New York Times, Saturday, November 26, 1988

Author:Bernard Meren
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Anticipated a gourmet repast : DROOLED
8. Early spring bloomer : ARBUTUS
15. "Semiramide" composer : ROSSINI
16. Muzjik or ryot : PEASANT
17. Takeoffs : ASCENTS
18. Ardent : INTENSE
19. Fannie or Ginnie : MAE
20. Portrays : DEPICTS
22. Direction to Dobbin : GEE
23. Out of whack : ALOP
25. Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
26. Word with guard or admiral : REAR
27. Mr. Wegg in "Our Mutual Friend" : SILAS
29. Musical tones : RES
30. Ancient axes : CELTS
31. Sincere : EARNEST
33. Town in Paraguay : ALTOS
34. Favus : TILE
35. Prickly ___ (the sabra) : PEAR
36. Fine and ___ : DANDY
38. Pets : COSSETS
41. Free-for-all : MELEE
42. Department of SE France : VAR
43. Winter wear in Alaska : PARKA
45. Always : EVER
46. Cues : HINTS
48. Algerian governors, once : DEYS
49. Chief, in India : MIR
50. River duck : PINTAIL
52. Island off Jutland : ALS
53. Where the Staten Island ferry docks : BATTERY
55. Number 2 wood : BRASSIE
57. Timeless : ETERNAL
58. Studies : LESSONS
59. Frees : REDEEMS
60. Dead Sea monastics : ESSENES
1. Ionesco products : DRAMAS
2. Porter song: 1937 : ROSALIE
3. Seminole chief : OSCEOLA
4. Sugary ending : OSE
5. The Swedish Nightingale : LIND
6. Matriculate : ENTER
7. Strew : DISPERSE
8. Tip and top : APICES
9. Gallic income : RENTE
10. Strawberry's shillelaghs : BATS
11. Take advantage of : USE
12. Hybrid citrus fruit : TANGELO
13. Defeats the incumbent : UNSEATS
14. Conns : STEERS
21. "___ a Song Go . . . " : ILET
24. He's silent at times : PARTNER
26. Retired tire : RETREAD
28. Nasty, as a remark : SNIDE
30. Fastener : CLASP
32. Culbertson : ELY
33. Loser to D.D.E. : AES
35. Small TV set : PORTABLE
36. Digress : DEVIATE
37. Warned : ALERTED
38. Quitter's word : CANT
39. Arnold's crime : TREASON
40. Big Apple sight : SKYLINE
41. Club or board chaser : MEMBER
42. Certain plastics : VINYLS
44. Appraise : ASSESS
46. King of Tyre : HIRAM
47. Begets : SIRES
50. Almost: Prefix : PENE
51. Girl for Lauder : LASS
54. Due follower : TRE
56. Helm dir. : SSE

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