New York Times, Tuesday, December 16, 1986

Author:Jeanne Wilson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.67, Missing: { F J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Doc : MEDIC
6. Rough cliff : CRAG
10. Dnepr feeder : ROS
13. Manassa Mauler's milieu : ARENA
14. Had the flu : AILED
16. Altar on high : ARA
17. Chapeau : BERET
18. Muti's manuscript : SCORE
19. Just out : NEW
20. How Wolfe's "The Hills Beyond" was published : POSTHUMOUSLY
23. Picket part : POST
26. Whence Tway drives : TEE
27. Cyrano's large feature : NOSE
28. Hubbub : ADO
29. Egret's environs : MARSH
31. Three-minute-egg aid : TIMER
32. Advertising medium : POSTER
34. Kind of card : TAROT
36. Gallivanted : ROAMED
38. Abhor : DETEST
41. Prospectors' dreams : LODES
43. Kind of card : POSTAL
45. "A Day at the ___," Marx Brothers film : RACES
48. Takes it easy : LOLLS
50. Stat for Gooden : ERA
51. College or collar : ETON
52. Hyson or bohea : TEA
53. Halt : STOP
54. Sergeant's shop : POSTEXCHANGE
59. Cuckoo : ANI
60. Squares up : TRUES
61. Plural of opus : OPERA
65. Member of Cong. : SEN
66. Author John le ___ : CARRE
67. Of birth : NATAL
68. W.H.A. contemporary : TSE
69. Cravings : YENS
70. Make happy : ELATE
1. The Bard's tiny queen : MAB
2. Before, to Byron : ERE
3. German article : DER
4. Klutzy : INEPT
5. Roman censor : CATO
6. It's not a big wheel : CASTER
7. Most opulent : RICHEST
8. Matty of baseball : ALOU
9. Bacterium : GERM
10. O. Henry's "The ___ of Red Chief" : RANSOM
11. Ultimatum phrase : ORELSE
12. Finn's friend : SAWYER
15. "___ gratias" : DEO
21. Looked, as a tourist : STARED
22. Weds : UNITES
23. Kid stuff? : PAP
24. Redolence : ODOR
25. Mediocre : SOSO
29. They fly around offices : MEMOS
30. "I've been ___!" : HAD
31. Young ones : TOTOS
33. Kind of scout : TALENT
35. Make new blueprints : REPLAN
37. First U.S. state : DEL
39. Let it stay : STET
40. Tropical tuber : TARO
42. Movies' Maisie : SOTHERN
44. Kind of rug or dog : LAP
45. Meal : REPAST
46. Does penance : ATONES
47. Trig term : COSINE
49. What tenants sign : LEASES
53. Flower part : SEPAL
55. Common abbr. : ETC
56. Roentgen discovery : XRAY
57. Pickle : CURE
58. "___, but not forgotten" : GONE
62. Obstetrician's guess?: Abbr. : ETA
63. Deserter : RAT
64. Ginger chaser : ALE

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