New York Times, Monday, April 7, 1986

Author: Virginia L. Yates
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Denominations : SECTS
6. Vestment : ROBE
10. Toward the mouth : ORAD
14. Barton or Bow : CLARA
15. Mountain goat : IBEX
16. Fishing rod : POLE
17. Test : ASSAY
18. Lends a hand : PITCHESIN
20. Fauvist painter : MATISSE
22. Dry : THIRSTY
23. Wild plum : SLOE
24. Take off : LEAVE
25. Collections of anecdotes : ANAS
27. "O, ___ is me . . . ": Ophelia : WOE
29. Peeve : NETTLE
33. Place for a guinea pig : LAB
34. Groom's party : STAG
36. Slight : THIN
37. Street sound : TOOT
39. "___ Venner," O. W. Holmes book : ELSIE
40. Smell ___ (suspect) : ARAT
41. NE Asian river : AMUR
42. Garret : LOFT
43. United : ONE
44. Ceremony : RITUAL
46. Mil. landing craft : LST
48. Jug : EWER
49. In a canny manner : SLILY
51. Morays : EELS
53. Carbon 14, for one : ISOTOPE
56. Hit the ceiling : EXPLODE
59. Creates casually : TOSSESOFF
61. Cleave : SEVER
62. Ending for pluto or demo : CRAT
63. Pt. of a monogram : INIT
64. Mountain nymph : OREAD
65. Leander's lover : HERO
66. Tennis units : SETS
67. Loy of film : MYRNA
1. Confidence game : SCAM
2. "Born Free" lioness : ELSA
3. Searches for : CASTSABOUT
4. Follows : TRAILS
5. Authority : SAYSO
6. What the time is, at times : RIPE
7. Kimono accessory : OBI
8. Singer-actress Midler : BETTE
9. Switch : EXCHANGE
10. "The Student Prince," e.g. : OPERETTA
11. Betsy or Diana : ROSS
12. Dismounted : ALIT
13. Gainsay : DENY
19. Swarming place : HIVE
21. ___ up (get control of) : SEW
24. Hurls : LETSFLY
25. Place of worship : ALTAR
26. Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
28. King Olaf's capital : OSLO
30. Jilts : THROWSOVER
31. Tropical vine : LIANE
32. Enroll : ENTER
35. Islets : AITS
38. Relies on : TRUSTSTO
39. Word omission, in grammar : ELLIPSIS
45. African lily : ALOE
47. Country music's Ritter : TEX
48. Queen of whodunits : ELLERY
50. Sierra ___ : LEONE
52. Downs or salts : EPSOM
53. Yen : ITCH
54. Hot under the collar : SORE
55. Glacial ridges : OSAR
56. Newts : EFTS
57. One of the Martins : DEAN
58. Earth goddess : ERDA
60. ___ to be tied : FIT

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