New York Times, Tuesday, January 13, 1987

Author: Burns
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Unskilled persons : DUBS
5. Comic Wilson : FLIP
9. Havana, e.g. : CIGAR
14. "L'___, c'est moi": Louis XIV : ETAT
15. Sardinian coins : LIRE
16. Worship : ADORE
17. Provender : FARE
18. Austen novel : EMMA
19. For rent : TOLET
20. Snoopy's aerial adversary : THEREDBARON
23. "___ Kapital": Marx : DAS
24. Work unit : ERG
25. One-man boat : SKIFF
27. Pleasure-loving : HEDONIC
31. Tape or wire joining : SPLICE
34. Former hockey All Star : ORR
35. Kind of owl : SNOWY
38. TV's ___ Wences : SENOR
39. Longest sentence : LIFE
41. Understanding of : GRASP
43. Exchange premium : AGIO
44. Moves quickly : SCUDS
46. Textile workers : DYERS
48. Purpose : END
49. Mexican dish : TAMALE
51. Football play : REVERSE
53. Arabian princes : AMIRS
55. He treats pets : VET
56. Swindle : CON
58. Peter Pan's adversary : CAPTAINHOOK
64. Word of surrender : UNCLE
66. Pisa's river : ARNO
67. "Winnie ___ Pu": Lenard : ILLE
68. "Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
69. Ballet skirt : TUTU
70. Monk's quarters : CELL
71. Prepare (fowl) for roasting : TRUSS
72. Receives socially : SEES
73. Daytime TV feature : SOAP
1. Adroit : DEFT
2. The former Deseret, to an extent : UTAH
3. Just sufficient : BARE
4. Kind of record : STEREO
5. Reaching maturity : FLEDGING
6. Branch : LIMB
7. "___ La Douce" : IRMA
8. Boscs : PEARS
9. Herbal plants : CATNIPS
10. Nuptials response : IDO
11. An 007 adversary : GOLDFINGER
12. Sector : AREA
13. Softens by soaking : RETS
21. Kin of fulmars : ERNS
22. Gives approval to : OKS
26. Kind of collar : FLEA
27. Composer of "The Planets" : HOLST
28. Writer Jong : ERICA
29. Sax Rohmer arch villain : DRFUMANCHU
30. Firewood measure : CORD
32. Creates : COINS
33. Eat away : ERODE
36. Minor street : WAY
37. North Sea feeder : YSER
40. Hard, yellow cheese : EDAM
42. Prior : PREVIOUS
45. Kitchen gadgets : SLICERS
47. Swedish explorer Hedin : SVEN
50. Distinctive time period : ERA
52. Rules of conduct : ETHICS
54. Petty quarrels : SPATS
56. Ism : CULT
57. Rare person : ONER
59. Adjust exactly : TRUE
60. Poker stake : ANTE
61. Ersatz butter : OLEO
62. Spanish cooking pot : OLLA
63. Seaweed : KELP
65. ___ Vegas : LAS

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