New York Times, Monday, February 16, 1987

Author:Virginia L. Yates
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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Across Down
1. Dwindles : EBBS
5. Fen : MARSH
10. What to keep from the door : WOLF
14. Capriole or jeté : LEAP
15. Where Pocatello is : IDAHO
16. On ___ (equivalent) : APAR
17. Actress Lanchester : ELSA
18. Sturdy fabric : DENIM
19. It goes oom-pah-pah : TUBA
20. Hangers-on of a sort : CLINGINGVINES
23. Dowdy : TACKY
24. Pinna's organ : EAR
25. Burst of activity : SPASM
29. Casino patron : ROLLER
33. "Love ___ Many-Splendored Thing" : ISA
36. Begone! : SHOO
38. Spondulicks : MOOLA
39. Wallflower : SHRINKINGVIOLET
43. Magna cum ___ : LAUDE
44. Soccer great : PELE
45. Bandleader Brown : LES
46. Nest robbers : EGGERS
48. Michener best seller : TEXAS
51. "___ Maria" : AVE
52. Fling : SPREE
56. Do-gooder of a sort : BLEEDINGHEART
61. Surrealist Salvador : DALI
63. Maugham's ___ Thompson : SADIE
64. A wife of Esau : ADAH
65. Cupid : EROS
66. Coral island : ATOLL
67. Gam or Hayworth : RITA
68. Bulb unit : WATT
69. U.K. part : WALES
70. By and by : SOON
1. Chosen : ELECT
2. Politician Abzug : BELLA
3. Like some English : BASIC
4. Moves along smartly : SPANKS
5. French region : MIDI
6. South Yemen's gulf : ADEN
7. Knelled : RANG
8. Hood's knife : SHIV
9. More comfy : HOMIER
10. A London bridge : WATERLOO
11. Composition : OPUS
12. Chem. room : LAB
13. ___ Filippo Lippi : FRA
21. Rip-off : GYP
22. Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
26. Invite : ASK
27. Steamer, e.g. : SHIP
28. Painter of water lilies : MONET
30. Droop : LOLL
31. Robert ___ : ELEE
32. Snitches : RATS
33. Wight, for one : ISLE
34. Catch flies : SHAG
35. Cut ___ (jitterbug) : ARUG
37. Eye amorously : OGLE
40. Utopia seeker : IDEALIST
41. Audacity : NERVE
42. Rub the wrong way : VEX
47. Fluctuate : SEESAW
49. Blonde shade : ASH
50. Stalks of asparagus : SPEARS
53. Active beginner : RADIO
54. A Muse or Dryad : ERATO
55. Patriot Allen : ETHAN
56. A ___ on one's escutcheon : BLOT
57. Computer fare : DATA
58. Golden calf, for one : IDOL
59. Yellowish green : NILE
60. Thickens : GELS
61. "Into a sea of ___": E. Field : DEW
62. Parseghian : ARA

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