New York Times, Saturday, April 30, 1988

Author: Vaughn Keith
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks)
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1. "Delphine" author: 1803 : DESTAEL
8. Scrutinize : CHECK
13. Like Ivy League games : INTERCOLLEGIATE
17. Details : PARTICULARITIES
18. General Bradley : OMAR
19. Tropical vines : LIANAS
20. Fast plane : SST
21. Tennis term : LET
22. Judge : DEEM
23. Bristle : SETA
24. Escapes : ELUDES
26. Where the ulna is : ARM
29. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
30. Merganser : SMEW
31. Where Bhutan is : ASIA
32. Understanding phrase : ISEE
33. Bobcat : LYNX
35. Advance : LEND
37. Skid : SLUE
40. Rotate, as a log in competition : BIRL
42. Word in a Beatles refrain : YEAH
45. Shade : TINT
46. Botanist Gray : ASA
47. Free-for-alls : MELEES
49. Noun suffix : ENCE
50. Campus gp. : FRAT
52. Que. neighbor : ONT
53. ___ de chose (trifling matter) : PEU
54. Typewriter roller : PLATEN
57. An anagram for able : ELBA
58. Roundhead : PARLIAMENTARIAN
61. Part of the Northwest Territories : ELLESMEREISLAND
62. Cleans, as a deck : SWABS
63. Ascetic Jewish sect : ESSENES
1. Kind of antenna : DIPOLE
2. Nail polishes : ENAMELS
3. Level : STRATUM
4. Four: Comb. form : TETR
5. Onassis, for short : ARI
6. Book of the O.T. : ECCLES
7. Comic-strip hero : LOUIE
8. MacKenzie or Keith : CLAN
9. The peacock was sacred to her : HERA
10. Protection : EGIS
11. Op. ___ : CIT
12. German rulers: 1871-1918 : KAISERS
14. Peruvian livestock : LLAMAS
15. Seed coatings : TESTAE
16. Worldly possessions : ESTATE
22. Moist, in a way : DEWY
23. Beer mug : SEIDEL
25. Excise : DELETE
27. Small stream : RILL
28. Fannie ___ (a security) : MAE
31. Rome-Berlin-Tokyo group : AXIS
34. Bulls and Bullets org. : NBA
36. Kremlin refusal : NYET
37. Eurasian plain : STEPPE
38. Hereditary : LINEAL
39. Straightens, as locks : UNCURLS
41. Roof beam : RAFTER
43. Kind of harp : AEOLIAN
44. Old World herb : HENBANE
47. Predatory insect : MANTIS
48. Easels : STANDS
51. Dr. Richards of tennis : RENEE
54. City NNE of Livorno : PISA
55. Tales man : LAMB
56. Musical brothers : AMES
57. First name in mysteries : ERLE
59. Major General Wallace : LEW
60. Kiang : ASS

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