New York Times, Saturday, September 5, 1992

Author:Jesse Roarke
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Whitewashed : LIMED
6. Devil's-grip, e.g. : WEED
10. Musical symbol : CLEF
14. Dispatch boat : AVISO
15. Al Jolson's last wife : ERLE
16. San Juan ___ : HILL
17. Popular flower : NASTURTIUM
19. One of the Aleutians : ATKA
20. Whole : ENTIRE
21. Form of light verse : CLERIHEW
23. "If seven maids with seven ___" : MOPS
25. Novice : TIRO
26. End of a familiar palindrome : ELBA
29. Dutch river or beer : AMSTEL
32. A poet laureate of Byron's day : PYE
35. Plunder : LOOT
36. Type of stitch : SUTURE
37. Fimbriate : HEM
38. Caesar's Danube : ISTER
40. Minyan minimum : TEN
41. Eurydice was one : DRYAD
43. ___ Meeuwtje, Minuit's ship : HET
44. Relative of a sextant : OCTANT
47. Peut-___ (maybe, in Metz) : ETRE
48. Ocean State inst. : URI
49. Poet like Guest : RHYMER
50. Actor from Burbank : PENN
51. An Algonquian : CREE
53. "Fiesque" composer : LALO
55. Castles-in-the-air builders : DREAMERS
59. Solzhenitsyn's "The First ___" : CIRCLE
63. Vacillate : HALT
64. Freed-Brown song: 1933 : TEMPTATION
66. Architectural fillet : ORLE
67. Male ant : ANER
68. ___-rocket : RETRO
69. Lament : WAIL
70. "Battle Hymn . . . " composer : HOWE
71. Endures, in Edinburgh : DREES
1. Kent's Lois ___ : LANE
2. Writer Bunin : IVAN
3. ___ Maidens, floaters in Oz : MIST
4. Appraisal : ESTIMATE
5. Pôrto's river : DOURO
6. Rainy : WET
7. Guitarist Clapton : ERIC
8. Jewish month : ELUL
9. Mother of Persephone : DEMETER
10. Bergère, e.g. : CHAIR
11. Coral, for one : LITHOPHYTE
12. Actress Sommer : ELKE
13. Blemish : FLAW
18. Meal for Molière : REPAS
22. Sore : RILED
24. Indecent : SMUTTY
26. One of Job's friends : ELIHU
27. Carthage, in the Punic Wars : LOSER
28. "The Birth of Venus" artist : BOTTICELLI
30. Glue neutralizer : STEAM
31. Animal's burrow : TUNNEL
33. Long : YEARN
34. German port : EMDEN
39. Composer from Ind. : ROREM
42. Possibly a cub : REPORTER
45. Fast cat : CHEETAH
46. Area : TRACT
52. Badger's kin : RATEL
54. River in the Yukon : LIARD
55. Lateen-rigged vessel : DHOW
56. ___ avis : RARA
57. Custer's Major ___ : RENO
58. White-crested merganser : SMEW
60. Quote : CITE
61. Body of knowledge : LORE
62. A grandson of Adam : ENOS
65. Meadow, in Meuse : PRE

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