New York Times, Monday, March 14, 1988

Author:Christopher Sherwood
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Diner's faux pas : BURP
5. Pompous one : PRIG
9. Helen's abductor : PARIS
14. ___ Minor : ASIA
15. Verdi classic : AIDA
16. Much too heavy : OBESE
17. Dignitary's grand welcome : REDCARPET
19. Soup scoop : LADLE
20. Oppose boldly : BREAST
21. Truck of a sort : SEMI
23. Haw's companion : HEM
24. What a cheerleader has : PEP
26. Concealed matters : SECRETS
28. China of Germany : DRESDEN
32. Buck or hart : DEER
33. Idyl or sonnet : POEM
34. Computer's diet : DATA
36. Agamemnon's war god : ARES
39. Actor Ray : ALDO
40. Part of U.S.N.R. : NAVAL
41. Hangchow export : SILK
42. Bothersome individual : PEST
43. Kudos at the corrida : OLES
44. "___ You," Platters hit : ONLY
45. Salamander : NEWT
47. Orchestra section : STRINGS
50. Cut prices drastically : SLASHED
53. Matador's trophy : EAR
54. Thread-forming tool : TAP
55. Osiris's wife : ISIS
57. Bone filler : MARROW
62. Vail competitor : ASPEN
64. St. Basil's Cathedral site : REDSQUARE
66. Gaggle members : GEESE
67. Shoe or family follower : TREE
68. Thrust : STAB
69. Miscue : ERROR
70. Longbows-in-the-rough : YEWS
71. Snakelike fish : EELS
1. Nasty remark : BARB
2. Unscrupulous person : USER
3. Astronaut Sally : RIDE
4. S.A. rodent : PACA
5. Broke up : PARTED
6. Actor Torn : RIP
7. Mid-month, to Virgil : IDES
8. Portcullises' kin : GATES
9. Shield carriers : POLICE
10. Bedouin garment : ABA
11. Whodunit ingredient : REDHERRING
12. Tiny land mass : ISLET
13. Appears : SEEMS
18. African snakes : ASPS
22. Hero's award : MEDAL
25. Part of a trike : PEDAL
27. Paine's "The Age of ___" : REASON
28. A rival of Bush : DOLE
29. Gulf Coast menu item : REDSNAPPER
30. Shows rage or sorrow : EMOTES
31. Church parts : NAVES
33. Mush relative : PAP
35. A sense : TASTE
37. Edifice extensions : ELLS
38. TV King of the 50's : SKY
40. Observes : NOTES
46. Puling person : WHINER
48. Big name in old Egypt : RAMSES
49. Mesopotamian nation : IRAQ
50. Repertory showplace : STAGE
51. Theodore Maiman's invention : LASER
52. Soiled : DIRTY
56. Withered : SERE
58. Clever trick : RUSE
59. The going ___ : RATE
60. Exam type : ORAL
61. Arachnids' traps : WEBS
63. Inner: Prefix : ESO
65. Dawn's droplets : DEW

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