New York Times, Tuesday, July 28, 1987

Author:Elaine George
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Plant disease : SCAB
5. Armbones : RADII
10. Bat a gnat : SWAT
14. Trademark : LOGO
15. Red Sox rightfielder : EVANS
16. Prong : TINE
17. "Family Ties" son : ALEX
18. Puppet : MARIONETTE
20. Shopkeeper : MERCHANT
22. Defeated : BEATEN
23. "___ She Sweet?": 1927 song : AINT
24. Old MacDonald's place : FARM
25. Was clement : SPARED
28. Felt amazement : MARVELED
32. Criticize : PAN
33. Room's adornment scheme : DECOR
35. Author Jong : ERICA
36. "___ Death," Grieg passage : ASES
38. Street show : RAREE
40. Card game for three : SKAT
41. Disgrace : SHAME
43. Bellini opera: 1831 : NORMA
45. Homophone for air : ERE
46. Annual event in Boston : MARATHON
48. Flora : PLANTS
50. Korean statesman : RHEE
51. Spirit : ELAN
52. Share the lead : COSTAR
55. Difficult to change or break : IRONCLAD
59. Obvious : PLAINASDAY
61. Hawaiian city : HILO
62. Egyptian dancer : ALME
63. At large : LOOSE
64. Microwave : OVEN
65. Nitwits : SAPS
66. Distributed bit by bit : DOLED
67. Take it easy : REST
1. Close with a bang : SLAM
2. Cabbagelike plant : COLE
3. Antiquing device : AGER
4. A freight train : BOXCAR
5. Court officer, at times : REMANDER
6. ___-garde : AVANT
7. Scoot : DART
8. Zoology suffix : INI
9. Certain barometric line : ISOBAR
10. Liners : STEAMERS
11. E. German champion figure skater : WITT
12. Help to create a pot : ANTE
13. Harold of comics : TEEN
19. Courage : NERVE
21. Sped : HIED
24. Word with way or sea : FARER
25. Sudden spell of activity : SPASM
26. Former Turkish title : PASHA
27. Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
28. Andalusian city : MORON
29. Compare : LIKEN
30. Cocteau's "Le Grand ___" : ECART
31. Dorm topics : DATES
34. Kayak or birch-bark : CANOE
37. Show-offs : SMARTIES
39. Engaged : EMPLOYED
42. Allen or Frome : ETHAN
44. Comedian King : ALAN
47. Proclaim : HERALD
49. Secure : ANCHOR
51. Cancel : ERASE
52. Auditors, for short : CPAS
53. Spicy stew : OLLA
54. Coarse hominy : SAMP
55. Celebrity : IDOL
56. In person : LIVE
57. Pub drinks : ALES
58. "___ Tread on Me" : DONT
60. U.S.-Ont. canals : SOO

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