New York Times, Monday, August 20, 1990

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Branch of math : ALG
4. Wood that wears well in water : ALDER
9. Does some housework : DUSTS
14. Down Under hopper : ROO
15. "___ Pacific," 1949 musical : SOUTH
16. Boredom : ENNUI
17. Tool that makes holes : AWL
18. Where to see kickers : SOCCERFIELD
20. Most adroit : DEFTEST
22. Exactly : TOATEE
23. Musical gps. : ORCHS
24. Energy source : ATOM
25. Welles and Bean : ORSONS
28. Interlocks : MESHES
33. Melancholy : BLUE
35. ___ off (cheats) : RIPS
37. Imperturbable one : STOIC
38. Torino coin : LIRA
39. Encourages : ABETS
41. Beige : ECRU
42. Kilns : OASTS
44. Cicatrix : SCAR
45. Stretched, with "out" : EKED
46. Tops of ranges : CRESTS
48. Kind of play or crown : TRIPLE
50. Picasso medium : OILS
52. Philippine island : LEYTE
55. ___ Leone : SIERRA
58. Dispute : QUARREL
60. Where to see aces : TENNISCOURT
62. ___ will (enmity) : ILL
63. Gall : NERVE
64. Expunge : ERASE
65. Dundee denial : NAE
66. Certain canasta cards : TREYS
67. Soft drinks : SODAS
68. Novelist Kesey : KEN
1. Texan's acres for farming : ARADO
2. Debase : LOWER
3. Where to see eagles : GOLFCOURSE
4. Evaluate : ASSESS
5. Writer Anita : LOOS
6. Tubular passage : DUCT
7. Common abbr. : ETC
8. Scarlett's man : RHETT
9. Maligns : DEFAMES
10. Module or monad : UNIT
11. Dirk of yore : SNEE
12. Southwestern bulrush : TULE
13. A Caesar : SID
19. Space : ROOM
21. Intimidations : THREATS
24. Appearances : ASPECTS
26. A feast ___ famine : ORA
27. Pen points : NIBS
29. Pittsburgh football pro : STEELER
30. Where to see hat tricks : HOCKEYRINK
31. Emerald Isle, to a Gael : EIRE
32. Sail before the wind : SCUD
33. Coalition : BLOC
34. Fabulist : LIAR
36. Sirius or Rigel : STAR
40. ___ Lanka : SRI
43. O. Henry products : STORIES
47. Titles of respect : SIRS
49. Dentures or licenses : PLATES
51. Shoe features : LACES
53. Anatomical tissues : TELAE
54. Actress Terry : ELLEN
55. Clairvoyant : SEER
56. Pertaining to : INRE
57. Begrudge : ENVY
58. Four-sided figure, for short : QUAD
59. Major or Minor constellation : URSA
60. Explosive : TNT
61. Gold, in Cádiz : ORO

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