New York Times, Thursday, January 14, 1988

Author: Dorothy Cannan
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. A variety of ruby spinel : BALAS
6. Reject a suitor : JILT
10. Jacks of clubs : PAMS
14. "One man may ___ horse . . . " : LEADA
15. Man from whom Edomites descended : ESAU
16. Pastoral piece : IDYL
17. "To be ___ to be" : ORNOT
18. Bridle part : REIN
19. Poet Pound : EZRA
20. Niggler : NITPICKER
22. Building girder : IBEAM
23. "___ Rides Again," 1939 film : DESTRY
24. Genetic component: Abbr. : RNA
25. Saarinen : EERO
27. Careless, in Cannes : NEGLIGE
31. Grant and Natalie : WOODS
34. Reduce via a fixed ratio : SCALEDOWN
36. Time period : EON
37. ___-walsy : PALSY
38. Unite : WED
39. Hundred-pound boxer, e.g. : FLYWEIGHT
42. Alienates : WEANS
44. Kind of income : TAXABLE
45. Gyrate : SPIN
47. ___ Lanka : SRI
48. Asian wild sheep : ARGALI
52. A Marx : HARPO
55. Out of fashion : MOTHEATEN
58. Prefix with lateral : EQUI
59. Golfer Wayne ___ : LEVI
60. Error's partner : TRIAL
61. Bandleader Columbo : RUSS
62. Actor Estrada : ERIK
63. He worships: Sp. : ADORA
64. Chaucer's Wife of ___ : BATH
65. Ye ___ tea shoppe : OLDE
66. Arcade or ante preceder : PENNY
1. Flaxen : BLOND
2. Eagle's nest : AERIE
3. Elongated fish : LANTS
4. Took as one's own : ADOPTED
5. Voltaire's forte : SATIRES
6. Nerd : JERK
7. Words of understanding : ISEE
8. Abode for Simba : LAIR
9. Wine cask : TUN
10. Mottled : PIEBALD
11. Axlike tool : ADZE
12. Vidal's "___ Breckinridge" : MYRA
13. Bridge bid : SLAM
21. Saint-___ (French West Point) : CYR
22. He wrote "A Loss of Roses" : INGE
24. Depend (on) : RELY
26. A Siouan : OSAGE
27. U.S. caricaturist's family : NASTS
28. Hawkeye State : IOWA
29. Actress-dancer Verdon : GWEN
30. Some are tight : ENDS
31. Something woven : WEFT
32. Sweetheart of Alley Oop : OOLA
33. Cameo stone : ONYX
35. Baseball Hall of Famer's initials : CLH
37. Philippine tree : PILI
40. Bad-tempered : WASPISH
41. River in N Spain : EBRO
42. Electronic bug : WIRETAP
43. Fencing position : ENGARDE
46. Cry of contempt : PAH
49. Suffix with commend : ATION
50. Acquire knowledge : LEARN
51. Marquetry : INLAY
52. Thyme, e.g. : HERB
53. Bluish green : AQUA
54. Oxidize : RUST
55. European blackbird : MERL
56. Roman poet : OVID
57. Small child : TIKE
59. Fifth sign of the zodiac : LEO

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