New York Times, Tuesday, March 15, 1988

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. U.N.'s U ___ : THANT
6. Suffer : ACHE
10. Rumanian dance : HORA
14. Part of ancient Greece : IONIA
15. Foray : RAID
16. "When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
17. Irving Berlin song: 1929 : PUTTINONTHERITZ
20. Pragmatic ones : REALISTS
21. River quay : LEVEE
22. Shoot out : SPEW
23. Saharan sights : CAMELS
24. Arose : GOTUP
28. Anthony and Clarissa : EDENS
30. Shiraz native : IRANI
31. Skier's lift : TBAR
32. Hunter or Stanley : KIM
35. Cole Porter song: 1935 : BEGINTHEBEGUINE
39. Quintet in "La, La, Lucille" : ELS
40. N.F.L. employees : REFS
41. Imam's faith : ISLAM
42. Asparagus stalk : SPEAR
44. Compact : DENSE
45. Delights : ELATES
48. Teed off : IRED
51. The British call this asdic : SONAR
52. Most substantial : MEATIEST
56. Freed-Brown song: 1929 : SINGININTHERAIN
59. Pa. city : ERIE
60. Word with shoppe : OLDE
61. Beam : SMILE
62. Desideratum : NEED
63. Tweed was one : BOSS
64. Keep score : TALLY
1. Waiter's expectation : TIP
2. Word with glass or hand : HOUR
3. Kick in, in poker : ANTE
4. Naldi of silents : NITA
5. Airplane's swift descent : TAILSPIN
6. Originated : AROSE
7. James-Swift song: 1929 : CANTWEBEFRIENDS
8. Most of Mercer's songs : HITS
9. Old English letter : EDH
10. Seraglios : HAREMS
11. Shade of green : OLIVE
12. Honey badger : RATEL
13. Woodworkers' tools : ADZES
18. Tuck's companion : NIP
19. Gusto : ELAN
23. Part of a parrot's beak : CERE
24. Scoff : GIBE
25. City on the Oka : OREL
26. Aglets : TAGS
27. Prefix with form or sex : UNI
29. Pecks at : DABS
31. "Take ___ Train" : THEA
32. Ceramist's need : KILN
33. Actresses Claire and Balin : INAS
34. Same, in Somme : MEME
36. ___ bien : TRES
37. Most frivolous : GIDDIEST
38. Take advantage of : USE
42. Produced for public viewing : STAGED
43. Lovely woman : PERI
45. City near Düsseldorf : ESSEN
46. France's longest river : LOIRE
47. Sharpshooter Oakley : ANNIE
49. Upbraids : RATES
50. Biblical verb ending : ETH
52. Venus de ___ : MILO
53. Writer Bombeck : ERMA
54. Lateen or mizzen : SAIL
55. Money compartment : TILL
57. Head: Slang : NOB
58. French marshal under Napoleon : NEY

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