New York Times, Saturday, April 2, 1988

Author: Vaughn Keith
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 105, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Cotton candy : SPUNSUGAR
10. "California Dreamin'" Mama : CASS
14. One-hundredth of a balboa : CENTESIMO
15. Sacred song : MOTET
16. Righteous Brothers hit: 1965 : UNCHAINEDMELODY
18. Composer Delibes : LEO
19. The "M" in E = MC2 : MASS
20. "Twenty Questions" category : ANIMAL
21. Dance position : PLIE
23. Recluse : EREMITE
24. Indian weight : TOLA
25. Derbies : HORSERACES
28. Unclosed, to the Bard : OPED
29. Work : OPUS
30. Cincinnati nine : REDS
31. ___ throat : STREP
33. Tanguay and Le Gallienne : EVAS
37. Collection: Suffix : IANA
38. Fork part : TINE
39. Erythrocytes : CORPUSCLES
45. Initials at Annapolis : USNA
46. Virgilian lake : AVERNUS
47. Sgts. : NCOS
48. Phoenician, e.g. : SEMITE
49. ___ B'rith : BNAI
53. Parisian affirmative : OUI
54. Aeschylean tragedy : PROMETHEUSBOUND
57. Modify : ALTER
58. Asymmetry : IMBALANCE
59. Certain whiskies : RYES
60. Compact cases for recordings : CASSETTES
1. Polyclitus was one : SCULPTOR
2. Classical symbol of patience : PENELOPE
3. Straightened, as a snake : UNCOILED
4. To the ___ degree : NTH
5. Baseball part : SEAM
6. Govt. info agency : USIA
7. Traps : GINS
8. Singing brothers : AMES
9. Poet McKuen : ROD
10. Mexican volcano : COLIMA
11. Kind of energy : ATOMIC
12. Tranquilize or tranquil : SEDATE
13. Fashions : STYLES
15. To lead: Fr. : MENER
17. Stable female : MARE
22. Diving-bell inventor : EADS
23. Ancient Jewish ascetic : ESSENE
25. It follows Dan. : HOS
26. Branch of physics : OPTICS
27. Bucolic : RURAL
32. ___ seul (ballet solo) : PAS
33. Vingt-___ (gambling game) : ETUN
34. Baron's superior : VISCOUNT
35. Promulgate : ANNOUNCE
36. Beaches : SEASIDES
39. Mr. Milquetoast : CASPAR
40. Too : OVERLY
41. Kind of control : REMOTE
42. Coaches : PRIMES
43. ___ den Linden : UNTER
44. Candle ingredient : SUET
49. Ancient Greek rostrum : BEMA
50. Small pieces : NUBS
51. Namesakes of a biblical king : ASAS
52. Suffix with access : IBLE
55. ___ jacet : HIC
56. Pilcorn : OAT

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