New York Times, Wednesday, February 10, 1988

Author: Christopher Sherwood
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Feral pig : BOAR
5. Joy ride : SPIN
9. Conductor Solti's title : SIR
12. U.S. state : OKLA
13. Neighbor of Twelve Oaks : TARA
14. Quote : CITE
15. What to get down to : BRASSTACKS
18. Butter's rival : OLEO
19. Tarmac material : ASPHALT
20. Repository for oils : CANVAS
22. Language of the Gaels : ERSE
23. " . . . Roaring Camp" author : HARTE
24. May they be well groomed! : BRIDES
27. Yuppie's concern : CAREER
28. Demeanor : AIR
29. Take exception : DEMUR
31. Egyptian dam : ASWAN
34. Tabloid grist : UFOS
36. Fleshy protuberances : LOBES
38. Bring to submission : TAME
39. Armor marrers : DENTS
41. Snuggeries : NESTS
43. Man the oars : ROW
44. Disabled : MAIMED
46. Stock-car drivers : RACERS
48. Amalgam : ALLOY
49. System of exercises : YOGA
50. Discourages : CHILLS
52. Motorcycle adjunct : SIDECAR
55. Staffer : AIDE
56. N.A. snake : COPPERHEAD
59. Took to one's heels : FLED
60. Orchestral instrument : OBOE
61. Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
62. Indefinitely long period : EON
63. At ___ end : WITS
64. Swamp denizen : TOAD
1. Pert coiffure : BOB
2. Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
3. Too bad! : ALAS
4. Talked like Don Corleone : RASPED
5. Hackneyed : STALE
6. Contract of a sort : PACT
7. Annoy : IRK
8. Org. for 46 Across : NASCAR
9. Articles stashed by vacationers : SILVERWARE
10. Graceful tree : ITEA
11. Vintage cars : REOS
14. Challenge : CONTEST
16. Tear up thoroughly : SHRED
17. Corn part : TASSEL
21. Kind of rug : AREA
23. Bugs's big cousins : HARES
24. Speed unit in telecommunications : BAUD
25. Teeming : RIFE
26. Device for Torquemada : IRONMAIDEN
27. Raised to the third power : CUBED
30. Rial, riel or riyal : MONEY
32. Don Juan's emotion : AMOR
33. Newport ___, Va. : NEWS
35. Played for time : STALLED
37. Walked triumphantly : STRODE
40. Window part : SILL
42. More perspicacious : SAGER
45. City in Russia or Idaho : MOSCOW
47. Special seal : CACHET
49. Cry of alarm : YIPES
50. Eatery : CAFE
51. Site of Rainbow Falls : HILO
52. Place precisely : SPOT
53. Pertaining to flight: Prefix : AERO
54. Hindu deity : RAMA
57. Kimono cincture : OBI
58. Pater : DAD

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