New York Times, Monday, February 17, 1986

Author:Whitten
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1986, The New York Times
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1. Lose color : FADE
5. Particles : ATOMS
10. Heavy volume : TOME
14. To ___ (perfectly) : ATEE
15. Sweetsop's cousin : PAPAW
16. At a distance : AWAY
17. Baltic port : KIEL
18. Pointless : INANE
19. Baseball's Rose : PETE
20. Rascal : IMP
21. Explosive letters : TNT
22. Endures : ABIDES
24. Sobriquet for William Perry : REFRIGERATOR
28. Tease : RIB
29. Exile island : ELBA
30. Conrad setting : SEA
33. Public spats : SCENES
36. School org. : PTA
37. One-on-one contest : DUEL
38. Alistair MacLean novel : ICESTATIONZEBRA
41. N.L. home-run king: 1939-40 : MIZE
42. Put on : DON
43. Lures : DECOYS
44. Farewell! : AVE
45. Not working : IDLE
46. Quaffing site : BAR
47. Snub : COLDSHOULDER
52. Dan or Andy : DEVINE
55. Religious monogram : IHS
56. Seine sight : ILE
57. Fired : AXED
58. Yogi of baseball : BERRA
61. Wallet items : ONES
62. Bog : MIRE
63. Fossil resin : AMBER
64. Chaucer's "The House of ___" : FAME
65. Betelgeuse, e.g. : STAR
66. Semblance : GUISE
67. Flutter : FLIT
1. Hindu ascetic : FAKIR
2. Many ___ (frequently) : ATIME
3. Chill : DEEPFREEZE
4. Sniggler's catch : EEL
5. Mimicking : APING
6. Aunt, in Nantes : TANTE
7. W.W. II D.C. org. : OPA
8. Chess piece : MAN
9. Hat liner : SWEATBAND
10. Rhinoceros's relative : TAPIR
11. Was in debt : OWED
12. Spouse : MATE
13. Ol' Blue ___ (Sinatra) : EYES
21. Lhasa's land : TIBET
23. Constrictor : BOA
25. Washer cycle : RINSE
26. Frets : REPINES
27. Choir member : ALTO
30. Of a biological classification : SUBORDINAL
31. Strange : EERY
32. Woeful expression : ALAS
33. Igneous rock material : SIMA
34. XII times XVII : CCIV
35. Equestrian's pouch : SADDLEBAG
37. Sticker : DECAL
39. Related : TOLD
40. Asian oxen : ZEBUS
45. Charged atom : ION
47. Applejack's base : CIDER
48. Employs : HIRES
49. Chicago airport : OHARE
50. Varnish ingredient : ELEMI
51. Adjust anew : RESET
52. Water barriers : DAMS
53. Egress : EXIT
54. Alice's TV friend : VERA
59. Ostrich's cousin : EMU
60. Baseball stat : RBI
61. Switch position : OFF

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