New York Times, Monday, August 6, 1990

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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© 1990, The New York Times
Across Down
1. North African city : ORAN
5. "Per ardua ad ___," R.A.F. motto : ASTRA
10. Yawn : GAPE
14. Erstwhile White House pet : FALA
15. Wise preceder : OTHER
16. Not written : ORAL
17. Chekhov play : THETHREESISTERS
20. Made tracks : SCOOTED
21. Pal Joey's creator : OHARA
22. Scarlett's terrain : TARA
23. Federal agcy. : IRS
24. Steps over fences : STILES
28. Stripped : NUDE
30. Frighten with threats : COW
33. Mushroom : MOREL
34. Teen-ager's plight : ACNE
35. Mitigate : EASE
36. Forster novel : APASSAGETOINDIA
39. Painter Magritte : RENE
40. Scram! : SHOO
41. African republic : NIGER
42. Prefix with dent or sect : TRI
43. Unhearing : DEAF
44. Hognose snakes : ADDERS
45. Creek : RIA
46. Memorable Surrealist : DALI
48. Fountain drinks : SODAS
51. Obscure riddles : ENIGMAS
55. O'Neill play : THEICEMANCOMETH
59. Legal right : LIEN
60. Connect again : RETIE
61. Manitoban Indian : CREE
62. Bungler's apology : OOPS
63. Hardwood trees : ASHES
64. Facsimile : COPY
1. Recurrently, to Donne : OFT
2. Yale Bowl sounds : RAHS
3. A Waugh : ALEC
4. Intl. pact : NATO
5. Arterial ducts : AORTAS
6. Bum ___ (bad advice) : STEER
7. Auden poem : THEDANCEOFDEATH
8. Legal thing : RES
9. Onassis nickname : ARI
10. Barbarians : GOTHS
11. Neighborhood : AREA
12. Henry VIII's Catherine : PARR
13. Designer Schiaparelli : ELSA
18. Tourists' stopovers : HOTELS
19. Lesion : SORE
23. Thought: Comb. form : IDEO
24. Sting : SMART
25. Barfly : TOPER
26. Tabriz native : IRANI
27. ___-majesté : LESE
29. Biblical preposition : UNTO
30. Beg : CADGE
31. Willow tree : OSIER
32. Has on : WEARS
34. Ottoman bigwig : AGHA
35. Geraint's wife : ENID
37. On the Baltic : ASEA
38. Shade of blue : INDIGO
43. Record : DISC
44. "___ Restaurant," 1969 film : ALICES
45. Cloudbursts : RAINS
47. Laurie or Rooney : ANNIE
48. Town west of Caen : STLO
49. Mississippi feeder : OHIO
50. Unfathomable : DEEP
52. MC doubled : MMCC
53. Prefix with drome : AERO
54. Short distance : STEP
56. NOW goal : ERA
57. My: Fr. : MES
58. Attention-getting call : HEY

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