New York Times, Monday, December 21, 1987

Author: Fred Toole
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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1. Record : TAPE
5. Recurring theme : MOTIF
10. Battle site: 1944 : STLO
14. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
15. "Gesundheit" getter : ACHOO
16. Pequod's captain : AHAB
17. Worms or squids : BAIT
18. Violinist Isaac ___ : STERN
19. TV staple : NEWS
20. Samovar : URN
21. Norse king : OLAV
22. British bye-byes : TATAS
24. Cato's 156 : CLVI
26. Galsworthy's "___ Devon" : AMANOF
28. Director Spielberg : STEVEN
30. Horse's motion : GAIT
31. Wooden mortar beater : RAB
34. Singing group : CHOIR
35. "Common Sense" author : PAINE
36. Hawaiian baking pit : IMU
37. A sound of music : HIFI
38. Costly fur : SABLE
39. Skin blemish : SCAR
40. Finish : END
41. Poi sources : TAROS
42. Blame bearers : GOATS
43. Scottish river : DEE
44. South Yemen's capital : ADEN
45. Muse of astronomy : URANIA
46. Dozed off : NODDED
48. M–R connection : NOPQ
49. Divert : AMUSE
50. Scot's wear : KILT
52. Springsteen's "Born in the ___" : USA
55. North African port : ORAN
56. Din : NOISE
58. North Sea feeder : TEES
59. Geometric fig. : CIRC
60. Sea eagles : ERNES
61. Lease : RENT
62. Capture : TAKE
63. Venetian V.I.P.'s : DOGES
64. ___-European : INDO
1. Forbidden : TABU
2. Seaweed product : AGAR
3. Hamlet's title : PRINCEOFDENMARK
4. Consume : EAT
5. Type of British bread : MASLIN
6. Prefix with chord : OCTA
7. Friml title : THEVAGABONDKING
8. Comparative suffix : IOR
9. A Joan of films : FONTAINE
10. ___ Domingo : SANTO
11. Bogart-Hepburn title : THEAFRICANQUEEN
12. Statutes : LAWS
13. Dictionary abbr. : OBS
21. Finished : OVER
23. Sweeten the pot : ANTE
25. Cato's 57 : LVII
27. Posts : MAILS
28. Itin. : SCHED
29. Biblically yours : THINE
32. Violin for a virtuoso : AMATI
33. Anatomical sac : BURSA
35. Gay ___ : PAREE
38. Cast down : SADDENED
39. It comes in cakes : SOAP
41. Youngsters : TADS
42. Poetic cave : GROT
45. Except : UNLESS
47. Sixteenth of a pound : OUNCE
49. "Cara nome," for one : ARIA
51. Words of comprehension : ISEE
53. Transmit : SEND
54. In re : ASTO
55. Sept. chaser : OCT
57. Spanish gold : ORO
58. Prefix with corn or color : TRI

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