New York Times, Saturday, December 3, 1988

Author: Keith Vaughn
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 91, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 7 (2 triple stacks)
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Churchmen : ECCLESIASTICALS
16. Marie ___ (Ouida) : LOUISEDELARAMEE
17. Surpluses : OVERPRODUCTIONS
18. Westphalian river : EDER
19. Opposite of pos. : NEG
20. Feel another's absence : MISS
21. Adherents : ISTS
23. "A daimen-icker in a thrave/'S a ___ request": Burns : SMA
25. Make : CREATE
29. Bluto's bane : SPINACH
33. "Au clair de la ___ . . . " : LUNE
34. Soup ingredient : LENTIL
37. "___ walks in beauty . . . ": Byron : SHE
38. Senecan political satire : APOCOLOCYNTOSIS
41. Poivre's partner : SEL
42. Poe's "rare and radiant maiden" : LENORE
43. What a toper does to his whistle : WETS
44. Soccer shots : HEADERS
46. Bloodsucking fly : TSETSE
48. Headland : RAS
49. HQ of Siberian Cossacks, once : OMSK
51. Sate : CLOY
54. Swedish name for Turku : ABO
55. Philosophies : ISMS
59. An Emmy winner for "Love Among the Ruins": 1975 : LAURENCEOLIVIER
64. R.F.K. was one : ATTORNEYGENERAL
65. Flares at sea : DISTRESSSIGNALS
1. Popular rock group, for short : ELO
2. Harbor : COVE
3. Prompted an actor : CUED
4. Neapolitan money : LIRE
5. ___ de corps : ESPRIT
6. Indian weight : SER
7. "___ Care," 1905 song : IDONT
8. Roman house or mosquito genus : AEDES
9. Nudibranch : SLUG
10. One-third of a simple game : TAC
11. Subway in N.Y.C. : IRT
12. Amazon crocodilian : CAIMAN
13. Frenchman's "Help!" : AMOI
14. Telescope part : LENS
15. Mtg. : SESS
22. Clouseau portrayer : SELLERS
23. Compact pianos : SPINETS
24. ___ Pappas, former pitcher : MILT
25. The ___, British punk group : CLASH
26. Pakistani dollar : RUPEE
27. ___ Gay : ENOLA
28. Former nuclear agcy. : AEC
29. Ukrainian river : STYR
30. Opposite of liability : ASSET
31. Vouchers : CHITS
32. Nobelist in Literature: 1946 : HESSE
35. Long periods of time : EONS
36. Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
39. Olive, to Ovid : OLEA
40. Part of i.o.u. : OWE
45. Plant disease : DRYROT
47. Hiemal recreation : SKIING
49. Heeds : OBEYS
50. Certain synthesizers : MOOGS
51. Dressed : CLAD
52. Former Latvian dollars : LATI
53. Six events in an inning : OUTS
54. Richthofen and Rickenbacker : ACES
56. Explorer Hedin : SVEN
57. Remarkable variable star : MIRA
58. Leopard or harp follower : SEAL
60. Goof : ERR
61. Compass pt. : NNE
62. Kauai gift : LEI
63. Literary monogram : RLS

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