New York Times, Tuesday, April 7, 1987

Author:Elaine George
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. An anagram for spat : PSAT
5. Low : MOO
8. Evaluate : ASSAY
13. Boss on a shield : UMBO
14. Sail anagram : AILS
15. An anagram for shape : PHASE
16. Noel reversal : LEON
17. Tang anagram : GNAT
18. Prone anagram : PERON
19. Result when builders wing it : ELL
20. Highway interchanges : CLOVERLEAFS
22. One of a pair : SLIPPER
24. French night : NUIT
25. An anagram for east : SEAT
26. Had a taxing job : ASSESSED
30. Sackcloth's partner : ASHES
32. An anagram for times : EMITS
33. Backward Ira : ARI
34. Returning liar : RAIL
35. ___ to (informed) : PRIVY
36. Backward pins : SNIP
37. Raggedy one : ANN
38. Cause anagram : SAUCE
39. Stage anagram : GATES
40. Gratuity : LAGNAPPE
42. Spy name : MATA
43. Neat anagram : ANET
44. Skunk : POLECAT
47. Some truckers : SEMIDRIVERS
51. Eli anagram : LIE
52. Practical : UTILE
53. Soar anagram : OARS
54. Famous Auntie : MAME
55. Crape anagram : PACER
56. Kine anagram : NIKE
57. Rain anagram : IRAN
58. Luges : SLEDS
59. Bend in timber : SNY
60. Backward stag : GATS
1. Whines : PULES
2. Sniff : SMELL
3. Wiping out : ABOLISHING
4. Not backward : TON
5. Youth : MINOR
6. Patron saint of Norway : OLAV
7. Apparent : OSTENSIVE
8. Pertains : APPLIES
9. Bed linens : SHEETS
10. Actress Allgood : SARA
11. ___ now (currently) : ASOF
12. Urges : YENS
14. Shoelace tag : AGLET
20. Pacs anagram : CPAS
21. Outmoded : RUSTY
23. Pare : PEEL
26. A vestment : AMICE
27. Calif. city : SANTACLARA
28. Clinton's canal : ERIE
29. Short swims : DIPS
30. Backward Lara : ARAL
31. Yemeni capital : SANA
32. Outbursts : ERUPTIONS
35. Monograph : PAPER
36. See 25 Across : SATE
38. Woodworking tools : SANDERS
39. Backward slag : GALS
41. Denial anagram : NAILED
42. An anagram for mores : MORSE
44. Spirited : PERKY
45. Draw a bead on : AIMAT
46. Tense anagram : TEENS
47. Puss anagram : SUPS
48. Late anagram : ETAL
49. Rodents : MICE
50. Conceited : VAIN
54. Russian plane : MIG

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