New York Times, Monday, August 12, 1991

Author: Peter Swift
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B Q X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Melt : THAW
5. Spurious imitation : SHAM
9. Urban health hazard : SMOG
13. Rowed : OARED
15. Actress Witherspoon : CORA
16. Dietrich's nickname for Hemingway : PAPA
17. Berlin hit song: 1929 : PUTTINONTHERITZ
20. Clockmaker Terry : ELI
21. Observes : NOTES
22. Clergyman's house : MANSE
23. LXX : SEVENTY
25. Suitable : FIT
26. D.D.E.'s command : ETO
27. Scorch : SEAR
29. Baseball's Mel : OTT
32. Cash or charm : ASSET
35. Ankara native : TURK
36. Veer; twist : SLUE
37. Mercer-Warren hit song: 1938 : JEEPERSCREEPERS
40. Curves : ARCS
41. Gabs : YAKS
42. Boo-boos : GOOFS
43. Lincoln Ctr. attraction : MET
44. Poet Sandburg : CARL
45. Old French coin : SOU
46. Strike out : FAN
47. Designate : ENTITLE
51. Duffer's thrill : EAGLE
54. Zones : AREAS
55. Limb : ARM
57. Kahn-Eliscu-Youmans hit song: 1933 : FLYINGDOWNTORIO
60. ___ and again (often) : TIME
61. Proboscis : NOSE
62. Pundits : SAGES
63. Lip : SASS
64. Consumer : USER
65. Flip : TOSS
1. Drink to excess : TOPE
2. Drags : HAULS
3. A Shaw : ARTIE
4. Soggy : WET
5. "Ivanhoe" author : SCOTT
6. Razaf-Waller hit song: 1929 : HONEYSUCKLEROSE
7. Music and ballet : ARTS
8. ___-jongg : MAH
9. He ate lean : SPRAT
10. Principal : MAIN
11. Chooses : OPTS
12. Look intently : GAZE
14. Alcove near a kitchen : DINETTE
18. Taboo : NONO
19. Arabian prince : EMIR
24. D.C. officials : VEEPS
25. Fraudulent : FAKE
28. Bobbles the ball : ERRS
29. Pseudo-butter : OLEO
30. Sod : TURF
31. Hardy's ___ Durbeyfield : TESS
32. In ___ (troubled) : AJAM
33. Withered : SERE
34. Religious body : SECT
35. Dictator : TSAR
36. Harangue : SPOUT
38. Actor O'Neal : RYAN
39. Conceited ones : EGOISTS
44. City near St.-Lo : CAEN
45. Getz or Kenton : STAN
46. Pop-ups : FLIES
48. More modern : NEWER
49. Slow, in music : LARGO
50. Iroquoian Indians : ERIES
51. Salamanders : EFTS
52. Inter ___ : ALIA
53. Places for H.S. basketball : GYMS
54. Hubbubs : ADOS
56. Bog plant : MOSS
58. Large antelope : GNU
59. Cereal grass : OAT

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