New York Times, Saturday, August 12, 1989

Author:Bernard Meren
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B F H J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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1. Limn : DELINEATE
10. Debussy subject : LAMER
15. Basic : ELEMENTAL
16. Metric measure for cordwood : STERE
17. They are analog and digital : COMPUTERS
18. Fox's "The ___ of the Lonesome Pine" : TRAIL
19. W.W. II agcy. : OPA
20. "The ___ Trap," Sinatra film : TENDER
22. Feed the kitty : ANTE
23. Gainsay : DENY
25. Acuff or Rogers : ROY
26. "Peer Gynt" charmer : ANITRA
28. Curvy turns : ESSES
30. Franks : WIENIES
31. Native of Panay : ATI
33. Take on cargo : LADE
34. Fannie or Ginnie : MAE
35. Felt shoe in a shoe : PAC
38. Enraged : ANGERED
40. Kind of play, in bridge : END
41. Santa ___, city in El Salvador : ANA
42. Rolled tea : TSIA
43. Radiation measure : REM
45. Gibraltar and Magellan : STRAITS
47. Charming children : DEARS
51. Wine cask : TIERCE
52. April 15 inits. : IRS
55. Out of kilter : ALOP
56. Tenth part of an ephah : OMER
57. Convulses one with laughter : PANICS
60. Raven-ous poet? : POE
61. Singer-actress Blakley : RONEE
63. Palestinian of yore : CANAANITE
65. Pico de ___, in the Pyrenees : ANETO
66. Deep-rooted : INGRAINED
67. Ancient instruments : LYRES
68. Rats : DESERTERS
1. Clarify a secret message : DECODE
2. Marries on the run : ELOPES
3. Place to race autos 24 hours straight : LEMANS
4. Type of gal. in Canada : IMP
5. Not fem. or masc. : NEUT
6. "Too late, too late! Ye cannot ___ now": Tennyson : ENTER
7. "___clock scholar" : ATENO
8. Overdue : TARDY
9. Other : ELSE
10. D-day vessel : LST
11. Vehicle for Ellington : ATRAIN
12. Interim : MEANTIME
13. Asmara native : ERITREAN
14. Set free : RELEASED
21. Member of an L.A. eleven : RAIDER
24. Voice vote : YEA
27. Had to have : NEEDED
29. Lacking movement : STATIC
30. Head or horse head : WAR
32. Shoe part : INSTEP
33. Grassland area : LEA
35. Beethoven's "___" : PASTORAL
36. Element used for alloys and medical compounds : ANTIMONY
37. Ship listing in the wind : CAREENER
39. W.W. II doughboys : GIS
44. "Oh give ___ home where . . . " : MEA
46. Decree in Paree : ARRETE
48. Very high : ALPINE
49. Local vocal fan : ROOTER
50. Tears : SPEEDS
52. Silly : INANE
53. Phones : RINGS
54. Kind of babe or crow : SCARE
58. Word with test or rain : ACID
59. Mosel feeder : SAAR
62. Orion's beloved : EOS
64. Postseason coll. hoopsters' contest : NIT

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