New York Times, Wednesday, February 24, 1988

Author: Jesse Roarke
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Converse idly : CHAT
5. Large star in Virgo : SPICA
10. Pining nymph : ECHO
14. Jot : IOTA
15. Instrument Schweitzer played : ORGAN
16. Twenty quires : REAM
17. Urban health hazard : SMOG
18. High perch : ROOST
19. Sea lettuce : ULVA
20. Stock of wine : CELLAR
22. Kringle's jinglers : REINDEER
24. Egg stones : OOLITES
26. News filler : SQUIB
27. Nervous ___ : NELLY
29. Faithless : UNTRUE
32. Nonvocal actor : MIME
35. Arthur's ___ Perilous : SIEGE
37. Merit : EARN
38. Kyushu volcano : ASO
39. Needlefish : GAR
40. Composer Rorem : NED
41. Focuser of light : LENS
43. Studied intently : PORED
45. Consort of Cybele : ATYS
46. Measuring worm : LOOPER
48. Letter projection : SERIF
50. Shinto gateway : TORII
52. Home of the Maple Leafs : TORONTO
56. Spates : TORRENTS
59. Happy Fido's tail : WAGGER
60. ___ and out : OVER
61. Claw : TALON
63. Zola heroine : NANA
64. St. Rose of ___ : LIMA
65. Slur : ELIDE
66. "Omnia vincit ___" : AMOR
67. Site of a tree of life : EDEN
68. Lassoed : ROPED
69. Cows, to Cowper : KINE
1. Great Lakes whitefish : CISCO
2. Similar: Comb. form : HOMEO
3. Coral island : ATOLL
4. Catchword : TAGLINE
5. Reddish-brown horses : SORRELS
6. Greg Norman, e.g. : PRO
7. Baritone Gorin : IGOR
8. Stack in a liquor store : CASES
9. Bygone : ANTIQUE
10. Learned : ERUDITE
11. Reveler : CELEBRANT
12. Eat : HAVE
13. Persian poet : OMAR
21. Goddess of infatuation : ATE
23. Sister : NUN
25. Irish county or port : SLIGO
28. Century components : YEARS
30. Nobelist in Chemistry: 1934 : UREY
31. Wide receivers : ENDS
32. Promenade : MALL
33. Lake in Lombardy : ISEO
34. Duckbill or echidna : MONOTREME
36. Salute : GREET
42. Highlander's pouch : SPORRAN
43. Franklin was one : PRINTER
44. Went under like Leander : DROWNED
45. Island north of Kodiak : AFOGNAK
47. Before, in poesy : ERE
49. Author Levin : IRA
51. Aviator Balbo : ITALO
53. Lake in Botswana : NGAMI
54. Part of a dovetail : TENON
55. "___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
56. Ornamental metalware : TOLE
57. Poet Naso : OVID
58. Kind of stitch : SLIP
62. Stately lyric : ODE

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