New York Times, Thursday, December 3, 1987

Author: Martha J. DeWitt
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across Down
1. Goals : ENDS
5. Twiggy broom : BESOM
10. One of a cautionary trio : STOP
14. Boodle : LOOT
15. Soprano Lucine : AMARA
16. Malay canoe : PROA
17. Incredible : SUPERHUMAN
19. Layers : HENS
20. Hemoglobin deficiency : ANEMIA
21. Table doily : PLACEMAT
23. Pops' partners : MOMS
25. Gawk : STARE
26. London and Paris, e.g. : CAPITALS
30. Heretofore, to the Bard : ERENOW
33. Brings home the bacon : EARNS
34. Egyptian dancing girls : ALMES
36. Protein synthesizer in genes : DNA
37. Long, exhausting march : SLOG
38. So long, in Sevilla : ADIOS
39. Mint : COIN
40. Knight or Weems : TED
41. Speedy : FLEET
42. Béarnaise, e.g. : SAUCE
43. Critter : ANIMAL
45. Cold-shouldered : REPULSED
47. Round dance : GALOP
49. ___-majesté : LESE
50. Wry expressions : GRIMACES
53. Gamuts : RANGES
57. Amplitude : ROOM
58. Incredible : ASTOUNDING
60. Polynesian demon : ATUA
61. Natterjacks : TOADS
62. Mine entrance : ADIT
63. Nickname for Elizabeth I : BESS
64. A Lauder : ESTEE
65. Cincinnati team : REDS
1. Famed lioness : ELSA
2. This may be proper : NOUN
3. Inside info : DOPE
4. Skier's maneuver : STEMMING
5. Type of grass : BAHAMA
6. Second-largest bird : EMU
7. Coarsely ground corn : SAMP
8. Certain exams : ORALS
9. Dugongs' cousins : MANATEES
10. Area : SPHERE
11. Incredible : TREMENDOUS
12. Chaplin's widow : OONA
13. Ancient history : PAST
18. Donnybrooks : RIOTS
22. Favorite U.S. transporters : CARS
24. "Susie" author: 1947 : SLADE
26. Pelota basket : CESTA
27. West German city : AALEN
28. Incredible : PRODIGIOUS
29. Wilier : SLIER
31. In the bag : ONICE
32. Declined : WANED
35. Motorist's day's-end quest : MOTEL
38. Earmark : ALLOCATE
39. List or register : CALENDAR
41. Part song : FALA
42. Lazy ___ : SUSAN
44. See 23 Across : MAMMAS
46. Read carefully : PERUSE
48. Cuban dollars : PESOS
50. Kind of bag : GRAB
51. Mechanical procedure : ROTE
52. Rodin output: Abbr. : STAT
54. He wrote "Isabelle" : GIDE
55. Novelist Bagnold : ENID
56. Corps.' bosses : SGTS
59. Epicedium : ODE

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