New York Times, Friday, August 21, 1992

Author:Calista Luminati
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dancer's gliding step : CHASSE
7. Deutsch expletives : ACHS
11. "___ Misérables" : LES
14. Ganef : RASCAL
15. Nixon's pet : CHECKERS
17. Mezzo-soprano Varnay : ASTRID
18. Most snively : TEARIEST
19. Player like Rickey Henderson : STEALER
21. Embellishes, with "up" : DRESSES
22. Rosemary, e.g. : HERB
23. Glacial ridges : ARETES
25. Ensigns : BANNERS
28. Author of "Momo": 1978 : AJAR
32. Agreed, in a way : TALLIED
34. Dockworkers' org. : ILA
35. Berne book: 1964 : GAMESPEOPLEPLAY
40. Siamang, e.g. : APE
41. Arrow poison, also called curare : WOORALI
42. Suffix with count or number : LESS
44. Far from subtle : BLATANT
46. Start of a Hemingway title : ACROSS
48. Othello's ancient : IAGO
52. Thin ___ (very slim) : ASARAIL
55. Sang like a Tyrolean : YODELED
58. Mugwump's stance : STRADDLE
60. Buyer : VENDEE
61. Type of rummy : MICHIGAN
62. "The die ___" : ISCAST
63. Possessive pron. : YRS
64. Anagram for 12 Down : SERE
65. Saint-Saëns's sharps : DIESES
1. A 1929 event : CRASH
2. Dispatch : HASTE
3. Starwort : ASTER
4. Claw at : SCRABBLE
5. Spanker : SAIL
6. E German river : ELDE
7. Feign : ACT
8. Jewish elementary school : CHEDER
9. Centers : HEARTS
10. Heap of stones : SCREE
11. Sediment : LEES
12. Gaelic : ERSE
13. Concordes : SSTS
16. "Gin a body ___ body": Burns : KISSA
20. Rajah's wife : RANEE
24. Bohemian dances : REDOWAS
26. Smith and Hirt : ALS
27. Short snort : NIP
29. Nursery tumbler : JILL
30. Jai ___ : ALAI
31. Manta : RAY
32. Cassette : TAPE
33. College town in Iowa : AMES
35. "My ___ Sal" : GAL
36. Hopscotch : POTSY
37. Mauna ___ : LOA
38. Pelagic bird : ERN
39. Job's need : PATIENCE
43. Conductor Caldwell : SARAH
44. George Washington, e.g. : BRIDGE
45. Yankee pitcher in 1980 : LOLLAR
47. Muslim magistrates : CADIS
49. Robert and Alan : ALDAS
50. Foxes' quarry : GEESE
51. "Till the Day I Die" playwright : ODETS
52. " . . . much ___ life was worth": Sterne : ASMY
53. Child's command : STIR
54. Rainbows : ARCS
56. "Metamorphoses" creator : OVID
57. Lucy's spouse : DESI
59. New Orleans-to-Savannah dir. : ENE

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