New York Times, Monday, September 1, 1986

Author:Jones
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 Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Meager : SCANT
6. Cupid : EROS
10. "The Jolly Toper" painter : HALS
14. Birchbark : CANOE
15. Mother of Pollux and Castor : LEDA
16. Theaters for Euripides : ODEA
17. Love, Italian style : AMORE
18. Imitator : APER
19. Notarial tool : SEAL
20. Half of a fifth : TENTH
21. New England : NORTHEAST
23. Pays attention : HEEDS
25. Lots of lots : REALTY
26. You asked for it : ANSWER
29. Ogler : EYER
31. Similar : LIKE
32. Adriatic resort : LIDO
34. Hollywood plum : OSCAR
39. Inflated talk : BLUSTER
41. Columbus, e.g. : GENOESE
43. Defense pact of 1954 : SEATO
44. Junk item, sometimes : MAIL
46. "Mila 18" author : URIS
47. River to the Caspian : URAL
49. Quiescent : LATENT
51. Lorraine's partner : ALSACE
55. Corgi cord : LEASH
57. Cattle country : SOUTHWEST
59. "Sans ___, sans eyes . . . ": Shak. : TEETH
63. Certain Egyptian : COPT
64. Pro ___ (proportionally) : RATA
65. Diameter parts : RADII
66. Gumbo : OKRA
67. P.D.Q. : ASAP
68. Wickerwork willow : OSIER
69. Ivan IV, e.g. : TSAR
70. The elder Dumas : PERE
71. Cubic meter : STERE
1. Begone! : SCAT
2. Arrived : CAME
3. Oft-quoted auth. : ANON
4. Bighorn country : NORTHWEST
5. Giggle : TEEHEE
6. Antelope, with a twist : ELAND
7. Basked, perhaps : REPOSED
8. River to the Baltic : ODER
9. Nobel Prize decliner: 1964 : SARTRE
10. Old Testament book : HOSEA
11. TV's "Let's Make ___" : ADEAL
12. Minimum : LEAST
13. Like sea water : SALTY
22. Egret's cousin : HERON
24. Perry Mason's Gardner : ERLE
26. Vestments : ALBS
27. Shade of green : NILE
28. Sea bird : SKUA
30. Berra of baseball : YOGI
33. La Douce : IRMA
35. Dixie : SOUTHEAST
36. Parrot part : CERE
37. "It's ___ to Tell a Lie" : ASIN
38. Take five : REST
40. ___ and go : TOUCH
42. Fitzgerald or Raines : ELLA
45. Best of the best : ALLSTAR
48. Prepare for the freezer : REWRAP
50. Houston team : ASTROS
51. Neckwear : ASCOT
52. Glances : LOOKS
53. Above: Prefix : SUPRA
54. Rose essence : ATTAR
56. Encampment : ETAPE
58. Let up : EASE
60. Entertainer Adams : EDIE
61. Layer : TIER
62. Employ : HIRE

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