New York Times, Tuesday, July 7, 1987

Author: Judson G. Trent
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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1. "To ___ and a bone . . . ": Kipling : ARAG
5. Meat jelly : ASPIC
10. ___ mater : ALMA
14. Observe : NOTE
15. Kind of rubber : CEARA
16. Baltic and Adriatic : SEAS
17. Defense org. : NATO
18. A diamond M.V.P.: 1958-59 : ERNIEBANKS
20. Noah's landing place : ARARAT
22. Wind dir. : SSE
23. End of a ring count : TEN
24. Elated : GLAD
26. Mecca pilgrimage : HADJ
28. Supreme Being : CREATOR
31. Start the bidding afresh : REOPEN
35. Carp kin : CHUB
36. Chemical compound : ENOL
38. "___ Go the Boats?": R.L.S. : WHERE
39. Birthright possessor : HEIR
40. Kind of boom : SONIC
42. Ancient ointment : NARD
43. Synthetic fiber : ARNEL
45. Hindu hero : RAMA
46. Cpl. and sgt. : NCOS
47. ___ quo : STATUS
49. Painter's device : SPRAYER
51. Louise or Turner : TINA
53. A Yugoslav : SERB
54. Hirt and Smith : ALS
57. Ruby, e.g. : GEM
58. Dallas or Stevens : STELLA
62. An M.V.P.: 1954, 1965 : WILLIEMAYS
66. Carol : NOEL
67. Lily Pons's forte : ARIA
68. Hindu queen : RANEE
69. Stuff : CRAM
70. Sweet potatoes : YAMS
71. Fasteners : SNAPS
72. Coop group : HENS
1. Pavlova or Christie : ANNA
2. Niagara sound : ROAR
3. "___ boy!" : ATTA
4. An M.V.P.: 1980 : GEORGEBRETT
5. Textile fibers : ACETATES
6. Sun. discourse : SER
7. Criticize : PAN
8. Dubliners : IRISH
9. Julius or Sid : CAESAR
10. ___ rule (generally) : ASA
11. Fasting period : LENT
12. Manufacture : MAKE
13. N.A.A.C.P., e.g. : ASSN
19. Moisten overnight : BEDEW
21. ___ mode : ALA
25. Giver : DONOR
27. An M.V.P.: 1970, 1972 : JOHNNYBENCH
28. Quartz : CHERT
29. Wreck, in Madrid : RUINA
30. Jaffe and Barrett : RONAS
32. Tranquillity : PEACE
33. Miscue : ERROR
34. Calmer and Rorem : NEDS
35. Future Eng. king : CHAS
37. Walks lamely : LIMPS
41. Pets : CARESSES
44. Louis, in Pisa : LUIGI
48. Expresses contempt : SNEERS
50. Sculpture, e.g. : ART
52. Jordan's capital : AMMAN
54. Absent : AWAY
55. Money in Milano : LIRA
56. Svelte : SLIM
59. Knowledge : LORE
60. Incline : LEAN
61. Mendicant's request : ALMS
63. ___ Vegas : LAS
64. Memorabilia : ANA
65. Slangy agreement : YEP

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