New York Times, Tuesday, August 26, 1986

Author: Elaine George
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Bastion : FORT
5. Balmy : DAFT
9. Olive ___ (uniform) : DRABS
14. Always : EVER
15. Scent : ODOR
16. Restore : RENEW
17. Stun : DAZE
18. African antelope : TORA
19. Bald bird : EAGLE
20. Defamed : SLANDERED
22. Narrow groove : STRIA
23. Preserve, as meat : CURE
24. One who attempts : ESSAYER
26. Thermae : BATHS
29. What crooks do : SWIPE
31. Make effervescent : AERATE
33. Lawless : ANARCHIC
38. Lay ___ thick : ITON
39. Oxeye or shasta : DAISY
41. Opulent : LUSH
42. Snitches : TATTLERS
44. Song Jolson popularized : SWANEE
46. Singer Bryant : ANITA
48. Fall flower : ASTER
49. Security : DEFENSE
53. Cleaning cloths : RAGS
55. Memento : RELIC
56. Sends : TRANSMITS
61. Moslem decree : IRADE
62. Cluster, as of flowers : TUFT
63. Farm unit : ACRE
64. Moped rider : BIKER
65. Jai ___ : ALAI
66. Drudgery : TOIL
67. Clairvoyants : SEERS
68. Parts of tennis matches : SETS
69. Chemical compound : ENOL
1. Govt. agents : FEDS
2. Ellipse : OVAL
3. Pahlevi of Iran : REZA
4. Incisive : TRENCHANT
5. Grandparent, sometimes : DOTER
6. Idolizes : ADORES
7. Links call : FORE
8. Some used cars : TRADEINS
9. Actress's aide : DRESSER
10. Gaucho's rope : REATA
11. Wrathful : ANGRY
12. Misrepresent : BELIE
13. Curse : SWEAR
21. Do a household chore : DUST
25. Young, male red deer : SPAYS
26. Fishing need, often : BAIT
27. Philippine group : AETA
28. Turkey ___ : TROT
30. What a girdle girdles : WAIST
32. Noble British family : EDENS
34. Fellow student : CLASSMATE
35. Search : HUNT
36. "Understood!" : ISEE
37. Star of "Mask" : CHER
40. Short operatic songs : ARIETTAS
43. Soldiers of yore : LANCERS
45. Jokers : WAGS
47. P.L.O. leader : ARAFAT
49. Small amounts : DRIBS
50. Uncanny : EERIE
51. Cereal-box item : FLAKE
52. Scoter's cousin : EIDER
54. Those against : ANTIS
57. Regulation : RULE
58. Religious image : ICON
59. Group of three : TRIO
60. Vend : SELL

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