New York Times, Saturday, February 15, 1986

Author:Charlotte Shore
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 317 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1986, The New York Times
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1. Three scruples : DRAM
5. First Hebrew letter : ALEF
9. Agitated, country style : HETUP
14. Facility : EASE
15. Robin Cook novel : COMA
16. Site for Androcles : ARENA
17. Ron's least-liked dish? : WHITEHOUSELEEKS
20. Farm team : OXEN
21. ___ old cat : TWO
22. Scale notes : TIS
23. Shropshire : SALOP
26. Blunted weapon : EPEE
28. Less, in music : MENO
29. Suffix with expert : ISE
30. Stock : LAYIN
32. Funny fellows : CARDS
33. Dunked item : TEABAG
35. Corrupt : VENAL
37. Quid pro quo, D.C. style? : ANAYEFORANAYE
41. Murrow's "___ Now" : SEEIT
42. St. ___, Switzerland : MORITZ
44. Possessive adjective : THEIR
47. Like many donkeys : LADEN
49. "Ulalume" poet : POE
50. Barney of ring fame : ROSS
51. Magazine for Parisiennes : ELLE
52. Actress Papas : IRENE
54. Alternatives : ORS
55. Fi preceder : SCI
56. Be languorous : LAZE
58. Journalistic highlights? : PREZCONFERENCES
64. Ancient Asia Minor region : IONIA
65. Miguel's cat : GATO
66. Prickly pear : TUNA
67. Went furtively : CREPT
68. Olla contents : STEW
69. Trader's abbr. : AMEX
1. Kind of line : DEW
2. Expression of support : RAH
3. Thus, in Taxco : ASI
4. Copycat words : METOO
5. Pine : ACHE
6. "___ Tunes," movie cartoon series : LOONEY
7. Crossword avian : EMU
8. Staple, e.g. : FASTENER
9. Gloria : HALO
10. Poetic preposition : ERE
11. Rock on one's heels : TEETER
12. Harsh : UNKIND
13. Author Dos ___ : PASSOS
18. Former jock : EXPLAYER
19. Woolly one : EWE
23. Use a tuffet : SIT
24. Yachting, perhaps : ASEA
25. Svelte : LEAN
27. Key : PIVOTAL
28. Of the cheek : MALAR
31. Cockeyed, in Cornwall : AGEE
32. Make sacrosanct : CANONIZE
34. Underlying premise : BASIS
36. Receptionist's request : NAME
38. Dental jobs : FILLINGS
39. Canine protest : YIPE
40. English school : ETON
43. The mark of Zorro : ZEE
44. Turning: Comb. form : TROPIC
45. Stephen King's forte : HORROR
46. Second-century ascetic : ESSENE
48. Take out : DELETE
51. "The Name of the Rose" author : ECO
53. Designer de la ___ : RENTA
55. "Shoo, kitty!" : SCAT
57. In a queue : AROW
59. Make haste : ZIP
60. Lipide : FAT
61. ___ laude : CUM
62. Compass dir. : ENE
63. Cannonball Adderley's instrument : SAX

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