New York Times, Friday, December 9, 1988

Author: Mary M. Murdoch
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Acronym for a clause in a union contract : COLA
5. Cow and field followers : PEAS
9. Overweight : OBESE
14. Sherman Hemsley vehicle on TV : AMEN
15. Kilmer's rhyme for "rain" : LAIN
16. Gordon and Roman : RUTHS
17. Diagonal : BIAS
18. Woody's son : ARLO
19. Barber's need : STROP
20. Leroy Anderson opus : THETYPEWRITER
23. Asian tongue : LAO
24. Hindu god of bad luck : SANI
25. Fabrics' meas. : YDS
28. ___ the finish : INAT
31. Sgt., e.g. : NONCOM
35. ___ a limb : OUTON
37. British servicewoman : WAAC
39. Unit of loudness : SONE
40. Epithet for Pope John Paul II : KEEPEROFTHEKEYS
43. Unicorn fish : UNIE
44. ___ Peak, in the Sierra Nevada : ALTA
45. Parachute material : NYLON
46. Kind of opus : MAGNUM
48. Battle site: 1944 : STLO
50. "A Boy Named ___" : SUE
51. Writer Bagnold : ENID
53. Island off Jutland : ALS
55. Borge needs : CONCERTGRANDS
61. One of the Gabors : MAGDA
62. Flag : IRIS
63. Art Deco name : ERTE
65. Chandler's "The Big ___" : SLEEP
66. Transportation for Tarzan : VINE
67. Haven of a sort : LAIR
68. Coasters : SLEDS
69. Painter Schiele : EGON
70. Vega's constellation : LYRA
1. Semi compartment : CAB
2. Exclude : OMIT
3. Jacob's first wife : LEAH
4. Photographer Adams : ANSEL
5. ___ words (pun) : PLAYON
6. Wild West name : EARP
7. Ange appendage : AILE
8. Causes of wonderlands? : SNOWS
9. Duke in "Twelfth Night" : ORSINO
10. Kibitzer : BUTTINSKY
11. Raison d'___ : ETRE
12. Memorable restaurateur : SHOR
13. Test type at Duke U. : ESP
21. Hippolyte, the philosopher-critic : TAINE
22. Southfork, e.g. : RANCH
25. Comics name : YOKUM
26. Spanish landlady : DUENA
27. Cartoonist William : STEIG
29. M.P.'s quarry : AWOL
30. Noted Ohio family : TAFTS
32. Oriental cuckoos: Var. : COELS
33. "The joke's ___!" : ONYOU
34. Feudal lord : MESNE
36. Like some debates : OPENENDED
38. Rat tail : ATAT
41. Textile fiber : RAMIE
42. ___ Gay, Col. Tibbets's plane : ENOLA
47. Opens a bottle : UNCAPS
49. Jack London's Wolf ___ : LARSEN
52. Get-up-and-go : DRIVE
54. Fishhook attachment : SNELL
55. Visit : CALL
56. Pointed arch : OGEE
57. Kin of alg. : TRIG
58. Football Hall of Famer Marchetti : GINO
59. Squirrel's nest : DRAY
60. Brouhaha : STIR
61. Eds.' concerns : MSS
64. An interest of NOW : ERA

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