New York Times, Thursday, August 15, 1991

Author:Melvin Kenworthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
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Across Down
1. Tear : SHRED
6. Tender preceder : LEGAL
11. Steal : THIEVE
12. Habituates : INURES
14. One minute to one : TWELVEFIFTYNINE
17. Iranian coins : RIALS
18. Beings: Sp. : ENTES
19. Red or White follower : SOX
20. "___ in the Wilderness," 1974 film : ACRY
21. Rubinstein or Schnabel : ARTUR
22. Swiss canton : URI
23. So-so grade : CEE
24. ___ throat : STREP
25. Cuts back : PARES
27. Grin measurement : EARTOEAR
29. Aboveboard : HONEST
30. Exaggerated praise : ADULATION
32. Impulsive one : MADCAP
35. N.M.'s ___ Caverns : CARLSBAD
39. Others, in Toledo : OTROS
40. Homes for hogs : STIES
41. "These ___ the times . . . " : ARE
42. Actress Hagen : UTA
43. Irish assemblies : DAILS
44. ___ breve : ALLA
45. Part of a lemon : RAG
46. Erskine and Essex : AUTOS
47. "Annie ___," Gwendolyn Brooks book : ALLEN
48. Twenty minutes later than 14 Across : NINETEENPASTONE
51. Annul : NEGATE
52. Chant : INTONE
53. Type of dovetail : TENON
54. Lethal loop : NOOSE
1. Oscar winner in "The Divorcée" : SHEARER
2. Full of ups and downs : HILLY
3. Guns a motor : REVS
4. Anne Baxter role: 1950 : EVE
5. Postponement : DEFERRAL
6. "I will ___ mine eyes . . . ": Psa. 121:1 : LIFTUP
7. "___ Talking," J. Rivers book : ENTER
8. Lombardo and Forget : GUYS
9. Prince Valiant's son : ARN
10. Off-duty time : LEISURE
11. ___ day (prescription direction) : TWICEA
13. Makes cords in bed : SNORES
14. Small amount : TRACE
15. Teamwork : INTERACTION
16. Live : EXIST
21. Gobbled : ATEUP
24. Faro cards : SODAS
25. Lidos : POOLS
26. Miller and Landers : ANNS
28. Mexican dish : TACO
29. Takes on : HIRES
31. Sudden descent : TAILSPIN
32. Grieve : MOURN
33. Reach : ATTAIN
34. Police stratagem : DRAGNET
36. Umpire's call : BALLONE
37. Francis or Dahl : ARLENE
38. Diplomat Silas: 1737-89 : DEANE
40. Glossy cloth : SATEEN
43. Because of : DUETO
44. Choir members : ALTOS
46. Moussorgsky's "Pictures ___ Exhibition" : ATAN
47. Concerning : ASTO
49. Julie ___, Norwegian actress : EGE
50. Up: Comb. form : ANO

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