New York Times, Monday, April 25, 1988

Author: Elaine George
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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Across Down
1. Leather-workers' tools : AWLS
5. Knights' wives : DAMES
10. Arp's art : DADA
14. Cage for chicks : COOP
15. Archie Bunker's wife : EDITH
16. Actor Jannings : EMIL
17. Problem solvers : TROUBLESHOOTERS
20. Becomes better : IMPROVES
21. At a rapid tempo : PRESTO
22. "Let ___ eat cake" : THEM
23. Health resorts : SPAS
24. Diversifies : VARIES
27. A basic human need : SHELTER
30. Actress Stewart : ALANA
31. Task : CHORE
32. Decay : ROT
34. Valuable vase : MING
35. Serbs and Sorbs : SLAVS
36. A fine cotton : PIMA
37. Wooden pin : PEG
38. Uncle Tom's creator : STOWE
39. ___ of the crop : CREAM
40. Recency : NEWNESS
42. Calif. raisin center : FRESNO
43. Product from sisal : ROPE
44. Gets the point : SEES
45. Makes irate : ANGERS
48. Honeys : SWEETIES
52. S.C. lawmaker : SENATORHOLLINGS
54. Iran's foe: Var. : IRAK
55. Bête ___ (bugbear) : NOIRE
56. Source of mohair : GOAT
57. Does some planting : SOWS
58. Break off : SEVER
59. Partner of odds : ENDS
1. Start of a Simon opus : ACTI
2. Robin's prey : WORM
3. Airplane maneuver : LOOP
4. Old Faithful activity : SPURTING
5. Digs for data : DELVES
6. Legally revoke, as a legacy : ADEEM
7. ___ America : MISS
8. Numerical suffix : ETH
9. Malls are their meccas : SHOPPERS
10. Abhor : DETEST
11. College town in Iowa : AMES
12. ___ cheap : DIRT
13. Moreover : ALSO
18. Black tea : BOHEA
19. Papal cape : ORALE
23. What push comes to : SHOVE
24. Seductive woman : VAMP
25. Being from outer space : ALIEN
26. Grassland : RANGE
27. Artie and Irwin : SHAWS
28. Hurons' kin : ERIES
29. Kind of candle : ROMAN
31. Neck and neck : CLOSE
33. "___ Shanter," Burns poem : TAMO
35. Relatives by marriage : STEPSONS
36. Renown : PRESTIGE
38. A wee nip : SNORT
39. Angler's basket : CREEL
41. Inflicts : WREAKS
42. Tentacle : FEELER
44. Took an oath : SWORE
45. Sale sign : ASIS
46. Notorious fiddler : NERO
47. Eat like a beaver : GNAW
48. Hood's switchblade : SHIV
49. Being part of : INON
50. Major Hoople's expletive : EGAD
51. Giant jets : SSTS
53. Caviar : ROE

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