New York Times, Tuesday, July 21, 1987

Author: Virginia L. Yates
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { P Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 321 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. More plucky : GAMER
6. Dissonant : AJAR
10. Fare for Miss Muffet : WHEY
14. Oil or Oyl preceder : OLIVE
15. Widespread : RIFE
16. Lock inventor Linus ___ : YALE
17. Vampire of folklore : LAMIA
18. Protection : EGIS
19. Austen novel : EMMA
20. Dentist? : DRILLMASTER
23. Fulfilled : MET
24. City near Phoenix : MESA
25. Surgical light beams : LASERS
27. Command : BEHEST
31. Joiner? : WELDER
33. Genus of evergreen trees : OLAX
34. Simple : EASY
36. "___ to Be You," 1924 song : ITHAD
39. Marsh heron : BITTERN
41. Tools for swindlers? : CHISELS
43. Pelvic bones : SACRA
44. Actress-writer Chase : ILKA
46. Baby powder : TALC
47. Squabble : HASSLE
49. Allen and Herman : WOODYS
51. Guadalajara gala : FIESTA
53. Deviate : VEER
55. ___ Deco : ART
56. Carpenter's libation? : SCREWDRIVER
62. Punjabi prince : RAJA
64. One of the brassicas : KALE
65. Roman magistrate : EDILE
66. College founded in 1440 : ETON
67. Glades beginner : EVER
68. Della or Pee Wee : REESE
69. Fiscal concern : DEBT
70. Filmdom V.I.P.'s : DIRS
71. Zigged from a course : YAWED
1. "The ___ Bug": Poe : GOLD
2. Having wings : ALAR
3. Rodolfo's beloved : MIMI
4. Wicked : EVIL
5. Kingdoms : REALMS
6. Spheres : AREAS
7. Workbench bafflers? : JIGSAWS
8. Have ___ (be upset) : AFIT
9. Put on the market again : RESELL
10. Ex follower : WYE
11. Shark who is Mike's boss? : HAMMERHEAD
12. Gantry or Fudd : ELMER
13. Irish poet-playwright : YEATS
21. ___ maid : METER
22. Diameter halves : RADII
26. Gets at it : SETSTO
27. Moves like a cork on water : BOBS
28. Famed pen name : ELIA
29. Backstabber's act? : HATCHETJOB
30. Added attractions : EXTRAS
32. Jan van ___, Flemish painter : EYCK
35. Indigo : ANIL
37. Friend in a fray : ALLY
38. Milit. medals : DSCS
40. Bridge positions : EASTS
42. Hemmed and ___ : HAWED
45. Honest planer? : LEVELER
48. Gave the ax to : SACKED
50. Planetarium : ORRERY
51. Got along : FARED
52. Steaming : IRATE
54. Wide-mouthed pitchers : EWERS
57. Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
58. Concept : IDEA
59. "A ___ From the Bridge": A. Miller : VIEW
60. Otherwise : ELSE
61. Bulrush, e.g. : REED
63. Carpenter ___ : ANT

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