New York Times, Tuesday, December 20, 1988

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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Across Down
1. "BUtterfield 8" author : OHARA
6. Stuff : CRAM
10. Like some horses : PIED
14. Novarro of films : RAMON
15. Ohio city : LIMA
16. Part of A.D. : ANNO
17. Sorcery : BLACKMAGIC
19. Con man's ploy : SCAM
20. Mongolian monk : LAMA
21. One's possessions : ESTATE
23. " . . . ___ than thou": Isa. 65:5 : HOLIER
27. Used a strop : HONED
28. Wards off : AVERTS
29. Go back : REVERT
32. Asian cereal grass : RAGI
33. Lady of song : EADIE
34. High peak : ALP
37. Conjurer : PRESTIDIGITATOR
41. A neighbor of Turk. : SYR
42. Seed used medicinally : ANISE
43. Progenitor : SIRE
44. Bush vs. Dukakis event : DEBATE
46. Troupers : ACTORS
48. Bewitched state : SPELL
50. Des ___, Iowa : MOINES
51. Hosts : ARMIES
53. O'Casey or Connery : SEAN
55. Kind of hog : ROAD
56. Diabolism : WITCHCRAFT
62. Anne Nichols character : ABIE
63. Jewish month : ADAR
64. Bedeviled : HEXED
65. Layers : HENS
66. Verboten : TABU
67. Expressions of assent : AMENS
1. A marble, for one : ORB
2. Actor Holbroock : HAL
3. Physicians' org. : AMA
4. Legendary bird : ROC
5. Leg ornament : ANKLET
6. Littleneck, e.g. : CLAM
7. U.S.S.R. Baltic port : RIGA
8. "___ Blue?": 1929 song : AMI
9. Medieval war club : MACE
10. Clergyman : PASTOR
11. Wizardry : INCANTATION
12. Growing out : ENATE
13. Like the Mariners' stadium : DOMED
18. Red planet : MARS
22. Tabloid, e.g. : SHEET
23. ___ on (overemphasizes) : HARPS
24. Pistil part : OVARY
25. Hocus-pocus : LEGERDEMAIN
26. Showy flower : IRIS
29. Poker move : RAISE
30. Brink : EDGE
31. Clock-face numerals : VII
33. Prepare for printing : EDIT
35. "M" star : LORRE
36. Iron : PRESS
38. Drop leaf or gateleg : TABLE
39. Actress Claire : INA
40. Piedmontese province : ASTI
45. Eliminates : ELIDES
46. Asian nursemaid : AMAH
47. Ear : CONCHA
48. Wife of Abraham : SARAH
49. Delve into : PROBE
52. Sharp blow : SWAT
53. Attempt : STAB
54. Beige : ECRU
57. Actress Kaminska : IDA
58. Optic activity during sleep : REM
59. Lizzie Borden's weapon : AXE
60. Marsh : FEN
61. N.F.L. triumphs : TDS

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