New York Times, Monday, May 18, 1987

Author:Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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1. Scratch : CLAW
5. "Take ___ Train," 1941 song : THEA
9. W. German city : ESSEN
14. Actress Albright : LOLA
15. Clumsy one's expression : OOPS
16. Rectory : MANSE
17. Tart : ACID
18. Enamel material : FRIT
19. A Perón : EVITA
20. Scowl, e.g. : MAKEAFACE
22. Ward off : REPEL
23. Promise solemnly : PLEDGE
24. Tattered clothing : RAGS
26. Twerp or jerk : NERD
29. Spoil : DEFACE
33. Rub : CHAFE
37. Model T or Stanley Steamer : AUTO
39. Nautical welcome : AHOY
40. "___ Theme," in a Lean film : LARAS
41. Where a spring gives zing : SPA
42. School in Savoie : ECOLE
43. Suffix with axiom : ATIC
44. Oates novel : THEM
45. Actor Falk : PETER
46. Expunge : DELETE
48. Show affection, with "on" : DOTE
50. Sup : DINE
52. Lopped the crops : REAPED
57. Slacken : LETUP
60. Suffers embarrassment : LOSESFACE
63. Vote to accept : ADOPT
64. Grad : ALUM
65. Knight's wreath : ORLE
66. Bout : SETTO
67. Fictional Wolfe : NERO
68. Actor Sharif : OMAR
69. Pry : SNOOP
70. Active one : DOER
71. London art gallery : TATE
1. Supporting device : CLAMP
2. Not regional : LOCAL
3. Similar : ALIKE
4. ___ in (attacked strongly) : WADED
5. Londoner's candy : TOFFEE
6. Israeli dance : HORA
7. Majestic : EPIC
8. Late bloomer : ASTER
9. Come forth : EMERGE
10. Avoids humiliation : SAVESFACE
11. Cut : SNIP
12. Famous Italian family : ESTE
13. Actress Patricia : NEAL
21. "___ of God," play and movie : AGNES
25. Foofaraw : ADO
27. Foolhardy : RASH
28. Hornswoggled : DUPED
30. "Cat on ___ Tin Roof" : AHOT
31. Composer Porter : COLE
32. Observer : EYER
33. Dressed : CLAD
34. Detest : HATE
35. Seed covering : ARIL
36. Confronted boldly : FACEDUPTO
38. "___ Shanter," Burns poem : TAMO
42. Swords of sorts : EPEES
44. Take —— (rest) : TEN
47. Very well : TIPTOP
49. Shudder : TREMOR
51. African antelope : ELAND
53. Walking : AFOOT
54. Toscanini's birthplace : PARMA
55. Fanfare : ECLAT
56. Inventor of farm machines : DEERE
57. Colleen : LASS
58. Delightful abode : EDEN
59. Dorothy Gale's dog : TOTO
61. Alternate for butter : OLEO
62. Positive : SURE

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