New York Times, Wednesday, March 4, 1987

Author: McKeon
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across Down
1. Crush : CROWD
6. Taunt : TWIT
10. Reduce : PARE
14. Rajah's wife : RANEE
15. Garden lifeline : HOSE
16. The same, to Seneca : IDEM
17. Last of a series : OMEGA
18. Otherwise : ELSE
19. Pentastich, e.g. : POEM
20. Word of honor : PAROLE
22. Interchangeable : FUNGIBLE
24. Head, in Le Havre : TETE
26. Grave : EARNEST
27. Anthony's goal : SUFFRAGE
31. Combo date : GIG
32. Baseball's Matty, Felipe and Jesus : ALOUS
33. Tore : RACED
35. Prepare : GET
38. Privy to : INON
39. Actor Burton of "Roots" : LEVAR
40. Ardor : FIRE
41. "And many a lightfoot ___": Housman : LAD
42. "The ___ Babies": Kingsley : WATER
43. Radioactivity unit : CURIE
44. Cio-Cio-___ : SAN
45. Asked for boldly : DEMANDED
47. In the spotlight : ONSTAGE
51. Cleanse : WASH
52. Start of an 1880 song title : FUNICULI
54. Suppresses : CHOKES
58. Tizzy : FLAP
59. Appends : ADDS
61. "A ___-out Case": G. Greene : BURNT
62. Actress Sommer : ELKE
63. Directions for Dobbin : GEES
64. Script notation : ASIDE
65. Mantas : RAYS
66. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
67. Plant again : RESOW
1. Trim : CROP
2. Hindu epic hero : RAMA
3. Unique person : ONER
4. "Ain't ___?": 1921 song : WEGOTFUN
5. Casino group : DEALERS
6. Article : THE
7. Lobo, e.g. : WOLF
8. Publication : ISSUE
9. Pop-rock authority : TEENAGER
10. "___ Down the Valley Wild": Blake : PIPING
11. Building material : ADOBE
12. Whirls : REELS
13. Irish patriot : EMMET
21. Airport abbr. : ETA
23. Network of lines : GRID
25. Cattle or snowy ___ : EGRET
27. Mizzen, e.g. : SAIL
28. Radius's neighbor : ULNA
29. Provender : FOOD
30. Having overhangs : EAVED
34. Poet who wrote "A Rapture" : CAREW
35. Encircle : GIRD
36. Lake or canal : ERIE
37. ___ off (angry) : TEED
39. Body follower : LANGUAGE
40. Midway stop : FUNHOUSE
42. Brit. servicewoman : WAAC
43. Refreshment stand : CASHBAR
44. Insect part : STIPES
46. Singer Davis : MAC
47. Tender : OFFER
48. Ravine : NULLA
49. Sinuous : SNAKY
50. One of the Plinys : ELDER
53. Notion : IDEA
55. Actor Kristofferson : KRIS
56. Within: Comb. form : ENDO
57. Fret : STEW
60. Fast plane : SST

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