New York Times, Monday, July 27, 1992

Author:Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J K Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. First son of Eliz. II : CHAS
5. Proscribed : TABU
9. Blockhead : CLOD
13. Spartan serf : HELOT
15. "Once ___ a midnight dreary" : UPON
16. Erudition : LORE
17. ___ France : ILEDE
18. Ananias : LIAR
19. Icelandic literature : EDDA
20. Good record : CLEANSLATE
22. Ripened : AGED
23. Observed : SEEN
24. TV's Ed : ASNER
26. Deposit containing gold : PLACER
30. Merriment : GLEE
31. French composer: 1823-92 : LALO
32. Husk of grain : BRAN
35. Off the cuff : ADLIB
39. Redolence : AROMA
41. Harem room : ODA
42. Magnifying glass : LOUPE
43. Recorded : TAPED
44. Dorothy Gale's dog : TOTO
46. Khrushchev's land: Abbr. : USSR
47. Cummerbund : SASH
49. Old Blood and Guts : PATTON
51. Green loot : LUCRE
53. Raced : FLED
55. Frustrate : FOIL
56. Innocence : CLEANHANDS
62. Isolated : LONE
63. Pack firmly, as pipe tobacco : TAMP
64. Bay window : ORIEL
65. Movie dog : ASTA
66. Encumbrance : ONUS
67. Showy tropical plant : CANNA
68. Shabby : MEAN
69. Uncommon : RARE
70. Quilt material : BATT
1. Stylish : CHIC
2. Hades : HELL
3. On the sheltered side : ALEE
4. Fountain drink : SODA
5. Net fabric : TULLE
6. Concerning bees : APIAN
7. Ketch or dory : BOAT
8. Fanciful : UNREAL
9. Exhausted; emptied : CLEANEDOUT
10. Statesman Henry Cabot ___ : LODGE
11. Mandate : ORDER
12. Absolutely : DEAD
14. On edge : TENSE
21. Belgrade native : SERB
25. Embossed figure : SEAL
26. Municipal map : PLAT
27. Zhivago's love : LARA
28. Out of kilter : ALOP
29. Tells the truth : COMESCLEAN
30. Blackfly : GNAT
33. Portnoy's creator : ROTH
34. Foofaraw : ADO
36. "___ for Life," by I. Stone : LUST
37. ___ facto : IPSO
38. Swiss capital : BERN
40. Jewish month : ADAR
45. Accessible : OPEN
48. Division : SECTOR
50. Kind of committee : ADHOC
51. At liberty : LOOSE
52. Utah's ___ Mountains : UINTA
53. Thighbone : FEMUR
54. Temporary decline : LAPSE
55. Cheat : FLAM
57. Actress Turner : LANA
58. Baghdad inhabitant : ARAB
59. Actress Foch : NINA
60. Fender mishap : DENT
61. Wood strip : SLAT

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