New York Times, Saturday, August 22, 1992

Author:Richard Silvestri
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. "Tono-Bungay" author : HGWELLS
8. Oscar winner of 1953 : SINATRA
15. El ___, Egyptian battle town : ALAMEIN
16. Malachi, e.g. : PROPHET
17. Locate : SITUATE
18. Grave : EARNEST
19. Afts. : PMS
20. Director Spielberg : STEVEN
22. Ending for an inchoative verb : ESCE
23. Stifled : SMOTHERED
25. Greens gimmie : TAPIN
26. Relative of Bambi : ENA
27. Back out of a deal : RENEGE
29. Köln connective : UND
30. Queue after Q : RSTU
32. Parasitic jaegers : DIRTBIRDS
34. Bush, once : ELI
36. Demand payment : DUN
37. Dessert choice : SHORTCAKE
43. Romeo's last act : KISS
46. Kind of art : POP
47. Eat one's words : RECANT
49. Ref's stunning decision? : TKO
50. Microscopic animal : AMEBA
52. Gladiatorial venue : COLOSSEUM
55. Tevere tributary : NERA
56. "___ Mucho" : BESAME
57. Sept.-June gp. : PTA
58. Sodded over : GRASSED
60. Part of a tape recorder : CAPSTAN
62. Crescent-shaped figure : LUNETTE
63. Cotton fabric : ETAMINE
64. Brasserie orders : ENTREES
65. Alleviated distress : SOLACED
1. Fasteners : HASPS
2. Inkling : GLIMMER
3. Tom and a Dr. : WATSONS
4. Grounded bird : EMU
5. Spot check? : LEASH
6. Spoil the scenery : LITTER
7. Displayed disdain : SNEERED
8. Radar victim : SPEEDER
9. Abadan's land : IRAN
10. Hide-hair connection : NOR
11. Sometime sleep phenomenon : APNEA
12. On ___ of the moment : THESPUR
13. Take back : RESCIND
14. Goes to : ATTENDS
21. Caesarian section? : VENI
24. Spud : TATER
25. Saudi Arabian oasis : TEBUK
28. Ensured: Abbr. : GTD
31. Extreme : ULTRA
33. Monogram pts. : INITS
35. Bar rocks : ICE
37. Sequin : SPANGLE
38. Tape-measure blast : HOMERUN
39. Effective : OPERANT
40. Is agreeable : ACCEDES
41. "Get Smart" villains : KAOS
42. Twines : ENLACES
44. Doubting Thomas : SKEPTIC
45. Cassock : SOUTANE
48. Spanish-rice ingredient : TOMATO
51. Of lower value : BASER
53. Calyx segment : SEPAL
54. Like male lions : MANED
56. ___ noire : BETE
59. Fr. holy woman : STE
61. Wee, in Dundee : SMA

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