New York Times, Saturday, June 30, 1990

Author:Bernard Meren
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Part : COMPONENT
10. Segment at La Scala : SCENA
15. Cocktail at 7 A.M.? : EYEOPENER
16. Capitations : TAXES
17. Peach of a fruit? : NECTARINE
18. Northern rte. : ALCAN
19. Pony : TROT
20. Duants : DEES
22. Ange part : AILE
23. Educated guesses at LAX or ORD : ETAS
26. Oenologist, at times : TASTER
28. Razor-billed auks : MURRES
31. Gait, in Paris : MARCHE
33. Wipes clean : ERASES
34. On a grand scale : EPIC
35. Davis or Hyman : MAC
38. Score dir. : RIT
39. Ship's cargo capacity : TONNAGE
41. Waste watcher's org. : EPA
42. Explorer Johnson : OSA
43. Ashtabula's lake : ERIE
44. H. C. Andersen's birthplace : ODENSE
46. Rich cakes : TORTES
48. Forwarded : SENTON
49. In short supply : SPARSE
51. A-one : BEST
52. Star of "Mon Oncle" : TATI
53. "Portrait of Gala" painter : DALI
56. Envious ensign : IAGO
60. Famed furrier : ASTOR
62. Kind of progression : GEOMETRIC
65. Banal : STALE
66. Create : ESTABLISH
67. Abhorred : HATED
68. They rate zero on the "credit-ability" scale : DEADBEATS
1. Piggy-bank item : CENT
2. Terminer's cohort : OYER
3. Musician Monardo : MECO
4. Ceramic craftsmen : POTTERS
5. Fed. regulatory agency : OPA
6. Saul's grandfather : NER
7. Bagnold namesakes : ENIDS
8. Hawaiian goose : NENE
9. Hamadryad's be-all and end-all : TREE
10. Penn., e.g. : STA
11. Two-wheeled carriage : CALASH
12. What some speed demons crave : EXCITEMENT
13. English hymnist : NEALE
14. M. T. Moore's boss: 1970-77 : ASNER
21. Covered with bristles : STRIGOSE
24. Wavers on the brink : TEETERS
25. Mixed : ASSORTED
27. Gives the nod to : ACCEDES
28. Large grouper : MERO
29. "Battle Cry" author : URIS
30. Rapid drum beat : RATATATTAT
31. First Egyptian king : MENES
32. Paraguay-Brazil river : APA
36. Lhasa ___ : APSO
37. Capital of Calvados : CAEN
40. Never, in Bonn : NIE
45. Give one a claim to : ENTITLE
47. Troupial : ORIOLE
49. Hiding place : STASH
50. Neapolitan noodles : PASTA
51. Regional plant and animal life : BIOTA
54. ___ P, Dickens character : AGED
55. ___-majesté : LESE
57. "Eri tu," for one : ARIA
58. Nub : GIST
59. Operatic baron : OCHS
61. Tape or letter preceder : RED
63. Senseless : MAD
64. Dwindle : EBB

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