New York Times, Tuesday, October 25, 1988

Author:Christopher Sherwood
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. Funny fellows : WAGS
5. Quahog : CLAM
9. Phoenician deity : BAAL
13. Biblical land : ELAM
14. Name of theatrical fame : ROXY
15. Nacho topping : SALSA
16. Easy gait : LOPE
17. Collier's portal : ADIT
18. Nautical measures : KNOTS
19. Mollusks : SHELLFISH
21. Notions : IDEAS
22. Anna Christie, e.g. : HARLOT
23. Theatrical trappings : SETS
25. Novice : TYRO
28. Depth charge, to a gob : ASHCAN
32. Thrusts : STABS
36. Fenway Pk. judges : UMPS
38. Pa. county : ERIE
39. Shakespearean villain : IAGO
40. Quick : FLEET
41. Pollux's mother : LEDA
42. Ancient Syria : ARAM
43. Marathon segments : LEGS
44. Pellucid : CLEAR
45. Mib : MARBLE
47. Aleutian island : ATTU
49. Cream ___ : SODA
51. P.L.O. leader : ARAFAT
56. Triple Crown horse: 1935 : OMAHA
59. Kin of three card monte : SHELLGAME
62. Overcome by ennui : BORED
63. Lacquered metalware : TOLE
64. Opera by Salieri : ATAR
65. Calamities : EVILS
66. Muscat sultanate : OMAN
67. Russian news source : TASS
68. Cheerleader's verse : YELL
69. Flat fee : RENT
70. Otherwise : ELSE
1. Renege on a wager : WELSH
2. Hilo hi : ALOHA
3. One yawning : GAPER
4. Olfactory clue : SMELL
5. Foxlike : CRAFTY
6. Calif. city : LODI
7. W.W. II foe : AXIS
8. Bulfinch's specialty : MYTHS
9. Concert site : BANDSHELL
10. Medicinal plant : ALOE
11. The Charleses' pooch : ASTA
12. Bonnie young girl : LASS
15. Revue segments : SKITS
20. Building sites : LOTS
24. Cardinal point : EAST
26. Be kinglike : RULE
27. Last letter from Greece : OMEGA
29. Algonquian Indian : CREE
30. Rival of Amneris : AIDA
31. Stingy : NEAR
32. Thailand, formerly : SIAM
33. "G.W.T.W." survivor : TARA
34. Culture medium : AGAR
35. Epithet for some Hollywood blondes : BOMBSHELL
37. Nuisance : PEST
40. Skedaddled : FLED
44. Weightlifter's exercise : CURL
46. Cargoes : LOADS
48. ___ scout : TALENT
50. John Jacob ___ : ASTOR
52. Variegated quartz : AGATE
53. Deadly : FATAL
54. Bring together : AMASS
55. Concise : TERSE
56. Mind : OBEY
57. Chess action : MOVE
58. Seed jacket : ARIL
60. Kind of plate : HOME
61. Joie de vivre : ELAN

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