New York Times, Wednesday, March 12, 1986

Author: Rhonda Kraus
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across Down
1. Mulligrubs : COLIC
6. Sting : SCAM
10. Steep rock : CRAG
14. Spanish province : AVILA
15. Rich material : LAME
16. Hearty's companion : HALE
17. Shopping places : MALLS
18. "___ la Douce" : IRMA
19. Not in use : IDLE
20. Show no anxiety : PLAYITCOOL
22. Falsifies : LIES
23. Playwright Coward : NOEL
24. Antiseptic : IODINE
26. Tail : SHADOW
30. Tinker to ___ . . . : EVERS
32. Stanley Steamer, e.g. : AUTO
33. Saarinen : EERO
35. Cop ___ : APLEA
39. Coffee residue : GROUNDS
41. Vocation : CALLING
43. Court excuse : ALIBI
44. Pastries : PIES
46. Rocco's "Halt!" : ALTO
47. Actor Harold : LLOYD
49. Sri Lanka, previously : CEYLON
51. Meryl from Summit, N.J. : STREEP
54. College in N.C. : ELON
56. Abdul-Jabbar's target : HOOP
57. Cut classes : PLAYTRUANT
63. Teraph : IDOL
64. Grain for a trotter : OATS
65. Eyeballer : OGLER
66. Pram pusher : NANA
67. "Peter Pan" pirate : SMEE
68. Trumpet call : BLARE
69. Like Swiss cheese : EYEY
70. Mississippi River bridge : EADS
71. High nest : EYRIE
1. Bivouac : CAMP
2. Orbit shape : OVAL
3. Actress Lee of old films : LILA
4. Badly : ILLY
5. Place for gambling : CASINO
6. Golfer's goof : SLICE
7. Yule singer : CAROLER
8. Mil. supplies : AMMO
9. African maize : MEALIE
10. Simple task : CHILDSPLAY
11. Rays : RADII
12. Woody or Steve : ALLEN
13. Gaggle members : GEESE
21. Moved by a tug : TOWED
25. By word of mouth : ORAL
26. Tale of derring-do : SAGA
27. Throw : HURL
28. Yours, to Pierre : ATOI
29. Maneuver by 30 Across : DOUBLEPLAY
31. Sotto ___ : VOCE
34. Catch a glimpse : ESPY
36. Tiny pin : LILL
37. Within: Comb. form : ENTO
38. Stravinsky ballet : AGON
40. Lake Nasser's river : NILE
42. Scarf : ASCOT
45. Formed concepts : IDEATED
48. Resist : OPPOSE
50. Clothe : ENROBE
51. Excel : SHINE
52. Now : TODAY
53. ___ Arledge, TV official : ROONE
55. Remissions of fever : LYSES
58. Sam Jaffe role : LAMA
59. "The ___ Duckling" : UGLY
60. Winglike : ALAR
61. Faction that exiled Dante : NERI
62. Hackmatack or tamarack : TREE

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