New York Times, Saturday, July 23, 1988

Author: Bernard Meren
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Wad of tobacco, in Dogpatch : CHAW
5. Iron-horse sound : CHUG
9. Neighbor of Luzon : SAMAR
14. Napoleon triumphed here in 1796 : LODI
15. Barrett or Jaffe : RONA
16. Verdi character : ELENA
17. Rimsky-Korsakov subject : IVAN
18. Actress Markey : ENID
19. Score notations : RESTS
20. The ___, marshy English region : FENS
21. Spud offshoot : POTATOCHIP
23. Butter up : FLATTER
25. Arrow launcher : BOW
26. Lads and dads : HES
27. Emulate Brutus and Cassius : CONSPIRE
32. Word of compliance : AMEN
34. Hint for a hawkshaw : CLUE
35. Verse forms : ODES
36. Err : SLIP
37. Beginnings : ROOTS
38. Congou and Assam : TEAS
39. Wine: Comb. form : OENO
40. Book by Julian Huxley : ANTS
41. Angle iron : LBAR
42. Astronomical instruments : SEXTANTS
44. It's paid for professional aid : FEE
45. Red or Dead : SEA
46. Questioned relentlessly : GRILLED
50. Dover druggist : APOTHECARY
55. Gershwin's "___, Lucille" : LALA
56. Hocus-pocus : MAGIC
57. Cycad or poon : TREE
58. Author Dinesen : ISAK
59. Sphere : ARENA
60. "Rome of Hungary" : EGER
61. "¿Cómo ___?" : ESTA
62. "Twelve Night" painter : STEEN
63. Islets on maps : DOTS
64. Busy beaver : DOER
1. Topographic feature : CLIFF
2. Seedy dwelling : HOVEL
3. Turkish city on the Seyhan : ADANA
4. Takes the stakes, in poker : WINSTHEPOT
5. Blintzes in Biarritz : CREPES
6. Word in a marriage avowal : HONOR
7. Military component : UNIT
8. Rovers : GADABOUTS
9. Tibetan goat-antelopes : SEROWS
10. Waugh or Clunes : ALEC
11. What gears usually do : MESH
12. Volsteader, re Repeal : ANTI
13. Grate : RASP
22. Demitints, e.g. : TONES
24. Mark for Retton : TEN
27. Coagulates : CLOTS
28. Describing the anatomy of a stove? : POTBELLIED
29. Significance : IDEA
30. Bring up : REAR
31. Term for a worm : ESS
32. Captain's "Hard ___!" : ALEE
33. Sassy lassie : MINX
34. Got in touch with : CONTACTED
36. "___ your old man!" : SOS
37. Indian queen : RANEE
41. Hawaiian neckpiece : LEI
43. Sub drubber : ASHCAN
44. Young chicks in a pan : FRYERS
46. Salute : GREET
47. Dogie catcher : LASSO
48. Gladden : ELATE
49. Senegal's capital : DAKAR
50. Latin I word : AMAS
51. Thespian's quest : PART
52. Molding that sounds woeful : OGEE
53. Prong : TINE
54. Ex-constellation : ARGO

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