New York Times, Tuesday, August 29, 1989

Author:Harold B. Counts
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Spans: 2
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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Soho shindig : BASH
5. Helicopter blade : ROTOR
10. "___ Joey" : PAL
13. Concerning : ASTO
14. Busy pace at 52 Across : OHARE
15. Verdi opera : AIDA
16. TV classic : THEUNTOUCHABLES
19. ___ Vedras, Portugal : TORRES
20. Pelts : HIDES
21. Kovacs or Pyle : ERNIE
22. Muslim rulers : EMIRS
24. I, to Ovid : EGO
27. North Sea feeder : DEE
28. Soap plant : AMOLE
29. Indigo : ANIL
30. Cleanse : SCRUB
32. White poplar : ABELE
33. Roaring Twenties follower : DEPRESSIONERA
37. Find of race : RELAY
38. Characteristic : TRAIT
39. Pests at picnics : ANTS
40. Vilify : SMEAR
42. Bad: Comb. form : CAC
45. A son of Odin : TYR
46. Emporium : STORE
47. In any way : ATALL
49. Of a region : AREAL
51. City in NW Syria : ALEPPO
52. Site of Democrats' 1968 convention : CHICAGOILLINOIS
56. Columnist Barrett : RONA
57. Dazzling display : ECLAT
58. Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
59. ___ and downs : UPS
60. Jewish prayer : SHEMA
61. English river : TEES
1. Faced the pitcher : BATTED
2. Beached : ASHORE
3. He wrote "A Sentimental Journey" : STERNE
4. Beautiful woman, to a Muslim : HOURI
5. Putrefies : ROTS
6. Cry of amused surprise : OHO
7. Greek letter : TAU
8. Dye obtained from a lichen : ORCHIL
9. Employ again : REHIRE
10. A lager beer : PILSENER
11. Soft drink : ADE
12. ___ Vegas : LAS
15. Honest ___ Lincoln : ABE
17. Barbara Bush, ___ Pierce : NEE
18. Paid notices : ADS
22. Flightless birds : EMUS
23. A target of E. Ness : MOBSTER
25. Ariz. river : GILA
26. Bravo, in Barcelona : OLE
28. Exist : ARE
29. Foster a felon : ABET
30. Fat farms : SPAS
31. Johnnie Ray hit: 1951 : CRY
32. Black cuckoo : ANI
33. Gainsay : DENY
34. They loop the Loop : ELTRAINS
35. "Dies ___" : IRAE
36. What a galley slave wielded : OAR
37. Sing to the fuzz : RAT
40. Puts on a play : STAGES
41. Australian lizard : MOLOCH
42. Hood who ruled crime in 52 Across from 1925 to 1931 : CAPONE
43. Lofty : ALPINE
44. Shuts down : CLOSES
46. Red or Coral : SEA
47. ___ Pasha : ALI
48. Belief : TENET
50. N.Y.C. skyscraper's letters : RCA
51. Can. province : ALTA
52. Vineyard, in Caen : CRU
53. Short flight : HOP
54. ___ du Diable : ILE
55. Gangster's hasty escape : LAM

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