New York Times, Tuesday, September 27, 1988

Author:Whitten
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Norse deity : ODIN
5. Networks : WEBS
9. High up : ALOFT
14. Unconvincing : LAME
15. Tropical plant : ALOE
16. Miffed : RILED
17. Stress : EMPHASIZE
19. Sport groups : TEAMS
20. American painter: 1887-1986 : GEORGIAOKEEFFE
22. Regret : RUE
23. Sun. talk : SER
24. Morse-code character : DIT
26. Proverbs : SAWS
30. Fate : KISMET
35. River in Turkey : ARAS
37. Decays : ROTS
39. Excuse of a sort : ALIBI
40. Bluegrass honorary title : KENTUCKYCOLONEL
43. Console : ANCON
44. Flat, broad and thick piece : SLAB
45. Saucy : PERT
46. Staggered : REELED
48. Patron saint of Sweden : ERIC
50. Wall and Broad: Abbr. : STS
51. Masonry pin : NOG
53. Type of grass : OAT
55. Stately fowl? : RHODEISLANDRED
63. Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
64. Calcutta dungeon : BLACKHOLE
65. Colo. ski resort : ASPEN
66. Windbag : BORE
67. ___ even keel (steady) : ONAN
68. Single entity : THING
69. Weddell and Ross : SEAS
70. Penny : CENT
1. Cassini of fashion : OLEG
2. Matron : DAME
3. Consequence : IMPORTANCE
4. Indian prime minister: 1947-64 : NEHRU
5. "Able ___ ere I saw Elba" : WASI
6. Lamb's pen name : ELIA
7. Burly fellow : BOZO
8. Searches for : SEEKS
9. Like certain roads : ARTERIAL
10. Willingly : LIEF
11. Scandinavian king : OLAF
12. Wife, legally : FEME
13. Six-pointers: Abbr. : TDS
18. Long time : AGES
21. Comic-book screech : EEK
24. Capital of Senegal : DAKAR
25. Goddess of peace : IRENE
27. Part of a circle : ARC
28. Chinese cooking pans : WOKS
29. Fashion : STYLE
31. Watery snow : SLOP
32. Thick soup : MINESTRONE
33. Chicago-based film critic : EBERT
34. Slopes : TILTS
36. Type of aircraft, for short : STOL
38. Cicatrix : SCAR
41. Continuous : UNENDING
42. Sash : OBI
47. Buck's mate : DOE
49. Hit on the head : CONK
52. "Her Nibs" of songdom : GIBBS
54. Type of committee : ADHOC
55. Reckless : RASH
56. Pueblo dweller : HOPI
57. Augur : OMEN
58. Blackthorn : SLOE
59. Zhivago's love : LARA
60. Experts : ACES
61. Verve : ELAN
62. Fender mishap : DENT
63. ___ King Cole : NAT

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