New York Times, Saturday, August 1, 1992

Author:Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Type of lettuce : BIBB
5. Ten inside two pumps : TOES
9. Effrontery : BRASS
14. The Amu Darya feeds it : ARAL
15. Primitive : RUDE
16. Slacken : REMIT
17. Cattle catcher : BOLA
18. De novo : ANEW
19. Crucial : ACUTE
20. Marz Brothers film : ANIMALCRACKERS
23. James or Tommie : AGEE
24. Dads and lads : HES
25. Putter : DABBLE
28. King or queen : CHESSMAN
33. American chameleon : ANOLE
34. Julian or Varro : ERA
35. Touse or towse : ADO
36. Dieters' main courses : VEGETABLEPLATES
41. Give ___ whirl : ITA
42. Zero : NIL
43. Certain straight-grained wood : ABELE
44. Lacking in expression : TONELESS
47. Sometime : ONEDAY
48. "Bel ___," Burnford novel : RIA
49. On ___ with : APAR
50. Paint thinners : MINERALSPIRITS
57. Declines in power : WANES
58. Any young animal : TOTO
59. Not "fer" : AGIN
60. Live : EXIST
61. Ghazels : ODES
62. "Caro ___," Verdi aria : NOME
63. Idem : DITTO
64. Slue goo : MIRE
65. Dita or dilo : TREE
1. Slavic nurse : BABA
2. Inflexible : IRON
3. Lombok neighbor : BALI
4. Deserving censure : BLAMABLE
5. Kerry's county seat : TRALEE
6. Snow leopard : OUNCE
7. Hesse river : EDER
8. "And ___ fine seam" : SEWA
9. Ferns : BRAKES
10. Niche : RECESS
11. Asian boundary river : AMUR
12. Meets : SITS
13. Sault ___ Marie : STE
21. Lace tip : AGLET
22. Penny-a-line : CHEAP
25. Ship's crane : DAVIT
26. Highest of the Pyrenees : ANETO
27. Poet Louise ___ : BOGAN
28. Zygotes : CELLS
29. Charlemagne's dom. : HRE
30. Beat Karpov : MATED
31. Author Turin : ADELA
32. Intrusive : NOSEY
37. Lend ___ (hearken) : ANEAR
38. Encore! : BIS
39. Hawaiian island : LANAI
40. Exceptional : ABERRANT
45. "___ Saves Christmas," 1988 film : ERNEST
46. Remains stationary at sea : LIESTO
47. Resist : OPPOSE
49. Fall bloomer : ASTER
50. Very long skirt : MAXI
51. Pt. of a monogram : INIT
52. Item discussed by Lucretius : ATOM
53. Napoleonic victory site : LODI
54. Operatic prince : IGOR
55. Favorable opportunity : TIME
56. Ko-Ko's weapon : SNEE
57. Attach firmly : WED

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