New York Times, Tuesday, May 10, 1988

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { B G J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across Down
1. Jazz-singing form : SCAT
5. Johnny on the ___ : SPOT
9. Act without words : MIME
13. Uninteresting : HOHUM
15. Soviet river : LENA
16. Seed covering : ARIL
17. Like very much : ADORE
18. Cheers for a matador : OLES
19. Abominable Snowman : YETI
20. They have "darling buds" : MAYFLOWERS
22. Draft status : ONEA
23. Otherwise : ELSE
24. Popular puzzle birds : ERNES
26. "Sweet home" for Eastwood : CARMEL
30. First name of 44 Across : ALAN
31. Samoan seaport : APIA
32. Summit : APEX
35. One who is wholly holy : SAINT
39. Diarist Samuel : PEPYS
41. A Gypsy who rose via few clothes : LEE
42. ___ miss (at random) : HITOR
43. Proficient : ADEPT
44. Actor in "Same Time, Next Year" : ALDA
46. Brain, in Barcelona : SESO
47. Buck heroine : OLAN
49. Thought : DEEMED
51. Tinge : COLOR
53. Danube feeder : ISAR
55. A spice : MACE
56. "In the merry ___" : MONTHOFMAY
62. Rumanian city : ARAD
63. French department : ORNE
64. Metallic waste product : DROSS
65. Part of a casa : SALA
66. Lively dance : REEL
67. Uncanny : EERIE
68. Linger : STAY
69. When luters outnumbered computers : YORE
70. It's shed in a woodshed : TEAR
1. Make-believe : SHAM
2. Musical closing : CODA
3. Nautical salute : AHOY
4. Horse-racing track : TURF
5. Retards : SLOWS
6. West Indies volcano : PELEE
7. Lulu : ONER
8. Corn part : TASSEL
9. Salad component : MAYONNAISE
10. Personification of peace : IRENE
11. Chiggers : MITES
12. Famed literary pseudonym : ELIA
14. Scuffle : MELEE
21. Mexican stew or jar : OLLA
25. Madcap : RASH
26. Matador's apparel : CAPA
27. Imitated : APED
28. Fully developed : RIPE
29. Springtime celebration, to some : MAYPOLEDAY
30. Cut : AXED
33. Scheme : PLAN
34. Conger : EEL
36. Part of many a column : ITEM
37. Proboscis : NOSE
38. Walked upon : TROD
40. Capital of Manche : STLO
45. Biblical wife : ADAH
48. Mil. depot : ARMORY
50. Destroy slowly : ERODE
51. Gemologist's concern : CARAT
52. Fla.city : OCALA
53. More secret : INNER
54. Monument slab : STELE
55. Conglomerate : MASS
57. Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
58. Irritate : FRET
59. Additional : MORE
60. Where Brunei is : ASIA
61. North Sea feeder : YSER

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