New York Times, Saturday, July 12, 1986

Author: Laufer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Canaan ___, President of Zimbabwe : BANANA
7. Extinct ratite : MOA
10. Constellation Cygnus : SWAN
14. Declared : AVOWED
15. Fuss : ADO
16. Sharpen : HONE
17. Rattlesnake or missile : SIDEWINDER
19. This plus a fungus equals a lichen : ALGA
20. Noted British painter of birds : EDE
21. Rorqual : SEI
22. Aide : STAFFER
24. Underwater apparatus : SCUBA
26. Lore of some bachelors : ARTS
27. Lake ___, N.Z. : HAWEA
30. Navy V.I.P. : SNO
32. Savory jelly : ASPIC
35. Shocked : AGHAST
37. Between, in Bologna : TRA
39. Printers' org. : ITU
40. Large amphibian : GIANTSALAMANDER
44. " . . . ___ the Marbles," Falk film : ALL
45. One of the New Hebrides : EPI
46. Prefaces : PROEMS
47. Brooklyn hero, once : REESE
50. Lyrist Hillman : ROC
52. Of a dark grayish blue : PERSE
53. Slough : SHED
55. Man with a bang-up idea? : NOBEL
57. Moral : ETHICAL
60. Tick or beetle, to an Aussie : WOG
61. Siamang : APE
64. Part of some tables : LEAF
65. Like this puzzle's theme : ZOOLOGICAL
68. Starr of football : BART
69. Old English fricative : EDH
70. Associates of fibulas : TIBIAS
71. Conducts an interview : ASKS
72. Not Ind. or Rep. : DEM
73. Actress Locke : SONDRA
1. Ignoble : BASE
2. Eager : AVID
3. Central point : NODE
4. Loch ___, Scotland : AWE
5. Brokaw presentation : NEWSCAST
6. Farewell, in Fargues : ADIEU
7. Non compos mentis : MAD
8. Parabases : ODES
9. Blood line, in a way : AORTA
10. Arrows : SHAFTS
11. Tarantula : WOLFSPIDER
12. Gabriel, to Gabrielle : ANGE
13. Nigh : NEAR
18. His ___, the V.I.P. : NIBS
23. Macaw : ARA
24. Actor Connery : SEAN
25. Grown-up doodlebug : ANTLION
27. Comic strip Viking : HAGAR
28. Nimble : AGILE
29. Large, harmless fish : WHALESHARK
31. Mouths, to Marius : ORA
33. Agenda parts : ITEMS
34. Malediction : CURSE
36. Half a fly : TSE
38. Stereo component : AMP
41. Taxing mo. : APR
42. Chord having successive notes : ARPEGGIO
43. One of Byron's names : NOEL
48. Chemises : SHIFTS
49. Common Market letters : EEC
51. Monk's hood : COWL
54. Stunned : DAZED
56. Car trunks, in Truro : BOOTS
57. Isle of exile : ELBA
58. Bancha and cachar : TEAS
59. Kind of star or stone : LODE
61. This turns litmus red : ACID
62. Late night TV pioneer : PAAR
63. Famed lioness : ELSA
66. Resistance measure : OHM
67. ___-Saud : IBN

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