New York Times, Wednesday, December 17, 1986

Author:Christopher Sherwood
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.67, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. A shade of blue : NAVY
5. Makes a selection : OPTS
9. Forbid : BAR
12. Indian or canal : ERIE
13. Busman's passengers : FARES
15. River in N. Ireland : ERNE
16. Capital capital : WALLSTREET
18. Dollar bill : NOTE
19. Small food fish : SMELT
20. Vacationer's delight : EASE
21. Slide uncontrollably : SKID
22. Intl. signal adopted in 1912 : SOS
24. Salesman's aid : SAMPLE
26. Chit-chat : GAB
29. Dowager, sometimes : WIDOW
31. Zhivago's love : LARA
33. Cheer at the corrida : OLE
34. Card game for two : GIN
35. Untamed one : SAVAGE
37. Holiday pastime : BOATING
40. Misplayed a card : RENEGED
41. Nursery specialties : SHRUBS
42. Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
43. The last word : END
44. Magazine contents, for short : AMMO
45. Hot under the collar : IRATE
47. Duroc's home : STY
48. Teacher's rollbook entry : ABSENT
50. Nocturnal predator : OWL
52. A noble : EARL
54. Where colliers come and go : ADIT
56. Equipment for a Wyeth : EASEL
60. Exercise device : BIKE
61. Confetti companion, on occasion : TICKERTAPE
63. Fragrant river? : ODER
64. Where to get a beehive or bun : SALON
65. Mother of Romulus and Remus : ILIA
66. N.B.A. hoop attachment : NET
67. Stack role : NESS
68. A winning margin : NECK
1. Intelligence : NEWS
2. Syria, once : ARAM
3. Adjective for castor oil : VILE
4. Hoots or hollers : YELLS
5. Frequently, to a poet : OFT
6. Trim, with "away" : PARE
7. Arnold's crime : TREASON
8. This has its ups and downs : SEESAW
9. N.Y.S.E. members : BROKERAGES
10. No man : ANTI
11. Donna or Willis : REED
14. Rose part : STEM
15. Place into bondage : ENSLAVE
17. Put away : STOW
23. Omens : SIGNS
25. Architect's rendering : PLAN
26. Seaport habitués : GOBS
27. Greeting on a lanai : ALOHA
28. Slump of sorts : BEARMARKET
30. Archeological site : DIG
32. Emissary : AGENT
35. NATO's former kin : SEATO
36. Whirlpool : EDDY
38. Glass of a sort : TUMBLER
39. Nigerian group : IBOS
40. Genetic trait carrier : RNA
42. Part of the Constitution : ARTICLE
45. Kind of file : INDIAN
46. Ornate pitcher : EWER
49. Picnic spread : EATS
51. Seneca's tongue : LATIN
52. Like the Styx : EBON
53. Right-hand man : AIDE
55. Ring decisions, for short : TKOS
57. Shopper's delight : SALE
58. Long, dignified poem : EPIC
59. Titanic problem : LEAK
62. Annapolis grad. : ENS

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