New York Times, Monday, September 14, 1992

Author: Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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1. Served perfectly : ACED
5. Complain : CARP
9. Type of electron tube : DIODE
14. Naked : BARE
15. Turgenev's birthplace : OREL
16. Billie Sol ___ : ESTES
17. Concerning : INRE
18. Actress Turner : LANA
19. Sacred vocal work : MOTET
20. Memorable Met star : GEORGELONDON
23. Fields : AREAS
24. Convened : SAT
25. Tabby : CAT
28. Rebuff : SLAP
31. Author of "The Devil's Dictionary" : BIERCE
33. When I was ___ . . . ": Gilbert : ALAD
37. Freeman F. Gosden role : AMOS
39. Mount the soapbox : ORATE
40. Pop star : DINAHWASHINGTON
43. ___ a minute : AMILE
44. Observed : SEEN
45. City on the Yonne : SENS
46. Great Venetian painter : TITIAN
48. Pedestal section : DADO
50. Airport abbr. : ETA
51. Cow or ewe, sometimes : DAM
53. Play : ENACT
57. Israel Baline : IRVINGBERLIN
61. En ___ ! (Watch it!) : GARDE
64. Lucre : LOOT
65. Weak, as an excuse : LAME
66. First sign of spring : ARIES
67. Daughter of James II : ANNE
68. Cupid, to Zeno : EROS
69. Contemptible person : BEAST
70. Require : NEED
71. Transmitted : SENT
1. " . . . carry ___ stick" : ABIG
2. City in Crete : CANEA
3. Mistake : ERROR
4. Farm-machine manufacturer : DEERE
5. Side dish : COLESLAW
6. An inland sea : ARAL
7. City on the Truckee : RENO
8. Projects : PLANS
9. A kick downstairs : DEMOTION
10. "When the frost ___ . . . " : ISON
11. Master Melvin : OTT
12. Ruby or Frances : DEE
13. Erhard's technique : EST
21. Empty talk : GAS
22. Flatfish : DAB
25. Shipping-room item : CRATE
26. A literary Bell : ACTON
27. High schoolers : TEENS
29. You love, to Calpurnia : AMAS
30. Offered a puzzle : POSED
32. Work units : ERGS
33. "___ With Judy," 1948 film : ADATE
34. Boundary : LIMIT
35. Singer Baker : ANITA
36. Famed Surrealist : DALI
38. Mets' place : SHEA
41. Car-seat adjunct : HEADREST
42. Beholden : INDEBTED
47. U.S. sea arm : NAV
49. United : ONE
52. Lombardy's capital : MILAN
54. Van Gogh slept here : ARLES
55. Mrs. Luce : CLARE
56. Shakespeare's misanthrope : TIMON
57. January 13, to Cato : IDES
58. One minus one : NONE
59. Left : GONE
60. Robin's roost : NEST
61. Chatter : GAB
62. Plural of is : ARE
63. Creek : RIA

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