New York Times, Monday, January 19, 1987

Author: Whitten
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Whitten has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Nile ophidians : ASPS
5. Hitch : SNAG
9. Growl : GNAR
13. Thrash : WHIP
14. Domesticates : TAMES
16. Jacob's third son : LEVI
17. Double negative : NONO
18. Former Broadway hit : EVITA
19. Muscat site : OMAN
20. "The Color Purple" star : WHOOPIGOLDBERG
23. Kind of signal : SMOKE
24. Dead duck : GONER
25. R.S.V.P. part : SIL
26. ___ Aviv : TEL
27. Genetic letters : RNA
29. An abrasive : PUMICE
31. Dandling site : KNEE
33. Ditty bag's cousin : ETUI
36. Map detail : INSET
37. Fuss : WHOOPDEDO
40. Juliet's beloved : ROMEO
43. Wading bird : RAIL
44. One of the tenses : PAST
48. Driving reversals : UTURNS
50. Paddle's next of kin : OAR
52. Corp. boss : CEO
53. "___ in the bag" : ITS
54. Voltaire's religion : DEISM
57. Jibe : AGREE
59. Without value : NOTWORTHAWHOOP
62. Ningpo nanny : AMAH
63. Ranch in "Giant" : REATA
64. Opposite of vive : ABAS
66. Source of poi : TARO
67. "Little Murders" actor-director : ARKIN
68. Labels : TAGS
69. Some are tight : ENDS
70. Like-minded group : SECT
71. Seethe : STEW
1. Grain beard : AWN
2. Theatrical producers : SHOWMEN
3. Tiny opening : PINHOLE
4. Frighten : SPOOK
5. Short distance : STEP
6. Aircraft crewman : NAVIGATOR
7. Pablo's pal : AMIGO
8. Grow older : GETON
9. Rounded lump : GLOB
10. Bane : NEMESIS
11. Cupidity : AVARICE
12. Curl : RINGLET
15. Orchid tubers : SALEP
21. "___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
22. Celtic priest : DRUID
23. N.Y.S.E. listing : STK
28. Recent: Prefix : NEO
30. L–Q connection : MNOP
32. Water pitcher : EWER
34. ___ tree (cornered) : UPA
35. Peculiar to a particular group : IDIOMATIC
38. John Wayne western : HONDO
39. Guido's high note : ELA
40. Fallen into decay : RUINATE
41. Low, cushioned seat : OTTOMAN
42. Hot-dog spread : MUSTARD
45. Circus performer : ACROBAT
46. Oozing : SEEPAGE
47. Kind of dance : TOE
49. Junípero ___, Spanish missionary : SERRA
51. Stadium cheer : RAH
55. Brain passages : ITERS
56. Quiver : SHAKE
58. Blame bearers : GOATS
60. "___ Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" : WHOS
61. Desire : WANT
65. Vienna-to-Graz dir. : SSW

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