New York Times, Tuesday, October 6, 1987

Author: Fred Toole
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 1
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© 1987, The New York Times
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1. Chinese nanny : AMAH
5. Mild oath : DARN
9. Erstwhile Russian rulers : TSARS
14. Tardy : LATE
15. Charles Lamb : ELIA
16. Needing to scratch : ITCHY
17. Cruising : ASEA
18. Transgressions : SINS
19. Faulty car: Slang : LEMON
20. Doyle's detective : SHERLOCKHOLMES
23. French head : TETE
24. Matter, legally : RES
25. Start eating : FALLTO
28. In the distance : AFAR
30. City railways : ELS
33. Farewell : ADIEU
34. Fit of pique : SNIT
35. Genus of olives : OLEA
36. Mystery solved by 20 Across : THESPECKLEDBAND
39. Male offspring : SONS
40. Singer Jerry : VALE
41. Ancient port of Rome : OSTIA
42. Ft. Benning, Ga., inst. : OCS
43. Weary : TIRE
44. Shining : LUCENT
45. Bolt's partner : NUT
46. Forbidden, in Frankfurt : TABU
47. ___ Irregulars, aides of 20 Across : THEBAKERSTREET
54. Remove a beard : SHAVE
55. Rainbow goddess : IRIS
56. Out of work : IDLE
57. Exterior : OUTER
58. Chablis or Chianti : WINE
59. Beaks : NEBS
60. Employers : USERS
61. Freezes : ICES
62. Bothersome bug : GNAT
1. "Ah, me!" : ALAS
2. TV series on Korean War medicos : MASH
3. Suits to ___ : ATEE
4. Unpitying : HEARTLESS
5. Mississippi River discoverer : DESOTO
6. "Wonderland" girl : ALICE
7. Arena for skaters : RINK
8. Versifier Ogden ___ : NASH
9. Farmer, at times : TILLER
10. Rises from : STEMS
11. Peak : ACME
12. Greek letters : RHOS
13. Dictionary abbr. : SYN
21. Abate : LETUP
22. Speechify : ORATE
25. DeLuise role : FATSO
26. Type of committee : ADHOC
27. Property claims : LIENS
28. Foot-leg connector : ANKLE
29. Office need : FILE
30. Gladden : ELATE
31. Russian revolutionary : LENIN
32. Slain Egyptian leader: 1981 : SADAT
34. Wound mark : SCAR
35. Beclouding : OBSCURING
37. Musical about Sra. Perón : EVITA
38. Mistrust : DOUBT
43. Potatoes and yams : TUBERS
44. Scottish maids : LASSES
45. At no time : NEVER
46. Threefold : TRINE
47. In this manner : THUS
48. Abominate : HATE
49. New Zealand bird : KIWI
50. ___ the Red : ERIC
51. Noted British nobleman : EDEN
52. Banishment isle : ELBA
53. Try : TEST
54. Former French coin : SOU

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