New York Times, Thursday, April 21, 1988

Author: Rhonda Kraus
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 1
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Across Down
1. Starry : ASTRAL
7. N.H. city : NASHUA
13. Qualm : SCRUPLE
15. Skeptically : ASKANCE
17. Place for a cradle? : TREETOP
18. Small pianos : SPINETS
19. "For ___ a jolly . . . " : HES
20. Ayes : YESSES
22. River isle : AIT
23. Encountered : MET
24. English pope : ADRIAN
25. "Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
26. Loser to Dwight : ADLAI
28. An antelope : GNU
29. Link again : RETIE
30. Churchly discourses : SERMONS
32. Dancer Katherine : DUNHAM
33. Muck's companion : MIRE
34. Arrived : CAME
35. Sign of age : PATINA
38. Sand rats' kin : GERBILS
41. "It's ___ way to Tipperary . . . " : ALONG
42. Come out ahead : WIN
43. Entrances to mines : ADITS
45. Hit hard : SLUG
46. Sips : TASTES
48. Jell : SET
49. Sound of impatience : TUT
50. Heggen's "___ Roberts" : MISTER
51. Notice : SEE
52. Obvious : EVIDENT
54. Meat-filled pastry : RISSOLE
57. Pedigree : LINEAGE
58. Plotted : SCHEMED
59. Type sizes : AGATES
60. Lumberjacks : HEWERS
1. Wheezing condition : ASTHMA
2. Diatribes : SCREEDS
3. Carpenter's horse : TRESTLE
4. Actress McClanahan : RUE
5. Likely : APT
6. Silent screen's Harold : LLOYD
7. Bahamian capital : NASSAU
8. Colo. resort : ASPEN
9. Gear for 8 Down : SKIS
10. Chinese dynasty : HAN
11. Dig up : UNEARTH
12. Sea anemone : ACTINIA
14. Table centerpiece : EPERGNE
16. Value : ESTEEM
21. Transgressions : SINS
24. Toxophilite's action : AIMING
25. Virgil's epic : AENEID
27. Pre-joust activity : ARMING
29. Latin dances : RUMBAS
31. "___ pro nobis" : ORA
32. Book by Nabokov : DAR
34. Hubs : CENTERS
35. Short, light prose work : PASTEL
36. Sediment : ALLUVIA
37. Tipster's activity : TOUTING
38. Essence : GIST
39. Lithe : LISSOME
40. Pittsburgh footballer : STEELER
42. Squanders : WASTES
44. Mounts for knights : STEEDS
46. Faint hue : TINGE
47. Film's Von Stroheim : ERICH
50. Headcheese, e.g. : MEAT
53. Minerva, for one : DEA
55. Pronoun for a calico cat : SHE
56. Stitch : SEW

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