New York Times, Friday, October 23, 1987

Author:Gloria Evans
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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1. Fish or cut this : BAIT
5. Dada, for one : CULT
9. Like a trireme : OARED
14. "___ take arms . . . ": Hamlet : ORTO
15. Kind of rug : AREA
16. Indy 500 winner: 1983 : SNEVA
17. HEADLESS HORSEMAN : QUESTRIAN
19. Intelligence man : BINET
20. Main or mill follower : STREAM
21. Hoarfrost : RIME
23. Stat. for Roger McDowell : ERA
24. Site of ancient Olympic games : ELIS
26. Glacial mass : SERAC
28. Made melancholy : SADDENED
32. Harry Warren song: 1942 : ATLAST
35. Stout : ALE
36. Approached : NEARED
38. Autocrat : TSAR
39. Blow one's own horn : BOAST
41. Sesame : TIL
42. "Semper fidelis," e.g. : MOTTO
43. Swat was his sultanate : RUTH
44. Beginner : NOVICE
46. Bud's comedy partner : LOU
47. Stick fast : ADHERE
49. Greedy : ESURIENT
51. W.W. II letters : VMAIL
53. Desert regions : ERGS
54. Turkish title : AGA
56. Blockhead : CLOD
58. Start again : REOPEN
62. Many: Comb. form : MULTI
64. BOUNDLESS ENERGY : SOLARPOWE
66. Mercer colleague : ARLEN
67. One way to break : EVEN
68. Cartel est. in 1960 : OPEC
69. "Blue ___ Shoes," 1956 song : SUEDE
70. Caesura : REST
71. Secretary of a sort : DESK
1. Single offs.' digs : BOQS
2. In ___ (mired in routine) : ARUT
3. Roman way : ITER
4. Go ___ (deteriorate) : TOSEED
5. Red color : CARMINE
6. Altdorf's canton : URI
7. Albany's father-in-law : LEAR
8. Ancient city of Egypt : TANIS
9. A Sitwell : OSBERT
10. Black cuckoo : ANI
11. TOPLESS DANCER : RENECASTLE
12. At any time : EVER
13. Kind of bank : DATA
18. Special ability : TALENT
22. Western lake : MEAD
25. Former treaty org. : SEATO
27. Voice range : ALTO
28. Native-born Israeli : SABRA
29. Vocally : ALOUD
30. BOTTOMLESS PIT : DEATHVALLE
31. Shot for Tway : DRIVE
33. Squelched : SATON
34. Dolly Varden, e.g. : TROUT
37. Beethoven's "Für ___" : ELISE
40. Noah's eldest : SHEM
42. Corporate union : MERGER
44. Diamond of rock : NEIL
45. Fruit for jelly : CURRANT
48. "Phèdre" dramatist : RACINE
50. Crustacean with seven pairs of legs : ISOPOD
52. Weeper, proverbially : LOSER
54. Second of a Latin trio : AMAS
55. Preceptor : GURU
57. Conciliatory one : DOVE
59. "Windsor Forest " poet : POPE
60. Flock group : EWES
61. Turtle chaser : NECK
63. Koppel or Turner : TED
65. Gallic article : LES

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