New York Times, Friday, January 24, 1986

Author: Kenneth Witte
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Prime time for college bands : HALF
5. Lay an egg : BOMB
9. Jerk : SCHMO
14. Indigo : ANIL
15. Concern of Rachel Carson: Abbr. : ECOL
16. In the van : AHEAD
17. Type of cracker : SODA
18. Organized : STRUCTURED
20. A mediocrity : NOGREATSHAKES
22. March's "The Bad ___" : SEED
23. Town in Ecuador : TENA
24. Patriotic song : ANTHEM
27. Gerona's river : TER
28. Divagate : ROAM
32. Startling : LURID
33. Blood fluid : SERUM
35. Bath beverage : ALE
36. A mediocrity : DROPINTHEBUCKET
39. Thought-transfer initials : ESP
40. Spent : TIRED
41. Soothing word : THERE
42. Female ruffs : REES
44. Crusty concoction : PIE
45. Infects : TAINTS
46. Tobacco Rhoda's creator : CAPP
48. ___ Fein, Irish group : SINN
49. A mediocrity : SMALLPOTATOES
54. Competitor for the Vezina Trophy : GOALKEEPER
55. Mouthward : ORAD
57. Quell : ALLAY
58. Soprano Hunter : RITA
59. Metric unit, for short : KILO
60. Vandyke, e.g. : BEARD
61. Mtg. : SESS
62. Chaldean : SEER
1. Possesses : HAS
2. Ever and ___ : ANON
3. Italian sea resort : LIDO
4. Admiral's vessel : FLAGSHIP
5. Be appropriate (to) : BESEEM
6. Group of eight : OCTAD
7. Cartoonist Walker : MORT
8. Acted like a bully : BLUSTERED
9. The archenemy : SATAN
10. Rock partridge : CHUKAR
11. Roll-call reply : HERE
12. Noted Rembrandt pupil : MAES
13. Out of the ordinary : ODD
19. Imp's opposite : CHERUB
21. Blue-pencil anew : REEDIT
24. Wood used in harbor structures : ALDER
25. Cavell was one : NURSE
26. Figure of speech : TROPE
27. Snicker : TEHEE
29. Like a bucket of song : OAKEN
30. Vigilant : ALERT
31. Apportions : METES
33. Ecdysiasts : STRIPPERS
34. Outcome of genetic error : MUTANT
37. Short, threaded pipe : NIPPLE
38. Columbia River Indians : CHINOOKS
43. Arranged like a ladder : SCALAR
45. Frontlets : TIARAS
47. Resin used in paints : ALKYD
48. Cues for typesetters : STETS
49. One and only : SOLE
50. ___ fide (in bad faith) : MALA
51. Ron Howard role : OPIE
52. Shallowest Great Lake : ERIE
53. Emporium event : SALE
54. Chew the fat : GAB
56. Louis ___ (old French gold piece) : DOR

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