New York Times, Thursday, August 16, 1990

Author: Margaret W. Huskey
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Finale : END
4. Elmer Gantry's wife : CLEO
8. Lights-out signal : TAPS
12. Ransack : LOOT
14. Welty's "The Ponder ___" : HEART
16. Skip : OMIT
17. Former queen of Greece : OLGA
18. Event in N Calif.: Oct. 17, 1989 : EARTHQUAKE
20. Bridge bids : NOTRUMPS
22. Reddish brown : RUSSET
23. Roasts, in Paris : ROTIS
24. Trompe l'___ (illusion) : OEIL
25. Lists of candidates : SLATES
27. Blood ___ (aid in coagulation) : PLATELET
31. Fencers' cries : HAIS
32. Cornered : TREED
34. Dreadful : DIRE
35. Beautician Westmore : ERN
36. ___-Coeli Church, in Rome : ARA
37. Club for swingers : BAT
38. He composed "Happy Days Are Here Again" : AGER
40. Hunter's hiding place : BLIND
42. Presidential power : VETO
43. Emulate haruspices : FORETELL
45. Press again : REIRON
47. Antimacassar : TIDY
48. "Gondoliers" lass : TESSA
49. Shrewd : ASTUTE
52. Darts, e.g. : MISSILES
55. Carol, Hugo and others : HURRICANES
57. Novice: Var. : TIRO
58. Innisfail : ERIN
59. Danish monetary unit : KRONE
60. Town destroyed in 1944 : STLO
61. Alcott heroine and namesakes : MEGS
62. Tore : SPED
63. Thus far : YET
1. N.C. college : ELON
2. Defendant's ___ contendere : NOLO
3. Obedience-school worker : DOGTRAINER
4. Pierre or Marja Curie : CHEMIST
5. Bounds' partner : LEAPS
6. Supporters of spectacles : EARS
7. Morsel for Spot : ORT
8. Rumpled : TOUSLED
9. Second of a Latin trio : AMAS
10. A Colo. mountain is named for him : PIKE
11. Printer's direction : STET
13. Old card game : TAROTS
15. Filament : THREAD
19. Stop : QUIT
21. A Shoshonean : UTE
24. A N.Y. city : OLEAN
25. Bundle : SHEAF
26. Very slow, to Solti : LARGO
27. Jeopardy : PERIL
28. Bounty : LIBERALITY
29. Muse of bridal songs : ERATO
30. Wyo.'s ___ Range : TETON
33. Mass meeting : RALLY
39. Post-Election Day arithmetic : RETURNS
40. Adorn : BEDECK
41. Scolded, with "down" : DRESSED
42. Guests' sojourns : VISITS
44. Glossy-leaved tree of the southern U.S. : TITI
46. Curve : ESS
48. He has, in Honduras : TIENE
49. Attention getter : AHEM
50. Unwavering : SURE
51. Smartly dressed : TRIG
52. Alphabet foursome : MNOP
53. Film director Kenton : ERLE
54. Powdery carbon : SOOT
56. Ovid's "___ Amatoria" : ARS

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