New York Times, Wednesday, August 19, 1987

Author: Mary M. Murdoch
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Electrical wizard Nikola : TESLA
6. River of Spain : EBRO
10. Blister : BLEB
14. Aft : AREAR
15. Pont ___, Paris : NEUF
16. Celts' land : EIRE
17. Gainsborough painting, with "The" : MARKETCART
19. "___ Well . . . " : ALLS
20. Harper Valley org. : PTA
21. Watered down : THIN
22. Ram on high : ARIES
23. Time or while preceder : MEAN
24. Etui or pomander : CASE
26. Add spirits : LACE
29. TV oldie : WAGONTRAIN
34. Shade of green : ALOES
36. Jungle sound : ROAR
37. Caesar's 551 : DLI
38. London landmark : VICTORIASTATION
42. Within: Comb. form : ESO
43. To ___ (also) : BOOT
44. Sierra ___ : LEONE
45. 1939 Wayne film : STAGECOACH
49. Botanist Gray et al. : ASAS
50. Nettles : IRKS
51. Bitter herbs : RUES
53. Former First Family of Alaska : EGANS
56. National U.S. problem : DEBT
57. Kind of pole : MAY
60. Ladder part : RUNG
61. Marksmen's contests : TRAPSHOOTS
64. Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
65. Tear down : RAZE
66. Chew the scenery : EMOTE
67. Gang follower : STER
68. Chemical endings : INES
69. "M*A*S*H" role : RADAR
1. Pack down lightly : TAMP
2. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
3. Lab substances : SERA
4. "Mighty ___ a Rose" : LAK
5. Mountain ridge : ARETE
6. Live oak : ENCINA
7. Judge Roy : BEAN
8. Play about robots : RUR
9. Frequently, to Byron : OFT
10. Safari member : BEARER
11. Leslie Caron role : LILI
12. Perry's creator : ERLE
13. Eleanor's successor : BESS
18. Spring occurrence : THAW
22. Starry : ASTRAL
23. Convene : MEET
24. Bills' partner : COOS
25. Med. subject : ANAT
26. Cleanses : LAVES
27. Leaning : ALIST
28. Breakfast quaff for some : COCOA
30. Persona non ___ : GRATA
31. Cousin of aloha : ADIOS
32. Actress Massey : ILONA
33. Dressed to the ___ : NINES
35. Becomes serious : SOBERS
39. Music type : ROCK
40. C-notes : IOOS
41. Afternoon functions : TEAS
46. One of Fred's partners : GINGER
47. Crinkled fabrics : CREPES
48. Centers : HUBS
52. Space out yonder : ETHER
53. Love god : EROS
54. Outburst : GUST
55. Prefix with chamber : ANTE
56. Stun : DAZE
57. Disposition : MOOD
58. "___ boy!" : ATTA
59. French river : YSER
61. Kind of corn : TRI
62. Skedaddled : RAN
63. Boxer in Louis's day : OMA

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