New York Times, Tuesday, August 11, 1987

Author:Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across Down
1. Chatter : CLACK
6. Entrapment ploy : SCAM
10. Stark : BARE
14. Mountebank : ROGUE
15. Ancient strongbox : ARCA
16. Lamb's pseudonym : ELIA
17. Divergent : APART
18. Sheet of matted cotton or wool : BATT
19. Mardi Gras follower : LENT
20. Take a risk : BELLTHECAT
22. European sled : LUGE
23. Songbird : LARK
24. "Caveat ___" : EMPTOR
26. London landmark : BIGBEN
30. Assume : ENDUE
32. French female friend : AMIE
33. Hindu dress : SARI
35. Type of wheat : SPELT
39. Town crier : BELLMAN
41. Western hill : STEPTOE
43. "___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
44. Samoan seaport : APIA
46. Deserve : EARN
47. Fritter away : WASTE
49. Described grammatically : PARSED
51. Effective : COGENT
54. Yuletide : NOEL
56. What accomplices do : ABET
57. Strikes a response : RINGSABELL
63. Interlock : MESH
64. Kind of hygiene : ORAL
65. Early French comedy : SOTIE
66. Famous family of Ferrara : ESTE
67. Path : LANE
68. Divided country : KOREA
69. Look lustfully : LEER
70. Permits : LETS
71. Better : AMEND
1. Fiddler or hermit : CRAB
2. Canter leisurely : LOPE
3. "___ in Calico," 1946 song : AGAL
4. Ringlet : CURL
5. Mother's whistler : KETTLE
6. Heavy, one-edged sword : SABER
7. S. Graham product : CRACKER
8. Official record : ACTA
9. Entangled : MATTED
10. Salad ingredient : BELLPEPPER
11. Alaskan Indian : ALEUT
12. Starr among the Beatles : RINGO
13. Gourmand or gourmet : EATER
21. Medieval merchant guild : HANSA
25. Cogitate : MUSE
26. Small cake : BABA
27. "___ a man with seven wives" : IMET
28. Colorado feeder : GILA
29. Leader : BELLWETHER
31. Unless, to Cicero : NISI
34. Sci. subject : ANAT
36. Greek vowels : ETAS
37. Wisdom : LORE
38. Look after : TEND
40. Connote : MEAN
42. What some victors break : TAPES
45. Banner : PENNANT
48. Promenade : STROLL
50. "Seward's Folly" : ALASKA
51. Desert ruminant : CAMEL
52. Overweight : OBESE
53. Beau ___ (magnanimous action) : GESTE
55. Eyes amorously : OGLES
58. Dies ___ : IRAE
59. What Clancy lowered : BOOM
60. Being: Fr. : ETRE
61. Property right : LIEN
62. Plumbum : LEAD

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