New York Times, Tuesday, January 14, 1986

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Provender for Dobbin : OATS
5. Solicits : ASKS
9. Discomfited : UPSET
14. Severn feeder : AVON
15. Word with board or joint : CLIP
16. India's Jawaharlal : NEHRU
17. Old gambling game : FARO
18. Opponent of Caesar : CATO
19. Coffin's "___ Calendar": 1949 : COAST
20. New England snow resort : STOWEVERMONT
23. Halfhearted : TEPID
24. Kind of cross : TAU
25. Much-used article : THE
28. Loch of note : NESS
31. Watercourse : STREAM
33. By chance, to a bard : HAPLY
37. Beast of burden : PACKHORSE
39. Thine, to Hélène : ATOI
40. La Salle and Hudson : AUTOS
41. Allot : METE
42. Record-breaking miler : STEVECRAM
44. Consumer advocate : NADER
45. Obvious : PATENT
46. Nursemaid's words, often : NONO
48. Monterrey Mrs. : SRA
49. U.S.-Canadian canals : SOO
51. Sloping-roof essential : EAVES
55. Smug, pompous one : STUFFEDSHIRT
59. Lecher : SATYR
61. Arbitrary order : FIAT
62. Derrick's arm : BOOM
64. Singer-actress Bordoni : IRENE
65. River through Firenze : ARNO
66. Salinger girl : ESME
67. Bushed : TIRED
68. Speed : TEAR
69. Install in office : SEAT
1. Galoot : OAF
2. Nautical command : AVAST
3. Rich cake : TORTE
4. Be a busybody : SNOOP
5. Acquiesce : ACCEDE
6. Czech, e.g. : SLAV
7. Rise rapidly : KITE
8. Likable fellow : SPORT
9. Boorish : UNCOUTH
10. Menial worker : PEON
11. Reduced to fragments : SHATTERED
12. Sounds of uncertainty : ERS
13. Egyptian king, for short : TUT
21. Heady : WINY
22. Camouflages : MASKS
26. Expedition : HASTE
27. Mideast chieftain : EMEER
29. Incentive : SPUR
30. Old Nick : SATAN
32. City on the Tevere : ROMA
33. Metal fasteners : HASPS
34. Fragrant oil : ATTAR
35. Versifier : POETASTER
36. Wire preceder : LIVE
38. Italian lake : COMO
40. ___ God (natural disaster) : ACTOF
43. Guaranteed : ENSURED
44. A Beery : NOAH
47. Wise old man : NESTOR
50. Run ___ the mouth : OFFAT
52. Milt Jackson's forte : VIBES
53. Jagged : EROSE
54. Minute pore in a leaf : STOMA
56. Northumberland river : TYNE
57. Innisfail : EIRE
58. Actress Wynter : DANA
59. Command to a boxer : SIT
60. Jackie's second : ARI
63. Strawberry, for one : MET

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