New York Times, Tuesday, November 29, 1988

Author:Whitten
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bygone days : PAST
5. Dried plum : PRUNE
10. Numbers men, for short : CPAS
14. High: Prefix : ALTI
15. Bitter : ACRID
16. Killer whale : ORCA
17. Wharf : PIER
18. Declaims violently : RANTS
19. Optical glass : LENS
20. Rub off : ABRADE
22. Lies at rest : REPOSES
24. First lady, May 7, 1988? : WINNINGCOLORS
27. Conductor Dorati : ANTAL
28. Heroic story : SAGA
30. Bounder : CAD
33. Greek physician of note : GALEN
35. Valley : DALE
37. Newman-Cruise film: 1986 : THECOLOROFMONEY
41. Fair : SOSO
42. Parrots' pates : PILEA
43. Letter before aitch : GEE
44. From afar: Comb. form : TELE
46. Bell sound : CLANG
48. Flag bearer : COLORSERGEANT
54. Tell : NARRATE
56. Lengthier : LONGER
57. King of Norway : OLAF
58. Dutch city, with "The" : HAGUE
61. Challenge : DARE
62. In ___ (in position) : SITU
63. Blue-pencils : EDITS
64. A deadly sin : ENVY
65. Achilles' soft spot : HEEL
66. Descartes and Coty : RENES
67. Beams : RAYS
1. Edible fruit : PAPAW
2. Excuse : ALIBI
3. Strict : STERN
4. Capital of Albania : TIRANA
5. Kind of home or leave : PARENTAL
6. Corporate monogram : RCA
7. Samovar : URN
8. Peteman's material : NITRO
9. A Ford : EDSEL
10. Centennial State : COLORADO
11. Shanghaiers' kin : PRESSGANG
12. Teen-age skin problem : ACNE
13. Lip : SASS
21. Australian wild dog : DINGO
23. Opposite of neg. : POS
25. Lively round dance : GALOP
26. Small-sized reading glasses : CLERICS
29. Toward shelter : ALEE
30. Pennies: Abbr. : CTS
31. "Cat on ___ Tin Roof" : AHOT
32. Profane : DESECRATE
34. ___ prosequi : NOLLE
36. Regard : EYE
38. Vivid : COLORFUL
39. Intrepid : FEARLESS
40. Tropical fruit : MANGO
45. Guido's high note : ELA
47. Kind of gap : GENDER
49. Different : OTHER
50. Aptly named novelist : READE
51. Capital of Guam : AGANA
52. Brazen : NERVY
53. Low cards : TREYS
54. Snack : NOSH
55. "I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
59. Type of rummy : GIN
60. Shoshonean : UTE

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