New York Times, Monday, April 11, 1988

Author:Elaine George
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Gooseneck, e.g. : LAMP
5. Cries loudly : SOBS
9. Court minutes : ACTA
13. Musette : OBOE
14. Name in spydom : HARI
15. ___ rate (inferior) : THIRD
17. Sluggards : SLOWPOKES
19. Excessive enthusiasm : MANIA
20. Gerontological : SENILE
21. Various : ASSORTED
23. Unkempt abode : STY
24. Short sketch : SKIT
25. Bit of land amid water : ISLE
26. Stadium cheers : RAHS
28. Abandons : DESERTS
30. "The Greatest" : ALI
31. Word after door or place : MAT
32. "And ___ shake the spheres": Dryden : SEEMSTO
36. Reflect : PONDER
38. An explosive : AMATOL
39. Directed : STEERED
41. Elec. unit : AMP
42. A Canadian export : ALE
43. Twelfth graders : SENIORS
45. Very, in Paris : TRES
46. Epochs : ERAS
49. Spicy stew : OLLA
50. Deadly routine : RUT
51. Softened : RELENTED
53. Against : VERSUS
56. Night noise : SNORE
57. Significant event : MILESTONE
59. Canvas abodes : TENTS
60. Vegetarian's anathema : MEAT
61. Mandolin's cousin : LUTE
62. Oater's locale : WEST
63. Slithering killers : ASPS
64. Collar or jacket : ETON
1. Forfeiture : LOSS
2. Qualified : ABLE
3. Illegal booze : MOONSHINE
4. Lapwings : PEWITS
5. Word with lace or tree : SHOE
6. Acorn's source : OAK
7. What born losers don't get : BREAKS
8. Pantywaists : SISSIES
9. Vapor: Comb. form : ATMO
10. Certain charming quality : CHARISMA
11. Shades : TINTS
12. African gazelle : ARIEL
16. Miami's county : DADE
18. Layer : PLY
22. Rivers : STREAMS
24. Bridge reversal : SET
26. Knocks : RAPS
27. "Thanks ___!" : ALOT
28. "Letting 'I ___' wait . . . ": Shak. : DARENOT
29. What an R.N. takes : TEMP
31. Nothing more than : MERE
33. Begins a journey : STARTSOUT
34. Decorated metalware : TOLE
35. Bullfight cries : OLES
37. Sweets : DESSERTS
40. Predicament : DILEMMA
41. Ex-coach Parseghian : ARA
44. Songs of yore : OLDIES
45. Snapper : TURTLE
46. Formerly, formerly : ERST
47. Freshen : RENEW
48. Solo : ALONE
50. Legal matter : RES
52. Bird's-___ soup : NEST
53. Animal docs : VETS
54. Golden-rule word : UNTO
55. Homophone for scene : SEEN
58. Toddler's favorite spot : LAP

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