New York Times, Saturday, October 29, 1988

Author:Sampson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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1. Bambi became one : STAG
5. Nobel chemist Onsager: 1968 : LARS
9. Dragon faced by Bilbo : SMAUG
14. Claudius Caesar : NERO
15. Hibernia : ERIN
16. Seed coat : TESTA
17. ___ Hills of Rhûn : IRON
18. Carte : MENU
19. Attempt : ESSAY
20. Samwise served him : FRODOBAGGINS
23. Thighbones : FEMORA
24. Fang and Doom : MOUNTS
28. Mormons: Abbr. : LDS
29. Tucker's partner : BIB
31. Metrist : POET
32. Finley's Dinsmore : ELSIE
35. Blackthorn : SLOE
36. Genetic initials : DNA
37. Tolkien : JOHNRONALDREUEL
41. Before, in poesy : ERE
42. Castor's mother : LEDA
43. Celerity : HASTE
44. Zodiacal creature : CRAB
46. Jamie ___ Curtis : LEE
47. Family nickname : SIS
48. Brewer of songdom : TERESA
50. Access : ENTREE
54. Part of a Tolkien trilogy : THETWOTOWERS
58. Cremona craftsman : AMATI
61. Emporium : MART
62. Rara ___ : AVIS
63. Third Marshal of Riddermark : EOMER
64. Behold, to Brutus : ECCE
65. Darth Vader's son : LUKE
66. Coil : SPIRE
67. Margin of loss : NOSE
68. Lanky : LEAN
1. Whiff : SNIFF
2. ___ Haute : TERRE
3. Forster's "___ With a View" : AROOM
4. Where Eärendil the Mariner was born : GONDOLIN
5. Elvish waybread : LEMBAS
6. Tract : AREA
7. What Gollum once possessed : RING
8. Like a bug in a rug : SNUG
9. Narrow: Comb. form : STENO
10. Blunder : MESSUP
11. Hinny's mother : ASS
12. Actress Hagen : UTA
13. Brewer of golf : GAY
21. Fiat : ORDER
22. Plant : IMBED
25. Knotty situation : NODUS
26. Doctrine : TENET
27. Insipid : STALE
29. Sword : BLADE
30. SE Kan.city : IOLA
32. VCR button : EJECT
33. Actor in "Beat the Devil" : LORRE
34. Fleece : SHEAR
35. Snick's partner : SNEE
38. Jars, to Julian : OLLAE
39. Heavy herbivore : RHINO
40. Sheer cliff of Rohan : EASTWALL
45. Improve : BETTER
47. Love seat : SETTEE
49. Hobbits' home : SHIRE
51. Follies : REVUE
52. Violinist Morini : ERIKA
53. City near Düsseldorf : ESSEN
55. Feds : TMEN
56. Siter of Baylor U. : WACO
57. Sauron's soldiers : ORCS
58. Opponent of D.D.E. : AES
59. Do a floor chore : MOP
60. "What Kind of Fool ___?" : AMI

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