New York Times, Wednesday, July 24, 1991

Author: Gayle Dean
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Gayle Dean has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Scarpia's nemesis : TOSCA
6. Child, e.g. : CHEF
10. Buzzards Bay hermit : CRAB
14. Detest : ABHOR
15. Celestial headwear : HALO
16. "From ___ to Eternity" : HERE
17. Dutch cheese : GOUDA
18. Opposite of written : ORAL
19. Verdi opera : AIDA
20. Theatrical scene : SET
21. "Madama Butterfly" character : BFPINKERTON
24. Pseudologists' fortes : LIES
25. Slowly fermented drinks : LAGERS
26. Put down : DEMEAN
29. Less restrictive : LOOSER
31. "Terrible" one : IVAN
32. Northern seabird : MURRE
33. Ventilate : AIR
36. Plotter pursued by Scarpia : CESAREANGELOTTI
40. Marquand's "H. M. Pulham, ___" : ESQ
41. Ease : ALLAY
42. Film critic Rex : REED
43. More hideous : UGLIER
45. Sudden spells of activity : SPASMS
47. Breakfast order : OMELET
49. Country on the Caspian : IRAN
50. She was "bewitched" in "Pal Joey" : VERASIMPSON
53. Cartoonist Fisher : HAM
56. LAX expectations : ETAS
57. Earth : SOIL
58. Idolize : ADORE
60. World Series winners: 1990 : REDS
61. Lunch order : TUNA
62. Dissolves : MELTS
63. A card not in a pinochle deck : TREY
64. Appear : SEEM
65. Vast chasm : ABYSS
1. ID markers : TAGS
2. Musette : OBOE
3. Open-and-___ case : SHUT
4. Cold-water fish : COD
5. Red Sea peninsula : ARABIA
6. Lamb order : CHOPS
7. Mata ___ : HARI
8. Verve : ELAN
9. Traditional tales : FOLKLORE
10. Act like Tennyson's "Brigade" : CHARGE
11. States over and over : REITERATES
12. Passion : ARDOR
13. Some are spilled : BEANS
22. Wet lowland : FEN
23. Support for Renoir : EASEL
24. Singer Horne : LENA
26. Croupier's cubes : DICE
27. Nights before holidays : EVES
28. Costumed social gathering : MASQUERADE
29. Of the moon : LUNAR
30. Ancient Greek ceremonial rite : ORGY
32. Maldivian capital : MALE
34. News flash : ITEM
35. Terminates termites : RIDS
37. Respiratory rattles : RALES
38. Believers in rule by superior people : ELITISTS
39. Algerian port : ORAN
44. Expressionless : GLASSY
45. Theater sign : SRO
46. Jipijapa headgear : PANAMA
47. Open to view : OVERT
48. Rhythm in verse : METER
49. Muslim's faith : ISLAM
51. A little grimace : MOUE
52. Cabinetmaker's staple : PINE
53. Like Rizzuto's cow? : HOLY
54. Some are liberal : ARTS
55. Beetle Bailey's dinner : MESS
59. Socialite, for short : DEB

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