : BARS
34. Mauna ___ : LOA
35. Bandleader of the 1930's : BERNIE
36. Sum total: Abbr. : AMT
37. Canopied four-poster : TENTBED
39. An NCO : SGT
40. Lariats' loops : NOOSES
42. Fleming, the author : IAN
43. E.r.a. or r.b.i. : STAT
44. Former S.A.G. president : ASNER
45. Aviary term : CAGE
46. Large mackerel : PETO
47. Spoken : VERBAL
49. Venerates : ADORES
51. Fauna : ANIMALS
53. Pedro's uncle : TIO
54. Bro. or dau. : REL
55. Town on Chesapeake Bay : CAPECHARLES
61. Nothing : NIL
62. Kuwaiti bigwig : EMEER
63. Actress in "Sudden Impact" : NEENA
64. Music to a torero's ears : OLE
65. Town west of Johnstown, Pa. : DERRY
66. Eve ___, memorable Miss Brooks : ARDEN
1. Chicago athlete : CUB
2. Explorer Johnson : OSA
3. Black-and-white diving bird : AUK
4. Support for rambler roses : TRELLIS
5. Binge : SPREE
6. Sprite : ELF
7. Cato's dozen : XII
8. Prevents : AVERTS
9. Sebastian Coe, for one : MILER
10. Made depressed : SADDENED
11. Architect-designer Fuller : BUCKMINSTER
12. Sewing case : ETUI
13. Aquatic bird : TERN
18. "Empty ___," 1936 song : SADDLES
22. River into the Mosel : SAAR
23. Beach structure : CABANA
24. Cottonwoods : ALAMOS
25. Clara's Ill. town? : BARTONVILLE
26. Of an astronaut's environment : SPATIAL
29. Charged atom : ION
31. Tie, as in surgery : LIGATE
32. Brief fights : SETTOS
35. Under : BENEATH
37. Like Rhine vineyards : TERRACED
38. Kind of lady : BAG
41. Appear : SEEM
43. Foxhound, for one : SPOORER
45. Golf's U.S. Open champ: 1959 : CASPER
48. Censure : BLAME
50. Artemis, to Cato : DIANA
51. River to the Ligurian Sea : ARNO
52. Armstrong or Diamond : NEIL
56. Always, in poesy : EER
57. Bawl : CRY
58. Conducted : LED
59. Suffix with ethyl : ENE
60. ___ Mateo, Calif. : SAN

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