New York Times, Wednesday, July 1, 1992

Author:Gayle Dean
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1
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1. Son of Ibrahim the Tentmaker : OMAR
5. Part of a calyx : SEPAL
10. Chooses : OPTS
14. Womanizer : ROUE
15. Missourian who became an Oklahoman : OSAGE
16. Algonquian language : CREE
17. Conclude by presumption : CONJECTURE
19. Ripped : TORE
20. Main route : ARTERIAL
21. Alabaman of mixed ancestry : CAJAN
22. Railbird : COOT
23. Long for : CRAVE
25. Passes over : OMITS
28. Questionable : EQUIVOCAL
32. Hindu V.I.P.'s : RANEES
34. Sudden compulsion : URGE
35. Foulard : TIE
36. Take the hook : BITE
37. Orthodontist's concern : TEETH
39. Sojourn : BIDE
40. Like: Suffix : INE
41. Bibliophile's item : TOME
42. More like Mutt : TALLER
44. Certain diamondbacks : TERRAPINS
47. Take a stab at : GUESS
48. Compete against Lancelot : JOUST
49. Author Gardner : ERLE
51. Oust : EJECT
53. Estrange : ALIENATE
57. Dearth : LACK
58. Goals : OBJECTIVES
60. Initial chip : ANTE
61. Locker-room orator : COACH
62. For fear that : LEST
63. "Preyerful" place? : NEST
64. Bakery order : TORTE
65. Gaelic : ERSE
1. Killer whale : ORCA
2. Invader of Spain: 8th century : MOOR
3. Polly or Pittypat : AUNT
4. Unfit one : REJECTEE
5. Community related: Comb. form : SOCIO
6. Squire's place : ESTATE
7. Gauguin or Cézanne : PAUL
8. Crop-science: Abbr. : AGR
9. Loos heroine Lorelei ___ : LEE
10. Paper size : OCTAVO
11. Bullet or 45 Down : PROJECTILE
12. Japanese monastery : TERA
13. Noticed : SEEN
18. Irregularly notched : EROSE
21. Spelunker's milieu : CAVE
23. Short and not so sweet : CURT
24. Correct : RIGHT
25. Astronaut's lap : ORBIT
26. "Remembered" ship : MAINE
27. Puts in the middle : INTERJECTS
29. Shelley's "___ Mab" : QUEEN
30. Right-handers? : AIDES
31. Salacious looks : LEERS
33. Debars : STOPS
38. Radiate : EMIT
39. River in Sudan : BLUENILE
41. Like a tightrope : TAUT
43. Ornamental pin : AGLET
45. NASA creation : ROCKET
46. Cream of the crop : SELECT
50. Nouveau ___ : RICHE
51. Verve : ELAN
52. Edward Rochester's love : JANE
53. Discordant : AJAR
54. Say with authority : AVER
55. Hardy character : TESS
56. Renaissance family : ESTE
58. Fall mo. : OCT
59. Verbal frightener : BOO

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