New York Times, Monday, July 4, 1988

Author: William S. McIlrath
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
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1. Money spent in an agora : OBOL
5. At the bottom : BASAL
10. Fort Worth inst. : TCU
13. Emulate an orant : PRAY
14. Faye of films : ALICE
15. Humbug : SHAM
16. Becomes hortatory : TAKESTOTHESTUMP
19. Suffix with rest : IVE
20. " . . . lovely as ___" : ATREE
21. Bails : LADES
22. Sometime Roman followers : CANDLES
24. Deface : MAR
25. Comparative ending : IER
26. Certain wave crest : WHITECAP
31. Concerning : ASTO
34. Pan fry : SAUTE
35. In the manner of : ALA
36. Old Glory features : STARSANDSTRIPES
40. Poetic contraction : EEN
41. River's little cousin : CREEK
42. What a jay invades : NEST
43. Like some candies in boxes : ASSORTED
45. Spot for a developer : LOT
47. Fam. member : SIS
48. Sounds of shots : REPORTS
52. Popular fabric : DENIM
55. Rhone feeder : ISERE
57. Cry of discovery : OHO
58. Declaration commemoration : INDEPENDENCEDAY
61. Bellow : ROAR
62. " . . . home of the ___" : BRAVE
63. Capp's Hyena : LENA
64. Sambar : ELK
65. Certain exerciser : BIKER
66. Gates and Burgoyne : FOES
1. Kind of nerve : OPTIC
2. Music to a diva's ears : BRAVA
3. Holmlike : OAKEN
4. Caustic : LYE
5. Pitcher's opponent : BATTER
6. Then, in Toulon : ALORS
7. Location : SITE
8. Twinge : ACHE
9. Light-Horse Harry : LEE
10. It's usually dull : THUD
11. Arrived : CAME
12. Refs' cousins : UMPS
15. Rubberneck : STARE
17. Vendition : SALE
18. Roofer, at times : SLATER
23. Fashionable name : DIOR
24. Glove for Mattingly : MITT
26. Forded : WADED
27. Coat for corn : HUSK
28. Mantilla, at times : CAPE
29. Bitters : ALES
30. Over : PAST
31. Bewildered : ASEA
32. Fr. holy women : STES
33. Thrashes : TANS
34. Snick-or-___ : SNEE
37. Cut corners : SCRIMP
38. Partner of crafts : ARTS
39. Double preposition : INTO
44. Willow : OSIER
45. Loewe's lyrist : LERNER
46. Oily acronym : OPEC
48. Bailiff : REEVE
49. Copland composition : RODEO
50. A title for Macbeth : THANE
51. Certain beans : SOYAS
52. Dreadful : DIRE
53. Chemical compound : ENOL
54. Minn. neighbor : NDAK
55. Inits. at Calvary : INRI
56. See 54 Down : SDAK
59. Wane : EBB
60. Brownie : ELF

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