New York Times, Monday, March 21, 1988

Author: Frank Geary
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { B F J K Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 243 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Creator of Li'l Abner : CAPP
5. Home or bed follower : STEAD
10. Bandicoots : RATS
14. Mountain range in the U.S.S.R. : ALAI
15. Thanks, to Dumas : MERCI
16. Author James ___: 1909-55 : AGEE
17. Sacks : DISCHARGES
19. Distance measure : MILE
20. Bird dogs : SETTERS
21. Groups of fish : SCHOOLS
23. Express : UTTER
25. Presidential nickname : RON
26. Dreadful : DIRE
28. Worked : OPERATED
33. Fall beverage : CIDER
34. Harold of comics : TEEN
35. U.N. arm : ILO
36. Linden and Holbrook : HALS
37. Factory : PLANT
39. Cessation : STOP
40. Suffix with elephant : INE
41. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
42. Scenic view : SCAPE
43. Milton's "___ Lost" : PARADISE
45. Composer of "Comus" : ARNE
46. Border : RIM
47. Triangle at a river mouth : DELTA
50. Athenian's rival : SPARTAN
54. Carl, Rob and Fritz : REINERS
58. Nat or Natalie : COLE
59. Like some rainfalls : TORRENTIAL
61. Vipers : ASPS
62. Pierce : ENTER
63. Wreath on a knight's helmet : ORLE
64. Take five : REST
65. Pits : SEEDS
66. Require : NEED
1. Bounders : CADS
2. "It's a Sin to Tell ___" : ALIE
3. A tense : PAST
4. Visualizes : PICTURES
5. Shrewd : SMART
6. Succinct : TERSE
7. Unit of work : ERG
8. Experts : ACES
9. Prudent : DISCREET
10. Heroine of an old novel or song : RAMONA
11. Exchange premium : AGIO
12. Swiss patriot : TELL
13. Understands : SEES
18. Other: Comb. form : HETER
22. Shofar : HORN
24. Followed in turn : ROTATED
26. Dors or Ross : DIANA
27. Loafer : IDLER
29. Writing implement : PEN
30. Gigantic person : TITAN
31. Wed in secret : ELOPE
32. Nitwit : DOPE
33. Casino item : CHIP
37. Religious dignitaries : PRIMATES
38. ___ Vegas : LAS
39. Seat of Marywood College : SCRANTON
41. Redact : EDIT
42. Glossy fabric : SATIN
44. Check : ARREST
48. Made a mistake : ERRED
49. Lascivious looks : LEERS
50. Cicatrix : SCAR
51. Do some modeling : POSE
52. The Dolomites, e.g. : ALPS
53. Not any : NONE
55. Erin, to a Gael : EIRE
56. Respiratory sound : RALE
57. Snow vehicle : SLED
60. Hwy. : RTE

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