New York Times, Thursday, February 11, 1988

Author:Rhonda Kraus
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { G H J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across Down
1. Maligns : DEFAMES
8. Howlers in the wild : LOBOS
13. Grammatical error : SOLECISM
14. In-and-outer on Wall Street : TRADER
16. Start : INITIATE
17. Walked with determination : STRODE
18. Finished : ENDED
19. "___ of Me," 1931 song : ALL
21. Freight-hauling trailers : SEMIS
22. Victory signs : VEES
23. Perfume component : ATTAR
25. Greek commune : DEME
26. Sounds of hesitation : ERS
27. Reached a high point : CRESTED
29. Wallet item : TEN
30. Ingests : EATS
31. Plain : EVIDENT
33. Roman magistrate : CONSUL
36. Puts forth effort : EXERTS
37. Piles up : AMASSES
39. Victim : PREY
40. Ribbed fabric : REP
41. Accompanies : ESCORTS
43. Chart : MAP
46. Poorly proportioned : ALOP
48. Relief pitchers' goals : SAVES
49. Visit : CALL
50. Instruments for Yo Yo Ma : CELLI
52. Sleep researcher's abbr. : REM
53. Magna ___ : CARTA
54. Drill sergeant's command : ATEASE
56. Pertaining to a river bank : RIPARIAN
58. Device for removing cherry pits : STONER
59. Mailer novel, with "The" : DEERPARK
60. ___ nous : ENTRE
61. Decrees : ORDAINS
1. Calif.'s ___ Pass : DONNER
2. Slurs : ELIDES
3. Celebrations : FETES
4. This turns litmus red : ACID
5. "___ Carlotta," T. A. Daly poem : MIA
6. Sights at Palm Springs : ESTATES
7. Extracts metal from ore : SMELTS
8. U.S.M.A. grads : LTS
9. Scraps : ORTS
10. Revealed : BARED
11. Mileage gauge : ODOMETER
12. Dregs : SEDIMENT
13. Strainer : SIEVE
15. Takes umbrage : RESENTS
20. Overdue : LATE
23. Ingenuous : ARTLESS
24. Turns back : REVERTS
27. ___ célèbre : CAUSE
28. N.Y.'s First Family: 1873-75 : DIXES
30. Curve shape : ESS
32. An actress in "L.A. Law" : DEY
33. Bolívar's birthplace : CARACAS
34. Brunch item : OMELETTE
35. Pastry article : NAPOLEON
38. Cicatrix : SCAR
39. Head of a Canadian province : PREMIER
42. Expend too much effort : OVERDO
43. Contralto Anderson : MARIAN
44. Offerings places : ALTARS
45. Part of a platform : PLANK
47. Factory : PLANT
49. Wrist bones : CARPI
51. Elbe feeder : ISER
53. "A te, o ___," Bellini aria : CARA
55. Homophone for air : ERE
57. Natural soil aggregate : PED

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