New York Times, Tuesday, June 3, 1986

Author: H. Hastings Reddall
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. High wave : BORE
5. System of beliefs : DOGMA
10. June heroes : DADS
14. "Too bad!" : ALAS
15. Steel girder : IBEAM
16. Spoken : ORAL
17. Specks on a blue suit : LINT
18. Slowly, to Seneca : LENTE
19. Swinging entrance : GATE
20. Husband's "residence" when in disfavor : DOGHOUSE
22. Staggered : REELED
24. Ancient Roman military colony : ESTE
25. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
26. "For want of ___ . . . " : AHORSE
29. Certain fishermen : SPEARERS
33. Rotten : BAD
34. Knight's protection : ARMOR
36. River embankment : LEVEE
37. In the sack : ABED
39. Reliable : SOLID
41. Freshwater fish : DACE
42. Single-masted vessel : SLOOP
44. Stakes : PALES
46. Unexploded bomb : DUD
47. Jan. 1 problem for some : HANGOVER
49. Intertwining pattern : LACERY
51. Courts : WOOS
52. Title for Hans : HERR
53. Roving : ERRANT
56. One-horse vehicles : DOGCARTS
60. Bide one's time : WAIT
61. Contralto Nikolaidi : ELENA
63. Common vetch : TARE
64. ___ the Red : ERIC
65. Encountered again : REMET
66. Uniform : EVEN
67. Impetuous : RASH
68. Shop : STORE
69. Exploit : DEED
1. Like some coots or eagles : BALD
2. Highly spiced stew : OLIO
3. Phoned : RANG
4. Bride of King Ahasuerus : ESTHER
5. Thinning agents : DILUTERS
6. Portly : OBESE
7. Hereditary unit : GENE
8. Item at a door : MAT
9. Punish by a fine : AMERCE
10. With corners turned down : DOGEARED
11. Inland sea in Asia : ARAL
12. Palm fruit : DATE
13. Coaster : SLED
21. Pelion's supporter : OSSA
23. Catchall abbr. : ETAL
25. Month of showers : APRIL
26. Disconcert : ABASH
27. "Aquí se ___ inglés" : HABLA
28. "___ Melancholy": Keats : ODEON
29. Of the sun : SOLAR
30. Elude : EVADE
31. Happen again : RECUR
32. Like skid row : SEEDY
35. Is gloomy and dispirited : MOPES
38. Short period of Navy duty : DOGWATCH
40. Entrust to another : DELEGATE
43. Mastwood : POON
45. Flesh: Comb. form : SARC
48. Campaign targets : VOTERS
50. Boxed : CRATED
52. Sharpener : HONER
53. Pitcher : EWER
54. ___ avis : RARA
55. Danish-American writer : RIIS
56. Showroom car, for short : DEMO
57. Speak irrationally : RAVE
58. Kind of house or frog : TREE
59. Transmit : SEND
62. Permitted : LET

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