New York Times, Tuesday, August 9, 1988

Author: Christopher Sherwood
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 55, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Circle segments : ARCS
5. Watch-pocket ribbons : FOBS
9. Young 'un : TAD
12. Strike vigorously : CLOUT
13. G.I. vehicle : JEEP
14. "___, vidi, vici" : VENI
15. Nursery steed : HOBBYHORSE
17. Ferber : EDNA
18. Compass point : ENE
19. Apply graffiti : MAR
20. Tabloid's grist : SCANDAL
22. Withdraws, in a way : RESCINDS
25. Actor Donahue : TROY
26. Dowel : PEG
27. Constitution component : PREAMBLE
31. Half of a 60's folk quartet : PAPAS
34. Musical for Aquarians : HAIR
35. Imprecise time unit : EON
36. Rainbow goddess : IRIS
37. Church notices re matrimony : BANNS
38. Milk or hand follower : MAID
39. Marathon segment : LEG
40. Like the Gobi : ARID
41. Merits : EARNS
42. Stragglers : LAGGARDS
45. Black cuckoo : ANI
46. Siberian tent : YURT
47. Flag's position, at times : HALFMAST
52. Grievance resolver : ARBITER
55. "Tippecanoe and Tyler ___" : TOO
56. Actress Arthur : BEA
57. A sea : DEAD
58. Bubble-bath denizen : RUBBERDUCK
61. Writer Grey : ZANE
62. Lamb : ELIA
63. Social grouping : CASTE
64. Lodge man : ELK
65. Super Bowl XX M.V.P. : DENT
66. Flock members : EWES
1. How Lindy flew : ALONE
2. Vestments : ROBES
3. Tinker, Evers or Chance : CUB
4. Causes frustration : STYMIES
5. Norwegian sea arm : FJORD
6. Poetic adverb or preposition : OER
7. Mrs. Truman : BESS
8. Shades : SPECTERS
9. Childhood keepsake : TEDDYBEAR
10. Pavlova : ANNA
11. Rheostat's control : DIAL
12. "Mask" star : CHER
14. Harsh criticism : VENOM
16. Droop : HANG
21. Altar in the sky : ARA
23. Audit makers : CPAS
24. ___ Main : SPANISH
28. Citrus peel : RIND
29. Prime beef cut : LOIN
30. Some pass receivers : ENDS
31. Unpleasant person : PILL
32. ___ rug : AREA
33. Fortune starter? : PIGGYBANK
34. Rocklike : HARD
37. Operated at a bazaar : BARTERED
38. Deform in battle : MAIM
41. Carry out : ENFORCE
43. Pathfinder : GUIDE
44. Actor Carney : ART
45. Medicinal plant : ALOE
48. Facing the pitcher : ATBAT
49. Treat with disdain : ABUSE
50. Religious groups : SECTS
51. Gambling profit : TAKE
52. Cutting tool : ADZE
53. ___ estate : REAL
54. Sit on the throne : RULE
59. Coal holder : BIN
60. Grackle : DAW

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