New York Times, Friday, July 8, 1988

Author:Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { B J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0
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1. Yodeler's milieu : ALPS
5. Kerspang! : WHAM
9. Listen to Shakespeare's lark : HARK
13. Stronghold : KEEP
14. Ascribe : REFER
16. Agave plant : ALOE
17. Conceit : IDEA
18. Emulate Red Jacket : ORATE
19. Style : MODE
20. Raconteur : NARRATOR
22. Bedew : DAMPEN
24. Bound : TIED
25. Oscar in Verdi's "Un Ballo . . . " : PAGE
26. Dubhe or Duhr : STAR
28. Battle site: Sept. 1943 : SALERNO
31. Raconteur : YARNSPINNER
34. Expert : ACE
36. Exclamation of sorrow : ALAS
37. Noisy, to Noyes : AROAR
38. Give a traffic ticket : CITE
39. Hippie's home : PAD
40. Raconteur : STORYTELLER
42. Appoint beforehand : DESTINE
44. For fear that : LEST
45. What sentries must be on : TOES
46. Certain pay raise, for short : COLA
48. Eclat : RENOWN
51. Raconteur : ROMANCER
55. State peremptorily : AVER
56. Mourning symbol : CRAPE
58. Shopper's lodestar : SALE
59. Quadruped's parent : SIRE
60. "The fathers have ___ a sour grape . . . ": Jer. 31:29 : EATEN
61. Time periods : ERAS
62. Slog : PLOD
63. Military meal : MESS
64. Let : RENT
1. Related : AKIN
2. Mother of Castor : LEDA
3. Look at narrowly : PEER
4. Some Laconians : SPARTANS
5. Inscribed : WROTE
6. A Judean ruler : HEROD
7. Eritrean Moslem : AFAR
8. Convened : MET
9. Kevel : HAMMER
10. Leaning to one side : ALOP
11. Took the stage : RODE
12. Cutting : KEEN
15. Signal of imminent attack : REDALERT
21. Pomposity : AIRS
23. Event that turns one's hair white? : AGER
25. Where Iloilo is : PANAY
26. Dieter's dish : SALAD
27. Metier : TRADE
28. Fill the night with sound : SNORE
29. Sparables : NAILS
30. Musical group : OCTET
31. Caroline island : YAP
32. A virtue, to Chaucer : PATIENCE
33. Actor Jeremy : IRONS
35. Eternally, in poesy : EER
38. Detergent : CLEANSER
40. Pack : STOW
41. O'Neill's mother : ELLA
43. Put away : STORED
46. Capelike vestments : COPES
47. Signs : OMENS
48. Denticle : RASP
49. Ponerology topic : EVIL
50. Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus : NERO
51. Scold : RATE
52. Custody : CARE
53. Dash : ELAN
54. Part of R & R : REST
57. Butt : RAM

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