New York Times, Monday, September 3, 1990

Author: Peter Swift
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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1. "When I was ___ . . . ": Gilbert : ALAD
5. Gaelic language : ERSE
9. Eire's largest city : CORK
13. Israeli dance : HORA
14. Animals : FAUNA
16. Reed instrument : OBOE
17. Observer : EYEWITNESS
19. Writer Lardner : RING
20. Certain oil paintings : MANETS
21. Instructor : TUTOR
23. Reduce drastically : SLASH
24. Surprise : EYEOPENER
28. Caravansary : INN
30. Change secret signals : RECODE
31. Small cobra : ASP
34. Kind of blue : NAVY
36. Spruce or bay : TREE
37. Daisylike flowers : BLACKEYEDSUSANS
42. Nonsense! : BOSH
43. ___ away (erode) : WEAR
44. Vane reading : SSE
45. Light into : ATTACK
48. Gamete : EGG
49. Keenly perceptive : SHARPEYED
52. Behind the ___ ball : EIGHT
57. Make as profit : CLEAR
58. Inspire affection : ENDEAR
59. Philippine machete : BOLO
62. Sleuth : PRIVATEEYE
64. Melody for Myra Merritt : ARIA
65. Grimace : SNEER
66. On a voyage : ASEA
67. Impudence : GALL
68. Atl. crossers : SSTS
69. For fear that : LEST
1. Attention getters : AHEMS
2. Faithful : LOYAL
3. Amphitheater section : ARENA
4. Coolidge's Vice President : DAWES
5. Salamanders : EFTS
6. Skedaddled : RAN
7. Fatty : SUETY
8. Follow : ENSUE
9. Rectifies : CORRECTS
10. Nagasaki sash : OBI
11. Baseball's Guidry : RON
12. Small cask : KEG
15. Actress Mary : ASTOR
18. "___, therefore I am" : ITHINK
22. Untie, to Keats : OPE
24. Covet : ENVY
25. Writer Ephron et al. : NORAS
26. Barbara and Anthony : EDENS
27. Former Dodger shortstop : REESE
29. Highlander's refusal : NAE
31. Diplomat Eban's namesakes : ABBAS
32. Laziness : SLOTH
33. Fettuccine, e.g. : PASTA
35. Evergreen : YEW
38. Drawing crayon : CHARCOAL
39. Legal document : DEED
40. Decline : SAG
41. Imperative : URGENT
46. Sgt.'s right-hand man : CPL
47. Hangs on to : KEEPS
50. Tales : YARNS
51. Some Iroquoian Indians : ERIES
53. Utopian : IDEAL
54. Simpletons : GEESE
55. Nineteenth U.S. president : HAYES
56. Medicate : TREAT
58. Otologist's concern : EARS
59. Sack : BAG
60. "___ pro nobis" : ORA
61. ___ Abner : LIL
63. Ex-G.I. : VET

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