New York Times, Monday, September 10, 1990

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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Across Down
1. Complex network : WEB
4. Makes a choice : OPTS
8. Vipers : ASPS
12. ___ de la Cité : ILE
13. Approximately : AROUND
15. Hammer : MAUL
16. Pheasants' kin : PARTRIDGES
18. Regarding : INRE
19. Hire : ENGAGE
20. Endorsed a proposal : SECONDED
22. Noel : YULE
24. Explode : POP
25. Leisurely pace : AMBLE
28. Hades's river : LETHE
32. " . . . as I say, not as ___" : IDO
35. Farm sight : SILO
36. Clergyman Increase ___ : MATHER
37. Kind of cushion : PIN
38. Winged woodland dwellers : SCARLETTANAGERS
41. Curve segment : ARC
42. Tatum and Ryan : ONEALS
43. Exhort : URGE
44. Blabber : YAK
45. Handbag : PURSE
46. Adjust a clock : RESET
47. Stinger : BEE
49. Baths : SPAS
51. Most uncanny : WEIRDEST
56. Trash : LITTER
60. Romanian dance : HORA
61. Feathered fish-eaters : MERGANSERS
63. Remnants : ENDS
64. Kin of guilds : UNIONS
65. Year in the reign of Pius I : CLV
66. To be, to Cato : ESSE
67. ___ after (resembled) : TOOK
68. Drill sergeant's call : HEP
1. ___ out (obliterate) : WIPE
2. Pizazz : ELAN
3. Arctic sight : BERG
4. Bay window : ORIEL
5. School of whales : POD
6. Harbor sight : TUGS
7. Defunct dagger : SNEE
8. Kind of acid : AMINO
9. Cousins of plovers : SANDPIPERS
10. Undiluted : PURE
11. Luge or pung : SLED
13. Bicker : ARGUE
14. Mil. award : DSC
17. Actress Laurette : TAYLOR
21. Soap or horse follower : OPERA
23. Click beetle : ELATER
25. Evaluate : ASSAY
26. Units of length : MICRA
27. Some have red wings : BLACKBIRDS
29. Kett and others : ETTAS
30. Ancient Greek philosopher : THALES
31. Biddies : HENS
33. Sad song : DIRGE
34. Assault : ONSET
36. Preprandial reading : MENU
39. Ran effortlessly : LOPED
40. Visitors : GUESTS
46. He portrayed the police chief in "Casablanca" : RAINS
48. Use art gum : ERASE
50. Political-platform part : PLANK
51. Shout of joy : WHEE
52. Millions of years : EONS
53. Flightless bird : EMU
54. ___ packing (dismissed) : SENT
55. Small combo : TRIO
57. Part of M.I.T. : TECH
58. A Gardner : ERLE
59. Invitation abbr. : RSVP
62. Sentimental drivel : GOO

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