New York Times, Monday, February 1, 1988

Author:Rita Yelle
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J K Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tradesman : DEALER
7. Wearing apparel : ATTIRE
13. Earthy or earthly : TERRENE
14. Tryst : MEETING
16. Selfish : ASOCIAL
17. Exalt : ENNOBLE
18. Periods of prosperity : UPS
19. Had a leading role : STARRED
21. Prohibition : BAN
22. Actor Max ___ : GAIL
24. Solar year excess : EPACT
25. Sora or rail : BIRD
26. Homes for bees : HIVES
28. Fr. holy woman : STE
29. Kitchen appliance : RANGE
30. Agreements between nations : TREATIES
32. Springsteen is one : SINGER
33. Tear : REND
34. Pleat : FOLD
35. Wilander's forte : TENNIS
38. Fall apart : COLLAPSE
42. Man from Mars : ALIEN
43. ___ Angeles : LOS
44. Crisp cookies : SNAPS
45. Tie together tightly : BIND
46. Lures : BAITS
48. Landed : ALIT
49. Cutting tool : AXE
50. Hush-hush matters : SECRETS
52. Fruit drink : ADE
53. Necklace of precious gems : RIVIERE
55. Convalesce : RECOVER
57. Shaker for condiments : DREDGER
58. Pencil adjuncts : ERASERS
59. Plant sprouts : SHOOTS
60. Checks : DETERS
1. Give up hope : DESPAIR
2. Causing disintegration : EROSIVE
3. Circle section : ARC
4. Hawaiian garlands : LEIS
5. Related on mother's side : ENATE
6. Slipped back to a former state : RELAPSED
7. Fine : AMERCE
8. Doctrine : TENET
9. Care for : TEND
10. Famed Japanese statesman : ITO
11. Veins of a leaf : RIBBING
12. Increase in size : ENLARGE
13. Imparted knowledge : TAUGHT
15. Male or female : GENDER
20. Cry of disgust : RATS
23. Well educated : LEARNED
25. Neck scarf : BANDANA
27. Beer mug : STEIN
29. Small brooks : RILLS
31. Electees : INS
32. Name for the sun : SOL
34. Promoted : FOSTERED
35. Knight's garment : TABARD
36. Cure-alls : ELIXIRS
37. Ancient capital of Assyria : NINEVEH
38. Coconut fiber : COIR
39. Long discussion : PALAVER
40. Web weavers : SPIDERS
41. Glycerides : ESTERS
43. Group in a football plant : LACERS
46. Chapeau for Corot : BERET
47. Cubic meter : STERE
50. State flower of Utah : SEGO
51. Begone! : SCAT
54. Wedding words : IDO
56. Chemical suffix : OSE

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