New York Times, Thursday, December 11, 1986

Author:Nancy McCarthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Evening, in Paris : SOIR
5. Muscular contraction : SPASM
10. Mil. decorations : DSCS
14. Architectural pier : ANTA
15. Colonel's insigne : EAGLE
16. Sioux : OTOE
17. Best seller by Fannie Hurst : BACKSTREET
19. Astronomical Major or Minor : URSA
20. Wedding members : USHERS
21. Sponger : DEADBEAT
23. Casa, in Coblenz : HAUS
25. Home, to Gedman : PLATE
26. Action or process: Suffix : ANCE
29. ___ de Calais : PAS
31. Metatarsus locale : INSTEP
34. Linda of TV's "Happy Days" : PURL
35. Flare up : BLAZE
37. Conflict : WAR
38. A son of Jaktan : OBAL
39. Speechify : ORATE
40. Charter : HIRE
41. Bishop follower : RIC
42. Function : EVENT
43. Spot : ESPY
44. Start of a baseball song : TAKEME
46. Comedian Conway : TIM
48. Not so much : LESS
49. Moves : STIRS
51. Telephone : CALL
53. Form columns : TABULATE
56. Sculptor's second attempt : RECAST
60. Mouthward : ORAD
61. Facetious remarks : WISECRACKS
63. Paddy product : RICE
64. Israeli seaport : ELATH
65. ___ Islands, in the W Pacific : TRUK
66. Adult acorns : OAKS
67. Tennis tie : DEUCE
68. Nautical "seven" : SEAS
1. Elephant boy of old films : SABU
2. Tierra del Fuego Indians : ONAS
3. Longing : ITCH
4. Roué : RAKEHELL
5. Frames : SETSUP
6. Duffer's delight : PAR
7. Mellowed : AGED
8. Dormancy : SLEEP
9. Strengthen, in a way : METALIZE
10. Holds questionable : DOUBTS
11. Like the Artful Dodger : STREETWISE
12. Italian item or affair : COSA
13. Stool : SEAT
18. Sp. spouse's title : SRA
22. Hamlet, for one : DANE
24. "Light Brigade" weapon : SABRE
26. Seaman's direction : APORT
27. Knitted scarf : NUBIA
28. Throws an illegal football block : CRACKSBACK
30. Opinion : SLANT
32. O.K. Corral fighters : EARPS
33. Plunders : PREYS
36. Loft : ATTIC
39. Completely cowed : OVERAWED
40. W.W. II fighter planes : HELLCATS
42. Author Ludwig : EMIL
45. Piano pieces : ETUDES
47. Bon ___ (Parisian's bargain) : MARCHE
50. Rural crossover : STILE
52. Irish sea god : LER
53. Corrida combatant : TORO
54. Pavarotti forte : ARIA
55. Birthright salesman : ESAU
57. Farm unit : ACRE
58. Jaeger : SKUA
59. Cluckers' disapprovals : TSKS
62. List ender: Abbr. : ETC

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