New York Times, Wednesday, September 7, 1988

Author:Bernard Meren
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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1. Dogged : OBDURATE
9. Analyzed grammatically : PARSED
15. Suggests an additional meaning : CONNOTES
16. One-celled animal : AMOEBA
17. He may have a lot to think about : USEDCARSALESMAN
19. Wimbledon calls : LETS
20. Favorite : PET
21. Actor in "Notorious" : RAINS
22. Grounded bird : EMU
25. A descendant of Benjamin : IRI
27. Sort of sorter : POSTOFFICECLERK
36. Adherent : IST
37. Seethe : BOIL
38. Native quarter of Algiers : CASBAH
39. Fibber : LIAR
41. Inlet : RIA
43. Duration of office : TERM
44. Organism needing air to exist : AEROBE
47. U.S.S.R. mountain range : ALAI
50. Arikara : REE
51. Periodical periodical contributor : FREELANCEWRITER
54. "Exodus" hero : ARI
55. Gangster's getaway : LAM
56. Resource : ASSET
60. Energy : PEP
63. Kiln : OAST
67. Fabric-ator? : CLOTHESDESIGNER
71. Valuable fur : MARTEN
72. Wealth : OPULENCE
73. Hot coals : EMBERS
74. Timidity : MEEKNESS
1. Eye: Comb. form : OCUL
2. Indian physicist: 1858-1937 : BOSE
3. Device for collecting plankton : DNET
4. Literature Nobelist: 1928 : UNDSET
5. Bird in a fable : ROC
6. ___ loss for words : ATA
7. U. of Md. athlete : TERP
8. To live, to Livy : ESSE
9. Bosom buddy : PAL
10. "___, the Beautiful" : AMERICA
11. Sub chaser : ROSA
12. Trucker's vehicle : SEMI
13. Israeli statesman : EBAN
14. Rather and McGrew : DANS
18. Suffix with axiom : ATIC
23. Kind of cap : MOB
24. Sci-fi sky sighting : UFO
26. Fun rm. : REC
27. Rice dish : PILAF
28. Willow : OSIER
29. Gape : STARE
30. Balsam, e.g. : FIR
31. Sacro attachment : ILIAC
32. D-day craft : LST
33. Weimar Republic's first president : EBERT
34. Street show : RAREE
35. Official language of Cambodia : KHMER
40. Future fish : ROE
42. Pub potation : ALE
45. Babble : BLATHER
46. Corn unit : EAR
48. Boring tool : AWL
49. Novelist Levin : IRA
52. Dog bites : NIPS
53. Daughter of Cymbeline : IMOGEN
56. Summit : ACME
57. Big "bang" in bridge : SLAM
58. European apple : SORB
59. Major follower : ETTE
61. King Hadad's land : EDOM
62. Condiment in Calabria : PEPE
64. Boleyn or Bancroft : ANNE
65. Min. components : SECS
66. Very, in Vichy : TRES
68. U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
69. "Sweet ___" of song : SUE
70. Kind : ILK

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