New York Times, Monday, September 7, 1987

Author:Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. River in central Europe : ELBE
5. Surpass : TRUMP
10. Radar signal : BLIP
14. Prediction from some voices : DOOM
15. Medicine: Comb. form : IATRO
16. Depend : RELY
17. Airborne canard? : GROUNDLESSRUMOR
20. Still : YET
21. Is in distress : AILS
22. Make amends : ATONE
23. Quarry : PREY
24. Bathhouses : CABANAS
26. Bracers : TONICS
29. Savage : FERAL
30. Hot spot : OVEN
31. Measure of gold's fineness : KARAT
32. Actress Gardner : AVA
35. News conference, in a way : BACKFENCEGOSSIP
39. Wapiti : ELK
40. "The ___ of Heaven": R. Gary : ROOTS
41. Being : ESSE
42. Pennies : CENTS
43. Semiprecious stones : AGATES
45. Eternal : AGELESS
48. Ever and ___ : ANON
49. Of warships : NAVAL
50. Guardhouse : BRIG
51. Axlike tool : ADZ
54. On ___ (fresh from the grapevine) : EVERYONESTONGUE
58. Monastery inmate : MONK
59. Islands that want more? : SAMOA
60. Heavyweight Max : BAER
61. Baseball's Mel and family : OTTS
62. Bridges : SPANS
63. Woody Guthrie's son : ARLO
1. Nervous : EDGY
2. Knowledge : LORE
3. ___ camp : BOOT
4. Australian bird : EMU
5. Makes neat : TIDIES
6. "Yes, we'll ___ round the flag, boys" : RALLY
7. Shoshoneans : UTES
8. A newlywed's title : MRS
9. Opposite of neg. : POS
10. Harsh : BRUTAL
11. Turkey : LEMON
12. Actress Massey : ILONA
13. Funeral piles : PYRES
18. Special agent : NARC
19. Collar for a Pilgrim : RABATO
23. In the ___ (healthy) : PINK
24. Roman goddess : CERES
25. "To ___ and a bone . . . ": Kipling : ARAG
26. Soliloquy starter : TOBE
27. Ellipsoid : OVAL
28. Risk one's ___ : NECK
29. Data : FACTS
31. Nautical miles, loosely : KNOTS
32. Prin.'s helper : ASST
33. Clamp : VISE
34. Mimes : APES
36. Without restraint : FREELY
37. Years on end : EONS
38. Actor Connery : SEAN
42. Kent and Gable : CLARKS
43. Loos and Bryant : ANITAS
44. Discothèque's ___ girl : GOGO
45. Wind: Comb. form : ANEMO
46. French dance : GAVOT
47. Occasion : EVENT
48. A felony : ARSON
50. Basilica area : BEMA
51. Seaweed substance : AGAR
52. A sworded affair : DUEL
53. Cipher : ZERO
55. C.I.A.'s predecessor : OSS
56. Snooze : NAP
57. Lakers' org. : NBA

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