New York Times, Wednesday, April 9, 1986

Author: Edward Bobb
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 Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Great devastation : HAVOC
6. Shield : EGIS
10. Astronaut's agcy. : NASA
14. Scipio, to Hannibal : ENEMY
15. Silents siren : VAMP
16. Viva voce : ORAL
17. Barely getting by : EKING
18. Epochal : ERAL
19. Had on : WORE
20. "Name no one man," e.g. : PALINDROME
22. Khayyám : OMAR
23. Hitherto, hitherto : ERST
24. Adventure-seeking : ERRANT
26. French cousin of the F.B.I. : SURETE
30. Mortise mate : TENON
32. Social unit : CLAN
33. Former labor leader : ABEL
35. Berm : LEDGE
39. Eddie Fisher hit: 1951 : ANYTIME
41. All you out there! : SOLVERS
43. Fundamental : BASIC
44. U.S.C.G. woman : SPAR
46. Utter : EMIT
47. Brava, Mesa or Rica preceder : COSTA
49. Seat given up by a lover in 1936 : THRONE
51. Lead ore : GALENA
54. Area south of Houston St., N.Y.C. : SOHO
56. Genesis donor : ADAM
57. Cairo or Copenhagen : METROPOLIS
63. Nothing, to Lloyd : LOVE
64. Parched : ARID
65. Sourpuss : PRUNE
66. Algerian port : ORAN
67. Hoarfrost : RIME
68. Ukase : EDICT
69. Skin : PELT
70. Maple-tree genus : ACER
71. Bonheur and Ponselle : ROSAS
1. Dickens villain : HEEP
2. Singer Paul from Ottawa : ANKA
3. An anagram of live : VEIL
4. Bus preceder : OMNI
5. Young swan : CYGNET
6. Tinker to ___ to Chance : EVERS
7. Strangle : GAROTTE
8. Islamic leader : IMAM
9. Bad temper : SPLEEN
10. Timely phrase in a Presley hit : NOWORNEVER
11. Asset of basil : AROMA
12. A plastic wrapper : SARAN
13. On the qui vive : ALERT
21. Fond hope : DREAM
25. Parkerhouse ___ : ROLL
26. Strikebreaker : SCAB
27. Arm bone : ULNA
28. X followers : RAYS
29. Lure : ENTICEMENT
31. Lanchester or Maxwell : ELSA
34. Defeat : BEST
36. An anagram of mode : DEMO
37. Rictus : GRIN
38. Famed Renaissance name : ESTE
40. Sacred picture : ICON
42. Straight: Comb. form : ORTHO
45. Diversion : PASTIME
48. Winged fruit : SAMARA
50. Leaf or grass follower : HOPPER
51. Lively dance : GALOP
52. Revere : ADORE
53. Treasonous Pierre : LAVAL
55. Part of B.P.O.E. : ORDER
58. ___ the Red : ERIC
59. Church calendar : ORDO
60. Boxer Firpo or pitcher Tiant : LUIS
61. Quechua : INCA
62. Prescribes : SETS

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