New York Times, Thursday, December 4, 1986

Author: Mary M. Murdoch
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F G J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Silents' Bow, e.g. : VAMP
5. Plunders : SACKS
10. Bird, to Brutus : AVIS
14. Arab prince : EMIR
15. Vivian Vance role : ETHEL
16. Weather device : VANE
17. TV sitcom starring Judd Hirsch : TAXI
18. Threefold : TRINE
19. Seed cover : ARIL
20. Poetic morning song : MATIN
22. Paine, Rousseau et al. : DEISTS
24. Northern constellation : CAMELOPARDALIS
28. "I Can't Sleep" playwright : ODETS
29. At the age of: Abbr. : AET
30. Places : LOCI
31. "___ et ecclesiae," Harvard motto : CHRISTO
35. Obtrusive state : BUMPTIOUSNESS
39. Isle or City : EMERALD
40. Like George Apley : LATE
42. Lodge member : ELK
43. Ben ___, Great Britain's highest peak : NEVIS
44. Luxury wrap : CAMELSHAIRCOAT
50. Erudite one : SAVANT
51. Brilliance : ECLAT
52. Soon : ANON
53. "For want of ___ . . . " : ANAIL
55. One of the Chases : ILKA
59. Diamond or Sedaka : NEIL
60. "I ___ Parade" : LOVEA
61. Lode : VEIN
62. Whirlpool : EDDY
63. Strive : EXERT
64. Poet Lazarus : EMMA
1. Old pro : VET
2. Candlenut tree : AMA
3. Join the crowd : MIX
4. Watchful hours? : PRIMETIME
5. Brouhaha : SETTO
6. Aweigh : ATRIP
7. Dishes : CHINA
8. Knowledge : KEN
9. Malamutes, e.g. : SLEDDERS
10. Serve : AVAIL
11. "Peyton Place" film actress : VARSI
12. Monogram pts. : INITS
13. French seasonings : SELS
21. Smith and Hirt : ALS
23. Dine at home : EATIN
24. Army off. : COL
25. Hacienda material : ADOBE
26. Vade ___ (handbook) : MECUM
27. Mythical Hindu demon : RAHU
31. Torsk : COD
32. Type of service : SELECTIVE
33. River of Kenya : TSAVO
34. Port of ancient Rome : OSTIA
36. Be vain, in a way : PREEN
37. Chamberlain yarn? : TALLTALE
38. Sorts : ILKS
41. Id follower : EST
43. Thirties inits. : NRA
44. Like some chairs : CANED
45. Eschew : AVOID
46. Brave : MANLY
47. Ho preceder : HEAVE
48. Quaker gray : ACIER
49. ___ ease (edgy) : ILLAT
50. Sensible : SANE
54. Nero's night : NOX
56. Unit on a space vehicle : LEM
57. Kipling character : KIM
58. Yerby's "A Rose for ___ Maria" : ANA

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