New York Times, Saturday, September 21, 1991

Author: Louis Sabin
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Lou Sabin has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Carries by hand : TOTES
6. Noisome : FETID
11. Dam, to a lamb : PARENT
12. Stays : ABIDES
14. Activity for debaters or dicers : MAKINGONESPOINT
17. TV backdrops : OLEOS
18. Largest asteroid : CERES
19. Vance's Packard? : CAR
20. Ayrshire river : DOON
21. Flock of geese : SKEIN
22. Go for : LIKE
23. Ostrich's kin : EMU
24. Take to task : CHIDE
25. Expand : WIDEN
26. Military equipment : MATERIEL
28. Othello's adjective for Iago : HONEST
29. Speeder's activity : BARRELING
31. Away : ABSENT
34. Bridge supports : PONTOONS
38. Dame lead-in : NOTRE
39. No-nos : DONTS
40. Sabbath seat : PEW
41. Post-tare allowance : TRET
42. Bluenoses : PRIGS
43. Rink event : SAVE
44. Org. in "Odd Man Out" : IRA
45. Eternities : AEONS
46. TV role for Jane Curtin : ALLIE
47. Stops beating around the bush : COMESTOTHEPOINT
50. Be ambiguous : WEASEL
51. Bean and Welles : ORSONS
52. Dolly Varden, e.g. : DRESS
53. Figure of speech : TROPE
1. Kind of order : TAKEOUT
2. Belted night sight : ORION
3. Gymnasts' goals : TENS
4. Part of the U.K. : ENG
5. More thickset : STOCKIER
6. Spenser's "The ___ Queene" : FAERIE
7. Barnaby Jones portrayer : EBSEN
8. Overturns : TIPS
9. Altar agreement : IDO
10. Murder of a god : DEICIDE
11. Dove, in Durango : PALOMA
13. Ophidians : SNAKES
14. Device for transmission of data : MODEM
15. Form of embroidery : NEEDLEPOINT
16. E. C. Bentley sleuth : TRENT
21. Gift that finished Hercules : SHIRT
22. Dialect : LINGO
24. Weight lifter : CRANE
25. Customs : WONTS
27. Siskel's partner : EBERT
28. Suggestions : HINTS
30. Unlikely winner : LONGSHOT
31. Nip-up : ANTIC
32. Disregard Polonius's advice : BORROW
33. Saw red : STEAMED
35. Iridescent : OPALINE
36. Historian Allan ___ : NEVINS
37. Containing aspartame : SWEET
39. Talks foolishly : DROOLS
42. Seeger and Sampras : PETES
43. Single-masted vessel : SLOOP
45. Caama : ASSE
46. Lhasa ___ : APSO
48. Attention : EAR
49. Drop a pop-up : ERR

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