New York Times, Saturday, September 8, 1990

Author: Jack Lechner
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 3
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1. Places for some dumbbells : GYMS
5. Pair or set : CASE
9. Slug or gab attachment : FEST
13. Lop the crop : REAP
14. Libyan or Jordanian : ARAB
15. Former South African leader : BOTHA
16. Symbol of false friendship : IAGO
17. ___ Deep, depression near Guam : NERO
18. Slip : ERROR
19. Film by 35 Across, with "The" : THIRTYNINESTEPS
22. Binge : TOOT
23. Ess chaser : TEE
24. Author of "Play It as It Lays" : DIDION
27. Diverted a stream at its source : BEHEADED
32. Notion, in Nantes : IDEE
33. Of an Islamic mysticism : SUFIC
34. Boxer K.O.'d by Charles: 1951 : OMA
35. Film director born in 1899 : ALFREDHITCHCOCK
39. Dolley Madison, ___ Payne : NEE
40. Refrigerates : COOLS
41. Locale : AREA
42. Collared : ARRESTED
44. Word following curtain or hell : RAISER
46. All-purpose trk. : UTE
47. "Watering holes" : BARS
48. Film by 35 Across : THELADYVANISHES
56. Roads scholars : HOBOS
57. Intentions : AIMS
58. A Greek liqueur : OUZO
59. Thomas Gray specialty : ELEGY
60. U. of New Mexico athlete : LOBO
61. Former capital of Japan : NARA
62. Uncanny : EERY
63. Character actor Jack ___ : ELAM
64. Cicatrix : SCAR
1. Spunk : GRIT
2. Fab Four word : YEAH
3. Epiphany trio : MAGI
4. More jazzy : SPORTIER
5. Gorge : CANYON
6. "___ We All?": 1929 song : ARENT
7. Calcutta covering : SARI
8. Black, to a bard : EBON
9. " . . . and two ___" : FORTEA
10. To be, in Bourgogne : ETRE
11. Emporium : SHOP
12. Sea dogs : TARS
15. Implore : BESEECH
20. Also : TOO
21. Moral principle : ETHIC
24. Moon goddess : DIANA
25. Otiose one : IDLER
26. Postpone : DEFER
27. Erect : BUILD
28. Newts : EFTS
29. Wickets, e.g. : DOORS
30. Pat Sajak, for one : EMCEE
31. Capital of Senegal : DAKAR
33. Jeff MacNelly comic strip : SHOE
36. Rapture : ECSTASY
37. Adored, with "on" : DOTED
38. Chests for ammunition : CAISSONS
43. Funeral oration : EULOGY
44. Novel by Jay McInerney : RANSOM
45. Uris hero : ARI
47. "La ___," Valens hit : BAMBA
48. Biblical word : THEE
49. Puncture : HOLE
50. Hair stylist Jose : EBER
51. Mythical beast : YALE
52. Instrument popular in Shakespeare's day : VIOL
53. Blacklist-era Cong. committee : HUAC
54. Poet Pound : EZRA
55. Fly a glider : SOAR

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