New York Times, Monday, July 23, 1990

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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1. Fellow : CHAP
5. ___ to (takes care of) : SEES
9. Title of respect for a Parisian cleric : ABBE
13. Protection : AEGIS
15. Breathe rapidly : PANT
16. Strike hard : SLUG
17. Police vehicle : BLACKMARIA
19. Sharp pain : PANG
20. Atomizer : SPRAYER
21. Shows the way : DIRECTS
23. Overdue : LATE
25. Clark or Tracy : DICK
26. Undergarment, for short : BRA
28. Tiny colonizer : ANT
30. Facing the pitcher : ATBAT
33. Measuring sticks : RULERS
36. Faucet : TAP
38. ___-track mind : ONE
39. Certain wild flowers : BLACKEYEDSUSANS
43. Business abbr. : INC
44. Triumphed : WON
45. Hardens : INURES
46. "Land ___ alive!" : SAKES
49. Western Indian : UTE
51. Guided : LED
52. W.W. I's Hari : MATA
54. Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
56. Thistlelike flowers : TEASELS
59. Rubbers : ERASERS
64. Move hesitantly : EDGE
65. Prodigal son, e.g. : BLACKSHEEP
67. Indigo plant : ANIL
68. Orient : EAST
69. Broom ___ of the comics : HILDA
70. London raincoats, for short : MACS
71. Tanguay and Perón : EVAS
72. Attention-getting sound : PSST
1. Urban transportation : CABS
2. Succor : HELP
3. Food thickener : AGAR
4. Type size : PICA
5. Ancient Greek rival of Athens : SPARTA
6. Corn cob : EAR
7. Novelist Bagnold : ENID
8. Reserved in manner : STAID
9. Appearance : ASPECT
10. Classroom feature : BLACKBOARD
11. Baseball ploy : BUNT
12. ___ on (goads) : EGGS
14. Songbird : SKYLARK
18. ___ culpa : MEA
22. Narrow inlet : RIA
24. International accord : ENTENTE
26. Witchcraft : BLACKMAGIC
27. ___ room : REC
29. Small boy : TAD
31. Actress Meara : ANNE
32. Hardy lass : TESS
33. Baseball stats : RBIS
34. Armbone : ULNA
35. Stitch : SEW
37. Greek letter : PSI
40. "___ Are Woman," 1964 song : YOU
41. Set Fido loose : UNLEASH
42. Go to court : SUE
47. Atelier gear : EASELS
48. Sault ___ Marie : STE
50. Opts : ELECTS
53. "Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
55. Nettle : IRK
56. Red Sox or Celtics : TEAM
57. Actress Best : EDNA
58. Eastern European : SLAV
60. Oiler, for one : SHIP
61. Grown-up elvers : EELS
62. Cerise and vermillion : REDS
63. Squabble : SPAT
66. ___ rule (generally) : ASA

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