New York Times, Thursday, February 5, 1987

Author: Dorothy Smitonick
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J K Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 242 (avg 1.27)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
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© 1987, The New York Times
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1. Let : LEASE
6. Bit of news : ITEM
10. Money in Ankara : LIRA
14. First name of a singer from Middlesex : ELTON
15. Gershwin's "___, Lucille" : LALA
16. Suffixes with czar and signor : INAS
17. Food fish : SMELT
18. Essex lover : ELIZABETH
20. Organic pigments : TONERS
22. Chat : CAUSERIE
23. Very much : REAMS
25. Jelly Roll ___, jazz pianist : MORTON
26. False friend of Ben Hur : MESSALA
29. Capital of Yemen : SANA
30. Crumb : ORT
31. ___ deaf ear : TURNA
33. States, in Savoie : ETATS
37. He kids you not : PAAR
39. Grand backer : STAND
41. Where Perry won: 1813 : ERIE
42. To eat, in Bonn : ESSEN
44. Pluto, to Plato : HADES
46. Lass in a Brandon Thomas play : ELA
47. Fete : GALA
49. Ceremonies : RITUALS
51. Greeting : SALUTE
54. An ophidian : RACER
55. Strike ___ (equalize) : ABALANCE
57. Captivate : ENAMOR
61. Mrs. Ferraro : GERALDINE
63. Of dreams: Comb. form : ONIRO
64. Winged : ALAR
65. Envelope abbr. : ATTN
66. Patron saint of the lame : GILES
67. Headland : NESS
68. Financial ctr. : NYSE
69. Astronaut Ride : SALLY
1. So that . . . not : LEST
2. Admiral Zumwalt : ELMO
3. Disk deified by Amenhotep IV : ATEN
4. Platform makers : SOLERS
5. Plead : ENTREAT
6. ___ de Ré : ILE
7. Powders : TALCS
8. Bruce of N.F.L. fame : ELIA
9. Bread or cabbage : MAZUMA
10. Free : LIBERATE
11. Sluggish : INERT
12. Proportion : RATIO
13. Pale : ASHEN
19. Unisonally : ASONE
21. Health, to Hadrian : SALUS
24. Flotow opera : MARTHA
26. Be listless : MOPE
27. Ages : ERAS
28. Deps. : STAS
29. Jurist ___ Day O'Connor : SANDRA
32. Monogram of a noted astronaut : NAA
34. Region : AREA
35. Box for bucks : TILL
36. Legendary septet : SEAS
38. Career soldiers : REGULARS
40. Melt the frost : DEICE
43. Brazilian port : NATAL
45. Office workers, for short : STENOGS
48. ___ ear (listen) : LENDAN
50. Muse of astronomy : URANIA
51. Scientist Carl ___ : SAGAN
52. White poplar : ABELE
53. "___ Theme," from "Doctor Zhivago" : LARAS
54. Schisms : RENTS
56. Kind of slicker : CITY
58. Factory : MILL
59. Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
60. Reddish : ROSY
62. Chemical suffix : ENE

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