New York Times, Monday, September 23, 1991

Author: Peter Swift
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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© 1991, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Scored on a serve : ACED
5. Cheer : RAH
8. Takes a breather : RESTS
13. Explorer Vasco da ___ : GAMA
14. Gen. R. ___ : ELEE
16. Diplomat Root : ELIHU
17. Mashie : IRON
18. Kind of party : STAG
19. Gdansk natives : POLES
20. Marquand novel, with "The" : LATEGEORGEAPLEY
23. Printemps follower : ETE
24. Orient : EAST
25. Foulard : TIE
26. Buddy : PAL
27. Atomic physicist Niels ___ : BOHR
29. ___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
32. Drudgery : LABOR
35. A neighbor of Kuwait : IRAN
36. German philosopher : KANT
37. Forster novel : APASSAGETOINDIA
40. Interlock : MESH
41. Flightless birds of yore : MOAS
42. All set : READY
43. Question : ASK
44. Scrapple ingredient : PORK
45. Slapstick staple : PIE
46. Old French coin : SOU
47. Weeding tools : HOES
49. Lager's relative : ALE
52. Hugo novel, with "The" : TOILERSOFTHESEA
57. Wading bird : EGRET
58. Stringed instrument : LUTE
59. Encircle : RING
60. Rice or Gantry : ELMER
61. North Sea feeder : YSER
62. Post : MAIL
63. Substantial : MEATY
64. Pennsylvania trio : ENS
65. Actress Meara : ANNE
1. Nimble : AGILE
2. Jeweler's weight : CARAT
3. Sentimentalize : EMOTE
4. Odense native : DANE
5. Close tightly again : RESEAL
6. Choir section : ALTOS
7. G. B. Shaw play : HEARTBREAKHOUSE
8. Overhaul : REPAIR
9. Wed in haste : ELOPE
10. Window part : SILL
11. Poet's pronoun : THEE
12. ___-Q (dance step) : SUSY
15. ___ on (goad) : EGG
21. Toothed wheels : GEARS
22. Race: Comb form. : ETHNO
26. Elegant, in London : POSH
28. Fodder for Hansel : OATS
29. Art cult : DADA
30. Novelist Bagnold : ENID
31. Sojourn : STAY
32. Tibetan monk : LAMA
33. Gibbons : APES
34. Lie in the sun : BASK
35. Stravinsky : IGOR
36. Limb joint : KNEE
38. Love affair : AMOUR
39. ___ Free State : IRISH
44. Shelley's forte : POETRY
45. Roberta ___, famed soprano : PETERS
46. Icy precipitation : SLEET
48. Repeatedly : OFTEN
49. Mongol, for one : ASIAN
50. Russian leader in 1917 : LENIN
51. Golfer's feat : EAGLE
52. Swarm : TEEM
53. Stare flirtatiously : OGLE
54. "___ la Douce" : IRMA
55. Cunning : SLY
56. Writer Bombeck : ERMA

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