New York Times, Friday, August 10, 1990

Author: Michael A. Rampino
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Violins' precursors : REBECS
7. Escort : USHER
12. Hodgepodge : MELANGE
13. Crueler : MEANER
15. Lasting forever : AGELESS
16. Promptly : BETIMES
18. These marched against polio : DIMES
19. Scampered : SPED
21. Kind of bank : DATA
22. Mingo of TV's "Daniel Boone" : AMES
23. ___ of Rights : BILL
24. Silence : GAG
25. "___ Without Women": Hemingway : MEN
26. Author of "Swann's Way" : PROUST
28. Nothing more than : MERE
29. Gets on the Yankee Clipper : ENTRAINS
31. Boxing-match units : ROUNDS
33. Spheres : ORBS
34. Vendetta : FEUD
35. Greet : SALUTE
38. Bed-and-breakfast guests : BOARDERS
42. Cabal : PLOT
43. Initiates : STARTS
45. Convened : MET
46. Governor Hogg's daughter : IMA
47. Teases : RIBS
48. Composer of "Symphonie espagnole" : LALO
49. Healthy elasticity : TONE
51. Horse-and-donkey hybrid : MULE
52. Of the kidneys : RENAL
53. Minutemen and Redcoats, e.g. : ENEMIES
55. Do a job for Disney : ANIMATE
57. Thirstiest : DRIEST
58. Disproves : REFUTES
59. Digress : STRAY
60. Become irate : SEERED
1. Regulated diet : REGIMEN
2. Indium or osmium : ELEMENT
3. Large bundles : BALES
4. Compass pts. : ENES
5. Metric wt. units : CGS
6. Roger ___, U.S. composer: 1896-1985 : SESSIONS
7. Inflorescence types : UMBELS
8. Sow : SEED
9. Shako or dicer : HAT
10. Camelot lady : ENID
11. Rhine bridge crossing: W.W. II : REMAGEN
12. Bovary or Butterfly : MADAME
14. Delay : RETARD
17. Wise men : SAGES
20. Also : PLUS
23. Suborns : BRIBES
26. Separate : PART
27. Entertains : TREATS
28. Players' Tournament winner: 1989 : MUDD
30. Debacle : ROUT
32. Due to us : OURS
34. Ancestors : FORBEARS
35. Ill will : SPITE
36. Marzipan nut : ALMOND
37. Bankers, at times : LOANERS
38. Kettle handle : BAIL
39. Come forth : EMANATE
40. Consanguineous : RELATED
41. Boas : STOLES
44. Reliable : TRUSTY
48. Nocturnal mammal of Madagascar : LEMUR
50. Send forth : EMIT
51. Louis L'Amour's "The Haunted ___" : MESA
52. Prevalent : RIFE
54. Comparative suffix : IER
56. Rosalyn Carter, ___ Smith : NEE

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