New York Times, Monday, August 26, 1991

Author:Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F G J Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Littleneck : CLAM
5. Fellow : CHAP
9. Netman Lendl : IVAN
13. Kick over the traces : REBEL
15. Companion of hearty : HALE
16. Proboscis : NOSE
17. "___ a Nightingale" : ODETO
18. Region : AREA
19. Broadway angels' delights : HITS
20. Dowser : WATERWITCH
22. Corrida cheers : OLES
23. River at Leeds : AIRE
24. Submit formally : ENTER
26. Within reach : ATHAND
30. Cognize : KNOW
31. Nitwit : BOOB
32. Israeli diplomat : EBAN
35. Gentleman's gentleman : VALET
39. Slip : ERROR
41. Sash : OBI
42. In agreement : ATONE
43. Forsake : LEAVE
44. Wooden strip : LATH
46. Discharge : EMIT
47. Raison d'___ : ETRE
49. Scrape off : ABRADE
51. Small bird : PEWEE
53. Samoan port : APIA
55. Early 20th-century art cult : DADA
56. Weakens; dilutes : WATERSDOWN
62. Check texts : EDIT
63. Nora's dog : ASTA
64. Lover : ROMEO
65. "Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
66. Unfeigned : REAL
67. Keen : ALERT
68. Shakespearean king : LEAR
69. Risk : DARE
70. Tupelo or tamarack : TREE
1. Boast : CROW
2. "___ and the Swan": Yeats : LEDA
3. Promote a crime : ABET
4. Apportion : METE
5. Bergère : CHAIR
6. Author Bret ___ : HARTE
7. One of the Waughs : ALEC
8. Large fowl : PEAHEN
9. Experiencing trouble : INHOTWATER
10. Curtain fabric : VOILE
11. Michaelmas daisy : ASTER
12. Suffix with mad or sad : NESS
14. Navigation system : LORAN
21. Broad : WIDE
25. Star or TV program : NOVA
26. Biblical brother : ABEL
27. Lacerated : TORE
28. Israeli dance : HORA
29. Out of trouble : ABOVEWATER
30. Purl's kin : KNIT
33. Tree trunk : BOLE
34. Camel's-hair fabric : ABA
36. Glen Gray's Casa ___ Orchestra : LOMA
37. Okla. city : ENID
38. Head: Fr. : TETE
40. Network of nerves : RETE
45. Small amount : HAIR
48. Recompense : REWARD
50. Iraqi port : BASRA
51. Chaplain : PADRE
52. Suburb of Minneapolis : EDINA
53. Perfume : ATTAR
54. Clergyman who wrote "You Can Win" : PEALE
55. Distribute cards : DEAL
57. On the Barents : ASEA
58. Blockhead : DOLT
59. Hebrew measure : OMER
60. Milne's "When We ___ Very Young" : WERE
61. Govt. certificate : NOTE

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