New York Times, Saturday, January 30, 1988

Author: Bernard Meren
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J K Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks)
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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. Followers of lambdas : MUS
4. Khayyám : OMAR
8. Mid-Amer. time initials : CST
11. Skin : PARE
12. Bar mitzvah, for one : RITE
13. Glut : SATE
14. Breeze-freeze mix : WINDCHILLFACTOR
17. Catherine Archipelago, today : ALEUTIANISLANDS
18. Cartoonist Gardner ___ : REA
19. Fainéant : IDLE
20. Reflection : IMAGE
21. Barbecue place : PATIO
23. ___ John, M.D. of TV : TRAPPER
25. Poetic everlasting : ETERNE
27. Ewes' mews : BAAS
28. Writer Earl ___ Biggers : DERR
29. Pasteur or Prima : LOUIS
31. Some condos : APTS
35. Throw in the towel : QUIT
36. ___ de corps : ESPRIT
38. Pill : CAPSULE
42. Biarritz blintz : CREPE
43. Cremona craftsman : AMATI
44. "Cielo ___," Ponchielli aria : EMAR
47. T.K.O. giver or taker : FTR
48. Business practice stressing variety : DIVERSIFICATION
52. Revenue sources for local governments : REALESTATETAXES
53. Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
54. U.S. critic-poet: 1899-1979 : TATE
55. Mediocre marks : CESS
56. Buffalo-to-Olean dir. : SSE
57. Mob follower : STER
58. Abbr. for 100 : HND
1. Shark or tiger, at times : MANEATER
2. Indic language : URDU
3. Word after string or rhythm : SECTION
4. Belonging to: Suffix : ORIAL
5. "Ariadne" author : MILNE
6. Gudrun's second husband : ATLI
7. Arena arbiters, for short : REFS
8. Forty winks : CATNAP
9. What British gluttons do : STODGE
10. More succinct : TERSER
11. Capped, as a mushroom : PILEATE
13. Rogue : SCAMP
14. Distorted : WARPED
15. Stashed : HID
16. Armstrong's "___ Jimmy Valentine" : ALIAS
22. Inits. on discounted mdse. : IRR
23. Randy's rink partner : TAI
24. Make an incised mark : RASE
26. Jewish month : ELUL
27. However : BUT
30. French goose : OIE
31. Mo. of showers : APR
32. Placed in front : PREFIXSD
33. Walks lightly : TIPTOES
34. Whence to watch wakes : STERNS
35. Twenty-four sheets of paper : QUIRE
37. Pool misplay : SCRATCH
38. Military-unit starters : CADRES
39. French cathedral city : AMIENS
40. Stately 16th-century dance : PAVANE
41. Upright stone slab : STELE
44. New Hebrides island : EFATE
45. Carpenter's ___ box : MITER
46. Unbeatable service : ACE
49. Tu-144's : SSTS
50. "Let's leave ___ that!" : ITAT
51. Captured, to Cowper : TAEN

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