New York Times, Monday, December 22, 1986

Author: Burns
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Largest quantity : MOST
5. Gay ___ : PAREE
10. Winning tennis serves : ACES
14. Siberian river : AMUR
15. Bikini, for one : ATOLL
16. Prepare potatoes, in a way : MASH
17. Cautious : CAGY
18. Admired : LOOKEDUPTO
20. Triumphant cry : AHA
21. Jacket slit : VENT
22. Balm of ___ (a balsam) : GILEAD
23. This delights Ares : WARFARE
25. Breakdown or passing follower : LANE
26. Ideology : ISM
27. Large Fla. sea creatures : MANATEES
31. Practical : DOWNTOEARTH
35. Actress Joanne : DRU
36. Protective shield : EGIS
37. Cover : LID
38. Coal deposit : SEAM
39. Elevation: Abbr. : ALT
40. Is the equivalent of : BOILSDOWNTO
44. Gets going again : RESTARTS
46. Inlet : RIA
47. Dies ___ : IRAE
48. Kind of pot : MELTING
52. Tyrant : DESPOT
55. Extinct flightless birds : MOAS
56. Book by Nabokov : DAR
57. Out for trouble : UPTONOGOOD
59. Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
60. Unhearing : DEAF
61. Awaken : ROUSE
62. Sinker material : LEAD
63. Slavish son of the soil : SERF
64. Exceed 55 m.p.h. : SPEED
65. Key or cay : ISLE
1. Long-tailed parrot : MACAW
2. Brando's birthplace : OMAHA
3. Term of endearment : SUGAR
4. Put to the test : TRY
5. Sicily's capital : PALERMO
6. Make amends : ATONE
7. Cheer for : ROOT
8. B.P.O.E. member : ELK
9. Tastefully fine : ELEGANT
10. Protecting charm : AMULET
11. Batman's garb : CAPE
12. This: Sp. : ESTA
13. Did a farrier's job : SHOD
19. Alice's cat : DINAH
21. Immense : VAST
24. Five-spots : FINS
25. Adds fat for cooking : LARDS
27. Posts : MAILS
28. "Martin ___": London : EDEN
29. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
30. Japanese wrestling style : SUMO
31. Expensive : DEAR
32. Look at amorously : OGLE
33. Wilde and Thurber : WITS
34. Choice class : ELITE
38. Sultan of ___ (Babe Ruth) : SWAT
40. Von Richthofen's title : BARON
41. Fourth of July speakers : ORATORS
42. Greatly feared : DREADED
43. Chagall medium : OILS
45. Give warning to : TIPOFF
48. Saskatchewan's ___ Jaw : MOOSE
49. Takes one's ease : IDLES
50. Part of U.S.N.R. : NAVAL
51. Kind of school : GRADE
52. Failures : DUDS
53. Fencing weapon : EPEE
54. Skat or Vega : STAR
55. Grimace of distaste : MOUE
58. R.W.R.'s party : GOP
59. The Greatest : ALI

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