New York Times, Wednesday, July 4, 1990

Author: Reginald L. Johnson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 3, Spans: 3
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Former Barbary State : TUNIS
6. Charge : FEE
9. Fast : RAPID
14. Representative : AGENT
15. Kind of meal : OAT
16. Roman official : EDILE
17. Famous date in 55 Across : THEFOURTHOFJULY
20. " . . . his cousins and his ___!": Gilbert : AUNTS
21. Handle again : REUSE
22. Hundred: Comb. form : CENTI
24. Sounds of hesitation : ERS
25. What hot dogs do : PANT
26. Touchstone : TEST
30. Allowance for waste : TRET
34. Common abbr. : ETC
35. Five: Comb. form : PENTA
36. "The Old Wives' Tale" playwright : PEELE
37. Famous name in 55 Across : THOMASJEFFERSON
40. Detection device : RADAR
41. Where Rigel is : ORION
42. Choose : OPT
43. ___ and terminer : OYER
44. Once around Sol : YEAR
45. G.H.W.B., e.g. : PRES
46. Word after door or place : MAT
49. Runs into : MEETS
51. Isabel, e.g. : REINA
53. Overcomes : BEATS
55. Specialty of George Bancroft : HISTORYOFTHEUSA
60. She created the Moffats : ESTES
61. Rock star Adam ___ : ANT
62. Hove clear, as an anchor : ATRIP
63. "___-porridge hot . . . " : PEASE
64. My, to Pierre : MES
65. Middle name of a V.P. to F.D.R. : NANCE
1. Make lace : TAT
2. Expression of disgust : UGH
3. Martha Washington, ___ Dandridge : NEE
4. What 37 Across was in 1743 : INFANT
5. Pub quaff : STOUT
6. Ticonderoga, e.g. : FORT
7. Diner sign : EATS
8. Anglo-Saxon letter : ETH
9. Apply (to) : REFER
10. Insurance-co. employee : ADJUSTER
11. Papal name : PIUS
12. A river at Rennes : ILLE
13. Actress on "L.A. Law" : DEY
18. Emulates the 13 Colonies : UNITES
19. Mine product : ORE
22. Old name for China : CATHAY
23. Create a cryptogram : ENCODE
25. Stone: Comb. form : PETRO
27. Delight in : ENJOY
28. Cubic meter : STERE
29. Cheap rum : TAFIA
31. Hot Springs, Va., e.g. : RESORT
32. Bolts together : ELOPES
33. Valley Forge shelters: 1777-78 : TENTS
35. Strange norm : PAR
36. Tom Paine's weapon : PEN
38. Earthenware pots : MARMITES
39. Layout : FORMAT
45. Spain's monetary unit : PESETA
47. Have ___ for news : ANOSE
48. Material for roofs and roads : TAR
50. A Green Mountain Allen : ETHAN
51. Show respect for Old Glory : RISE
52. This, to Juan : ESTA
53. Femur, e.g. : BONE
54. Newts : EFTS
55. Drill sergeant's call : HEP
56. Sweet potato : YAM
57. Ossuarium : URN
58. "___ semper tyrannis" : SIC
59. Imitate : APE

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