New York Times, Monday, April 18, 1988

Author: Elaine George
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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1. Shadowbox : SPAR
5. Dunces : ASSES
10. Asian nanny : AMAH
14. Kind of duck : LAME
15. Gallagher's vaudeville partner : SHEAN
16. Comedian Jay ___ : LENO
17. Ballplayer Amos : OTIS
18. Inasmuch as : SINCE
19. Famed suffragette : MOTT
20. Call it quits : THROWINTHETOWEL
23. Captains' records : LOGS
24. Was a candidate : RAN
25. Demonstrated : PROVEN
28. Petered out : DWINDLED
33. Bathes : LAVES
34. Auctioneer's warning : GOING
35. A feast ___ famine : ORA
36. Elderly : AGED
37. Fetch : BRING
38. Serve the coffee : POUR
39. Buddhist sect : ZEN
40. Set straight : ALINE
41. Something worthless : TRIPE
42. Supposing : ASSUMING
44. Bed linen : SHEETS
45. Mailing stations: Abbr. : POS
46. Oil cartel : OPEC
47. Speaks the unvarnished truth : LAYSITONTHELINE
55. Medicinal plant : ALOE
56. Overact : EMOTE
57. Not new : USED
58. Brewer's need : MALT
59. Moon or Spoon : RIVER
60. Another kind of duck : DEAD
61. Clumsy boats : ARKS
62. Gawk : STARE
63. Hard to handle : EELY
1. Kind of machine : SLOT
2. Footway : PATH
3. Moslem V.I.P. : AMIR
4. Made a decision : RESOLVED
5. Designate : ASSIGN
6. Climbs, in a way : SHINS
7. Dispatched : SENT
8. Anagram for ache : EACH
9. Disdainful : SNEERING
10. Nutty flavoring : ALMOND
11. Kitten's cry : MEOW
12. Create a pot : ANTE
13. "The ___ Baltimore," Wilson play : HOTL
21. Troubles : WOES
22. Spicy taste : TANG
25. Shopping mall : PLAZA
26. Spreads unchecked : RAGES
27. Hot spots : OVENS
28. Busy : DOING
29. Port or sherry : WINE
30. Shavetail : LOOIE
31. Explode : ERUPT
32. Takes a risk : DARES
34. Beam : GRIN
37. Banes of tennis players : BLISTERS
38. Head off : PRECLUDE
40. To me: Fr. : AMOI
41. Quakers' pronoun : THEE
43. Disturbs : UPSETS
44. Globe or ball : SPHERE
46. Aquatic mammal : OTTER
47. Tibetan priest : LAMA
48. Winged : ALAR
49. Main part of an egg : YOLK
50. Leave out : OMIT
51. Popular PBS show : NOVA
52. "Got it!" : ISEE
53. Actress Patricia : NEAL
54. Arnold, the singer : EDDY

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