New York Times, Monday, March 7, 1988

Author: Louis Sabin
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { B F J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Communications : MESSAGES
9. Conducts : STEERS
15. At the core : INTERNAL
16. Hot milk-and-wine drink : POSSET
17. Of the third order : TERTIARY
18. East Indian sailor : LASCAR
19. Time period : ERA
20. Sharp tool : AWL
21. Disencumber : RID
22. Mohammed's son-in-law : ALI
23. Took a cab : RODE
25. Ruhr city : ESSEN
27. Went coasting : SLID
28. Side dish : SALAD
30. Take steps : ACT
31. Window section : PANE
32. ___ daisy : SHASTA
34. Like some cakes : OATEN
35. Unit of elec. current : AMP
38. Goes to the meeting : ATTENDS
40. Id follower : EST
41. Skirt features : GORES
43. Judge twice : RETEST
45. Nettled : IRED
46. D.C. bigwig : SEN
47. Mubarak's capital : CAIRO
50. Soviet news source : TASS
51. "Siddhartha" author : HESSE
53. Spiders on stoves : PANS
55. Stein filler : ALE
56. Quip : MOT
57. Touch of winter : NIP
59. ___ d'Or, town in Quebec : VAL
60. Flammable item : TINDER
62. Mechanical advantage : LEVERAGE
64. Singles-bar rarity : ESCORT
65. Reduced to a mean : AVERAGED
66. Adamant : STEELY
67. Scrooge and Marley : PARTNERS
1. Clerical headdress : MITER
2. Juárez Januaries : ENEROS
3. "La ___," 1954 film : STRADA
4. Coterie : SET
5. "Nessun dorma," e.g. : ARIA
6. Caused corrosion : GNAWEDAT
7. British noblemen : EARLS
8. Vulpine : SLY
9. First-aid device : SPLINT
10. Natterjack : TOAD
11. Hook shape : ESS
12. Increase : ESCALATE
13. Straightens anew : REALINES
14. Grating : STRIDENT
21. Disavow : RECANT
24. Overhead rwys. : ELS
26. Glossy fabrics : SATEENS
27. Bad Ems, e.g. : SPA
29. Triumphant cries : AHAS
33. Lewis's "Main ___" : STREET
34. Greek peak : OSSA
35. Stirs up : AGITATES
36. Aesop, for one : MORALIST
37. Bearing : PRESENCE
39. Cheat : DECEIVER
42. Sullivan and Asner : EDS
44. Cant : TIP
46. Hospital bed jacket : SHORTY
48. Plunder : RAVAGE
49. Ass or catapult : ONAGER
52. Indy champ: 1983 : SNEVA
54. Luges : SLEDS
56. Blackbird : MERL
58. Impudent : PERT
61. Bambi's mother : DOE
62. Vanishing seat : LAP
63. Took charge of : RAN

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