New York Times, Wednesday, November 30, 1988

Author: Wilson McBeath
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Busy people on Apr. 14 : CPAS
5. Gourd : PEPO
9. City near Gainesville : OCALA
14. Actor Ray : ALDO
15. Russian city : OREL
16. Emulated Al Unser : RACED
17. Orchard man's street in Atlanta? : PEACHTREE
19. Improve a book : EMEND
20. Gold coins : EAGLES
21. Tease : RIB
23. Pitching stats : ERAS
24. Beef animal : STEER
25. Draw back : RECOIL
27. Lyric poems : ODES
29. Suave : URBANE
33. Prevaricator : LIAR
37. Noun suffixes : IAS
38. "Scarce could ___ hold a quill": Blunden : READOR
39. Gaunt : ANGULAR
41. Inflammation : ABSCESS
42. Cure again : REHEAL
43. Greg Norman, for one : PRO
44. Patella site : KNEE
45. Loving term : DEARIE
46. Talk wildly : RANT
48. Corsage flower : ORCHID
50. Loosen : UNTIE
55. Philippine's Aquino, familiarly : CORY
58. Beret's cousin : TAM
59. Make sacred : ANOINT
60. Like bees : APIAN
62. Chicago square for fodder merchants? : HAYMARKET
64. Roman tunic : STOLA
65. Monad : ATOM
66. Withered : SERE
67. Ruhr city : ESSEN
68. "O tu che in ___ . . . ": Verdi aria : SENO
69. Superlative endings : ESTS
1. Ann and May : CAPES
2. Fold : PLEAT
3. Saw : ADAGE
4. Plinth : SOCLE
5. Chefs' containers : POTS
6. Transgress : ERR
7. Earl's spouse, e.g. : PEERESS
8. Relating to oil : OLEIC
9. Mesabi product : ORE
10. Nomad's street in Phoenix? : CAMELBACK
11. Maple genus : ACER
12. Chanteuse Horne : LENA
13. Supplements : ADDS
18. Audie Murphy was one : HERO
22. Beverage street in New Orleans? : BOURBON
25. Stern : REAR
26. Angers : IRES
28. Patois : DIALECT
30. Yemeni port : ADEN
31. Margin of victory, sometimes : NOSE
32. Gaelic : ERSE
33. Hog fat : LARD
34. Arrow poison : INEE
35. Moslem title : AGHA
36. Paris street for rois? : RUEROYALE
40. Den : LAIR
41. Rumanian city : ARAD
43. Archbishop : PRIMATE
47. Salad fish : TUNA
49. Sunken fences : HAHAS
51. Scandinavian : NORSE
52. Small children: Var. : TIKES
53. Adjective for neon : INERT
54. Feminine suffixes : ETTES
55. Instance : CASE
56. Chooses : OPTS
57. Spanish rivers : RIOS
59. Ashcans and pineapples : AMMO
61. Fabray, to friends : NAN
63. Hither and ___ : YON

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