New York Times, Saturday, February 28, 1987

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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1. Overwhelm : SWAMP
6. Incisive : SHARP
11. A star of "The Good Earth" : RAINER
12. Jugs with mugs : TOBIES
14. Dorothy Sayers products : DETECTIVENOVELS
17. Caesar, early on : EDILE
18. Display apathy : MOPE
19. Of a time : ERAL
20. Pt. of U.S.M.A. : ACAD
21. The ankle : TALUS
22. One of the Gardners : AVA
23. Turncoat : RAT
24. Pay attention : SITUP
25. Start eating : DIGIN
27. Typical item; sample : SPECIMEN
29. Opt : SELECT
30. Being : EXISTENCE
32. Kind of beef : CORNED
35. Odom, Post et al. : AVIATORS
39. Is in cahoots : ABETS
40. Lincoln's photographer : BRADY
41. John ___ Neill, "Oz" artist : REA
42. Ency., e.g. : REF
43. True : ALINE
44. Built : MADE
45. Olive, to Ovid : OLEA
47. Big blow : GALE
48. S. African writer : PATON
49. Agatha Christie products : MURDERMYSTERIES
52. "Can do" man : SEABEE
53. Unusual articles : CURIOS
54. Set deeply : EMBED
55. He played Jed Clampett : EBSEN
1. Overindulge : SATIATE
2. Use : WIELD
3. Ending with convey : ANCE
4. Intersected : MET
5. Apes : PRIMATES
6. Increase : STEPUP
7. Strops : HONES
8. Turku, to Swedes : ABO
9. Split : RIVE
10. Aristocracy : PEERAGE
11. Terminal aide : REDCAP
13. Branch of the Indo-European language family : SLAVIC
14. Pet ones : DEARS
15. On one's own : VOLUNTARILY
16. Point of view : SLANT
21. Unassertive : TIMID
24. "Boxcars" at Reno : SIXES
25. Molder : DECAY
26. "___ a Song Go . . . " : ILET
28. An ante, at times : CENT
29. Slyly derisive : SNIDE
31. Disappear gradually : EVANESCE
32. Rebound : CAROM
33. Printer's dagger : OBELUS
34. Grid zebra : REFEREE
36. Big speech : ORATION
37. Overhauls : REDOES
38. Composer Saint-___ : SAENS
40. Inculpated : BLAMED
43. Jibe : AGREE
44. Mme. Curie : MARIE
46. Furniture style : ADAM
48. Staff: Abbr. : PERS
50. Reflux : EBB
51. Jacuzzi : TUB

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