New York Times, Wednesday, May 4, 1988

Author:Dale O. Burgener
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Run amok: Slang : GOAPE
6. Seaweed : ALGA
10. Space walks, for short : EVAS
14. One who pleads : URGER
15. Gossip : DIRT
16. Grape-press residue : MARC
17. Dress up : ADORN
18. Doubtful : MOOT
19. Cordon ___ : BLEU
20. Trifling : MONKEYINGAROUND
23. Egyptian king : SETI
24. Bowling-alley buttons : RESETS
25. Volcanic peak in Calif. : SHASTA
29. Flavor-givers : ZESTS
31. Actor Cronyn : HUME
32. Litigant : SUER
34. Proportion : RATIO
38. Malayans in Luzon : IGOROTS
40. Meteorological map lines : ISOBARS
42. Studied hard : PORED
43. White-tailed eagle : ERNE
45. Mark's follower : LUKE
46. Din : NOISE
48. Dangerous fly : TSETSE
50. Church platforms : ALTARS
53. Type of shark : LOAN
55. They have common interests : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
61. Tony's next of kin : OBIE
62. Slender: Comb. form : LEPT
63. Sheer linen : TOILE
64. Swerve : VEER
65. Italian actress: 1859-1924 : DUSE
66. Morgan, e.g. : HORSE
67. Makes mistakes : ERRS
68. Churchill associate : EDEN
69. Pilfer : STEAL
1. Largest of the Marianas : GUAM
2. Church calendar : ORDO
3. Dramatic conflict : AGON
4. Boil, as java : PERK
5. Frank's comic sidekick? : ERNEST
6. Confess : ADMIT
7. Treat as a bigwig : LIONIZE
8. Diluted liquor : GROG
9. Fragrances : ATTARS
10. Suitable for bas-relief : EMBOSSABLE
11. Esteem : VALUE
12. "See what ___ the envious Casca made": Shak. : ARENT
13. Moves swiftly : SCUDS
21. Leaven : YEAST
22. Type of rocket, for short : RETRO
25. Corvette, e.g. : SHIP
26. Sci-fi award : HUGO
27. Don José's emotion : AMOR
28. Singers under balconies : SERENADERS
30. Banshee's land : ERIN
33. Employs : USES
35. Very tight : TAUT
36. Annoys : IRKS
37. Hosea: Douay Bible : OSEE
39. Olfactory stimulants : ODORS
41. Caterpillar hairs : SETAE
44. Backslide : RELAPSE
47. Tristan's tryster : ISOLDE
49. Scythe handles : SNATHS
50. Overhead : ABOVE
51. Records book : LIBER
52. City on the Mosel : TRIER
54. Frequently : OFTEN
56. Interclan rivalry : FEUD
57. Honk : TOOT
58. "This Gun for ___," 1942 film : HIRE
59. A Maxwell : ELSA
60. Stagger : REEL

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