New York Times, Thursday, February 25, 1988

Author: Gloria Evans
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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Across Down
1. Holy Grail, e.g. : RELIC
6. Crocks or shocks : JARS
10. Initial quartet : ABCD
14. Mennonite : AMISH
15. Declare openly : AVOW
16. Lunar sea : MARE
17. Old Latin American coin : MEDIO
18. Whit : IOTA
19. Draftee's status : ONEA
20. Sydney swim stroke? : AUSTRALIANCRAWL
23. U.N. member : USSR
24. Small hole : EYELET
25. Least : MEREST
29. ___ diem : PER
30. Catchall abbr. : ETAL
31. Bellow : ROAR
34. That is, to Cato : IDEST
39. Dangerous Donetsk gamble? : RUSSIANROULETTE
42. Treacherous person : VIPER
43. Congressional creations : LAWS
44. "Man of ___," 1934 film classic : ARAN
45. Lowell or Alcott : AMY
47. Zealous : ARDENT
49. Mistakes on paper : ERRATA
53. Profoundly wise : SAGE
55. Manchurian marble game? : CHINESECHECKERS
61. Polonius advised against this : LOAN
62. Tamarack or tamarind : TREE
63. "Zoo Story" dramatist : ALBEE
64. Theater org. : ANTA
65. Sicilian city : ENNA
66. Jewish month : SEBAT
67. Kind of mate or work : TEAM
68. "The Third Man" director : REED
69. Niagara power-system designer : TESLA
1. A Vishnu incarnation : RAMA
2. Ostrich's cousin : EMEU
3. Toppers : LIDS
4. "Lord, ___ I?" : ISIT
5. Kind of line : CHORUS
6. Incarcerates : JAILS
7. Weight system, for short : AVOIR
8. Tournament agenda : ROTA
9. S. C. Foster's river : SWANEE
10. Love, in Livorno : AMORE
11. Devoid of originality : BANAL
12. "Sara ___," 1887 children's classic : CREWE
13. Apportioned : DEALT
21. Stars over the Forum : ASTRA
22. Actor Ritchard : CYRIL
25. First name in talk shows : MERV
26. Small case : ETUI
27. Abrade : RASP
28. Additional : ELSE
29. Locale for a figurehead : PROW
32. "Drink to me ___ . . . " : ONLY
33. Altar on high : ARA
35. Kind of end or heat : DEAD
36. To be, in Toulon : ETRE
37. Jazzman Getz : STAN
38. Big top : TENT
40. Hot under the collar : IRATE
41. Established practice : USAGE
46. Piece or mind preceder : MASTER
48. Fashion anew : RECAST
49. Fanfare : ECLAT
50. Lyon's department : RHONE
51. Cow catcher : RIATA
52. Former Indochinese kingdom : ANNAM
53. ___ of the crime : SCENE
54. In the lead : AHEAD
56. Marine raptor : ERNE
57. "The Twittering Machine" painter : KLEE
58. Declines : EBBS
59. Authentic : REAL
60. ___ good example : SETA

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