New York Times, Saturday, July 31, 1993

Author: Tap Osborn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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© 1993, The New York Times
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1. Do a postal job : SORT
5. Shea decision : SAFE
9. Sausage : WURST
14. Rood anagram : ODOR
15. Cigar, to George Burns : PROP
16. Snail anagram : ANILS
17. Start of a four-line verse : WEHADACRAZYCOOK
20. Play called by Montana : REVERSE
21. Washes out : ELUTES
22. Endings for talk and pant : IES
23. Box : SPAR
24. Second line of verse : BYNAMEOFPHYLLIS
32. Debacle : ROUT
33. Modeling materials : CLAYS
34. "___ Wednesday," 1966 film : ANY
35. Nimbus : AURA
36. Belle or Bart : STARR
37. Rack's partner : RUIN
38. City ways, briefly : STS
39. "The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
40. Therefore : ERGO
41. Third line of verse : SHESERVEDUSFOOD
45. Fit to ___ : ATEE
46. Winter resort in SW France : PAU
47. Bridge players' rule of ___ : ELEVEN
50. Decode improperly : MISREAD
54. Last line of verse : DEVISEDTOKILLUS
57. Track-meet contest : EVENT
58. Fire: Comb. form : IGNI
59. Facility : EASE
60. Diamond holders, sometimes : RINGS
61. Soup vegetables : PEAS
62. Newsman Pearson : DREW
1. Boar's mate : SOW
2. Neisse joiner : ODER
3. Architect Mies van der ___ : ROHE
4. "La ___," Verdi opera : TRAVIATA
5. Few and far between : SPARSE
6. Curvatures : ARCS
7. Arm or leg preceder : FORE
8. Clean-air agcy. : EPA
9. Ambushes : WAYLAYS
10. Go straight? : UNCURL
11. Wild scene : RIOT
12. Blackthorn : SLOE
13. Sounds of remonstrance : TSKS
18. Judge : DEEM
19. Gentle breeze : ZEPHYR
23. Was frugal : SPARED
24. Effrontery : BRASS
25. Stripling : YOUTH
26. Clinton's mother was one : NURSE
27. Eight-line stanza : OCTAVE
28. Outburst : FLARE
29. Achille ___, hijacked ship : LAURO
30. Architect Jones : INIGO
31. Ecclesiastical council : SYNOD
36. Placid : SERENE
37. Got more gas : REFUELED
39. Can't stand : DETESTS
42. Kind of grace : SAVING
43. Lifts for those who slalom : UPSKIS
44. Hindu woman's garment : SARI
47. Fulda feeder : EDER
48. A tribe of Israel : LEVI
49. Roulette bet : EVEN
50. Budget item: Abbr. : MTGE
51. New Rochelle, N.Y., college : IONA
52. Banned apple spray : ALAR
53. Actress Eleonora : DUSE
55. Brief swim : DIP
56. Fasten, in a way : SEW

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