New York Times, Monday, June 26, 1989

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across Down
1. Grating : GRID
5. Summits : CAPS
9. Earlier : PAST
13. Kitchen utensil : RICER
15. Pianist Templeton : ALEC
16. ___ no good : UPTO
17. Author St. Johns : ADELA
18. Part of a carte : DISH
19. A national park in Utah : ZION
20. Think carefully : DELIBERATE
22. Whimsically comical : ZANY
23. Singer-actor Burl ___ : IVES
24. "Winnie-the-Pooh" author : MILNE
26. ___ foie gras : PATEDE
30. Nota ___ : BENE
31. Summit : APEX
32. Former Korean politician : RHEE
35. Reddish yellow : CORAL
39. Counting from : SINCE
41. Leather-piercing instrument : AWL
42. Dispatch boat : AVISO
43. Squelched : SATON
44. Relate : TELL
46. Nev. city : ELKO
47. Garment insert : GORE
49. Secure : ARREST
51. Period of time : WHILE
53. Be frugal : SAVE
55. Close : SHUT
56. Thought deeply about : PONDEREDON
62. Southwestern hill : LOMA
63. Matured : AGED
64. Practice : USAGE
65. Touched down : ALIT
66. Dispose of for money : SELL
67. ___ Dame : NOTRE
68. ___ cloth (altar carpet) : PEDE
69. Distant: Comb. form : TELE
70. Plant part : SEED
1. Alum : GRAD
2. Amusement park attraction : RIDE
3. Reykjavik is here: Abbr. : ICEL
4. Nabe store : DELI
5. Framework : CADRE
6. Assumed name : ALIAS
7. Annoyance : PEST
8. What cabals do : SCHEME
9. Think about a dilemma : PUZZLEOVER
10. Pertaining to bees : APIAN
11. Agate, e.g. : STONE
12. Stylish : TONY
14. Violently intense : RABID
21. Constantly : EVER
25. South American Indian : INCA
26. Go by : PASS
27. Samoan seaport : APIA
28. Camping gear : TENT
29. Think out : EXCOGITATE
30. ___ the cat (be daring) : BELL
33. Execrate : HATE
34. Sheep's mother : EWE
36. Get one's goat : RILE
37. Questions : ASKS
38. Spoils : LOOT
40. Organic compound : ENOL
45. Wash : LAVE
48. Meal : REPAST
50. Summer TV fare : RERUN
51. Total : WHOLE
52. Dank : HUMID
53. Attachment to a fish line : SNELL
54. Confuse : ADDLE
55. Blow : SLAP
57. Molding : OGEE
58. Those, in Toledo : ESOS
59. Oblong, fleshy fruit : DATE
60. Fairy-tale villain : OGRE
61. Exigency : NEED

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