New York Times, Thursday, June 26, 1986

Author:Elaine George
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Swedish quartet : ABBA
5. Waited patiently : BIDED
10. Endure under use : WEAR
14. Doctorow's "___ Lake" : LOON
15. Accrue : ENURE
16. Queen before Noor : ALIA
17. Man-made lake in the West : MEAD
18. How Capp's Fosdick faces danger : FEARLESSLY
20. ___ Lupin, Leblanc character : ARSENE
22. A quality of Cassius : LEANNESS
23. Go after stripers : TROLL
25. Prank : DIDO
26. Ruffles : BRISTLES
29. Provoke : NETTLE
33. Indian queen : RANEE
34. Uttered shrill tones : PIPED
36. Pinna or concha : EAR
37. Assoc. : ORGN
38. These might be light : BEERS
39. Killer whale : ORCA
40. ___ Aviv : TEL
41. Handel composition : LARGO
42. High points : ACMES
43. Prosperous time : HEYDAY
45. Poet's post-sunset period : EVENTIDE
47. Sellers role: Abbr. : INSP
49. Singer John : ELTON
50. Like some leftovers : REHEATED
54. ___ Islands off Sicily : LIPARI
57. Gumption component : INITIATIVE
59. Singer Redding : OTIS
60. Inactive : IDLE
61. Hawk's weapon : TALON
62. "___ tread on me" : DONT
63. Auctioned : SOLD
64. Historic island : ELLIS
65. Barn-voyage vessels? : ARKS
1. College in Mich. : ALMA
2. Oom Paul was one : BOER
3. In a vainglorious way : BOASTINGLY
4. He wrote "The Ugly Duckling" : ANDERSEN
5. Happened : BEFELL
6. Suffix with adamant : INE
7. Twofold : DUAL
8. Goofed : ERRED
9. Fine wools : DELAINES
10. "Rome ___ built in a day" : WASNOT
11. Besides : ELSE
12. Is unwell : AILS
13. Beams : RAYS
19. Over : ENDED
21. Score unit : NOTE
24. Outcast : LEPER
26. Bouillon, e.g. : BROTH
27. Street show : RAREE
28. Bout of a sort : SIEGE
30. Schwarzenegger role: 1985 : TERMINATOR
31. Spiked a drink : LACED
32. Remove : ERASE
35. Justify : PROVE
38. Massachusetts : BAYSTATE
39. Order of eight-limbed mollusks : OCTOPODA
41. Hawaiian isle : LANAI
42. Dead set against : ANTI
44. Watched one's calories : DIETED
46. Actresses Drew and Terry : ELLENS
48. Floral feature : PETAL
50. Danish-American reformer : RIIS
51. Within: Comb. form : ENDO
52. Monticle : HILL
53. Wild carrot : DILL
55. Where Gretzky shines : RINK
56. Adherents : ISTS
58. You, to Rocco : VOI

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