New York Times, Monday, July 31, 1989

Author: Peter G. Snow
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across Down
1. Circa : ABOUT
6. Drinks slowly : SIPS
10. Freeway exit : RAMP
14. Fruit: Comb. form : CARPO
15. Jog : TROT
16. Confirm : AVER
17. Warning : ALARM
18. Man or Wight : ISLE
19. Flower holder : VASE
20. State bird of La. : PELICAN
22. Decrees : ORDAINS
24. Horsemen's interests : GAITS
26. Golf course "birds" : EAGLES
27. Espies : SIGHTS
30. Preceder of said or thought : AFORE
32. Border on : ABUT
33. Easy canter : LOPE
35. Gaffe : ERROR
39. Blas or Hodges : GIL
40. Some card players : DEALERS
42. Mature : AGE
43. Luther or Polly : ADLER
45. One of Cain's brothers : SETH
46. Units of 1/1000 inch : MILS
47. Main points : GISTS
49. Egg dish : OMELET
51. American League "bird" : ORIOLE
54. African nation : SUDAN
56. Ice-cream flavor : VANILLA
58. Songbird : TANAGER
62. Periods : ERAS
63. Orient : EAST
65. Critical or crucial : ACUTE
66. Lease : RENT
67. An Algonquian : CREE
68. Type, as of art : GENRE
69. Uno, dos, ___ : TRES
70. Saline drop : TEAR
71. Automobile lemon : EDSEL
1. " . . . ___ and bells for fools": Cowper : ACAP
2. Bundle of cotton : BALE
3. Spoken : ORAL
4. Erect or honest : UPRIGHT
5. Male feline : TOMCAT
6. Use sparingly : STINT
7. April agcy. : IRS
8. Field or water sport : POLO
9. Hi-fi successor : STEREO
10. One who wreaks havoc : RAVAGER
11. Advantage : AVAIL
12. Legal middle : MESNE
13. Iron : PRESS
21. Passageway : AISLE
23. Ventures : DARES
25. Without vitality : SAPLESS
27. Heroic tale : SAGA
28. Footnote abbr. : IBID
29. Sea bird : GULL
31. Yard parts : FEET
34. Kiln : OAST
36. Wading bird : RAIL
37. Leer's little sister : OGLE
38. Become inactive : REST
40. Dentist's tool : DRILL
41. Valerie Harper role : RHODA
44. Selfish ones : EGOISTS
46. Threatened : MENACED
48. Choose : SELECT
50. Administer : MANAGE
51. Open : OVERT
52. Less common : RARER
53. Senseless : INANE
55. Say : UTTER
57. Swiss river : AARE
59. Revs, as an engine : GUNS
60. French being : ETRE
61. Stagger : REEL
64. Black, Red or Yellow : SEA

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