New York Times, Tuesday, August 22, 1989

Author: Harold B. Counts
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G J K Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1
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Across Down
1. Built a pot : ANTED
6. More timid : SHIER
11. Blackjack : SAP
14. ___ Haute : TERRE
15. Gay ___ : PAREE
16. A Gershwin : IRA
17. Creeping, evergreen plants : TWINFLOWERS
19. Former boxing champ : ALI
20. Cleo's way out : ASP
21. Wins : EARNS
22. Madison Ave. workers : ADMEN
24. Alliance : PACT
25. Most azure : BLUEST
26. Calm : SEDATE
29. Wingdings : SPREES
31. ___-Rivières, city in Canada : TROIS
32. Vetch : TARE
33. ___-majesté : LESE
36. Assyrian war god : ASUR
37. Asian goat antelope : SEROW
38. Freezes : ICES
39. Bird beaks : NEBS
40. Boo-hoo : WEEP
41. Autocrats : TSARS
42. Scene : LOCALE
44. Love seat : SETTEE
45. Kind of building, for short : PREFAB
47. Anacondas : BOAS
48. Helots : SERFS
49. Pub game : DARTS
51. Greek letter : TAU
54. "___ Haw" (TV program) : HEE
55. Boggs specialties : TWOBASEHITS
58. "___ Maria" : AVE
59. Seeps : OOZES
60. Rajah's wife : RANEE
61. Become one : WED
62. Barn dances : REELS
63. Pegasus, e.g. : STEED
1. "___ boy!" : ATTA
2. Current events : NEWS
3. Step lightly : TRIP
4. Common crossword bird : ERN
5. Beats : DEFEATS
6. Bowling or trolling : SPORT
7. A "Laugh-In" star : HAWN
8. Provokes : IRES
9. Always, in poesy : EER
10. Auction event : RESALE
11. Short-haired house pet : SIAMESECAT
12. French city where Van Gogh lived : ARLES
13. Body-shop supply : PAINT
18. Alençon : LACE
23. One-on-one fighters : DUELISTS
24. Forms couples : PAIRSOFF
25. Cauldron concoction : BREW
26. Musial or Laurel : STAN
27. Gaelic : ERSE
28. Oboe : DOUBLEREED
29. Hindu garment : SAREE
30. Stogie, to George Burns : PROP
32. Sesame: Var. : TEEL
34. Parched : SERE
35. To be, to Brutus : ESSE
37. Mop the deck : SWAB
41. Come-ons by 22 Across : TEASERS
43. Kind of oil : CASTOR
44. Barflies : SOTS
45. Fiddlesticks! : PSHAW
46. Female sandpiper : REEVE
47. Effrontery : BRASS
49. Get a few zzzzzz's : DOZE
50. Eve's second : ABEL
51. Prong : TINE
52. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
53. Secondhand : USED
56. "___ is me!" : WOE
57. Toque or cloche : HAT

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