New York Times, Saturday, February 21, 1987

Author: I. Judah Koolyk
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 321 (avg 1.75)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Muskie's successor : HAIG
5. Bigwig : NABOB
10. A pillar of Solomon's Temple : BOAZ
14. Yours, to Yves : ATOI
15. Perón sobriquet : EVITA
16. Brain's white matter : ALBA
17. Cat swinger's need : ROOM
18. Like a harlequin : COMIC
19. ___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
20. Trifle : KNICKKNACK
22. One on the bottle, perhaps : BABY
23. "Norma ___" : RAE
24. Mineo or Bando : SAL
26. Sterilize, in a way : SCALD
28. Trifle : FOLDEROL
33. Michener novel : SPACE
34. Toothsome : SAPID
35. Non's opposite : OUI
36. Spinning-wheel attachment : HECK
37. Emulated Joshua and Caleb : SPIED
38. Kind of deer : MUSK
39. Horse ort : OAT
40. Avowed : SWORN
41. Maupassant creation : CONTE
42. Trifles : TRINKETS
44. Desolate tract : WILDS
45. Formal assent : AYE
46. G.B.'s neighbor : IRE
47. Off-limits : TABU
50. Trifle : PEUDECHOSE
57. A Cassini : OLEG
58. Outstrip : EXCEL
59. Evils : ILLS
60. Informal assent : YEAH
61. Ruffled : RILED
62. Trotsky : LEON
63. Hare's tail : SCUT
64. Sabik and Wasat : STARS
65. Earring holder : LOBE
1. Be attentive : HARK
2. Like ___ of bricks : ATON
3. MI : IOOI
4. Trifle : GIMCRACK
5. Spooned : NECKED
6. Sight from Warwick Castle : AVON
7. Shul platform : BIMA
8. Aural : OTIC
9. Had a relapse : BACKSLID
10. Trifle : BAUBLE
11. Earthen pot : OLLA
12. Quatrain scheme : ABAB
13. Buffoon : ZANY
21. Hardy cabbage : KALE
25. Total : ADD
26. Light ray : SPEAR
27. Peyote sources : CACTI
28. County carnivals : FAIRS
29. Sign on a door : OPEN
30. A bout phase : ROUND
31. Winkles out : OUSTS
32. ___ clockwork : LIKE
33. BB's : SHOT
34. Johnny's locale : SPOT
37. Broom users : SWEEPERS
38. Proverbial trifle : MOLEHILL
40. Optimist's limit : SKY
41. Newspaper's sales: Abbr. : CIRC
43. Cipher : NAUGHT
44. Brandishes : WIELDS
47. Trifles : TOYS
48. Templeton from Wales : ALEC
49. One of the Bridges clan : BEAU
51. Sign on a door : EXIT
52. Abdul-Jabbar's alma mater : UCLA
53. One with hind sight? : DEER
54. TV backdrop : OLEO
55. Frowzy one : SLOB
56. Homager's poor cousin : ESNE

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