New York Times, Thursday, July 5, 1990

Author:Kenneth Witte
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dennis the Menace, e.g. : BRAT
5. Egyptian menaces : ASPS
9. Persona's counterpart : ANIMA
14. Demolish : RAZE
15. Donahue or Harris : PHIL
16. Legislator : SOLON
17. Harpsichordist Kipnis : IGOR
18. Corn bread : PONE
19. Limitation : STINT
20. Assist : GIVEALEGUP
23. Distribute : METE
24. Gun org. : NRA
25. Shade of blue? : TRUE
27. Go to one's assistance : PICKUPTHESLACK
34. Yield : CEDE
35. Batman and Robin, e.g. : DUO
36. Pope or Swift product : SATIRE
37. Charlemagne's dom. : HRE
38. Storage box : BIN
40. McGraw of pitching fame : TUG
41. Makes suitable : ADAPTS
45. ___ Angeles : LOS
47. Flying phenoms : ACES
48. Need no assistance : PULLONESWEIGHT
51. Lake fed by the Amu Darya : ARAL
52. "Exodus" hero : ARI
53. Fight for breath : PANT
56. Assist, in a way : GOTOBATFOR
62. Kind of TV board or card : IDIOT
64. One of radio's Goldbergs : PAPA
65. Memorable cartoonist : ARNO
66. Buckeye : CANOE
67. Gets by, with "out" : EKES
68. Savoir-faire : TACT
69. Correct : AMEND
70. Bears' abodes : DENS
71. Spuds' buds : EYES
1. Ship's slammer : BRIG
2. East Indian cereal grass : RAGI
3. Sea next to Crimea : AZOV
4. Silver screen's Stamp : TERENCE
5. Show one's appreciation : APPLAUD
6. Ghillie or wingtip : SHOE
7. Engine sound : PING
8. Olivier-Caine movie: 1972 : SLEUTH
9. Obstinate one : ASS
10. "She looketh as butter would ___ in her mouth": Heywood : NOTMELT
11. Netman Nastase : ILIE
12. ___ Blanc : MONT
13. Poker payment : ANTE
21. Actress Joan Van ___ : ARK
22. G W was one : PRES
26. N A country : USA
27. Concealed : PERDU
28. Paragon : IDEAL
29. Place to obtain a pint : PUB
30. Labors : TOILS
31. Gee follower : AITCH
32. Vinegar bottle : CRUET
33. Deliveries to 29 Down : KEGS
34. Fellow : CHAP
39. Today : NOW
42. Oliver Stone's Oscar winner 1986 : PLATOON
43. Crag : TOR
44. Unexpected difficulty : SNAG
46. Croaker : SEABASS
47. Stir up : AGITATE
49. Emulated Jessica : ELOPED
50. Author Levin : IRA
53. Type size : PICA
54. "___ 12," TV oldie : ADAM
55. Supreme Court number : NINE
57. Capture : TAKE
58. Tournament won by Strange: 1988 and 1989 : OPEN
59. Cause to ravel : FRAY
60. Susann's "___ Is Not Enough" : ONCE
61. Deteriorates : ROTS
63. Danson of "Cheers" : TED

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