New York Times, Wednesday, August 13, 1986

Author: Nancy McCarthy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F H J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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© 1986, The New York Times
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1. Altar enclosure : BEMA
5. Shortening, for short : ABBR
9. Fast fliers : SSTS
13. Make amends : ATONE
15. Pout : MOUE
16. Fit to ___ : ATEE
17. Cessation : STANDSTILL
19. El Bahr : NILE
20. Organic compound used for cellulose : KETONE
21. Beer's companion : SKITTLES
23. Canvas cover, familiarly : TARP
25. U.S.S.R. inland sea : ARAL
26. ___ Caliente : AGUA
29. Italian cathedral city : VERONA
32. Existed : WAS
35. Pole-propelled boat : PUNT
36. Chooses : ELECTS
37. Noah's zoo : ARK
38. Lies at anchor : RIDES
40. Varnish ingredient : LAC
41. Precept in Brahmanism : SUTRA
43. Suffix with herb or tuber : OSE
44. Opposite of custom-made : PRECUT
47. Spruce : NEAT
48. Abner's father : NER
49. Alphabetic character: Fr. : LETTRE
50. Alençon is its capital : ORNE
51. Passed along smoothly : SLID
53. Cookie : SNAP
55. TV antenna devices : ROTATORS
59. Salt of oleic acid : OLEATE
63. Arabia's Gulf of ___ : OMAN
64. ___ the bridge (past events) : WATERUNDER
66. Chinese secret society : TONG
67. Syrian, e.g. : ARAB
68. Tragedy by Seneca : MEDEA
69. Body of laws : CODE
70. A native of Nish : SERB
71. Rather and Aykroyd : DANS
1. Luxuriate in warmth : BASK
2. Ending for leather : ETTE
3. Protective trench : MOAT
4. Make critical notes on : ANNOTATE
5. Danish county : AMT
6. French woods : BOIS
7. Mass : BULK
8. Showing trust : RELIANT
9. Anita or Ana : SANTA
10. This runs deep : STILLWATER
11. Lead-in for cast or gram : TELE
12. Bishoprics : SEES
14. Millay or Best : EDNA
18. Open a tennis match : SERVE
22. Volcanic rock : TRASS
24. Air-gun missile : PELLET
26. Protective garment : APRON
27. Pretense : GUISE
28. Get : UNDERSTAND
30. Respond to a stimulus : REACT
31. Happens : OCCURS
33. Island off SW Scotland : ARRAN
34. Ray : SKATE
39. Divide : SPLIT
42. Sealed : UNOPENED
45. Kin of polkas : REDOWAS
46. General course : TENOR
52. Hope or Jessica : LANGE
54. Astringent : ALUM
55. Campus mil. group : ROTC
56. Book by Melville : OMOO
57. Thin : RARE
58. Play the lead : STAR
60. Egyptian skink : ADDA
61. Harold of comics : TEEN
62. Notable times : ERAS
65. Reflux : EBB

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