New York Times, Friday, December 12, 1986

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "I ___ My Way," Sinatra hit : DIDIT
6. Breaks the ice : THAWS
11. Where Bush presides : SENATE
12. Plays the ham : RADIOS
14. Quixote : MANFROMLAMANCHA
17. Up ahead, at sea : AFORE
18. Soccer immortal : PELE
19. Leave out : SKIP
20. Computer input : DATA
21. Princely : REGAL
22. NOW concern : ERA
23. "You ___ There" : ARE
24. Juliet's betrothed : PARIS
25. Word with nay : SAYER
27. Ills : MISERIES
29. Most prudent : WISEST
30. Some men of property : LANDLORDS
32. Hole : CAVITY
35. Short soli : ARIETTAS
39. Came up : AROSE
40. Reprographers' products, for short : STATS
41. Turncoat : RAT
42. Manta : RAY
43. Kind of cuisine : HAUTE
44. Fuchsite : MICA
45. Oft-quoted creator of quatrains : OMAR
47. Kind of dollar : EURO
48. Elegantly showy : DASHY
49. ___ de ___, Quixote's creator : MIGUELCERVANTES
52. Pay up : SETTLE
53. Homer may have been one : IONIAN
54. Runs off : SHOOS
55. Periodical : ORGAN
1. Signifies : DENOTES
2. ___ dig (indecorous) : INFRA
3. Bell the cat : DARE
4. "Quincy" actor : ITO
5. Toughened up : TEMPERED
6. Refrain syllables : TRALAS
7. "Hill Street Blues" actress : HAMEL
8. Nabokov novel : ADA
9. Takes the cake : WINS
10. Salmon : SOCKEYE
11. Veld group : SAFARI
13. Devon and Dorset : SHIRES
14. A gavel wielder's title : MADAM
15. Japanese diet : LEGISLATURE
16. Disconnected : APART
21. River of Canada and U.S. : RAINY
24. Natter : PRATE
25. Hexagon's sextet : SIDES
26. D.A.'s staff member : ASST
28. Ivy League team : ELIS
29. Compose : WRITE
31. Musical work : ORATORIO
32. Bank shot : CAROM
33. A friend of Athos : ARAMIS
34. Journeys : VOYAGES
36. Wagnerian hero : TRISTAN
37. City WSW of Köln : AACHEN
38. Tarries : STAYS
40. Applies seasoning, in a way : SAUCES
43. Greeting : HELLO
44. Obsession : MANIA
46. Wife of Boaz : RUTH
48. Mild expletive : DANG
50. SHAEF zone : ETO
51. Before, in Bonn : VOR

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