New York Times, Thursday, June 9, 1988

Author:Robert Dillman
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across Down
1. ___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
5. Bay of Naples isle : CAPRI
10. Hostess's request, initially : RSVP
14. Pronto: Abbr. : ASAP
15. N.Y.city on the Allegheny : OLEAN
16. Asian ruler : EMIR
17. Buckles? : STRAPPARTS
19. ___ doble (corrida music) : PASO
20. Two trios and a single : SEPTET
21. One-handed a liner : SPEARED
23. Peace goddess : IRENE
26. In the past, in the past : ERST
27. Grazed : PASTURED
30. Batista's 1959 successor : CASTRO
33. Follower of Paul or Ann : ETTE
34. Herbs : WORTS
36. Creek : RIA
37. John Wayne's "___ Bravo" : RIO
38. Postulation : PREMISE
40. Smith and Jolson : ALS
41. Urchin : IMP
42. Keepsake : RELIC
43. LXIII years from now : MMLI
44. Instructive example : LESSON
46. Colorful thorny hybrids : TEAROSES
49. Belt ornament : STUD
50. To be, in Toledo : ESTAR
51. Hindered : IMPEDED
54. Piece of news : TIDING
58. Six-stringed instrument : VIOL
59. The king's brew? : REGALLAGER
62. Neighbor of Sask. : ALTA
63. Beethoven's "Für ___" : ELISE
64. Blazing star : NOVA
65. Photo-finish margin : NOSE
66. Get the soap out : RINSE
67. Ash holder : TRAY
1. Fish voice? : BASS
2. Italian innkeeper : OSTE
3. Find fault : CARP
4. Calcium phosphate mineral : APATITE
5. Whirlybird, for short : COPTER
6. Neighbor of Tenn. : ALA
7. According to : PER
8. Informers : RATS
9. Scrutinizes : INSPECTS
10. Enact anew : REPASS
11. Computerized streetcars? : SMARTTRAMS
12. Jawed grip : VISE
13. Stir : PROD
18. Machu Picchu's locale : PERU
22. Expunge : ERASE
24. Landing post : NEWEL
25. Descendant of Esau : EDOMITE
27. Thin ice, e.g. : PERIL
28. "Once upon ___ . . . " : ATIME
29. Stain repellent's claim? : STOPSSPOTS
31. Moon valley : RILLE
32. Refuge for Bedouins : OASIS
35. Wild and Elmer : RICES
38. Supercilious : PROUD
39. Fat worker : RENDERER
43. Caustic in manner : MORDANT
45. Monumental stones : STELAE
47. Churchill's successor as P.M.: 1945 : ATTLEE
48. Symbol of thinness : RAIL
51. Terrible ruler : IVAN
52. Origin of the Louvre's Venus : MILO
53. Specialty-food store : DELI
55. Borodin's prince : IGOR
56. Gulf of Finland feeder : NEVA
57. Gloomy : GRAY
60. Vodka's rival : GIN
61. Nitwit : ASS

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