New York Times, Wednesday, September 16, 1992

Author: Joel D. Lafargue
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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1. Quirt, for one : WHIP
5. Jacket feature : LAPEL
10. Great ___, N.Y. : NECK
14. A daughter of Eurytus : IOLE
15. Martini garnish : OLIVE
16. Elliptic : OVAL
17. Sassy : FLIP
18. Cut carrots : DICED
19. Where it's at : SITE
20. Shocking : EYEOPENING
22. Besides : ELSE
23. Compass letters : ESE
24. Act the trencherman : EAT
26. In with : AMIDST
30. Fertilizing aid : SPREADER
35. Anger : BILE
36. "Here, Carlos" : AQUI
38. Model lead-in : SCALE
39. Ironwood tree : ACLE
40. Stitch quickly : RUNUP
42. Barbra's "A Star Is Born" co-star : KRIS
43. Set for Louie Bellson : TRAPS
45. Handle, in Houilles : ANSE
46. Native of Riga : LETT
47. Alcoholic winter drink : HOTTODDY
49. Della and Mason : REESES
51. Hawk parrot : HIA
52. Mil. branch : USN
53. Taunt : JEER
56. TV adjunct, for some : RABBITEARS
63. About that much : ORSO
64. Kingston et al. : TRIOS
65. Pleased : GLAD
66. "A ___ very palpable . . . ": Shak. : HITA
67. Brilliance : ECLAT
68. ___ Strip : GAZA
69. In apple-pie order : NEAT
70. Muttonheads : DOLTS
71. Do this and ye shall find : SEEK
1. Demi, to Bruce : WIFE
2. Oft-said word on "Batman" : HOLY
3. Netman Nastase : ILIE
4. Fruit with a hard rind : PEPO
5. Point of reference : LODESTAR
6. Straighten : ALINE
7. Woodpecker's suborder : PICI
8. Balanced : EVEN
9. Account book : LEDGER
10. Gridiron figure : NOSETACKLE
11. Depraved : EVIL
12. They may be Siamese : CATS
13. "Red Balloon" painter : KLEE
21. Footlike part : PES
25. Loser to D.D.E. : AES
26. Take ___ (suffer heavy financial loss) : ABATH
27. Small beginning? : MICRO
28. ___ ease (edgy) : ILLAT
29. Famed Watergate tipster : DEEPTHROAT
30. Kern show : SUNNY
31. Name of 12 Popes : PIUS
32. Challenges : DARES
33. The Four Hundred : ELITE
34. Takes ten : RESTS
37. Oxford area, for short : QUAD
41. Doesn't give up : PERSISTS
44. ___-disant (so-called) : SOI
48. Moved quickly : DARTED
50. Tolkien creature : ENT
52. German sub : UBOAT
53. ___ Calvin Coolidge : JOHN
54. Sandusky's lake : ERIE
55. "¿Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
57. Sacramento's ___ Arena : ARCO
58. M. Rooney TV film: 1981 : BILL
59. Shopping-list item : EGGS
60. Wings, to Ovid : ALAE
61. Tear down : RAZE
62. Neb. neighbor : SDAK

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