New York Times, Friday, January 30, 1987

Author: Christy Ridley
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Heroic : EPIC
5. Strong, light wood : BALSA
10. "Who ___ ambition shun . . . ": Shak. : DOTH
14. Art style : DADA
15. Willow : OSIER
16. Field unit : ACRE
17. Waterfront : ALONGSHORE
19. Authentic : REAL
20. Capital of Victoria : MELBOURNE
21. Wet, spongy land : SWAMP
22. White-tailed bird : ERNE
23. Pig or sheep follower : SKIN
24. Trap : SNARE
27. Publications : WRITINGS
31. Coiffure : HAIRDO
33. Mouthward : ORAD
34. Petroleum : OIL
36. "East of Eden" temptress : ABRA
37. Consumers' advocate : NADER
39. Verdi opera : AIDA
40. Ad ___ committee : HOC
41. Air: Comb. form : AERI
42. Capital of New South Wales : SYDNEY
44. Capital of Queensland : BRISBANE
47. Auspices : AEGIS
48. See : ESPY
49. Of churches: Abbr. : ECCL
51. Dingo noises : HOWLS
53. Musical instruments: 18th century : BELLHARPS
58. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
59. Noncontradictorily : COMPATIBLY
60. Thin : LEAN
61. Goodbye, in Lima : ADIOS
62. Drum roll for reveille : DIAN
63. Affectionate : FOND
64. Capital of Western Australia : PERTH
65. Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE
1. Dutch cheese : EDAM
2. Wan : PALE
3. Image of a divinity : IDOL
4. Capital of Australia : CANBERRA
5. Ship's petty officer : BOSUN
6. "To tame ___ . . . ": Shak. : ASHREW
7. Fierce feline : LION
8. Dried up : SERE
9. Exist : ARE
10. Capital of Northern Territory : DARWIN
11. Like liners : OCEANGOING
12. Trolley, in England : TRAM
13. Assistance : HELP
18. Made a gusset : GORED
21. Lose traction : SKID
23. Twinklers : STARS
24. Former Iranian ruler : SHAH
25. Man of great wealth : NABOB
26. U.S.A.F. member : AIRCREWMAN
28. He sculpted "The Thinker" : RODIN
29. Wrath : IRE
30. Part of a cassette : SIDEI
32. ___ one (singly) : ONEBY
35. Ballads : LAYS
38. Constellation : ARA
39. Capital of South Australia : ADELAIDE
41. Vipers : ASPS
43. America's Cup competitor : YACHT
45. The ___ Continent (Australia) : ISLAND
46. Certain fisherman's trap : EELPOT
50. Metallic, jangling sound : CLASH
51. Word with back, penny or sole : HALF
52. Spread on bread : OLEO
53. Portend : BODE
54. Arabian bigwig : EMIR
55. Baseball stats : RBIS
56. Blueprint : PLAN
57. "Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
59. Headpiece : CAP

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