New York Times, Monday, November 2, 1987

Author: Mary M. Murdoch
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
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Across Down
1. Irvin or Ty : COBB
5. Ray : BEAM
9. Joker, e.g. : CARD
13. Actor Sharif : OMAR
14. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
15. Gluts : SATES
16. Monkey or tree : TITI
17. Come close : NEAR
18. Catchall site : ATTIC
19. Hawthorne novel : THEMARBLEFAUN
22. Actor Ely : RON
23. Pianist Templeton : ALEC
24. Baseball's Mel : OTT
27. Grate : RASP
30. Wears away : ERODES
34. Pâtisserie item : TARTE
36. Finely honed : KEEN
38. ___ Lisa : MONA
39. British Museum display : THEELGINMARBLES
42. Long time : EONS
43. Atlanta arena : OMNI
44. Exploiters : USERS
45. Gymnast Mary Lou : RETTON
47. Bridge term : SLAM
49. Bean type : SOY
50. Kind of code : AREA
52. Cook's abbr. : TBS
54. "I Dreamt I Dwelt ___" : INMARBLEHALLS
60. Gazelle : ARIEL
61. English river : AIRE
62. Ange appendage : AILE
64. Velvetlike cloth : PANNE
65. Invent : COIN
66. Stuff : CRAM
67. Borscht ingredient : BEET
68. ___ of Court : INNS
69. "Kiss Me, ___" : KATE
1. Tent item : COT
2. Elide : OMIT
3. English spa : BATH
4. Pipe type : BRIER
5. Kind of split : BANANA
6. Elbe feeder : EGER
7. Fine steed : ARAB
8. Actress Gibbs : MARLA
9. Tunneled site : CATACOMBS
10. Aleutian island : ATTU
11. Hold in : REIN
12. Mil. decoration : DSC
15. Less perilous : SAFER
20. Mushroom : MOREL
21. Actress Verdugo : ELENA
24. Aquatic mammal : OTTER
25. Western resort : TAHOE
26. English river : TRENT
28. Ladle off : SKIM
29. Famed Quaker family : PENNS
31. Noted Washington couple : DOLES
32. Juárez January : ENERO
33. Pert : SASSY
35. Old or New follower : TESTAMENT
37. Biographer Ludwig : EMIL
40. Dead duck : GONER
41. Cuban dance : RUMBA
46. Vestment for John Paul II : ORALE
48. Whence 39 Across came : ATHENS
51. Calculators : ABACI
53. Remiss : SLACK
54. Dies ___ : IRAE
55. Ennead : NINE
56. Jungle king : LION
57. "___ go bragh!" : ERIN
58. Turkish coin : LIRA
59. Bed part : SLAT
60. P.D. message : APB
63. Scot's uncle : EME

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