New York Times, Wednesday, April 6, 1988

Author:Emory H. Cain
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. Winding device : SPOOL
6. Stuff : CRAM
10. Height: Comb. form : ACRO
14. Reduce by 50% : HALVE
15. Kind of brain or duck : LAME
16. Cough or lemon follower : DROP
17. Famed Vermonter : ALLEN
18. "What ___ for Love," 1975 song : IDID
19. January marcher : DIME
20. Core : HEART
21. Intermediary : MIDDLEMAN
23. Ky. city or college : BEREA
25. Thick, woolen cloths : LODENS
26. Minn. river port : WINONA
29. Pipe joints : TEES
31. Dwarf buffalo : ANOA
32. Celt : GAEL
34. Pianist Blake : EUBIE
39. Invaded a bastion : STORMED
41. Statesman financier Baruch : BERNARD
43. Honshu's other name : HONDO
44. Fervor : ZEAL
46. Bonn three : DREI
47. Numerical suffix : TEEN
49. Ore of zinc sulfide : BLENDE
51. Draw a ___ (aim at) : BEADON
55. Arab ruler : AMEER
57. Aorta? : INNERTUBE
59. Cut of beef : SHANK
63. Arrest : STEM
64. Presque ___, city in Me. : ISLE
65. Setting for "Rain" : SAMOA
66. "___ take arms . . . ": Shak. : ORTO
67. Ruff females : REES
68. Growing out : ENATE
69. Rialto light : NEON
70. Old language : ERSE
71. One of the Fords : EDSEL
1. Deposed Irani : SHAH
2. Fence picket : PALE
3. Spicy stew : OLLA
4. Go ___ (take extreme action) : OVERBOARD
5. Meager : LENTEN
6. Region, to Keats : CLIME
7. Project joy : RADIATE
8. Surrounded by : AMID
9. Tamper : MEDDLE
10. Supplementary : ADDED
11. Larceny, e.g. : CRIME
12. Kind of candle : ROMAN
13. Emulates Pandora : OPENS
22. Bested one : LOSER
24. Fad : RAGE
26. Cleanse : WASH
27. Division word : INTO
28. Palindromic time : NOON
30. Island off Italy : ELBA
33. Roofing tool : ADZE
35. Sneaky : UNDERHAND
36. Silo neighbor : BARN
37. Angered : IRED
38. An Adams : EDIE
40. Kind of home or lodge : MOTOR
42. North Sea feeder : ELBE
45. Gives power to : ENABLES
48. Whole : ENTIRE
50. Renter : LESSEE
51. Scarce mammal : BISON
52. ___ nous : ENTRE
53. Highest of the Pyrenees : ANETO
54. Incubus, for one : DEMON
56. Reagan Attorney General : MEESE
58. Manipulator : USER
60. Latin-lesson word : AMAS
61. Memo : NOTE
62. Pauline ___, movie critic : KAEL

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