New York Times, Friday, July 3, 1987

Author:Wilson McBeath
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1987, The New York Times
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1. Kin of buffaloes : YAKS
5. Proclivity : BIAS
9. Hebrew seven-week period : OMER
13. Blind as ___ : ABAT
14. Worker's reward : RAISE
15. Strike out : DELE
16. Process by which an organism releases energy : METABOLISM
18. School Shelley attended : ETON
19. Locale of Brenner Pass : TYROL
20. It sent Dorothy to Oz : TORNADO
22. Europe's longest river : VOLGA
25. Cobbler's model : LAST
26. Many : NUMEROUS
29. Think : IDEATE
32. Literary forms : ODES
33. Off. worker : STENO
35. Radiation unit : REM
36. Harv. neighbor : MIT
37. "I ___ who wasn't there" : METAMAN
39. ___ Lanka : SRI
40. Anecdotal collection : ANA
41. Finnish lake : INARI
42. Two-fold : DUAL
43. Rely : DEPEND
45. Parody : TRAVESTY
48. Mammoth : HUGE
49. Thralls of yore : ESNES
50. Extreme fears : TERRORS
53. Bring upon oneself : INCUR
56. Wings for Amor : ALAE
57. Change of position, state or form : METASTASIS
61. Hazard : RISK
62. Castle or Hervey : IRENE
63. Strait : NECK
64. Voyaging, in a way : ASEA
65. A small ante : CENT
66. Canasta card : TREY
1. Sweet potato : YAM
2. Support a felon : ABET
3. G-g-g-girl in a song : KATY
4. Lacks sustenance : STARVES
5. ___ Harbour, Fla. : BAL
6. Sundial symbol : III
7. Prin.'s helper : ASST
8. Macaroni ingredient : SEMOLINA
9. Birthplace of H. C. Andersen : ODENSE
10. Foot part : METATARSUS
11. Alleged electrical force : ELOD
12. Las Vegas competitor : RENO
14. Norse chieftain: c.860-931 : ROLLO
17. Rustic; yokel : BOOR
21. Dangerous element : RADON
23. Me ___ (I like): Sp. : GUSTA
24. Phoenician goddess of fertility : ASTARTE
26. Rover : NOMAD
27. City NE of Venice : UDINE
28. Literal translation : METAPHRASE
30. Monster: Comb. form : TERAT
31. Dickinson or Post : EMILY
34. Bahrain bigwigs : EMIRS
37. ___ Junction, city in Ohio : MINGO
38. Kind of skin ointment : ENDERMIC
42. Melody : DESCANT
44. Calif.'s motto : EUREKA
46. Flavoring seed : ANISE
47. Outlet : VENT
50. One-time Irish capital : TARA
51. Arethusa's home : ELIS
52. Withered : SERE
54. Consumer : USER
55. Chinese staple : RICE
58. Top rating, sometimes : TEN
59. Grasshopper's critic : ANT
60. Welkin : SKY

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