New York Times, Wednesday, September 23, 1992

Author: Walter Covell
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { G J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1
Walter Covell has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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Across Down
1. Illegally absent from the U.S.A. : AWOL
5. Nudge : PROD
9. Dugouts : ABRIS
14. Uncommon : RARE
15. Change the décor : REDO
16. Greek island : CRETE
17. Concept : IDEA
18. Israeli airline : ELAL
19. Stop : CEASE
20. They waste time : DILLYDALLIERS
23. Sup : EAT
24. Ref.'s cousin : UMP
25. ___-disant (self-styled) : SOI
28. Sounds heard during 59 Across weather : PITTERPATTERS
32. TV sitcom : AMEN
34. Distinctive period : ERA
35. Unification Church member, popularly : MOONIE
36. Dormouse : LEROT
38. Bro's sibling : SIS
40. Helicopter feature : ROTOR
41. Roman V.I.P.'s : EDILES
43. Whale variety : SEI
45. Unaspirated : LENE
46. Fussed with trifles : FIDDLEFADDLED
49. ___ Paulo : SAO
50. Roof ornament : EPI
51. Loser to D.D.E. : AES
52. Gossiped : TITTLETATTLED
59. Weather forecast : RAINY
61. Year the Second Crusade ended : MCIL
62. Artifice : WILE
63. Legally prohibit : ESTOP
64. E.P.A. concern : ECOL
65. Brain passage : ITER
66. Strawberry, e.g.: Var. : AKENE
67. Gainsay : DENY
68. Oates book : THEM
1. Like the Gobi : ARID
2. Valley or stream : WADI
3. City on the Oka : OREL
4. True on the Tweed : LEAL
5. Happen earlier : PREDATE
6. Describers : RELATERS
7. East Indian vine : ODAL
8. Get dressed in Sunday best : DOLLUP
9. Draft signer : ACCEPTOR
10. Harris rabbit : BRER
11. Agreed once more : REASSENTED
12. Possessive pronoun : ITS
13. Bishopric : SEE
21. Still : YET
22. Muslim scholar : IMAM
26. Belted constellation : ORION
27. River to the Rhône : ISERE
28. Rock containing olivine : PERIDOTITE
29. "___ NewYork," 1906 song : INOLD
30. Mme. Gorbachev : RAISA
31. Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1981 : TOOLE
32. Hebrew letters : ALEFS
33. Radio and TV : MEDIA
37. Message transmitter : TELETYPE
39. Treatment for hyperactivity : SEDATION
42. Clan : SEPT
44. Perfectly : IDEALLY
47. Made a movie : FILMED
48. Utah Beach craft : LST
53. Privy to : INON
54. Behold, to Brutus : ECCE
55. Ridicule : TWIT
56. Balt. countryman : LITH
57. Opponent of S. Grant : ELEE
58. Skin: Comb. form : DERM
59. Power agcy. : REA
60. Inquire : ASK

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