New York Times, Monday, July 17, 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 V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Peter G. Snow has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. European range : ALPS
5. Securing instrument : STRAP
10. Puncture : STAB
14. Totem follower : POLE
15. Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
16. By way of, informally : THRU
17. Singly : ONEATATIME
19. River to the Caspian : URAL
20. One to be forgiven : DEBTOR
21. C-G connection : DEF
22. Rhode Island Senator : PELL
23. Marry : WED
25. English novelist Daniel : DEFOE
27. Transgressor : OFFENDER
32. ___ Christi, Tex. : CORPUS
35. Dental hygienist's thread : FLOSS
36. Wren's "Beau ___" : GESTE
38. Suffix with insist or differ : ENT
39. Tense : TAUT
40. Trousers : PANTS
41. Pot sweetener : ANTE
42. Behave humanly : ERR
43. Light-amplification device : LASER
44. Banks or Ford : ERNIE
45. Settler : NESTER
47. Extremely irrational : WILDEYED
49. Still : QUIET
51. Sword beater : PEN
52. Acidic : SOUR
54. Catch : NAB
56. Shoots the breeze : GASSES
61. Persian poet : OMAR
62. Double : TWOBASEHIT
64. Telegram : WIRE
65. Scarf of a sort : ASCOT
66. He was a man for all seasons : MORE
67. Editor's notation : STET
68. Rent : LEASE
69. List part : ITEM
1. Footless : APOD
2. Sole : LONE
3. Academy freshman : PLEB
4. Sofa or couch : SEAT
5. Went up, up and away : SOARED
6. Nobel invention : TNT
7. Sudden attack : RAID
8. Emulated a marksman : AIMED
9. Administrative officials : PREFECTS
10. Apathy : STUPOR
11. Of little worth : THREEPENNY
12. Soviet sea : ARAL
13. China-shop wrecker : BULL
18. Hamlets' big sisters : TOWNS
24. French painter Edgar ___ : DEGAS
26. Enemy : FOE
27. Seldom's antithesis : OFTEN
28. Spread outward, as a skirt : FLARE
29. Honest : FOURSQUARE
30. Superlative suffix : EST
31. Extend, as a subscription : RENEW
33. Free : UNTIE
34. High-spirited horse : STEED
37. Undress : STRIP
40. Pertaining to one's mother or father : PARENTAL
41. "You ___ My Sunshine" : ARE
43. Hawaiian garland : LEI
44. Best and Millay : EDNAS
46. Small tower : TURRET
48. Papal envoy : LEGATE
50. British whip : TAWSE
52. Plants : SOWS
53. Leave out : OMIT
55. ___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
57. Half: Prefix : SEMI
58. Hypodermic injection : SHOT
59. Ireland, to a Gael : EIRE
60. Dam up : STEM
63. Derek and Peep : BOS

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