New York Times, Tuesday, July 23, 1991

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Jigger : SHOT
5. Canine tooth : FANG
9. Trading center : MART
13. Dank : HUMID
15. Mimic : APER
16. U.S.S.R.-China river : AMUR
17. Winged : ALATE
18. Stalactite site : CAVE
19. Alaskan seaport : NOME
20. Dummy; front : MANOFSTRAW
22. Coagulate : CLOT
23. Dispossess : OUST
24. Church worker : USHER
26. Fishing vessel : WHALER
30. Graf ___ : SPEE
31. Gael's isle : EIRE
32. Daunt : FAZE
35. With regard to : ASFOR
39. Skirt feature : PLEAT
41. One of the Stooges : MOE
42. Heat apparatus : STOVE
43. Yes man : TOADY
44. Absolute failure : BOMB
46. One of the Waltons : ERIN
47. ___ facto : IPSO
49. Wear down : ABRADE
51. Mate of a rajah : RANEE
53. Model : POSE
55. Sudden feeling of longing : PANG
56. Willard Scott is one : WEATHERMAN
62. Whit : ATOM
63. Mother of F.D.R. : SARA
64. Nile metropolis : CAIRO
65. Girl attacked by a "swan" : LEDA
66. Addict : USER
67. ___ off (get along) : HITIT
68. England's Anthony ___ : EDEN
69. Machu Picchu land : PERU
70. Printing mark : DELE
1. Pretense : SHAM
2. Kind of hoop or skirt : HULA
3. Arabian gulf : OMAN
4. Former Yugoslav dictator : TITO
5. Truths : FACTS
6. Take ___ (criticize) : APART
7. Leningrad's river : NEVA
8. Attained maturity : GREWUP
9. Singer Melissa from the Bronx : MANCHESTER
10. Soap plant : AMOLE
11. Hearsay : RUMOR
12. Waste allowance : TRET
14. Crusoe's creator : DEFOE
21. Crasher at Atlantic City : SURF
25. Half-___ over (drunk) : SEAS
26. Bemoaned : WEPT
27. Hawaiian seaport : HILO
28. Vicinity : AREA
29. Shepherd? : LEADINGMAN
30. Look : SEEM
33. Early Christian pulpit : AMBO
34. San Diego attraction : ZOO
36. "More bang ___ buck" : FORA
37. Roman poet : OVID
38. Lévesque of Quebec : RENE
40. Agate or pica : TYPE
45. British shindig : BASH
48. Concludes arrangements : SEWSUP
50. A source of golden fall leaves : BEECH
51. Valued : RATED
52. Battery part : ANODE
53. Kitchen gadget : PARER
54. Japanese city : OTARU
55. Faint : PALE
57. Sybarite's delight : EASE
58. Surprise attack : RAID
59. Small contribution : MITE
60. Seed covering : ARIL
61. Memorandum : NOTE

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