New York Times, Thursday, August 9, 1990

Author: William Baxley
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0 Grid has super symmetry.
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1. Obtain by force : USURP
6. Heavy sword : SABER
11. Jessica or Lorenzo : ELOPER
12. Molar surface : ENAMEL
14. Try to equal or excel : EMULATE
15. Where to see the Swiss Guard : VATICAN
17. Small rodents : VOLES
18. Goliath, to David : FOE
20. Metric measure : STERE
21. An anagram for sate : ETAS
22. ___ Tower, Chicago : SEARS
24. Polynesian gesture dance : SIVA
25. Tennis necessity : NET
26. O'Hara's "From the ___" : TERRACE
28. River in SE France : VAR
29. Deadly African flies : TSETSES
31. Generosity : LARGESS
33. Owns : HAS
34. Musical syllable : TRA
35. Carl E. Vuono, e.g. : GENERAL
39. Bear; abide : STOMACH
43. Mouths : ORA
44. Cardigan : SWEATER
46. Cote sound : BAA
47. Roster : ROTA
49. Rescuer : SAVER
50. Knights : SIRS
51. Works on galleys : EDITS
53. Recent : NEW
54. Spartan slave : HELOT
55. Affectionate : DEVOTED
57. Private high school : ACADEMY
59. Where to see whips : SENATE
60. Paunches : RUMENS
61. ___ Wences of puppetry fame : SENOR
62. Inventor of farm machines : DEERE
1. Howl : ULULATE
2. Flatfish : SOLES
3. East Indian tree : UPAS
4. Soak flax : RET
5. Chooses : PREFERS
6. Indefinite number : SEVERAL
7. Collection of anecdotes : ANA
8. Belfry denizens : BATS
9. Sends out : EMITS
10. Acquire : RECEIVE
11. Hams it up : EMOTES
13. Immature animal forms : LARVAS
14. Occurrence : EVENT
16. Approaches : NEARS
19. Sweep : OAR
22. Teeters : SEESAWS
23. Strew : SCATTER
26. Former rulers : TSARS
27. Luce's "Margin for ___" : ERROR
30. Tea, in Tours : THE
32. School of whales : GAM
35. Pierced : GORED
36. Wears away : ERODES
37. Aborigines : NATIVES
38. Greek youth who swam the Hellespont : LEANDER
39. Member of a cruise ship's crew : STEWARD
40. Site of Hardin-Simmons Univ. : ABILENE
41. Billiard shots : CAROMS
42. Rash : HASTY
45. A Harriman nickname : AVE
48. Expiate : ATONE
50. Jewish Passover feast : SEDER
52. ___ the Man Musial : STAN
54. Part of a horse collar : HAME
56. W.W. II scene of operations : ETO
58. Hint : CUE

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