New York Times, Wednesday, September 2, 1987

Author: Harold B. Counts
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q U V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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© 1987, The New York Times
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1. Carangid fish : SCAD
5. Trade centers : MARTS
10. Thick piece : SLAB
14. Voice in a choir : ALTO
15. Venerate : ADORE
16. Type of coat : POLO
17. High time : NOON
18. Excellent? : JAMESDANDY
20. W.W. II surrender site : STMALO
22. Old English letter : ETH
23. Ramble : GAD
24. Songbird : LARK
26. Postern : DOOR
28. Sponge's activity : CADGING
31. Puts away : STORES
35. The Georgia Peach : COBB
36. Follow : TAIL
38. French composer: 1890-1962 : IBERT
39. Copycat : APER
40. Belgian town, to the French : YPRES
42. Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
43. Daedalus' nephew : TALOS
45. Rebuff : SLAP
46. Rattler on the roof : RAIN
47. Distributes : ALLOTS
49. Play a British game akin to bowling : SKITTLE
51. Oriental mascara : KOHL
53. Singer Hank : SNOW
54. Perform : ACT
57. Chou En-___ : LAI
58. Showy flower : DAHLIA
62. Nitwit? : THOMASFOOL
66. Charged particles : IONS
67. Tibetan priest : LAMA
68. ___ Haute : TERRE
69. Jog : TROT
70. Made angry : IRED
71. Some desert dwellers : ARABS
72. Author Ferber : EDNA
1. Without: Fr. : SANS
2. Jumbled mass : CLOT
3. Jot or bit : ATOM
4. Brawl? : DONALDBROOK
5. State of full legal age : MAJORITY
6. Okla. city : ADA
7. Gypsy boy : ROM
8. Cornered : TREED
9. Ruined town on the Dardanelles : SESTOS
10. Health resort : SPA
11. Protracted : LONG
12. "M*A*S*H" star : ALDA
13. Early oater star : BOYD
19. Hindu loincloth : DHOTI
21. Fall behind : LAG
25. Sharp or abrupt blows : KNAPS
27. Common quail? : ROBERTWHITE
28. Hard resin : COPAL
29. "___ for Adano" : ABELL
30. Frat topic : GIRLS
32. Of the kidneys : RENAL
33. One of the Fords : ERNIE
34. British gun : STEN
35. Down: Prefix : CATA
37. Plumbers' moneymakers : LEAKS
41. Parts of lathes : SPINDLES
44. Roman woman's gown : STOLA
48. ___ daisy (chrysanthemum) : SHASTA
50. MacDowell's "___ Wild Rose" : TOA
52. Certain con : LIFER
54. King of the Huns : ATLI
55. Burn : CHAR
56. Heavy book : TOME
59. Actor Jack from N.Y.C. : LORD
60. Privy to : INON
61. Movie dog : ASTA
63. Crazy : MAD
64. Mouths : ORA
65. Little globe : ORB

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