New York Times, Wednesday, September 27, 1989

Author:William S. McIlrath
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J M Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lardner's ___ Ike : ALIBI
6. "___ Leaf," May-Matthau film : ANEW
10. Retirement plans for Cleo's maid? : IRAS
14. Navigational system : LORAN
15. Heavy, e.g. : ROLE
16. Flatfish : SOLE
17. Monday malaise in Mo.? : SAINTLOUISBLUES
20. Strange : ODD
21. Composed of: Suffix : EOUS
22. Quantifies : RATES
23. Eleven positions : ENDS
24. Harold of comics : TEEN
26. West Coast missionaries? : SANDIEGOPADRES
32. Tartarus : HADES
33. Played a Little? : APED
34. She said ave to Artie : AVA
35. Beloved of Galatea : ACIS
36. Composer of "Gymnopédies" : SATIE
38. Coach a criminal : ABET
39. Three, to Tasso : TRE
40. "Dove ___," Mozart aria : SONO
41. Alarm : SCARE
42. NASA boosters? : HOUSTONROCKETS
46. Onetime Eagle precursor : LONE
47. Literary Leon : URIS
48. Daunt : APPAL
51. Budge : STIR
52. Remark : SAY
55. Earth tones along Lake Erie? : CLEVELANDBROWNS
59. Thin : RARE
60. Three, in Bonn : DREI
61. Clear the X's and O's : ERASE
62. Witnessed : EYED
63. Oboe, e.g. : REED
64. Mail clerk's device : DATER
1. Further : ALSO
2. Burden : LOAD
3. Gladiolus or crocus : IRID
4. Baseball's Johnson, executive Hall-of-Famer : BAN
5. Means : INTENDS
6. Excite : AROUSE
7. Entre ___ : NOUS
8. Biblical priest : ELI
9. Former catcher Westrum : WES
10. Long or Ellis : ISLAND
11. 49-0 score, e.g. : ROUT
12. Protected from winds at sea : ALEE
13. Mtg. : SESS
18. Lombard city : LODI
19. Cabbage or moola : BREAD
23. Carbon-compound suffixes : ENES
24. Antelope of Africa : TOPI
25. Rapier's relative : EPEE
26. Spinal bone: Comb. form : SACRO
27. Farewell from 50 Down : ADIEU
28. Jacksonville bowl : GATOR
29. Dirhams are spent here : RABAT
30. Tinker's receiver : EVERS
31. Glut : SATE
32. Biblical verb : HATH
36. In a bit : SOON
37. British princess : ANNE
38. Top cards : ACES
40. Shoulder fur : STOLE
41. Moved hastily : SKIRRED
43. Toiled for Legree : SLAVED
44. Bested : OUTDID
45. Baby's bed : CRIB
48. Parcel of land : ACRE
49. Inge product : PLAY
50. Mère's spouse : PERE
51. Snick-or-___ : SNEE
52. Hit a fly : SWAT
53. Faulkner character : ANSE
54. North Sea feeder : YSER
56. Pres., e.g. : LDR
57. "Some ___ born great . . . ": Shak. : ARE
58. "___ pro nobis" : ORA

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