New York Times, Wednesday, January 21, 1987

Author: Rhonda Kraus
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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1. Sparkled : GLINTED
8. "The ___ Always Rings Twice": Cain : POSTMAN
15. Federal ___ Bank : RESERVE
16. So-so : AVERAGE
17. Part of a monogram : INITIAL
18. Withdraws : RETIRES
19. A.M.A. members : MDS
20. Letter ending : ASEVER
22. "___ we forget" : LEST
23. Top-drawer : ELITE
24. Arabic word for hill : TEL
26. Part of a Hope-Crosby film title : ROAD
29. Sell : VEND
31. Fireplace residue : ASHES
35. ___ State (New York) : EMPIRE
37. Exciting flavor : TANG
39. Islet : AIT
40. Fruitful : FERTILE
42. Medley : MELANGE
44. Conceit : EGO
45. Org. : SYST
47. Sex : GENDER
48. Gamut : RANGE
50. Show's companion : TELL
52. Phoenician seaport : TYRE
53. "Born in the ___" : USA
55. Forays : RAIDS
57. Laugh-getters : GAGS
60. Surrey topping : FRINGE
62. D–H connection : EFG
65. Stir : AGITATE
67. Basic : CENTRAL
69. Akin : RELATED
70. Trap : ENSNARE
71. Silk hats : BEAVERS
72. Texan's hat : STETSON
1. Forbidding : GRIM
2. Give temporarily : LEND
3. Osiris's sister : ISIS
4. Bottom line : NET
5. Test : TRIAL
6. With equivocation : EVASIVELY
7. Erase : DELETE
8. Peel : PARE
9. Open : OVERT
10. Defeat a bridge contract : SET
11. Bird songs : TRILLS
12. Stable mate : MARE
13. Eons : AGES
14. Aerie, e.g. : NEST
21. Air hole : VENT
23. Prepare for publication : EDIT
25. Golf thrill : EAGLE
26. Allude (to) : REFER
27. Alpha's antithesis : OMEGA
28. Bib's cousin : APRON
30. Weir : DAM
32. Close by : HANDY
33. "The ___ Sanction": Trevanian : EIGER
34. Cubic meter : STERE
36. Stands up : RISES
38. Careless : NEGLIGENT
41. Superlative ending : EST
43. Leaf cutters : ANTS
46. Actress Garr : TERI
49. Composer Mahler : GUSTAV
51. Jousters' weapons : LANCES
54. Later : AFTER
56. Thick : DENSE
57. Attire : GARB
58. Author James ___ : AGEE
59. River or monster : GILA
61. Beatty film : REDS
62. Times : ERAS
63. Gambling game : FARO
64. Valley : GLEN
66. Dined : ATE
68. Explosive : TNT

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