New York Times, Thursday, August 3, 1989

Author:Christopher Sherwood
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 45, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Carson or Letterman : HOST
5. Of serious import : GRAVE
10. Tub : SCOW
14. Countertenor : ALTO
15. Born ___ (schlemiel) : LOSER
16. Snake-dancing Indian : HOPI
17. Service-club member : LION
18. Dress cut : ALINE
19. Blame : ONUS
20. Describing characters like b, q and r : LOWERCASE
22. Sassy : FRESH
23. Dilapidated building : RUIN
24. Give forth : EMIT
26. Japanese woman diver : AMA
29. Rollaway, e.g. : BED
30. Like some peanuts : ROASTED
34. Lessee : RENTER
36. Multi or uniform : ATTIRE
37. Operatic element : ARIA
38. With "The," G. Peck movie : OMEN
39. Soldier's quarters : BILLET
42. Countenance : ASPECT
44. Outstanding : STELLAR
46. Bolt's partner : NUT
47. The "Lost Weekend" problem : DTS
48. Home team or visitors : SIDE
49. Where to find Orem : UTAH
51. Uses a sieve : SIFTS
54. Some condos : HIGHRISES
59. Game divided into chukkers : POLO
60. Tropical treat : MANGO
61. One of almost 12,000 in N.Y.C. : TAXI
62. Vase-shaped pitcher : EWER
63. Late bloomer : ASTER
64. Crèche part : CRIB
65. Candlelike : WAXY
66. Overseas travel preparations : SHOTS
67. Successful efforts : HITS
1. "Clue" room : HALL
2. Medley : OLIO
3. Pack away : STOW
4. Copy-machine chemical : TONER
5. Continent carver : GLACIER
6. Saracen foe : ROLAND
7. Sale sign : ASIS
8. Facade of sorts : VENEER
9. Poet's word : ERE
10. Diamond figure : SHORTSTOP
11. Rocket nose : CONE
12. Composer's creation : OPUS
13. Father to the thought : WISH
21. Hayseed : RUBE
22. Decree : FIAT
25. Kiwi's relative : MOA
26. Aba wearers : ARABS
27. Promotion basis, sometimes : MERIT
28. Old-womanish : ANILE
31. Used a stopwatch : TIMED
32. Upstanding : ERECT
33. Clunker's adornment : DENTS
35. Whopper : TALLSTORY
40. Boola-boola boys : ELIS
41. Small fry : TAD
42. Children's card game : AUTHORS
43. Pentacle : STAR
45. Redundant telling : REHASH
46. Sourdough's treasure : NUGGET
50. Enlistment term : HITCH
51. Gush : SPEW
52. U.S. warship in 1989 news : IOWA
53. Bend : FLEX
55. "___ the wild blue yonder" : INTO
56. Hindu garment : SARI
57. Script command : EXIT
58. Brothers and sisters, for short : SIBS
60. "No ___" (boxer Duran's cry) : MAS

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