New York Times, Saturday, December 20, 1986

Author: Vaughn Keith
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 99, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 6 (2 triple stacks)
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Subdued; silenced : SETTLEDONESHASH
16. Continental eponym : AMERIGOVESPUCCI
17. Place for grease monkeys : GASOLINESTATION
18. Unctuous : OILY
19. Waldorf-Astoria decorator : SERT
20. Bureau: Abbr. : DPT
21. Vernacular : SLANG
23. London suburb : EALING
27. Craving : YEN
29. Sluggishness : INERTIA
33. School, as of whales : POD
36. Pianists Anton and Artur : RUBINSTEINS
39. Card game : FARO
41. Legendary Western city : DODGE
42. Hebdomad : WEEK
43. Jingoes : CHAUVINISTS
46. ___ Plaines : DES
47. Clandestinely : SUBROSA
48. Total : SUM
50. Abecedarian : SIMPLE
53. Exodus mountain : SINAI
57. Youth org. : BSA
60. Top-notch : AONE
62. Opposite of sud : NORD
63. "Come On-a My House" girl : ROSEMARYCLOONEY
68. Part of the body : ALIMENTARYCANAL
69. Military foible : DEFENSELESSNESS
1. Certain palms : SAGOS
2. Blue-green color : EMAIL
3. Kind of coil or current : TESLA
4. Address on the Hudson : TROYNY
5. Diamond ___ : LIL
6. Protection : EGIS
7. Receiver, in law : DONEE
8. ___ barrel (at a disadvantage) : OVERA
9. Chicks : NESTLINGS
10. Id ___ : EST
11. Resort : SPA
12. Quonset : HUT
13. What red indicates in litmus tests : ACID
14. Old English bard : SCOP
15. Soupçon : HINT
22. Bav.'s locale : GER
24. Map parts : INSETS
25. Malines : NET
26. Accreted : GREW
28. Adamites' practice : NUDISM
30. At deuce : TIED
31. Arrow poison : INEE
32. Charges : ASKS
33. Cpls. demoted one grade : PFCS
34. Honolulu's isle : OAHU
35. Monotonous : DRAB
37. The Little Corporal : BONAPARTE
38. Dec. 13, in Roma : IDI
40. Cather's "One of ___" : OURS
44. "___ che sapete," Mozart aria : VOI
45. Swine genus : SUS
49. Of an ancient Aegean culture : MINOAN
51. Liege : LOYAL
52. Contents of a stylo : ENCRE
54. Narrator of a Chaucer tale : NONNE
55. Surfaces : AREAS
56. Pastoral poems : IDYLS
57. Thin nail : BRAD
58. Only : SOLE
59. Book by poet Ciardi : ASIF
61. Cities in Minn. and Nev. : ELYS
64. Scottish uncle : EME
65. Eliot's "The Hollow ___" : MEN
66. Liège suburb : ANS
67. Military-training inst. : OCS

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