New York Times, Monday, August 8, 1988

Author: Elaine George
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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1. Farm structure : BARN
5. Oct. predecessor : SEPT
9. Staggers : REELS
14. Jai ___ : ALAI
15. ___ blue (loyal) : TRUE
16. Apportion : ALLOT
17. Bewildered : LOST
18. One, in Berlin : EINE
19. Down-easter's state : MAINE
20. Restrain : KEEPBACK
22. Speculate : WONDER
23. "___ la Douce" : IRMA
24. Wood smoothers : SANDERS
25. Coined money : SPECIE
28. Wood or Turner : LANA
29. Person's experience : BACKGROUND
31. ___ the joint : CASE
35. Buenos ___, Arg. : AIRES
36. Garfunkel or Linkletter : ART
37. Cleans the furniture : DUSTS
38. Affront : SLUR
39. Dairies : CREAMERIES
41. Winter vehicle : SLED
42. Suave : URBANE
43. Broke suddenly : SNAPPED
47. Bullring cries : OLES
48. Headrest : PILLOW
49. Insolent retort : BACKTALK
53. Aroma of flowers : ATTAR
54. Curse or pledge : OATH
55. Augury : OMEN
56. British river : TRENT
57. Word with cap or bone : KNEE
58. State bird of Hawaii : NENE
59. Lesions : SORES
60. Put in the mail : SEND
61. Ample, to FitzGerald : ENOW
1. Thwart : BALK
2. Medicinal plant : ALOE
3. Flatten a flat : RASE
4. One overly concerned with details : NITPICKER
5. Large ship : STEAMER
6. Author Jong : ERICA
7. Hoodlum : PUNK
8. Golf gadget : TEE
9. A 1927 hit song : RAMONA
10. Large antelope : ELAND
11. Leave out : ELIDE
12. Hermit : LONER
13. Suffixes with tip and tap : STERS
21. Lockups in the Navy : BRIGS
22. Magical baton : WAND
24. Toys man : SANTA
25. Suffragette dollars: Abbr. : SBAS
26. Beach toy : PAIL
27. Beige : ECRU
28. Tempted : LURED
30. Propelled a bireme : OARED
31. Sidewalk section : CURBSTONE
32. Whence a flu flew in : ASIA
33. British gun : STEN
34. To be, to Brutus : ESSE
37. Bo of films : DEREK
39. Ball of yarn : CLEW
40. Protected the plants : MULCHED
41. Area once covered by Red Smith : SPORTS
43. Quarrels : SPATS
44. Explosive, for short : NITRO
45. Modify : ALTER
46. Spitfire or Zero : PLANE
47. Belonging to a cereal class : OATEN
49. Nemesis : BANE
50. Verily : AMEN
51. Comedian Jay ___ : LENO
52. "If you ___ Susie . . . " : KNEW
54. Gives approval : OKS

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