New York Times, Wednesday, December 28, 1988

Author: Don Groat
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Annoyance : PEST
5. Expectant father : PACER
10. Trellis piece : LATH
14. Memorable Jordanian queen : ALIA
15. Love greatly : ADORE
16. "La Douce" : IRMA
17. Ovid's 951 : CMLI
18. It meets the Rhône at Lyon : SAONE
19. Sheep's sound : BLAT
20. "A secret is ___" (start of a Howell quote) : TOOLITTLEFORONE
23. Wood sorrel : OCA
24. "___ Stoops to Conquer" : SHE
25. Lake Chad feeder : SHARI
28. Appeasing gift : SOP
31. Fastener : STRAP
35. Tic-___-toe : TAC
36. Rodeo "neckties" : NOOSES
39. Franchot of old movies : TONE
40. Quote continued : ENOUGHFORTWOAND
43. Poetical A.M. : MORN
44. Dairymaid, e.g. : MILKER
45. Farrow of films : MIA
46. Inasmuch as : SINCE
48. Dem. nominee in the 50's : AES
49. A Ford : EDSEL
51. Int. group since 1948 : OAS
53. Springsteen's "Born in the ___" : USA
54. End of quote : TOOMUCHFORTHREE
63. Magazine for Parisiennes : ELLE
64. Certain horses : ROANS
65. Actor in "Shane" : LADD
66. Stamp of authority : SEAL
67. Actress Ekberg : ANITA
68. ___-European : INDO
69. Perry award, for short : TONY
70. Ancient Ethiopian capital : MEROE
71. Bede or Smith : ADAM
1. Covenant : PACT
2. Pollster Roper : ELMO
3. Atlas's shelter : SILO
4. Alter to fit : TAILOR
5. Ristorante offering : PASTA
6. Islamic law : ADAT
7. Not friendly : COOL
8. Lake in Ireland : ERNE
9. Helmsmen's hazards : REEFS
10. Book for Previn : LIBRETTO
11. A Guthrie : ARLO
12. Govt. agent : TMAN
13. Abominate : HATE
21. Hockey infraction : ICING
22. Cries of surprise : OHS
25. Watch parts : STEMS
26. Capital on the Red River : HANOI
27. Kind of squash : ACORN
28. Capital of Bulgaria : SOFIA
29. "___ Mio" : OSOLE
30. What a hot coffee pot does : PERKS
32. Goes hither and yon : ROAMS
33. Oakley or Rooney : ANNIE
34. Bicycle necessity : PEDAL
37. Electrical unit : OHM
38. Fr. holy woman : STE
41. Not attractive : UNCOMELY
42. Usurp : WREST
47. ___ de parfum : EAU
50. Showy flower : DAHLIA
52. Vamoose : SCRAM
53. Roman she-bears : URSAE
54. Experiment : TEST
55. Table spread : OLEO
56. Buck heroine : OLAN
57. Whetstone : HONE
58. Exposition : FAIR
59. Aware of a scheme : ONTO
60. Sally or Ayn : RAND
61. Norse mythical poetry : EDDA
62. Esau : EDOM

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