New York Times, Wednesday, July 9, 1986

Author:Whitten
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { H J Q X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Shakespeare's river : AVON
5. Resorts : SPAS
9. Last word : AMEN
13. Sup : DINE
14. Culpability : GUILT
15. Dreadful : DIRE
16. Alabama reptile? : DECATURTLE
18. Type of job : SNOW
19. Solid alcohol : STEROL
20. Alfonso's queen : ENA
22. Employ : USE
23. New York crustacean? : BUFFALOBSTER
27. Woodland deity : SATYR
30. Simian : APE
31. Actress Caldwell : ZOE
32. Monroe's ___ of Good Feeling : ERA
33. Tear : RIP
34. Kind of pig or pepper : GUINEA
37. Ohio feline? : CINCINNATIGRESS
41. Mountains in Wyoming : TETONS
42. "Auld ___ Morris," Burns poem : ROB
43. Reno-to-Vegas dir. : SSE
44. Be sick : AIL
45. Alice's boss on TV : MEL
46. Sahara water holes : OASES
48. Washington ovine animal? : WALLAWALLAMB
52. Boxing great : ALI
53. Finish first : WIN
54. Light dessert : MOUSSE
58. Stare : GAZE
60. Illinois fowl? : CAIROOSTER
63. Augury : OMEN
64. Sheepshank and half hitch : KNOTS
65. Joie de vivre : ELAN
66. Proboscis : NOSE
67. Rational : SANE
68. Relief : DOLE
1. Increases : ADDS
2. S.E. Asian : VIET
3. Fairy-tale opener : ONCE
4. Close at hand : NEARBY
5. Big ___, Calif. : SUR
6. Abyss : PIT
7. Mendelian gene : ALLELE
8. Dictation whiz : STENO
9. Commercials : ADS
10. Quality of an electronic chip : MINUTENESS
11. Irregularly notched : EROSE
12. More recent : NEWER
14. Chasm : GULF
17. Circuit : TOUR
21. N.Y.C.'s Bella : ABZUG
24. "I'll Be Seeing You" composer : FAIN
25. Clothing : APPAREL
26. Evening, in Paris : SOIR
27. Religious group : SECT
28. Author Eliav : ARIE
29. Teases : TANTALIZES
33. Hosp. workers : RNS
34. Adjustable piece of metal : GIB
35. Start of Tarheel's motto : ESSE
36. "___ Death," in a Grieg opus : ASES
38. Spiral : COIL
39. Lincoln, to the Todds : INLAW
40. Exaction : TOLL
45. Tomorrow, in Taxco : MANANA
46. Melville novel : OMOO
47. Mistreated : ABUSED
48. Kind of train : WAGON
49. Texas shrine : ALAMO
50. Candle items : WICKS
51. Andy's sidekick : AMOS
55. W.W. II battle site : STLO
56. Circus animal : SEAL
57. Coastal flier : ERNE
59. Chemical suffix : ENE
61. Charged atom : ION
62. Map abbr. : RTE

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