New York Times, Monday, August 23, 1993

Author: James L. Beatty
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Minute dispute : SPAT
5. " . . . pile ___ on Pelion": Virgil : OSSA
9. Carry : TOTE
13. British subway : TUBE
14. Ta-ta, to Tomás : ADIOS
15. Bribe money : SOAP
16. Sign : OMEN
17. Secret cooperation : CONNIVANCE
19. Termite terminator : AARDVARK
21. Charge with gas : AERATE
22. Medieval crucifixes : ROODS
23. TV-news network : CNN
24. Dazed condition : TRANCE
26. By chance : CASUALLY
31. Soak flax or hemp : RET
32. Surround firmly : EMBED
34. Ray : SKATE
35. Lamb's pseudonym : ELIA
37. Like certain seals : EARED
39. Medieval gold and silk brocade : ACCA
40. River to the Rhone : SAONE
42. Hinder : DETER
44. Torrid : HOT
45. Where rabbis preside : SYNAGOGS
47. Neckwear for milady : PEARLS
49. Path of trav. : RTE
50. Pal : CRONY
51. Short sock : ANKLET
55. Board-game pieces : CHESSMEN
58. Rough and noisy : BOISTEROUS
60. Had on : WORE
61. Once, once : ERST
62. Rambles : ROAMS
63. Italian noble family : ESTE
64. Colleen : LASS
65. Makes a lap : SITS
66. Oboe necessity : REED
1. Portico for Plato : STOA
2. Cougar : PUMA
3. Deviation : ABERRATION
4. Bone-to-muscle connector : TENDON
5. Aromas : ODORS
6. "___ the Bismarck!": 1960 film : SINK
7. One of the Trinity : SON
8. More than half the world's population : ASIANS
9. Anagram for star : TSAR
10. A Chaplin : OONA
11. Diplomat's asset : TACT
12. Rapier's cousin : EPEE
14. College environment : ACADEME
18. The evening star : VENUS
20. Viva ___ (by word of mouth) : VOCE
23. West Point student : CADET
24. Long lock : TRESS
25. Type of race : RELAY
26. Roman goddess of agriculture : CERES
27. Alias letters : AKA
28. Tearful : LACHRYMOSE
29. Rank above maj. : LTCOL
30. Nobelist in Literature: 1923 : YEATS
33. Boy Scout's merit ___ : BADGE
36. Alicia of TV : ANA
38. Sadden : DEPRESS
41. White heron : EGRET
43. Classic autos : REOS
46. Aquatic mammals : OTTERS
48. Riposte : ANSWER
50. Buddies : CHUMS
51. A brother of Seth : ABEL
52. Asta's mistress : NORA
53. S.W.A.K. word : KISS
54. Mil. landing vessels : LSTS
55. Chesterfield, e.g. : COAT
56. Art Deco artist : ERTE
57. Requisite : NEED
59. Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI

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