New York Times, Saturday, September 24, 1988

Author: Bernard Meren
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lewis or Husing : TED
4. English historian: 1834-1902 : ACTON
9. Hindu god of fire : AGNI
13. Jidda native : ARAB
15. Victor or Roger : MOORE
16. Sack : LOOT
17. Do road work : PAVE
18. Strong suit : ARMOR
19. Reddish brown : BOLE
20. Designed to conform with existing modes : STYLIZED
22. Obscure : BEDIM
23. Hunky-dory : JAKE
24. Inn in Adana : IMARET
27. Used a hewgag : TOOTED
29. "___ fan tutte" : COSI
30. Nigerian native : IBO
33. Irish lake and river : ERNES
34. Ray : SKATE
35. Noted German archeologist: 1840-1909 : MAU
36. Even : TIED
37. Raccoon's relative : COATI
38. Sassy : PERT
39. Musical tones : RES
40. Sets of three : TERNS
41. ___-Coeur (Parisian church) : SACRE
42. Tennis term : ALL
43. Not up : ABED
44. One who binds : LASHER
45. Sudden swift flow : ONRUSH
47. Hartman from Houston : LISA
48. Unsaid : TACIT
50. Words on a menu : ALACARTE
54. Sommer from Berlin : ELKE
55. Pertinent : ADREM
57. Phosphoresce : GLOW
58. Opposite of sans : AVEC
59. "West Side Story" song : MARIA
60. President Hyde's land : EIRE
61. Recherché : RARE
62. Chasm : ABYSS
63. Crossette : EAR
1. G. C. Scott film: 1981 : TAPS
2. Latin I word : ERAT
3. Sailors' grave: Var. : DAVYJONESLOCKER
4. Astonished : AMAZED
5. Heart : CORE
6. People generally : TOMDICKANDHARRY
7. ___ Grande, Mojave Desert town : ORO
8. Saul's uncle or grandfather : NER
9. Pulitzer Prize dramatist: 1967 : ALBEE
10. Hedonist : GOODTIMECHARLIE
11. ___ me tangere : NOLI
12. Article : ITEM
14. Delayed : BELATED
21. Iconoscopes, for short : IKES
22. Camembert's cousin : BRIE
25. Fosses : MOATS
26. Italian wine region : ASTI
27. Colorful aquarium fish : TETRA
28. Mirador : ORIEL
31. Vt.'s "granite city" : BARRE
32. Peripheral : OUTER
34. Blains : SORES
37. Philippine port : CEBU
38. Northwest, e.g. : PASSAGE
40. Acid : TART
41. Levantine ketch : SAIC
44. Guanacos' cousins : LLAMAS
46. Dorothy Gale, to Em : NIECE
48. Rip : TEAR
49. Spanish dukedom : ALVA
51. Wahines' garlands : LEIS
52. Hartebeest : TORA
53. Pitcher : EWER
55. Early church chalice : AMA
56. Small flatfish : DAB

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