New York Times, Friday, March 27, 1987

Author: Rhonda Kraus
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 1
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© 1987, The New York Times
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1. A sign of spring : CROCUS
7. Flat bottles : FLASKS
13. Appraise anew : REVALUE
15. Chocolate delight : BROWNIE
16. Everlasting : ETERNAL
17. John and Yoko : LENNONS
18. Louis of the Knicks : ORR
19. Manhattan parts : AVENUES
21. Diminutive suffix : ULA
22. Paton's "Too ___ the Phalarope" : LATE
24. Levels : EVENS
25. Article : ITEM
26. Sedan school : ECOLE
28. Triple this for a wine : EST
29. More than plump : OBESE
30. Period : EPOCH
32. Ocean floors : SEABEDS
34. Response to a charge : PLEA
36. Barasingh, e.g. : DEER
37. Malleability : PLIANCY
40. Colonial newscaster : CRIER
43. " . . . ___ the lily": Shak. : PAINT
44. Four before gee : CEE
46. City SW of Madras : SALEM
48. Rundle : RUNG
49. Roofer : BOARD
51. Old patriarch : NASI
52. Grand ___ Opry : OLE
53. Seats for heads of bolts : WASHERS
55. Wife of Amen-Ra : MUT
56. Andre Watts, for one : PIANIST
58. Londoner's break : TEATIME
60. "Gentlemen, start your ___!" : ENGINES
61. Respectful private : SALUTER
62. "Sagged and ___ . . . ": V. Lindsay : REELED
63. Hinders : DETERS
1. La. cooking style : CREOLE
2. Go back over : RETRACE
3. Surpass : OVERTOP
4. Kind of barn : CAR
5. Fibula's upper counterpart : ULNA
6. Urbane : SUAVE
7. Releases : FREES
8. Two Chaneys : LONS
9. Grain beard : AWN
10. Like a tapir's face : SNOUTED
11. Lacking family : KINLESS
12. Seed for seasoning : SESAME
14. Pupil in 26 Across : ELEVE
15. Dulled : BLUNTED
20. "The Untouchables" character : NESS
23. Former Gretna Green activity : ELOPING
25. Native of ancient Hispania : IBERIAN
27. Panache : ECLAT
29. German waiters: Colloq. : OBERS
31. Brooder : HEN
33. N.R.C.'s predecessor : AEC
35. Confronts : ACCOSTS
37. Film critic Kael : PAULINE
38. Roots : LINEAGE
39. Slangy agreement : YEAH
41. Babylonian's neighbor : ELAMITE
42. He makes a new start : RESUMER
43. Meet : PROPER
45. Palestine, to Israelis : ERETS
47. Tall caps : MITERS
49. Formed a foundation : BASED
50. Angst : DREAD
53. Médoc or pinot : WINE
54. Vendition : SALE
57. Nothing : NIL
59. Word of disapproval : TUT

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