New York Times, Tuesday, April 21, 1987

Author: William S. McIlrath
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Rustlers' chasers : POSSE
6. Black, in Brest : NOIR
10. Encyclopedia : TOME
14. Waters or Merman : ETHEL
15. Cuzco resident : INCA
16. Axillary : ALAR
17. Customs agents in Beijing? : CHINESECHECKERS
20. ___-Tiki : KON
21. Lemminglike rodent : VOLE
22. Surge : HEAVE
23. Crake : RAIL
24. Tensed : TAUT
26. Shoe worn in Aberdeen? : SCOTTISHBROGUE
32. Awaken : ROUSE
33. Homophone for 36 Down : PEEL
34. Response, in short : ANS
35. Concerning : INRE
36. Factory : PLANT
38. Leave out : OMIT
39. ___ tai, rum drink : MAI
40. Penn of films : SEAN
41. Critical : ACUTE
42. Mohammedan warriors? : ARABIANKNIGHTS
46. Chaplet : ORLE
47. Summer quaffs : ADES
48. Luigi's love : AMORE
51. Third man : ABEL
52. Keen in Kilarney : CRY
55. Rock group in Sasebo? : JAPANESEBEETLES
59. Sci. course : ANAT
60. Bitter : SORE
61. Follow a Child direction : SAUTE
62. Function : ROLE
63. Trudge : PLOD
64. Spandau diarist : SPEER
1. Measure of trouble? : PECK
2. Roman emperor : OTHO
3. Tibia : SHIN
4. E.M.K. is one : SEN
5. Lift : ELEVATE
6. Dark, metallic alloys : NIELLI
7. Erstwhile : ONCE
8. "___ bin ein Berliner" : ICH
9. "Norma ___," Field film : RAE
10. Feel fondness for : TAKETO
11. Olive for Ovid : OLEA
12. Sportscaster Albert : MARV
13. Celt : ERSE
18. Ellerbee's "And ___ Goes" : SOIT
19. Rustic : CHURL
23. Rambler : ROSE
24. After that : THEN
25. Help a hood : ABET
26. Underwater detector : SONAR
27. Feudal assembly : CURIA
28. Sail briskly : SPANK
29. Range : GAMUT
30. Elements : UNITS
31. Royal Italian name : ESTE
32. Narrow cleft : RIMA
36. Ring : PEAL
37. Lovers' ___ : LANE
38. Operatic baron : OCHS
40. Chased woman : SIREN
41. Eternal : AGELESS
43. White ester : BORATE
44. Caught : NABBED
45. Parisian perception : IDEE
48. Discordant : AJAR
49. ___ War (great race horse) : MANO
50. October's gem : OPAL
51. Aviating prefix : AERO
52. Hint for a hawkshaw : CLUE
53. Plexus : RETE
54. Flemish waterway : YSER
56. Sixth sense, for short : ESP
57. Earth's star : SOL
58. Faucet : TAP

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