New York Times, Wednesday, August 28, 1991

Author:Gayle Dean
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Gayle Dean has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bactrian backbreaker? : STRAW
6. Light source : BULB
10. Ruthless ruler : TSAR
14. Fight site : ARENA
15. Seed covering : ARIL
16. A hoop of the Fifties : HULA
17. Resting spots : SEATS
18. She's in the high-C areas : DIVA
19. Dark : EBON
20. Make a tentative assumption : HYPOTHESIZE
23. Knight or Kennedy : TED
24. Modernist : NEO
25. D. Webster's adversary : DEVIL
27. Nightmarish street : ELM
30. "A ___ Is Born" : STAR
33. TV's "The Young ___" : RIDERS
36. Count calories : DIET
38. A son of Seth : ENOS
40. Sum up : TOTAL
41. Give reasonable form to : INTELLECTUALIZE
44. Coat with a tin-lead alloy : TERNE
45. Reporter's query : WHEN
46. Spore : SEED
47. Busybodies : SNOOPS
49. Geraint's wife : ENID
51. Sixties org. on campuses : SDS
52. Readies, for short : PREPS
54. Globe : ORB
56. Sci-fi saucer : UFO
58. Bring into accord with reason : RATIONALIZE
64. Farm sight : SILO
66. Inn offering : ROOM
67. Estate : MANOR
68. London Magazine essayist : ELIA
69. Large handbag : TOTE
70. Element found in 6 Across : ARGON
71. Worktable : DESK
72. Novelist Paton : ALAN
73. Appears : SEEMS
1. Window part : SASH
2. Low card : TREY
3. Harvest : REAP
4. Playwright Chekhov : ANTON
5. Squanders : WASTES
6. Commanded : BADE
7. "Trinity" author : URIS
8. Enraged : LIVID
9. Sports jacket : BLAZER
10. Article : THE
11. Elusive points : SUBTLETIES
12. Fiber-yielding plant : ALOE
13. Author Ayn : RAND
21. Arthur Hailey novel : HOTEL
22. Musical set in Argentina : EVITA
26. Rock stars, to teen-agers : IDOLS
27. Readies for publication : EDITS
28. Material from flax : LINEN
29. Locale of The Daily Planet : METROPOLIS
31. Afresh : ANEW
32. Author Mazo de la ___ : ROCHE
34. Demolished : RAZED
35. Glides over ice : SLEDS
37. Carreras is one : TENOR
39. British gun : STEN
42. A Molokai denizen : LEPER
43. Blue-collar group : UNION
48. Peloponnesian War participant : SPARTA
50. Pinter products : DRAMAS
53. Bar or toad follower : STOOL
55. Proclaim loudly : BLARE
56. Secondhand : USED
57. Manicurist's implement : FILE
59. Jot : IOTA
60. Portent : OMEN
61. Little Sheba's creator : INGE
62. Certain lens : ZOOM
63. Sea eagles : ERNS
65. "Mighty" plant : OAK

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