New York Times, Thursday, April 10, 1986

Author:Charles Engler
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { B J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. TV sitcom hit: 1949–56 : MAMA
5. Darnel : TARE
9. He stabbed Caesar first : CASCA
14. "___! I loved you best": Sheffield : ALAS
15. Brazilian macaws : ARAS
16. Blanched : ASHEN
17. Tent beds : COTS
18. Mischievous urchins : IMPS
19. Where Duccio painted : SIENA
20. Seagoing singer? : ETHELWATERS
23. Chi follower : PSI
24. Afternoon socials : TEAS
25. A founder of aerodynamics : EIFFEL
27. Half Moon skipper : HUDSON
30. African trek : SAFARI
32. A.P. rival : UPI
33. Epiphany trio : MAGI
34. Ethereal : AERY
37. Heaps : TONS
39. One of the Bermudas : PAGET
40. Urban blight : SLUM
41. Cinch : SNAP
42. Friends, in Bathgate : EMES
43. Mil. award : DSC
44. Deter : HINDER
46. Awn : ARISTA
49. Toulouse-Lautrec specialty : POSTER
51. Kind of glass : SPUN
52. Oh! in Offenbach : ACH
53. Sylvan syncopator? : WOODYHERMAN
59. Put away : STORE
61. Portrayer of Zola in a 1937 movie : MUNI
62. Wash feeder : OUSE
63. Gogol's "___ Bulba" : TARAS
64. Footless creature : APOD
65. E-flat saxophone : ALTO
66. Dexterous : ADEPT
67. Warren Beatty movie: 1981 : REDS
68. Bishop's subordinate : DEAN
1. Symbol of authority : MACE
2. "Thanks ___!" : ALOT
3. Schoolroom subj. : MATH
4. Black-ink entries : ASSETS
5. Formosa, today : TAIWAN
6. Slugger Tony : ARMAS
7. Engrossed : RAPT
8. Verb form for Virgil : ESSE
9. A source of cinnamon : CASSIA
10. "___ was saying" : ASI
11. Meadowlands maestro? : SHEPFIELDS
12. Perfume an altar : CENSE
13. "For want of ___ . . . " : ANAIL
21. Zodiacal cat : LEO
22. Alter a jacket : REFIT
26. Angelico and Diavolo : FRAS
27. Wickiups : HUTS
28. Well versed in : UPON
29. Singer on the strand? : DINAHSHORE
30. More judicious : SAGER
31. Iron and Ice : AGES
33. Ball role : MAME
35. Reddish brown : RUST
36. Village People hit: 1979 : YMCA
38. Image's partner : SPIT
39. Card game : PEDRO
45. Most fashionable : NEWEST
46. Pomologists' pests : APHIDS
47. Poet Housman's burden : RUE
48. Raid : INROAD
49. Trattoria treat : PASTA
50. Group of eight : OCTAD
51. Church council : SYNOD
54. Foe converted by Mohammed : OMAR
55. Cat's-paw : DUPE
56. Lounging slipper : MULE
57. A predecessor of Boomer : ASTA
58. Kind of lamp : NEON
60. Chew the fat : RAP

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