New York Times, Friday, September 16, 1988

Author:Rhonda Kraus
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Like many a marathon finisher : GASPING
8. Kind of horse or camel : ARABIAN
15. Prosaic : LITERAL
16. Goon : GORILLA
17. Spring : EMANATE
18. Mortifies : HUMBLES
19. Utah ski resort : ALTA
20. Defame : ABASE
22. N.Y.C. transit line : IRT
23. Playwright Simon : NEIL
24. Tell good jokes : AMUSE
25. Curtain raiser : ACTI
26. Draft org : SSS
27. Act the coquette : FLIRT
28. Semisheer fabric : VOILE
29. Rubberneck's activity : STARING
31. St. Sebastian, for one : MARTYR
32. Accommodations : LODGEMENT
34. Mark of shame : STIGMA
37. Bush or Dukakis, e.g. : SURNAME
40. Where a kadein lives : HAREM
41. Port for Pompey : OSTIA
42. Rosary bead : AVE
44. At any time : EVER
45. George of the Royals : BRETT
46. Math dept. subject : TRIG
47. Fam. member : REL
48. Journey on an Autobahn : REISE
49. Broad : WIDE
50. New Orleans confection : PRALINE
52. Wis. city and county : RACINES
55. Poe's "___ Lee" : ANNABEL
56. Noted : EMINENT
57. Cruel ones : SADISTS
58. Entertains : DIVERTS
1. Gathers leftovers : GLEANS
2. Random : AIMLESS
3. Advocate of centralized government : STATIST
4. Kind of code : PENAL
5. Ethan Allen's brother : IRA
6. ___ Turner, Styron hero : NAT
7. Lustrous : GLEAMING
8. Horrified : AGHAST
9. Awaken : ROUSE
10. Flic's weapon : ARME
11. Necessity for a baby : BIB
12. Unlawful : ILLICIT
13. In a wide-awake manner : ALERTLY
14. Meaner : NASTIER
21. Colonial Va.'s House of ___ : BURGESSES
24. Actress Valli : ALIDA
25. Large blood vessel : AORTA
27. Psychoanalyst Erich : FROMM
28. Letter-turner White : VANNA
30. "Phil the Fiddler" author : ALGER
31. Kind of badge : MERIT
33. Grumbled indistinctly : MUTTERED
34. Himalayan guides : SHERPAS
35. Athens cafe : TAVERNA
36. Jill or John of films : IRELAND
38. U.S. space probe : MARINER
39. Obvious : EVIDENT
41. Miradors : ORIELS
43. Discharges : EGESTS
45. Poet Stephen Vincent : BENET
46. Plaything for a kitten : TWINE
48. Teases : RIBS
51. Chou En-___ : LAI
53. Pierre's friend : AMI
54. Ovid's 104 : CIV

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