New York Times, Friday, September 4, 1987

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Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0
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1. Actress Suzanne : SOMERS
7. First Colony V.I.P.'s : FFV
10. Hole-making tool : AWL
13. Despised person : WRETCH
14. Jai ___ : ALAI
15. Pasture sound : MOO
16. Rub off : ABRADE
17. Like Jack and Jill? : FETCHING
19. Contrary Mary, e.g. : GIRL
20. Kind of palm : BETEL
22. Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
23. Pad for Miss Piggy : STY
24. Treadmill runners : HAMSTERS
26. U.S. battleship: 1898 : MAINE
28. Skipper's dir. : SSE
29. Wink : BAT
32. Humpty Dumpty? : FALLGUY
34. Flashing electronic tube : STROBE
36. Actor from Vienna : BIKEL
37. French possessive : SES
39. Rajah's wife : RANEE
40. Product of fermentation : ALEGAR
42. Like Simple Simon? : PIEEYED
44. "And sat down beside ___" : HER
45. Bokhara, e.g. : RUG
47. Hide away : STASH
48. Came together, as nerve endings : SYNAPSED
50. Heir follower : ESS
53. Wimbledon winner: 1987 : CASH
56. Low carts : DRAYS
57. "___ me a cake . . . " : BAKE
58. This little pig? : HOMEBODY
60. Like some ports in wintertime : ICEDIN
62. "___ a penny . . . hot cross buns" : ONE
63. Has a bill : OWES
64. Deciduous trees : ALDERS
65. ___ Dee (Carolina river) : PEE
66. Sheridan or Sothern : ANN
67. Sometimes it's in the groove : NEEDLE
1. Tilts : SWAGS
2. Planet's path : ORBIT
3. King Cole? : MERRYMAKER
4. Etc. kin : ETAL
5. Got: Abbr. : RCD
6. Hut : SHEBANG
7. Naval forces : FLEETS
8. Like Jack Sprat? : FATLESS
9. Actor Tayback : VIC
10. Arabian V.I.P. : AMIR
11. "I ___ Dance," 1935 song : WONT
12. Booth or stall : LOGE
14. P.M. periods : AFTS
18. "Little Bo-peep ___ lost . . . " : HAS
21. Outback birds : EMEUS
24. Norkay's companion : HILLARY
25. Certain used-tire : RETREAD
27. Shake ___ (hie) : ALEG
29. Like Mother Hubbard? : BONEHEADED
30. Where to find Sleepyhead : ABED
31. Target in curling : TEE
32. Quannet, e.g. : FILE
33. Slangy assent : YEP
35. Mantas : RAYS
36. Tchu! : BAH
38. Spacek from Tex. : SISSY
41. Baseball play : RUNDOWN
43. Recurring annually : ETESIAN
46. Mary's milieu : GARDEN
48. "___ had so many children . . . " : SHE
49. Vin du ___ : PAYS
51. Play a bagpipe : SKIRL
52. Import : SENSE
53. Meat on a rib : CHOP
54. Tops : AONE
55. Widgeon : SMEE
57. The Venerable ___ : BEDE
59. Squeeze-play executer? : BOA
61. Key, to René : CLE

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