New York Times, Tuesday, August 31, 1993

Author:James L. Beatty
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bottle for pickles : JAR
4. Degrade : ABASE
9. The "Iliad," e.g. : EPIC
13. Maugham's "Cakes and ___" : ALE
14. Raged : FUMED
15. ___ War, famed horse : MANO
16. Thick vegetable soup : MINESTRONE
19. Therefore : ERGO
20. Some clams : STEAMERS
21. Average; standard : NORMAL
23. A vetch : TARE
24. Customary manner : USAGE
25. Saloon habitué : TOPER
28. Women's patriotic gp. : DAR
30. Nomadic dwellings : TENTS
33. Card game for two : ECARTE
35. Wildebeests : GNUS
37. Refrain syllable : TRA
38. Extremely : VERY
39. "Halt, salt!" : AVAST
41. Cream and mud followers : PIES
42. Nigerian staple : YAM
43. Mild oath : DRAT
44. Where to see the Parthenon : ATHENS
46. "Erec et ___," Chrétien de Troyes tale : ENIDE
48. Broom or moon preceder : NEW
50. Vigorous : HARDY
51. Surmise : GUESS
53. Fusses : ADOS
55. Crinkled fabric : PLISSE
57. Most impassioned : FIERIEST
61. Track event : HEAT
62. Cooked with garlic and tomatoes : PROVENCALE
64. Feudal serf : ESNE
65. Telecast : AIRED
66. Tarzan portrayer Ely : RON
67. Tear's companion : WEAR
68. Good earth : LOESS
69. Was in front : LED
1. Gridlocks : JAMS
2. Landed : ALIT
3. Artist Magritte : RENE
4. Kind of thought : AFTER
5. Prickly in texture : BURRED
6. TV role for Alvin Childress : AMOS
7. China's Sun Yat-___ : SEN
8. Sir Anthony and Clarissa : EDENS
9. Come forth : EMERGE
10. Served with potatoes : PARMENTIER
11. Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
12. Unruffled : COOL
17. Diner : EATERY
18. Chic : SMART
22. Equine fare : OATS
24. Large vases : URNS
25. "Fiddler on the Roof" lead : TEVYE
26. Vast quantity : OCEAN
27. Prepared with a certain Italian cheese : PARMIGIANA
29. A variegated chalcedony : AGATE
31. Vogue : TREND
32. Impudent : SASSY
34. Corn unit : EAR
36. Actress Hagen : UTA
40. Johnson and Cliburn : VANS
41. Relating to a stage in a cycle : PHASIC
43. "Diga Diga Doo" trio : DEES
45. Rose's annoying companion : THORN
47. Housecoat : DUSTER
49. Relinquishes : WAIVES
52. Part of a calyx : SEPAL
54. Exploits : DEEDS
55. Dog-days word : PHEW
56. ___-majesté : LESE
57. Golfer's alert : FORE
58. Viscount's superior : EARL
59. Wild plum : SLOE
60. Watch over : TEND
63. Cruise port : RIO

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