New York Times, Tuesday, December 13, 1988

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across Down
1. Gab : CHIN
5. Starr of football : BART
9. In the distance : AFAR
13. Indulge : HUMOR
15. Sheltered from wind : ALEE
16. Earthly life : VALE
17. Chalcedony : AGATE
18. Agenda of sporting events : ROTA
19. Oratorio part : ARIA
20. Power-hungry political leaders : DEMAGOGUES
22. Carol or Coward : NOEL
23. Split a log : AXED
24. All gone, at dinner : EATEN
26. Stray : RAMBLE
30. Stupefy : DRUG
31. Wings for an angelus : ALAE
32. Star or TV series : NOVA
35. Idaho city W of Boise : NAMPA
39. Was able : COULD
41. Become entangled : MAT
42. Scoutmaster's charges : TROOP
43. Gene or Grace : KELLY
44. Entry : ITEM
46. Challenge : DARE
47. Filling thread : WEFT
49. Divulged : OPENED
51. Formula of belief : CREDO
53. Smudge : SOIL
55. An attempt : SHOT
56. Head of a gang : RINGLEADER
62. Expensive : HIGH
63. English hoosegow : GAOL
64. Rocket stage : AGENA
65. Together, musically : ADUE
66. Fairy-tale villain : OGRE
67. Evil one : DEMON
68. Ruminant : DEER
69. ___ the line (conformed) : TOED
70. Greater number : MOST
1. African republic or lake : CHAD
2. Colossal : HUGE
3. Mosque priest : IMAM
4. ___ bene : NOTA
5. Roomy pleasure boat : BARGE
6. Vocally : ALOUD
7. Neural network : RETE
8. Madison Ave. come-on : TEASER
9. Unorthodox, untraditional leaders : AVANTGARDE
10. Denmark's ___ Islands : FAROE
11. Strange : ALIEN
12. Not imaginary : REAL
14. Kingly : REGAL
21. Draft animals : OXEN
25. A relative : AUNT
26. Crib : RACK
27. Lotion ingredient : ALOE
28. Heavy hammer : MAUL
29. Flock leader : BELLWETHER
30. Appointment : DATE
33. Neglect : OMIT
34. Container for wine : VAT
36. Bewail : MOAN
37. Meditate : PORE
38. Mimicked : APED
40. Colored : DYED
45. Drudge : MOIL
48. Made a lapsus memoriae : FORGOT
50. Supplicate : PLEAD
51. Reprimand : CHIDE
52. Mountebank : ROGUE
53. Siesta sound : SNORE
54. Gazed amorously : OGLED
55. Bony fish : SHAD
57. Othello's betrayer : IAGO
58. " . . . ___ of purest ray serene": Gray : AGEM
59. Audition platter, for short : DEMO
60. Biblical patriarch : ENOS
61. Be bombastic : RANT

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