New York Times, Monday, August 28, 1989

Author:Burns
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Taking precedence : FIRST
6. Bandy words : SPAR
10. President Bush's alma mater : YALE
14. Kind of potato : IDAHO
15. Fib : TALE
16. Put on years : AGED
17. Hard-hit ball : LINER
18. Oscar-winning costume designer : EDITHHEAD
20. Gather timber : LOG
21. Cheers for matadors : OLES
23. Ivanhoe's beloved : ROWENA
24. More forbidding : STERNER
26. Withered : SERE
27. Seventh Greek letter : ETA
28. Littoral region : SEASHORE
32. Ruler : HEADOFSTATE
36. Reddish-brown : BAY
37. Younger Guthrie : ARLO
38. Vietnamese New Year : TET
39. Royal form of address : SIRE
40. "Flying Down to ___" : RIO
41. Oahu landmark : DIAMONDHEAD
45. Get-togethers : MEETINGS
47. Spanish gold : ORO
48. Wander freely : ROVE
49. Fastening device : STAPLER
53. Breed of geese : CANADA
56. Watering places : SPAS
57. Equal: Prefix : ISO
58. On the way to : HEADEDFOR
60. Lone Ranger's sidekick : TONTO
62. Sea eagle : ERNE
63. Famous nom de plume : ELIA
64. Metal bar : INGOT
65. "On the ___," Kerouac book : ROAD
66. Rowboat : DORY
67. Fowl enclosures : COOPS
1. Occupies : FILLS
2. "The ___," Dostoyevsky novel : IDIOT
3. Cook stove : RANGE
4. Haggard novel : SHE
5. Ontario's capital : TORONTO
6. Food animal : STEER
7. Catcher's equipment : PADS
8. Former boxing champion : ALI
9. Hideaway : RETREAT
10. A name of God: Heb. : YAHWEH
11. U.S. author-critic : AGEE
12. Trimmed down : LEAN
13. Icelandic literary work : EDDA
19. Clydesdale or Percheron : HORSE
22. Two printed pages : LEAF
25. Make over : REDO
26. Former Pacific counterpart of NATO : SEATO
28. Stanches : STEMS
29. Theater award : OBIE
30. ___ avis : RARA
31. Watched closely : EYED
32. Damage : HARM
33. Clinton's canal : ERIE
34. Plant of the lily family : ALOE
35. Theater world : STAGE
39. Boutique : SHOP
41. Electron tube : DIODE
42. Overran : INVADED
43. Part of N.B. : NOTA
44. Extreme : DRASTIC
46. Swapped : TRADED
49. Floral arrangement : SPRAY
50. Peculiar language : LINGO
51. Bar legally : ESTOP
52. Alex Haley novel : ROOTS
53. Pop singer–actress : CHER
54. Of aircraft: Prefix : AERO
55. "Peter Pan" nursemaid : NANA
56. Evening, in Paris : SOIR
59. Producer Ziegfeld : FLO
61. "Sail ___ Union . . . ": Longfellow : ONO

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