New York Times, Monday, March 28, 1988

Author:Nancy McCarthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Napkins for babies : BIBS
5. Huckster, sometimes : ADMAN
10. Formless mass : BLOB
14. Soviet sea : ARAL
15. Twit : TEASE
16. French fantasy : REVE
17. Off one's rocker : LOCO
18. Discussed : TALKEDOVER
20. Desk accessory, once : INKWELL
22. Holmes activity : EDUCING
23. Shoe size : TENE
24. Actress Merrill : DINA
25. Gets cracking : HASTENS
28. Provides gratuitously : ENDOWS
32. Stops : HALTS
33. Cry of surprised dismay : OOPS
35. Satanic : EVIL
36. Flood refuge : ARK
37. Spartan serf : HELOT
38. Notable time : ERA
39. Chariot way : ITER
41. Spirit : ELAN
42. Basque's topper : BERET
44. Mazurkalike dance : REDOWA
46. Snacks and feasts : REPASTS
48. Art movement : DADA
50. Aleutian island : ATTU
51. Trooper's quarry : SPEEDER
54. River in Hades : ACHERON
57. Retreated : TURNEDBACK
59. Within: Prefix : ENTO
60. "Thanks ___" : ALOT
61. Rich cake : TORTE
62. Grouper : MERO
63. Porgy's woman : BESS
64. Ear shell : ORMER
65. Pierre is its cap. : SDAK
1. Island off Java : BALI
2. Golf-bag item : IRON
3. Sassed : BACKTALKED
4. Least speedy : SLOWEST
5. Clement ___, British statesman : ATTLEE
6. Traffic (in) : DEAL
7. Bad: Prefix : MAL
8. Invited : ASKED
9. Most indigent : NEEDIEST
10. Rich fabric : BROCADE
11. Jacob and Leah's third son : LEVI
12. Chamber for Child : OVEN
13. Titanic's undoing : BERG
19. James or Michael of films : DUNN
21. Tolkien creatures : ENTS
25. Roaring Camp's creator : HARTE
26. Musical Coward : NOEL
27. Word with plexus or system : SOLAR
29. Upset : OVERTURNED
30. Cables : WIRES
31. Spring support : SLAT
32. Long-running musical : HAIR
34. Dixie-style bread : PONE
37. Set a course for : HEADEDTO
40. Squirrels and chipmunks : RODENTS
42. British spa : BATH
43. Regards highly : ESTEEMS
45. Walk through water : WADE
47. Green Bay gridder : PACKER
49. Vined latticework shelter : ARBOR
51. Puncture : STAB
52. Whimper : PULE
53. God of love : EROS
54. Part of a Molière work : ACTE
55. Norwegian river : OTRA
56. Recess : NOOK
58. Humerus's locale : ARM

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