New York Times, Saturday, March 12, 1988

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Coiled : WOUND
6. Argon and neon, e.g. : GASES
11. Complicated mesh : TISSUE
12. A kind of German silver : ALBATA
14. William Holden movie: 1950 : SUNSETBOULEVARD
17. Birch's cousin : ALDER
18. Impel : URGE
19. Sight from Toledo : ERIE
20. "Thou Swell" lyricist : HART
21. Where Incas once roamed : ANDES
22. Actor Chaney : LON
23. Cadmus's daughter : INO
24. Fagin's thug : SIKES
25. Explanatory words : IDEST
27. Mix up : BEWILDER
29. Brings together : UNITES
30. Nursery stock : SEEDLINGS
32. Strolled : AMBLED
35. Outrageous : INDECENT
39. Chapeau for Corot : BERET
40. Entomb : INTER
41. Author Wallace : LEW
42. Ulan-___, Soviet city : UDE
43. Ridicule : SNEER
44. "Hello, Dolly!" name : LEVI
45. Louise or Turner : TINA
47. Warsaw Pact participant : USSR
48. Court dance for two : PAVAN
49. Glenn Miller hit: 1939 : SUNRISESERENADE
52. Kind of ton : METRIC
53. Musical piece : SONATA
54. Bowler's button : RESET
55. Keyed up : TENSE
1. Prepare hay for drying : WINDROW
2. Caucasian native : OSSET
3. Electric-company customer : USER
4. Weirdo : NUT
5. Lampooned : DEBUNKED
6. Criteria : GAUGES
7. Everything, in Erfurt : ALLES
8. Helmsman's course : SBE
9. Chalet feature : EAVE
10. Hollywood hopeful : STARLET
11. The Green Wave : TULANE
13. Tuneful : ARIOSE
14. Master, in Madras : SAHIB
15. Felix Unger's obsession : ORDERLINESS
16. Makes an impression : DENTS
21. Pitched in : AIDED
24. Wintry fall : SLEET
25. Actress Stevens : INGER
26. Record : DISC
28. Archipelago member : ISLE
29. Controlled by : UNDER
31. Concern : INTEREST
32. Is next to : ABUTS
33. So-so : MEDIUM
34. Alpine pass : BRENNER
36. Up : ELEVATE
37. Comstock Lode locale : NEVADA
38. Strong string : TWINE
40. Thrips, e.g. : INSECT
43. Girl of song : SUSIE
44. Cantrell and Turner : LANAS
46. "Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
48. ___ State's Nittany Lions : PENN
50. Apr. 15 collectors : IRS
51. Seafood : ROE

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