New York Times, Tuesday, October 21, 1986

Author: Virginia L. Yates
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
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1. Singe : CHAR
5. Not up : ABED
9. Tom in a Steinbeck opus : JOAD
13. Cut : HEWED
15. Lummox : BOZO
16. ___ in a while : ONCE
17. On the up and up : ABOVEBOARD
19. Marion follower : ETTE
20. Big-billed bird : PELICAN
21. Furor : ADO
23. Short flight : HOP
24. Champing at the bit : EAGER
26. Groundskeepers' tools : EDGERS
28. Glowers : SCOWLS
31. " . . . in England now that ___ there": Browning : APRILS
33. Sprite : ELF
34. Overactive : FRENETIC
37. Wilson's predecessor : TAFT
39. Outboard, for one : MOTOR
41. Nests for black widows : NIDI
42. Natural ability : APTITUDE
44. Camp bed : COT
45. Faith ___ : HEALER
46. Delight : TICKLE
49. Valued rating : CREDIT
51. Office worker, for short : STENO
53. Toss in a high curve : LOB
54. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
56. Data for 1040's : INCOMES
60. Ripens : AGES
62. At opposite extremes : POLESAPART
64. Unfeigned : REAL
65. Recumbent one : LIER
66. Comprehensive work : SUMMA
67. Salvation ___ : ARMY
68. Some votes : YEAS
69. Bartlett, e.g. : PEAR
1. Bloke : CHAP
2. Wife of Hercules : HEBE
3. Mil. truant : AWOL
4. Critique : REVIEW
5. Have ___ to pick : ABONE
6. Stole : BOA
7. Pound of poetry : EZRA
8. Enfeebled one : DODDERER
9. Blow or Doakes : JOE
10. Up and doing : ONTHESTICK
11. Oscar seeker : ACTOR
12. Seas, poetically : DEEPS
14. Sticker of a sort : DECAL
18. Luggage : BAGS
22. A slayer of Ymir : ODIN
25. Flocks of turkeys : RAFTERS
27. Valley : GLEN
28. ___ good example : SETA
29. Applaud : CLAP
30. Incorrect : OFFTHEBEAM
32. In favor : PRO
35. Juggernaut, for one : IDOL
36. Summon to appear : CITE
38. ___ up (busy) : TIED
39. Proliferate : MULTIPLY
40. Canticle : ODE
43. Shadow : TAIL
46. Wallet items : TENS
47. Atahualpa's people : INCAS
48. Confine : COOPUP
49. Bow or Barton : CLARA
50. O.K.! : ROGER
52. Rows : TIERS
55. Silk, in Soissons : SOIE
57. Patrick Dennis's relative : MAME
58. Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
59. Give top billing to : STAR
61. Crafty : SLY
63. Bull ___, sire of Citation : LEA

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