New York Times, Friday, January 2, 1987

Author: Martha J. DeWitt
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
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© 1987, The New York Times
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1. Knob on a shield : BOSS
5. A jack in euchre : BOWER
10. Soothing substance : BALM
14. What many states do : ABUT
15. Soprano Valkki : ANITA
16. Kind of strut on a plane : OLEO
17. A Melville captain : RIGA
18. Embellishes the ugly : SUGARCOATS
20. Busts, e.g. : STATUES
22. Be stubborn : PERSIST
23. Sow's smallest piglet : RUNT
24. Harass : BESET
25. Rate for taxes : APPRAISE
28. Starts, at Doral : TEESUP
32. Vendue : SALE
33. Brume : MIST
35. Member of a Syrian sect : DRUSE
36. Old-time actor Erwin : STU
37. Chains : FETTERS
39. Rod : GAT
40. Singer Mann : AIMEE
42. Pochard : SMEE
43. Epiphany trio : MAGI
44. Mussulman : MOSLEM
46. Hermit : ANCHORET
48. Remove property, in law : ELOIN
50. Wyatt, the old-time lawman : EARP
51. Drools : SLAVERS
54. "Great Expectations" woman : ESTELLA
57. Sucrose producers : SUGARBEETS
59. Land bounded by the Mekong : LAOS
60. Waste allowance : TRET
61. Choleric : IRATE
62. Neb. aborigine : OTOE
63. Evenings, in Roma : SERE
64. British sand hills : DENES
65. Rossini's "La Scala di ___" : SETA
1. Candy units : BARS
2. R.I.P. notice : OBIT
3. Comfits : SUGARPLUMS
4. Height : STATURE
5. Normal allotted period for a worker's task : BASETIME
6. Burden : ONUS
7. Peruke : WIG
8. Military storehouse : ETAPE
9. Hardest to find : RAREST
10. Enthusiast : BOOSTER
11. Turkish regiment : ALAI
12. "___ go, Mets!" : LETS
13. Part of M.V.P. : MOST
19. Beliefs : CREEDS
21. Actress Merkel : UNA
24. Ring bearer : BESTMAN
25. State in NE India : ASSAM
26. Place for a "steak-out" : PATIO
27. Poses : SITS
29. Victorian sweetmeat : SUGARPLATE
30. Custom : USAGE
31. Kind of jury : PETIT
34. Carl Ed's comical hero : TEEN
37. Palp : FEELER
38. Alcoves : RECESSES
41. Hoist : ELEVATE
43. Its capital is Cuernavaca : MORELOS
45. Grisly : MORBID
47. What men doff to Key : HAT
49. Its capital is Grenoble : ISERE
51. Sky speedsters : SSTS
52. Use a coachman : LURE
53. "Happy Days . . . " composer : AGER
54. Feminine suffix : ETTE
55. Terhune novel : LOOT
56. On the Laptev : ASEA
58. Suffix with Euclid : EAN

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