New York Times, Saturday, March 1, 1986

Author: Ernst Theimer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1986, The New York Times
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1. Narrow opening : SLIT
5. French ecclesiastic title : ABBE
9. LINKS HAZARD : STRAP
14. Fuss : TODO
15. Aspersion : SLUR
16. Tableware : CHINA
17. Greek contest : AGON
18. Trailer rig : SEMI
19. Firebug's crime : ARSON
20. HIGHWAYMEN : BOLEROS
22. ASIAN WEIGHTS : CAREENS
24. Pub game : DARTS
26. Acid neutralizer : LYE
27. Halve : BISECT
30. Dos Passos trilogy : USA
32. Marksman : SHOT
36. Asian range : ALTAI
37. Plant juice : ANIMA
39. Consumed : ATE
40. Unequivocal statement re this puzzle : NOIFSANDSORBUTS
43. Mass. cape : ANN
44. Pinch : TWEAK
45. Civet's cousin : GENET
46. Maggiore or di Como : LAGO
48. Ending for Brooklyn : ITE
49. Church wardrobe : VESTRY
50. Operated : RAN
52. Meager : SCANT
54. NAVAL GROUNDINGS : STRINGS
58. OPEN, AS A SHIRT : UNTONED
62. Rub out : ERASE
63. Western sidekick : PARD
65. Oasis : WADI
66. Claw : TALON
67. Word with Major or Minor : URSA
68. Divisible by two : EVEN
69. BRIDGE'S SUPPORT : AMENT
70. Stagger : REEL
71. Energy unit : DYNE
1. Puncture : STAB
2. Trademark : LOGO
3. Image : IDOL
4. Unmusical, in a way : TONEDEAF
5. Classify : ASSORT
6. MOST SUAVE : BLEST
7. Loafer : BUM
8. Early Norse explorer : ERIC
9. FLAY : SCARY
10. Triads : THREES
11. Elevation : RISE
12. Presently : ANON
13. Kitchenware : PANS
21. Certain bigot : RACIST
23. Tex. shrine : ALAMO
25. Fountain treats : SUNDAES
27. Trite : BANAL
28. Actress Massey : ILONA
29. WINNOWING or ERECT : STING
31. Mets pitcher Doug ___ : SISK
33. Spook : HAUNT
34. Playful mammal : OTTER
35. BEAR WITNESS : TESTY
37. Dill of the Bible : ANET
38. Silver : ARGENT
41. Inspiring veneration : AWING
42. Gave : BESTOWED
47. Prayer : ORISON
49. Defacer : VANDAL
51. Concerning : ANENT
53. Malediction : CURSE
54. Bristle : SETA
55. London streetcar : TRAM
56. Rhonchus : RALE
57. Incentive : SPUR
59. Armada : NAVY
60. First place : EDEN
61. Eat : DINE
64. Exist : ARE

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