New York Times, Monday, July 27, 1987

Author:Rita Yelle
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { H J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. First Arabic letter : ALIF
5. Indianapolis N.F.L. team : COLTS
10. Hamsters, guppies et al. : PETS
14. Artist Bonheur : ROSA
15. Not together : APART
16. Upon : ATOP
17. Type of bridge : TOLL
18. Knot again : RETIE
19. Island country near Key West : CUBA
20. Ghost : SPECTER
22. More annoying : PESKIER
24. Mountain nymph : OREAD
26. Singer Peggy : LEE
27. Pennant : BANNER
30. Not merited : UNEARNED
35. Obliterate : ERASE
36. Tutelary god : LAR
37. Identical : SAME
38. The late Mr. Onassis : ARI
39. Grief : SADNESS
43. Name for the sun : SOL
44. Roam : ROVE
46. Compete for : VIE
47. Lessen : ABATE
49. Adds sugar : SWEETENS
51. Stone monuments : STELES
52. Baseball tally : RUN
53. Suitor : SWAIN
55. Minnesota N.F.L. team : VIKINGS
59. Look-alikes : RINGERS
63. Actress Baxter : ANNE
64. Fairylike; delicate : ELFIN
66. Wings for an angelus : ALAE
67. Angers : IRES
68. Smiling : RIANT
69. Citrus fruit : LIME
70. Small amphibian : NEWT
71. Male deer : STAGS
72. Back talk : SASS
1. Companion of crafts : ARTS
2. Circular area of a roadway : LOOP
3. Small land mass : ISLE
4. Atlanta N.F.L. team : FALCONS
5. One's life work : CAREER
6. "Norma" or "Carmen" : OPERA
7. Caesar's lang. : LAT
8. Journey : TRIP
9. Pittsburgh N.F.L. team : STEELERS
10. Green Bay N.F.L. team : PACKERS
11. Small case : ETUI
12. "Oh, ___ in England . . . " : Browning : TOBE
13. Bowsprit : SPAR
21. Sylvan sights : TREES
23. Tar's milieu : SEA
25. Lack of luster : DULNESS
27. Chicago N.F.L. team : BEARS
28. Indian weapon : ARROW
29. Unsophisticated : NAIVE
31. Scottish denial : NAE
32. Of a facial feature : NASAL
33. Emulate Pearl White : EMOTE
34. Strikes out : DELES
40. "The ___," TV spy drama: 1966-69 : AVENGERS
41. Noise at Babel : DIN
42. Glossy fabric : SATIN
45. Most weird : EERIEST
48. Cincinnati N.F.L. team : BENGALS
50. Cask : TUN
51. New Orleans N.F.L. team : SAINTS
54. Squeeze out water : WRING
55. Conceited : VAIN
56. Concerning : INRE
57. Was aware of : KNEW
58. Small opening : SLIT
60. "Roast Pig" dissertator : ELIA
61. A Los Angeles N.F.L. team : RAMS
62. Perceives : SEES
65. Air-traffic org. : FAA

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