New York Times, Wednesday, March 16, 1988

Author: Jesse Roarke
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. U.S. priest-poet John Banister ___ : TABB
5. Channel changer : DIAL
9. "Celtic Twilight" author : YEATS
14. Cosmetic plant : ALOE
15. Sea eagle : ERNE
16. Brass or pewter : ALLOY
17. Irish moss : CARRAGEEN
19. Synthetic fabric : NYLON
20. Wordsworth's " . . . ___ Abbey" : TINTERN
21. French forest : ARGONNE
23. S-shaped molding : OGEE
24. Heine's "___ Troll" : ATTA
25. Charlotte ___, V.I. : AMALIE
28. Musical mode : JAZZ
30. The way, in Chinese : TAO
33. Apertures : RENTS
34. Denmark's ___ Islands : FAROE
35. Keats subject : URN
36. Mild expletive : RATS
37. Gambol : CAPER
38. "Trinity" author : URIS
39. He wrote "The College Widow" : ADE
40. King with a golden touch : MIDAS
41. Green chalcedony : PRASE
42. Dry, as champagne : SEC
43. Yemeni port : ADEN
44. Transfer a lease : SUBLET
45. That Ferrara family : ESTE
47. Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
48. What Muses do : INSPIRE
51. Wreak destruction, in Dixie : RUINATE
55. Flowers for a señorita : ROSAS
56. Of Greek and Roman antiquity : CLASSICAL
58. Presses : IRONS
59. Port of Cork : COBH
60. Greek letter : ZETA
61. Twilled fabric : SERGE
62. Simple : EASY
63. Garden in Genesis : EDEN
1. Savoir-faire : TACT
2. Jai ___ : ALAI
3. Née : BORN
4. Writer Brecht and namesakes : BERTOLTS
5. Academic distinction : DEGREE
6. Byzantine empress : IRENE
7. One, to Burns : ANE
8. Chanteuse Horne : LENA
9. Chinese river : YANGTZE
10. Author of "The Castel of Helth" : ELYOT
11. Like health foods : ALLNATURAL
12. Fast Jet : TOON
13. "Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
18. Auspices : AEGIS
22. Beard eraser : RAZOR
25. Tapestry : ARRAS
26. Fort ___, Fla. : MEADE
27. Previous incumbent : ANTECESSOR
28. Kind of varnish : JAPAN
29. A lover of Aphrodite : ARES
31. Spring : ARISE
32. Assault : ONSET
34. Grow dim : FADE
37. Fruit drink : CIDER
38. Citify : URBANIZE
40. "La Desserte" painter : MATISSE
41. Painter ___ de Chavannes : PUVIS
44. Like partly melted snow : SLUSHY
46. Smack-dab : SPANG
47. Mideastern people : ARABS
48. Zeus's messenger : IRIS
49. The ___, Thames estuary sandbank : NORE
50. Behold, to Cicero : ECCE
52. Made a perfect serve : ACED
53. London art gallery : TATE
54. Verve : ELAN
57. Mauna ___ : LOA

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