New York Times, Wednesday, March 2, 1988

Author:William S. McIlrath
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. A ray : BETA
5. Torquato ___, Italian poet : TASSO
10. Stout : ALE
13. Comedian King : ALAN
14. Bone: Comb. form : OSTEO
15. Above, in Bonn : UBER
16. March 17 greeting : TOPOFTHEMORNING
19. Finial : EPI
20. Newsy bits : ITEMS
21. Rims : EDGES
22. One who jeers : DERIDER
24. Full of: Suffix : OSE
25. Either of two N.T. books : COR
26. Left : DEPARTED
31. Medicinal herb : ALOE
34. Homophone for mettle : METAL
35. Nest-egg initials : IRA
36. Moderate : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
40. Compass reading : ENE
41. A Lauder : ESTEE
42. Ait : ISLE
43. Pennon : STREAMER
45. "Road to ___," 1947 film : RIO
47. One, to Angus : ANE
48. Oriental : EASTERN
52. Removed : APART
55. Minister's home : MANSE
57. Ruby or Sandra : DEE
58. Where many a halfback lands : BOTTOMOFTHEPILE
61. Equally : BOTH
62. " . . . laborare est ___" : ORARE
63. "When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
64. King precursors, at times : ALA
65. Kitchen implement : CORER
66. Risqué : SEXY
1. Lessened : BATED
2. Abscond for love's sake : ELOPE
3. Nocturnal mammal : TAPIR
4. Enero is first in this period : ANO
5. Walk unsteadily : TOTTER
6. Jacob's eighth son : ASHER
7. Arrest : STEM
8. Religious schs. : SEMS
9. Tic-tac-toe trio : OOO
10. " . . . and carry ___ stick" : ABIG
11. Smooth consonant : LENE
12. Units of work : ERGS
15. Below : UNDER
17. Tray's kin : FIDO
18. Secondhand transaction : RESALE
23. Like some coffee or tea : ICED
24. Colorful fish : OPAH
26. Postpone : DEFER
27. Major trailer : ETTE
28. Sobrinos' kin : TIOS
29. Of an epoch : ERAL
30. Miami's county : DADE
31. Iowa city : AMES
32. Fuzz : LINT
33. Baltic waterway : ODER
34. Speck : MOTE
37. Crude shelter : LEANTO
38. "Love and Squalor" girl : ESME
39. Public disturbance : RIOT
44. Loam or loess : EARTH
45. Breakfast item : RASHER
46. Conversation filler : ISEE
48. ___ nous : ENTRE
49. Cato was one : EDILE
50. Take it easy : RELAX
51. Indigent : NEEDY
52. Rhyme scheme : ABBA
53. Place for a dip : POOL
54. "___ boy!" : ATTA
55. Mindanao native : MORO
56. On the horizon : AFAR
59. Soft shoe, for short : MOC
60. Pops : PAS

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