New York Times, Tuesday, February 2, 1988

Author:Whitten
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1
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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. Finish third : SHOW
5. Classical lang. : LAT
8. Calendar abbr. : SEP
11. "For ___ jolly good . . . " : HESA
12. Inventor McCormick : CYRUS
14. Portal : DOOR
15. Semirural commuter : EXURBANITE
17. Grimm beginning : ONCE
18. Phil's Pa. home in re 49 Across : PUNXSUTAWNEY
20. "Ulalume" writer : POE
23. ___ fixe : IDEE
24. City in N.H. : KEENE
25. Registers : ENROLLS
27. Pompous : STILTED
29. Envoy : LEGATE
30. Doe or Barleycorn : JOHN
31. Fox follower : TROT
32. Bea Arthur TV role : MAUDE
34. Small bottle : VIAL
38. Back talk : SASS
39. Rare : SCARCE
41. Sockeye, e.g. : REDFISH
45. Speaking masters : RHETORS
46. ___ Gay, famed plane : ENOLA
47. Equipment : GEAR
48. Society-page word : NEE
49. February 2 : GROUNDHOGDAY
53. Courageous : GAME
54. Otologist's instrument : AUDIOMETER
58. Simians : APES
59. Underneath : BELOW
60. Strong wind : GALE
61. Airport info : ETD
62. Opp. of ant. : SYN
63. Brash talk : GUFF
1. Haggard heroine : SHE
2. Jinx : HEX
3. Columbus school letters : OSU
4. Distort : WARP
5. Wildcats : LYNXES
6. Come up : ARISE
7. Ballerina's skirt : TUTU
8. Poem : SONNET
9. Cenozoic epoch : EOCENE
10. ___ on (weighed heavily upon) : PREYED
12. February 2 : CANDLEMAS
13. Tennis unit : SET
14. Peg : DOWEL
16. Manufactured : BUILT
19. Related : AKIN
20. Skin : PELT
21. Unique person : ONER
22. Therefore : ERGO
26. Cereal grain : OAT
27. Turf : SOD
28. Lamont Cranston's secret identity : THESHADOW
30. Au ___ (menu term) : JUS
33. Wood for skis : ASH
34. Cask : VAT
35. Golf-bag item : IRON
36. Farm measure : ACRE
37. ___-majesté : LESE
38. Shensi capital : SIAN
40. One of the Moluccas : CERAM
41. Jamaican music form : REGGAE
42. Transported : ENRAPT
43. Ill-fated : DOOMED
44. Chimney passages : FLUES
45. Area : REGION
47. Devout : GODLY
50. Stroke lightly : DAB
51. Tints : HUES
52. Safecracker : YEGG
55. Greek letter : TAU
56. Sprite : ELF
57. Ump's cousin : REF

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