New York Times, Monday, April 27, 1987

Author:Johnson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { B J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1987, The New York Times
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1. Auricular : OTIC
5. Take away : STRIP
10. Réunion et al. : ILES
14. "Abide ___ Me," noted hymn : WITH
15. Vex : TEASE
16. Get stuck, in a way : MIRE
17. Suffix with depend : ENCE
18. Made of a cereal : OATEN
19. Nuisance : PEST
20. Symbol of high authority : THEHORSESMOUTH
23. But, to Virgil : SED
24. Suffix with musket : EER
25. Measures of length : PACES
28. Eleventh-century date : MLI
31. "Watch your ___!" : STEP
34. Timetable abbr. : ARR
35. Dyes : STAINS
38. Cupid, to Athena : EROS
40. Symbol of treachery : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
43. South American monkey : TITI
44. Calm : SERENE
45. Stage scene : SET
46. Times after sunsets, to poets : EENS
48. Haw.'s former status : TER
49. Lascivious looks : LEERS
51. Pol. epithet since 1880 : GOP
53. Balsam, e.g. : FIR
54. "The ___!" (Depression cry) : WOLFSATTHEDOOR
62. Half a game's name : ALAI
63. Danger : PERIL
64. Head table's locale : DAIS
66. Tears : RIPS
67. Opt : ELECT
68. To be, to Cato : ESSE
69. Elegant : POSH
70. Gives off fumes : REEKS
71. Boil slowly : STEW
1. Be under obligation : OWE
2. Light coloring : TINT
3. Yearn : ITCH
4. Partner of crackers : CHEESE
5. Tolerated : STOOD
6. Race : TEAR
7. Words of disgust : RATS
8. Expression of understanding : ISEE
9. "Honi soit qui mal y ___" : PENSE
10. International dealer : IMPORTER
11. Stead : LIEU
12. Formerly, formerly : ERST
13. One of Cain's brothers : SETH
21. W. German state : HESSE
22. Engr. degrees : MES
25. Gone by : PAST
26. Golfer Palmer : ARNIE
27. Container for eggs : CRATE
28. He painted Morisot : MANET
29. British quart : LITRE
30. "A nest of robins ___ hair" : INHER
32. Wipe out : ERASE
33. Tough question : POSER
36. Scale notes : TIS
37. Rep.'s counterpart : SEN
39. Fast planes : SSTS
41. Cero or croaker : KINGFISH
42. Cold : GELID
47. Call for help : SOS
50. Decays gradually : ERODES
52. Kind of tiger : PAPER
53. Materials for fedoras : FELTS
54. Loom threads : WARP
55. Hodgepodge : OLIO
56. Track measures : LAPS
57. TV part : TELE
58. Pear or apple : TREE
59. Rube : HICK
60. Kiln : OAST
61. Go skyward : RISE
65. "And ___ a fine seam" : SEW

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