New York Times, Monday, July 13, 1987

Author: Rita Yelle
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Omaha Beach craft : LCTS
5. Soaks flax : RETS
9. Long walks : HIKES
14. Opera highlight : ARIA
15. Upon : ATOP
16. Nylon constituent : AMIDE
17. Copy : REPLICATE
19. Standish : MILES
20. Flavorful seed : SESAME
21. Musical half step : SEMITONE
23. Moderately moist : DAMP
25. Facts and figures : DATA
26. Feminine suffix : ESS
29. Implements : GEAR
31. Sharp answer : RETORT
35. Irritate : CHAFE
37. Layer : TIER
39. Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
40. Volcanic output : LAVA
41. Untidy : MESSY
42. Filet border : ORLE
43. Sir ___ Guinness : ALEC
44. Singles : ONES
45. Anoint, old style : ANELE
46. Shorter : TERSER
48. Agts. : REPS
50. Distress signal : SOS
51. Small French land masses : ILES
53. Part of a plane : NOSE
55. Type of painter : ENAMELER
59. Coddle : PAMPER
63. Memento of a saint : RELIC
64. Copy : DUPLICATE
66. Long-legged shore bird : STILT
67. On the ocean : ASEA
68. Mild expletive : EGAD
69. Kefauver : ESTES
70. Adjacent : NEAR
71. Congers : EELS
1. Small apes : LARS
2. Canadian Indian : CREE
3. Tilts : TIPS
4. Mixed dish of greens : SALAD
5. Unbranched flower cluster : RACEME
6. Greek letter : ETA
7. Small children : TOTS
8. Swiftness : SPEED
9. Descendant of a son of Noah : HAMITE
10. Copy : IMITATION
11. Unit of weight, for short : KILO
12. Adams's address : EDEN
13. President Mobutu ___ Seko of Zaire : SESE
18. Likeness : IMAGE
22. Take a spouse : MARRY
24. Communion plate : PATEN
26. Acclamation : ECLAT
27. Fragile layered rock : SHALE
28. Thrifty one : SAVER
30. Stair part : RISER
32. Monsters : OGRES
33. Norse chieftain : ROLLO
34. Kilmer classic : TREES
36. Copy : FACSIMILE
38. Big Bertha's birthplace : ESSEN
41. Edible mushroom : MOREL
45. Brazilian palm : ASSAI
47. Votes into office : ELECTS
49. Abele : POPLAR
52. Family car : SEDAN
54. V.I.P. at a fete : EMCEE
55. Gaelic : ERSE
56. Seines : NETS
57. Landed : ALIT
58. Artifice : RUSE
60. Senate aide : PAGE
61. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
62. Muscovites : REDS
65. Pod occupant : PEA

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