New York Times, Wednesday, January 14, 1987

Author:Patterson Pepple
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Patterson Pepple has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Davis or Midler : BETTE
6. Gaiter of sorts : SPAT
10. Sea captain's council : MAST
14. Cattaraugus Co. city : OLEAN
15. Perry's creator : ERLE
16. Glee-club member : ALTO
17. N.D. city : MINOT
18. Access or egress : DOOR
19. News bit : ITEM
20. Night spot for a tot : BASSINETTE
22. Conserve : SAVE
23. Kind of package : CARE
24. Morel's seeds : SPORES
26. Fatalist's concern : KISMET
30. Corn or wheat : GRAIN
32. Hawkeye State : IOWA
33. Suit to ___ : ATEE
35. ___ femme (this woman): Fr. : CETTE
39. Surprise : STARTLE
41. Soapbox output : ORATION
43. Learned man, in Madrid : SABIO
44. Being, to a philosopher : ESSE
46. Poi ingredient : TARO
47. Express a view : OPINE
49. Masters' musts : THESES
51. Filet ___ : MIGNON
54. Height: Comb. form : ACRO
56. Laver rival : ASHE
57. Darkened outline : SILHOUETTE
63. Whodunit feature : PLOT
64. Pakistan's locale : ASIA
65. Belle or Ringo : STARR
66. For fear that : LEST
67. Strip lighting : NEON
68. Swiss mathematician: 1707-83 : EULER
69. Theme of this puzzle : ETTE
70. Aquatic eagles : ERNS
71. Tecs : DICKS
1. Broadway loser : BOMB
2. A literary pseudonym : ELIA
3. Wallet fillers : TENS
4. N.M. resort town : TAOS
5. Bait the hook : ENTICE
6. Passover feast : SEDER
7. Patron's beneficiary : PROTEGE
8. "Thanks ___!" : ALOT
9. Spanish nun who became a saint : TERESA
10. Small house : MAISONETTE
11. Churchly cynosure : ALTAR
12. Allen or Brodie : STEVE
13. Weighty volumes : TOMES
21. Brazilian port : NATAL
25. Typewriter type : PICA
26. Popular rock group : KISS
27. Theta follower : IOTA
28. Deck mop : SWAB
29. Tony Sarg creation : MARIONETTE
31. Vintage autos : REOS
34. Ten and: Suffix : TEEN
36. Juan's mother's sisters : TIAS
37. Ripped : TORE
38. Cabell of baseball : ENOS
40. Venetian fishing boat : TOPO
42. Spacecraft "brake" : RETRO
45. Otarioid : SEALION
48. Irrational : INSANE
50. Quartered : HOUSED
51. Symbolic Canadian leaf : MAPLE
52. Key or cay : ISLET
53. Scrooge's visitor : GHOST
55. Sleuth Charlie and No. 1 son : CHANS
58. Elbe feeder : ISER
59. Needle case : ETUI
60. Dusting powder : TALC
61. Laborious journey : TREK
62. Transgresses : ERRS

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