New York Times, Tuesday, December 8, 1987

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dwell (on) : HARP
5. Fiber for rope : ABACA
10. Footless : APOD
14. U.S. satellite : ECHO
15. Jeweler's measure : CARAT
16. Mummer : MIME
17. Passing fancy : WHIM
18. Like Poe's poems : RHYTHMICAL
20. Roman councils : SENATES
22. Sheen, in Shropshire : LUSTRE
23. Pindarics : ODES
24. Rex and Donna : REEDS
26. Curved : ARCED
28. Shoot the breeze : CHAT
29. "___ la Douce" : IRMA
33. Karpov's forte : CHESS
34. Subterfuge : RUSE
35. Boutique : SHOP
36. Rocky pinnacle : TOR
37. Trucking rigs : SEMIS
38. Actress Claire : INA
39. Essence : ODOR
41. "Oh, ___ in England . . . ": Browning : TOBE
42. He was Lou Grant : ASNER
44. Level, in Lincolnshire : RASE
45. Winglike : ALAR
46. Butler of fiction : RHETT
47. Railroad tracks : LINES
49. ___ ex machina : DEUS
50. Bellhop's mission : ERRAND
53. SuperSonics' turf : SEATTLE
56. Gershwin's "___ Blue" : RHAPSODYIN
59. Excursion : TOUR
60. Grid figures : REFS
61. Fingers : FEELS
62. Sicilian resort : ENNA
63. Cloy : SATE
64. Soap chip : FLAKE
65. "Camino ___": T. Williams : REAL
1. Fells : HEWS
2. Hurt : ACHE
3. Horned mammal : RHINOCEROS
4. Hair ointments : POMADES
5. Landed property : ACRES
6. Cries of scorn : BAHS
7. Ending for secret : ARY
8. Grimalkin : CAT
9. Olympics contestants : ATHLETES
10. "___ as good as a mile" : AMISSIS
11. Scot's ancient associate : PICT
12. Baseball's Moreno : OMAR
13. Stet's opposite : DELE
19. Goner's name : MUD
21. Spreads to dry : TEDS
24. Hispanic dances: Var. : RHUMBAS
25. Less strenuous : EASIER
26. Equity member : ACTOR
27. Sitcom of the 70's : RHODA
28. Cooked with a spicy sauce : CREOLE
30. Imitation diamond : RHINESTONE
31. French Impressionist : MONET
32. Divorced : APART
37. Tie : STANDOFF
40. Backslide : RELAPSE
42. Terrain : AREA
43. Camera part : SHUTTER
48. Officeholders : INS
49. Compact : DENSE
50. Makes a wrong turn : ERRS
51. Flightless bird : RHEA
52. George of films : RAFT
53. Word with screen or stocking : SILK
54. Kind of moth : LUNA
55. Of a period : ERAL
57. ___ City, Okla. : DEL
58. Affirmative vote : YEA

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