New York Times, Tuesday, June 26, 1990

Author: Margaret W. Huskey
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1
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Across Down
1. Clayey soil : MARL
5. Pillbox and porkpie : HATS
9. Emulated Mark Spitz : SWAM
13. Pa. city : ERIE
14. Bitter; biting : ACRID
16. Buckeye State : OHIO
17. Gaseous envelope surrounding Earth : ATMOSPHERE
19. Mother of Helen of Troy : LEDA
20. Grant or Majors : LEE
21. Masters of a 22 Across in a 1968 film : APES
22. A celestial body : PLANET
24. Seth's mother : EVE
25. Type of energy : SOLAR
27. "The ___ declare the glory . . . ": Psalm 19 : HEAVENS
31. Betsy and Diana : ROSSES
34. Glowing coal : EMBER
35. Cafeteria item : TRAY
37. President Taft's alma mater : YALE
39. Bridle part : REIN
40. Rhythmical accents : BEATS
41. Fr. holy women : STES
42. "The King ___" : ANDI
43. Helm position : ALEE
44. Stairs : STEPS
45. Type of floss : DENTAL
47. Cold-war cool-off : DETENTE
49. County and river in Ariz. : GILAS
51. Gypsy male : ROM
52. Art of growing dwarf plants : BONSAI
55. Russian range : ALAI
57. Washington bill : ONE
60. Amo, amas, ___ : AMAT
61. Sights at Palomar, etc. : TELESCOPES
64. Russian river : LENA
65. Ham it up : EMOTE
66. Uproar in the streets : RIOT
67. Truth twister : LIAR
68. A grandson of Adam : ENOS
69. Nota ___ : BENE
1. Mess aboard ship : MEAL
2. Comic Johnson : ARTE
3. Hoarfrost : RIME
4. Fifth zodiacal sign : LEO
5. Occur : HAPPEN
6. Head or ear follower : ACHE
7. Ringlet : TRESS
8. Gawain's title : SIR
9. The sun and its revolving spheres : SOLARSYSTEM
10. How soon? : WHEN
11. Adjutant : AIDE
12. Castle defense : MOAT
15. Spreads into a battle line : DEPLOYS
18. Frugal one : SAVER
23. ___ Cruces, N.M. : LAS
24. Venus, e.g. : EVENINGSTAR
26. Talked in a grand manner : ORATED
27. Olympic queen : HERA
28. Correct : EMEND
29. "___ With Me" : ABIDE
30. Astral woman? : STELLA
32. Consumed : EATEN
33. Snoozed : SLEPT
36. Actress Charlotte ___ : RAE
38. Existence : ESSE
40. Idol worshiper : BAALITE
44. Austere person : STOIC
46. Juan's aunt : TIA
48. Expunges : ERASES
50. Drawing room : SALON
52. Cotillion : BALL
53. Sacred Chinese peak : OMEI
54. Zola novel : NANA
56. Apollo's mother : LETO
57. Ron Howard's early TV role : OPIE
58. Gas : NEON
59. Noble family of Ferrara : ESTE
62. Uncle, in Ayr : EME
63. Celestial sphere : ORB

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