New York Times, Tuesday, August 6, 1991

Author:Mark Blakeburn
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1
Mark Blakeburn has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Office need : DESK
5. Performs : DOES
9. Ledge : SHELF
14. Soon : ANON
15. Brainstorm : IDEA
16. Conger catcher : EELER
17. Placed properly : BELONGING
19. U. of Maine town : ORONO
20. Cut of meat : LOIN
21. Some graduates of 19 Across : ALUMNAE
23. Round of votes : BALLOT
26. Actor Vidov : OLEG
27. First of a Latin trio : AMO
28. Most secure : SAFEST
32. Pack in : TAMP
35. ___-Tiki : KON
36. Kite : ELANET
37. Ultimatum words : ITOR
38. Work units : ERGS
40. Bite : NIP
41. Allude to : CITE
42. Finn's transport : RAFT
43. Astrological chart : ZODIAC
46. Alley ___ of comics : OOP
47. Loom reed : SLEY
48. Mad : INSANE
49. Gun lobby: Abbr. : NRA
50. Writer ___ Hubbard : LRON
52. Smooth : GLASSY
54. "Golden" quality : SILENCE
57. Tulip's origin : BULB
58. Make right : ATONE
59. Drew out : PROLONGED
64. More recent : NEWER
65. Suffix for Victor or Boswell : IANA
66. Facile : EASY
67. Pert : SASSY
68. Sonny's ex-mate : CHER
69. Type of learning : ROTE
1. Stroke lightly : DAB
2. Compass dir. : ENE
3. Roman sun god : SOL
4. Hillock : KNOLL
5. Fingerlike : DIGITAL
6. Norse god : ODIN
7. Poetic twilight : EEN
8. "Volsunga ___" : SAGA
9. Capital of South Korea : SEOUL
10. Airtight : HERMETIC
11. Extensions : ELONGATIONS
12. Singer Horne : LENA
13. Cleaving tool : FROE
18. Rope loop : NOOSE
22. Ronnie of N.F.L. fame : LOTT
23. Carroll and Joe Don : BAKERS
24. Ethically neutral : AMORAL
25. "Evangeline" author's family : LONGFELLOWS
29. Maniple : FANON
30. Bagnold and Haupt : ENIDS
31. Brownish color : SEPIA
33. Tours : MOTORS
34. Remit beforehand : PREPAY
39. Synthetic rubber bases : STYRENES
43. Metallic element : ZINC
44. Lean : ANGULAR
45. Yoyo Ma's instrument : CELLO
51. Cantankerous: Var. : ONERY
53. Baseball's Doubleday : ABNER
54. ___ souci (carefree) : SANS
55. Virginia willow : ITEA
56. "Beowulf," for one : EPIC
57. Tibia or femur : BONE
60. Cheer : RAH
61. Gov. watchdog agency : GAO
62. East: Fr. : EST
63. Color : DYE

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