New York Times, Friday, October 9, 1987

Author:Rita Yelle
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { H J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Far from few : SCORES
7. Branching : RAMOSE
13. Algeciras, e.g. : SEAPORT
14. Maltreater's action : ABUSING
16. Tropical plant : LANTANA
17. This might be kneaded : MASSAGE
18. In the manner of : ALA
19. Bad news at the hospital : RELAPSE
21. Mate for an Andy : MIN
22. Scottish goblet : TASS
24. Bristles : SETAE
25. Allelomorph : GENE
26. "___ Talking," Rivers-Meryman book : ENTER
28. Desert region of shifting sands : REG
29. Assail : BESET
30. Barrel parts : STAVES
32. Proximity : NEARNESS
34. Eternally : EVER
36. Casino cash-collector : SLOT
37. Grew together : ACCRETED
41. Contest, for short : SWEEPS
45. Famed French mathematician: 1871-1956 : BOREL
46. French article : LES
48. Ice pinnacle : SERAC
49. ___ Rabbit : BRER
50. Intended : MEANT
52. Kind of moth : LUNA
53. Harem room : ODA
54. More like powder : MEALIER
56. Crandall of baseball : DEL
57. Rags : TATTERS
59. Short biography : PROFILE
61. Charge at some warehouses : STOWAGE
62. Allodiums : ESTATES
63. Disintegrated : ERODED
64. Took a nap : RESTED
1. Adhesive substance : SEALANT
2. Card game : CANASTA
3. Make a choice : OPT
4. Columbia rooter's command : ROAR
5. Sea eagles : ERNES
6. More out of date : STALER
7. Rushes violently about : RAMPAGES
8. Degrade : ABASE
9. Ponder : MUSE
10. C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
11. Thon Buri natives : SIAMESE
12. What the Unsers start : ENGINES
13. Blackboards : SLATES
15. Civet-related animals : GENETS
20. Solar disk : ATEN
23. Not so clement : SEVERER
25. Refined : GENTEEL
27. Make merry : REVEL
29. Foreheads : BROWS
31. Put into place : SET
33. Pacino and Smith : ALS
35. Let go : RELEASED
37. Monastery heads : ABBOTS
38. Heart-shaped : CORDATE
39. Ancient of Days : CREATOR
40. Fir or pine board : DEAL
42. Like savants : ERUDITE
43. Covered a wall with wood : PANELED
44. These are often tipped : SCALES
47. Hidden gunman : SNIPER
50. Combine two into one : MERGE
51. Laconic : TERSE
54. Alcoholic beverage : MEAD
55. Molders : ROTS
58. Hardy's "___ on a Tower" : TWO
60. ___ Albert of cartoons : FAT

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