New York Times, Wednesday, March 9, 1988

Author: Kathryn Righter
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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1. Flag supports : POLES
6. Cotillion : GERMAN
12. Members of the ox family : BOVINES
14. Fly a plane : AVIATE
15. Like certain Mediterranean winds : ETESIAN
16. "Il Trovatore" heroine : LEONORA
18. Type of ship: Abbr. : STR
19. Motormen : DRIVERS
21. Former capital of Serbia : NIS
22. Conger : EEL
23. Whirls : SPINS
24. Desire : WISH
25. Pamphlet : TRACT
28. Vegetable : PEA
29. Parsonage : MANSE
30. Damaged : SPOILED
32. Sheeplike antelopes : SAIGAS
33. Retired for the night : ABED
34. Force; power : DINT
35. Tried : TESTED
38. Piquant; sharp : PUNGENT
41. Source of Solomon's gold : OPHIR
42. ___-relief : BAS
43. Aromas : ODORS
45. Bakery products : PIES
46. Kinds : SORTS
48. Tear : RIP
49. Ailing : ILL
50. Laborers : WORKMEN
52. Mid-11th-century date : MLI
53. Alcoholic beverage : COLLINS
55. Semitic language : ARAMAIC
57. Celtic language : GAELIC
58. Newness : NOVELTY
59. Crush; stamp out : SCOTCH
60. ___ rabbit : WELSH
1. Ceramic artisans : POTTERS
2. Cover and extend beyond : OVERLAP
3. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
4. Camelot character : ENID
5. ___ Tower, Chicago : SEARS
6. Lead ore : GALENA
7. Player between Tinker and Chance : EVERS
8. Ebro and Mayo : RIOS
9. Chess piece : MAN
10. Activity on Yom Kippur : ATONING
11. Portia's handmaiden : NERISSA
12. Attack : BESET
13. Clipped : SNIPPED
17. Lenten symbol : ASHES
20. Contended : VIED
24. Bided one's time : WAITED
26. Relatives of raccoons : COATIS
27. River at Rome : TIBER
29. Tropical fruit : MANGO
31. Guided : LED
32. Transgress : SIN
34. Refuse collector in Britain : DUSTMAN
35. Subject : TOPIC
36. Concluding speeches : EPILOGS
37. Varnish ingredient : SHELLAC
38. Recreation area : PARK
39. Standards or averages : NORMALS
40. Prehistoric structure of three stones : TRILITH
42. Beet soup : BORSCH
44. Like pepper pot : SPICY
46. Kind of boom : SONIC
47. Asian goat antelope : SEROW
50. Wither : WILT
51. Church area : NAVE
54. Sign of the zodiac : LEO
56. Honey, in pharmacy : MEL

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