New York Times, Saturday, May 16, 1987

Author:Mary M. Murdoch
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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Across Down
1. Parrots : APERS
6. Old weapon : MACE
10. Persian sprite : PERI
14. Where Galileo taught : PADUA
15. Wang Lung's wife : OLAN
16. Charmian's coworker : IRAS
17. Image smashing : ICONOCLASTICISM
20. Sphere preceder : ATMO
21. Norwegian river : OTRA
22. Farm baskets : SKEPS
23. Lot : FATE
25. Ankara dollar : LIRA
27. Suburb of Liège : ANS
30. Friend of Odysseus : MENTOR
32. Petits ___ : POIS
36. Rate : TEMPO
38. Singer Sumac : YMA
39. "___ Sanctorum" : ACTA
40. Line from a laureate : BREAKBREAKBREAK
44. State : AVER
45. Wide shoe size : EEE
46. " . . . ___/Told by an idiot . . . " : ATALE
47. Assay : TEST
48. Hunting dog : BASSET
51. Eur. kingdom : NOR
52. Provoked : IRED
54. Music halls : ODEA
56. Major Joppolo's post : ADANO
59. Cay : ISLE
61. "Duncan ___," Burns poem : GRAY
65. State of disconnection : FRAGMENTARINESS
68. Soprano Grist : RERI
69. Actor Richard : EGAN
70. Hire : LEASE
71. Becomes encumbered : OWES
72. "The Longest Day" craft : LSTS
73. Famed Canadian physician : OSLER
1. Upolu port : APIA
2. Warsaw ___ : PACT
3. Biblical land : EDOM
4. ___ the mill : RUNOF
5. Holy man, in Lisbon : SAO
6. Kind of rock : MOLTEN
7. Pteroid : ALAR
8. Famed big band : CASALOMA
9. Tolkien creature : ENT
10. Find fault with : PICKAPART
11. Coloratura Mills : ERIE
12. Abrade : RASP
13. Doctrines : ISMS
18. Pigeon's place : COTE
19. A neighbor of Leb. : ISR
24. Running wild : AMOK
26. Asian republic : IRAK
27. Up, in baseball : ATBAT
28. Crust : NERVE
29. Pochards : SMEES
31. Chinook salmon : TYEES
33. Rock star : OCEAN
34. Writer Calvino : ITALO
35. Falconer's trainee : SAKER
37. " . . . ___ such sweet sorrow" : PARTINGIS
41. Bambino's Gallic cousin : BEBE
42. Palmists' forte : READINGS
43. Caged hawk's tantrum : BATE
49. Gannets : SOLANS
50. River to the Fulda : EDER
53. Gypsy boy : ROM
55. Author Repplier : AGNES
56. Certain hair style : AFRO
57. A Barrymore : DREW
58. Swiss river : AARE
60. R.b.i., e.g. : STAT
62. Actual : REAL
63. S African fox : ASSE
64. Nord river : YSER
66. Vinegar ___ (worm) : EEL
67. U.N. arm : ILO

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