New York Times, Saturday, May 23, 1987

Author: Norman S. Wizer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1987, The New York Times
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1. Polytype, in printing : CAST
5. Commonplace : BANAL
10. Word with hop or jar : BELL
14. Piffero's cousin : OBOE
15. Shopping center : AGORA
16. Noyes's "Drake," e.g. : EPIC
17. Dewey ___, Faulkner girl : DELL
18. Ellington's "___ Doll" : SATIN
19. Oliver or Rex : REED
20. Playwright-actor consumes a vegetable : ADOLPHPEAGREEN
23. At bay : TREED
24. Some TV initials : UHF
25. Holds fast, at sea : BELAYS
28. Read the ___ (censure) : RIOTACT
32. U.S.S.R. inland sea : ARAL
33. Sudden temporary activity : SPASM
35. Federal watchdog agcy. : GAO
36. Actress acquires one more curve : KARENPITCHBLACK
40. Suffix or dir. : ESE
41. Dress : ARRAY
42. Italian boniface : OSTE
43. Dwells : RESIDES
45. Sand man? : CHOPIN
47. Shamus : TEC
48. Emulate Miss Hardcastle : STOOP
50. Silents' star has a pure heart : PEARLSNOWWHITE
56. Gauge face : DIAL
57. Serviceable : UTILE
58. Balm : ODOR
59. Letters at Calvary : INRI
60. Airplane-plant employee : DOPER
61. "More," to Browning : LESS
62. Take a powder : TALC
63. Oenochoes : EWERS
64. Disburden : EASE
1. Musical epilogue : CODA
2. Retired : ABED
3. Pas seul : SOLO
4. Outward indication : TELLTALE
5. Shindigs in Southampton : BASHES
6. Love feast : AGAPE
7. Celebrated : NOTED
8. A Met score : ARIA
9. Flag : LANGUISH
10. Dispossessed : BEREFT
11. Inventor of a sign language : EPEE
12. Debtor's burden : LIEN
13. Math initials : LCD
21. Snoop : PRY
22. A parallelogram : RHOMB
25. Regan's replacement : BAKER
26. Take out : ERASE
27. Gods for Galba : LARES
28. Risqué : RACY
29. Panting : AGASP
30. Saguaros : CACTI
31. Vecturist's delight : TOKEN
33. Letter opener : SIRS
34. Harper Valley gp. : PTA
37. Actor George : NADER
38. Shut out : PRECLUDE
39. Lawyer's quest : LOOPHOLE
44. Type face : ITALIC
45. Cringes : COWERS
46. Word with come or so : HOW
48. Dowitcher : SNIPE
49. Chan portrayer : TOLER
50. ___ colada : PINA
51. Hoopster Monroe : EARL
52. Steeve : STOW
53. Conceit : IDEA
54. Buffet : TOSS
55. Old tongue : ERSE
56. Morse-code word : DIT

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