New York Times, Wednesday, July 12, 1989

Author:Jeffrey A. Mercer
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Jeffrey A. Mercer has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
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1. Lucre : PELF
5. Bomb trial : ATEST
10. Mud or clay: comb. form : PEL
13. Genesis character : ABEL
14. Villain portrayer in "Gaslight" : BOYER
15. Like a cold day in July : RARE
16. Extremely : VERY
17. Mediterranean island : CRETE
18. Jason's ship : ARGO
19. Bouquet : AROMA
21. Japanese seaport : TSU
22. Mountaineer's need : PITON
23. "M*A*S*H" actor David Ogden ___ : STIERS
25. Antithesis : OPPOSITE
27. Like a ___ bricks : TONOF
29. "___ Lay Dying": Faulkner : ASI
30. Corrida animal : TORO
33. Stews : OLLAS
35. Amiable : NICE
39. " . . . as a wild bull in ___": Isa. 51:20 : ANET
40. Breaks off a habit : WEANS
41. Where Qum is : IRAN
42. Two together : BOTH
43. Timid one : MOUSE
44. Oaf : NERD
45. Pitcher's stat. : ERA
47. Kindled anew : RELIT
49. Extreme self-centeredness : EGOMANIA
53. Vast African desert : SAHARA
57. Pewter or brass : ALLOY
58. Shoulder: Comb. form : OMO
60. Versifier's concern : METER
61. "Hair" co-author : RADO
62. Sober : STAID
64. Styne product : SONG
65. Site of the original sin : EDEN
66. Solve grammatically : PARSE
67. Biblical preposition : UNTO
68. Lair : DEN
69. Charm or cash : ASSET
70. Robin's home : NEST
1. Turkey hens, in Tampico : PAVAS
2. Movie reviewer Roger : EBERT
3. "Vive ___!" : LEROI
4. Hit song by Bart Howard : FLYMETOTHEMOON
5. Alphabetic trio : ABC
6. Civil wrong : TORT
7. Faye Dunaway movie : EYESOFLAURAMARS
8. Arrangement : SETUP
9. Uno, due, ___ : TRE
10. First section of a tome : PARTI
11. Bane of grain : ERGOT
12. Sierra ___ : LEONE
15. Poitier film, with "A" : RAISININTHESUN
20. Orinoco tributary : ARO
22. Opposite of neg. : POS
24. Figure often having charcoal eyes : SNOWMAN
26. Fairly large groups : PASSELS
28. Spread on bread : OLEO
30. Check : TAB
31. Yoko : ONO
32. Soak flax : RET
34. Hero of 29 Across : ANSE
36. Dander : IRE
37. Sleeper, e.g. : CAR
38. Objective : END
46. Beam : RAY
48. Cole Porter's "___ Loved" : IAM
49. Having aural appendages : EARED
50. Grassy space : GLADE
51. Ancient : OLDEN
52. Jots : IOTAS
54. Make up for : ATONE
55. Lets : RENTS
56. Pedagese, e.g. : ARGOT
59. River in Picardy : OISE
62. Health club : SPA
63. Mil. unit : DET

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