New York Times, Saturday, August 18, 1990

Author: Kevin Boyle
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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Across Down
1. Like molasses : SLOW
5. James, of the blues : ETTA
9. "A very riband in the ___ youth": Shak. : CAPOF
14. Moki : HOPI
15. Sic : THUS
16. Chameleon's cousin : ANOLE
17. Miserly curmudgeon : EBENEZERSCROOGE
20. Meant : DENOTED
21. Mammal that's long in the tooth : NARWHAL
22. Draft-board inits. : SSS
23. Susiana : ELAM
25. Ohio airport code : TOL
26. Front-page box : EAR
28. Waterfall : SAULT
30. Thrice daily, in Rx's : TID
33. Card sharp John : SCARNE
36. Electronic-circuit tech. : LSI
37. Pisa's river : ARNO
38. Unctuous hypocrite : MISTERPECKSNIFF
41. Early Nebraskan : OTOE
42. Aliens : ETS
43. " . . . Nod, on the ___ Eden" : EASTOF
44. Source of the above quot. : GEN
45. Vigilant : AWAKE
47. Greek letter : TAU
48. Aesc : ASH
49. "___ Love Her," Beatles song : ANDI
51. Kind of race or hole : RAT
54. Vociferous Greek herald : STENTOR
58. Oscillate about a norm : DEVIATE
60. Improvident optimist : WILKINSMICAWBER
62. Life preserver? : ALBUM
63. "___ le roi!" : VIVE
64. Astronaut Shepard : ALAN
65. Engage in trifling raillery : TEASE
66. James Merrill product : POEM
67. Sight at a truck stop : SEMI
1. Pours forth : SHEDS
2. Auricular parts : LOBES
3. Game time? : OPENSEASON
4. Skid-row denizen : WINO
5. Attila, in German legends : ETZEL
6. Actress Bara and namesakes : THEDAS
7. Door, in Deutschland : TUR
8. Org. : ASSN
9. Certain incentive : CARROT
10. "And they brought ___ . . . ": Lear : ANOWL
11. ___-bah (pompous one) : POOH
12. Actress Petrova : OLGA
13. Sense : FEEL
18. Unchanging, long ago : ETERNE
19. Feline : CATLIKE
24. First dime novel: Var. : MALESKA
27. "Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
29. U.C.L.A. rival : USC
30. Readily pulverized : TRITURABLE
31. Tout's dope, e.g. : INFO
32. Take one's hat off : DOFF
33. Urban problem : SMOG
34. Call to attention : CITE
35. Butler novel : EREWHON
37. Saturn ring feature : ANSA
39. School gp. : PTA
40. Cannabis ___ (hemp plant) : SATIVA
45. "___ Goes By," 1931 song : ASTIME
46. Witloof : ENDIVE
48. Elephant goad : ANKUS
50. Ten, to Tacitus : DECEM
52. U.S. Special Forces unit : ATEAM
53. Birthplace of Tacitus : TERNI
54. Smart blow : SWAT
55. Mah-jongg piece : TILE
56. Exile island : ELBA
57. Invitation inits. : RSVP
59. Translation for Cato's "eram" : IWAS
61. "O sole ___" : MIO

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