New York Times, Saturday, August 3, 1991

Author: Jonathan J. Towle
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { G J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Nile reptile, for short : CROC
5. Michael Anderson film: 1977 : ORCA
9. Gives a leg up to a yegg : ABETS
14. Baltic island : AERO
15. Blum of France: 1872-1950 : LEON
16. Regal reception : LEVEE
17. Grease recipient? : PALM
18. Parson's curse : DARN
19. Agon locale : ARENA
20. Swelling : EDEMA
22. Turkish symbols : CRESCENTS
24. Forlorn : DESOLATE
26. Projective exam : TAT
27. Artist of a sort : DEPICTOR
29. Pronoun for a calico cat : SHE
32. Additionally : ALSO
35. Emperors and such : POTENTATES
37. Drink or conservative : BOURBON
39. Take a nap : LIEDOWN
40. Not to be trusted : UNRELIABLE
42. Canute was one : DANE
43. Uncle of John-John : TED
44. Pandora, for one : UNLOOSER
46. Tombstone abbr. : AET
47. Begs : ENTREATS
51. Kind of crab : HORSESHOE
55. Vail rival : ASPEN
56. Concord : AMITY
57. Neighbor of Windsor Castle : ETON
59. Former Japanese P.M. : SATO
60. TV role for Sharon Gless : ROSIE
61. Drum's companion : FIFE
62. Eggshell's cousin : ECRU
63. Activists : DOERS
64. Sculptor Lorado ___ : TAFT
65. M.P.'s prized possession : SEAT
1. Clad like Superman : CAPED
2. Peg Woffington's creator : READE
3. Wreaths on knights' helmets : ORLES
4. Perry's title : COMMODORE
5. "Stand like Druids of ___": Longfellow : OLD
6. Of the reflexes : REACTIONAL
7. Proper : CORRECT
8. Last of the Stuarts : ANNE
9. Not table d'hôte : ALACARTE
10. Continental cap : BERET
11. Square : EVEN
12. Yurt : TENT
13. McCullough's "The Path Between the ___" : SEAS
21. Rarebit ingredient : ALE
23. Least fit for farming : STONIEST
25. Names : APPOINTS
28. Rebuke a person : TELLONEOFF
29. Meeting place for Zeno's disciples : STOA
30. Cut : HEWN
31. Gurth in "Ivanhoe," e.g. : ESNE
32. Adjoin : ABUT
33. Like Simeon Stylites : LONE
34. Irrational, to mathematicians : SURD
36. Speeches : ADDRESSES
38. Sinatra features : BLUEEYES
41. Home of an Aeolian people : BOEOTIA
45. NOW cause : ERA
46. On the move : ASTIR
48. Quickly : APACE
49. Aquarium denizen : TETRA
50. Schnauzer's outstanding feature : SNOUT
51. Tough : HARD
52. South Seas novel : OMOO
53. Rebel : RISE
54. Estimate weight : HEFT
58. Amount after taxes : NET

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