New York Times, Tuesday, April 5, 1988

Author:S. E. Wilkinson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J V X }, Scrabble score: 325 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Issue at hand : TOPIC
6. Fighting : ATWAR
11. Pound in : RAM
14. T. Jefferson's opponent : ABURR
15. Motif : THEME
16. Ear: Comb. form : OTO
17. Categorized : PIGEONHOLED
19. Mil. branch : USN
20. Some M.I.T. grads : EES
21. Trouble : WOE
22. Webb's police series : DRAGNET
24. Cancel a space flight : ABORT
26. "Rome was not built ___" : INADAY
27. Hired assassin : HITMAN
30. Badger : HECTOR
32. Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
33. Prefix with physical : META
34. Wrestling hold : LOCK
37. Chum : PAL
38. Hut: Slang : SHEBANG
41. What's the good word, Renée? : BON
42. Printing items : INKS
44. City on the Oka : OREL
45. " . . . pleasure dome with caves ___!" : OFICE
47. English flower : THAMES
49. Temporarily : FORNOW
50. Knight's attendant : SQUIRE
52. Statue with limitations : TORSO
54. The why and wherefore : PURPOSE
56. Wye chaser : ZEE
57. Mary Todd's man : ABE
60. Fine, at NASA : AOK
61. Jingoistic about the U.S. : SPREADEAGLE
64. Map abbr. : RTE
65. Famed Swiss mathematician : EULER
66. Back front : GREEN
67. Book end? : KAY
68. Win by ___ : ANECK
69. Frivolous : GIDDY
1. Reel thing : TAPE
2. Tony's cousin : OBIE
3. Snub-nosed dogs : PUGS
4. Dudgeon : IRE
5. Levers : CROWBARS
6. "___ Fair Hands": Davison poem : ATHER
7. However, for short : THO
8. Actress Tuesday : WELD
9. Dreiser's "An ___ Tragedy" : AMERICAN
10. Household pest : REDANT
11. Type of tournament : ROUNDROBIN
12. Uncertain : ATSEA
13. TV emcee Hall : MONTY
18. High time : NOON
23. British slammer : GAOL
24. "___ my brother's keeper?" : AMI
25. "___ Things in Life Are Free" : THEBEST
27. Pueblo Indian : HOPI
28. ___ instant : INAN
29. Mean business : TALKTURKEY
31. Kin of etc. : ETAL
33. Slight : MERE
35. Chanel's nickname : COCO
36. Was acquainted with : KNEW
39. Folksy : HOMESPUN
40. Score of zero : GOOSEEGG
43. Water vessel : SHIP
46. To's opposite : FRO
48. " . . . I ___ mother in Israel": Judges : AROSEA
49. Astaire or Allen : FRED
50. Kindle : SPARK
51. Allotment : QUOTA
53. ___ Ike of comics : OZARK
55. Perry's creator : ERLE
57. Like some wines : AGED
58. Practiced blackmail : BLED
59. Counting-out rhyme start : EENY
62. Common Market initials : EEC
63. Onassis nickname : ARI

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