New York Times, Tuesday, December 9, 1986

Author:Harold B. Counts
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Experts : ACES
5. Pool shot : CAROM
10. Kitchen staple : SALT
14. Hamlet : DORP
15. Colorful lizard : AGAMA
16. Great Barrier Island, N.Z. : OTEA
17. Late actor Jannings : EMIL
18. Type of acid : BORIC
19. Draft : PLAN
20. Bee : SOCIALGATHERING
23. Actor's prompter : CUE
24. Breakfast food for Cato : OVA
25. Great Lakes acronym : HOMES
28. Caviar : ROE
31. "Bus Stop" playwright : INGE
34. A son of Aphrodite : EROS
35. Bees, of sorts : SINGALONGS
38. Old make of car : REO
39. Poker hands : PAIRS
40. Wharton's "The ___ of Innocence" : AGE
41. Bees, of sorts. : BARNDANCES
44. James Bond's school : ETON
45. "___ Abby" : DEAR
46. Vietnamese holiday : TET
47. Carole King's "___ Born to Follow" : WASNT
48. Downy coating : NAP
50. ___ de deux : PAS
51. Bees, of sorts : COCKTAILPARTIES
60. Jai ___ : ALAI
61. Tartan : PLAID
62. Swooper by the sea : ERNE
63. Check : REIN
64. Young eel : ELVER
65. Miles per hour : RATE
66. Chinese secret society : TONG
67. Former artful Dodger : REESE
68. Penury : NEED
1. July coolers : ADES
2. Singing barber : COMO
3. Norse explorer : ERIC
4. Joins : SPLICES
5. Guy : CABLE
6. Rarin' to go : AGOG
7. ___ avis : RARA
8. Skip : OMIT
9. He-man : MACHO
10. Arroyo or Marton : SOPRANO
11. Gudrun's husband : ATLI
12. Inadequate : LEAN
13. Smattering : TANG
21. Out of, in Bonn : AUS
22. Vice : EVIL
25. Rosemary, e.g. : HERB
26. Mountain nymph : OREAD
27. Sculptor Henry ___ : MOORE
28. Smiling : RIANT
29. In reserve : ONICE
30. Showy bird : EGRET
32. Buffalo ___ (blackflies) : GNATS
33. Incite : EGGON
35. Fat farm : SPA
36. Donkey : ASS
37. Turned on : SENT
42. City on the Yangtze : NANKING
43. Mild oath : DRAT
44. Oriental : EASTERN
47. Whitman's "The Real ___" : WAR
49. Kind of tiger : PAPER
50. Dodger rival : PADRE
51. Dray : CART
52. Spread not for a bed : OLEO
53. Raise ___ (act up) : CAIN
54. He, to Hadrian : ILLE
55. Bathe : LAVE
56. Props for Sales : PIES
57. Dies ___ : IRAE
58. Grafted: Her. : ENTE
59. Beginning : SEED

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