New York Times, Saturday, December 19, 1987

Author: Harold B. Counts
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J K Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
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© 1987, The New York Times
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1. Peruse : READ
5. Declared : STATED
11. A memorable Young : GIG
14. Writer Bombeck : ERMA
15. Scot's small cup : TASSIE
16. Gold, in Granada : ORO
17. Goren, e.g. : BRIDGEXPERT
19. Heavy weight : TON
20. Goddess of strife : ERIS
21. French river : RHONE
23. Scans : XAMINES
27. ___ City, Iowa : SIOUX
29. Gives a dull lecture : PROSES
30. Cause hostile feelings : EMBITTER
33. Avifauna : ORNIS
34. Old Dutch coin : DOIT
35. Basic yeast acid: Abbr. : RNA
36. Mounts : SETS
37. Bobby of tennis : RIGGS
39. Tenth: Comb. form : DECI
40. Pinna : EAR
41. Pear, in Pamplona : PERA
42. Former Iranian money : TOMAN
43. More dismal : DREARIER
45. Mysost, e.g. : CHEESE
46. Rosaceous plant : AVENS
47. Mother Hubbards : DRESSES
48. Telamon : ATLAS
50. Shipshape : TAUT
51. Red or White team : SOX
52. Be a paragon : SETANXAMPLE
59. Kind of dance : TAP
60. Card game : ECARTE
61. Sector : AREA
62. Vow words : IDO
63. Musical forms : SUITES
64. Part of h.c.l. : COST
1. Johnny ___ : REB
2. Stray : ERR
3. Nice friend : AMI
4. First coach, often : DAD
5. Metric units : STERES
6. Cabs : TAXIS
7. Vipers : ASPS
8. Half a fly : TSE
9. Norse goddess of healing : EIR
10. Motown : DETROIT
11. Overdo : GOTOXTREMES
12. Mashie or niblick : IRON
13. Part of "G.W.T.W." : GONE
18. Kelly and Autry : GENES
22. Nissen : HUT
23. Unguarded : XPOSED
24. In ___ (behind) : ARREAR
25. Member of an N.L. team : MONTREALXPO
26. Osiris's wife : ISIS
27. L.A. problem : SMOG
28. Winged wader : IBIS
30. Poet Guest : EDGAR
31. Box : ENCASE
32. Ella of films : RAINES
37. Check : REIN
38. Stirs up wrath : IRES
39. Bucks' mates : DOES
41. Duns : PRESSES
42. Letter from Crete : THETA
44. Actress Gardner : AVA
45. Puzzling things : CRUXES
47. Lizst symphony : DANTE
48. Italian wine center : ASTI
49. Bufo, e.g. : TOAD
50. Pastry : TART
53. Old French coin : ECU
54. Skater Babilonia : TAI
55. Singer Davis : MAC
56. Player for pay : PRO
57. Bandleader Brown : LES
58. Graze : EAT

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