New York Times, Thursday, January 30, 1986

Author:Christy Ridley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F K Q }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. A product of Australia : LAMB
5. Old Testament queen's land : SHEBA
10. A product of Australia : WOOL
14. Olive for Ovid : OLEA
15. Having magical meaning : RUNIC
16. Stratagem : WILE
17. Aussie song by A. B. (Banjo) Patterson : WALTZINGMATILDA
20. Irish fairy folk : SIDHE
21. Instant; moment : TRICE
22. Former Japanese coin : SEN
23. Thought-transfer initials : ESP
25. ___ Fei, Chinese bandits : NIEN
27. Down Under mountains : AUSTRALIANALPS
34. Suffix with cardinal points : ERN
35. Hindu discipline : YOGA
36. Cordwood measure : STERE
37. Observance : RITE
39. Parisian's "Eureka!" : VOILA
42. Ham's word : OVER
43. Line or verse in prosody : STICH
45. Paint thinner, for short : TURP
47. Devon river : EXE
48. Eric Berne book : THEHAPPYVALLEY
52. Hodgepodge : OLIO
53. Fall for a pitch : BUY
54. Baseball stat. : RBI
57. Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
60. Year in the reign of Edward I : MCCCI
64. Koalas : AUSTRALIANBEARS
67. Young kangaroo : JOEY
68. Taut : TENSE
69. ___ Mountains of E Europe : URAL
70. Yesterday, in Lima : AYER
71. Sharp; trenchant : EDGED
72. Allot : METE
1. Moos : LOWS
2. Jai ___ : ALAI
3. Canasta play : MELD
4. Showers : BATHES
5. ___ Lanka : SRI
6. Chase : HUNT
7. Locomotive dvr. : ENGR
8. A neighbor of Fla. : BIMINI
9. Aussie blackwood : ACACIA
10. Conflict that ended on Nov. 11, 1918 : WWI
11. Bellows medium : OILS
12. Word with "shoppe" : OLDE
13. Skinny : LEAN
18. Piquant : ZESTY
19. Adolescent period : TEENS
24. Que. or Sask. : PROV
26. Treaty org. : NATO
27. School subj. : ARITH
28. Loosen : UNTIE
29. Have ___ at : AGO
30. Nonclergy : LAITY
31. Embankment : LEVEE
32. College chief: Slang : PREXY
33. Withered : SERE
34. First, in Frankfurt : ERST
38. Resound : ECHO
40. Schisgal play : LUV
41. Haik wearer : ARAB
44. Czech's coin : HALER
46. Vertical : PLUMB
49. Spoliation is his vocation : PIRATE
50. Combined resources : POOLED
51. Where to get a lecture : LYCEUM
54. Indian ruler : RAJA
55. Float : BUOY
56. Listener's phrase : ISEE
58. Vocalize : SING
59. Facility : EASE
61. Solicitude : CARE
62. Ending with pluto or bureau : CRAT
63. Cay : ISLE
65. Norse god of battle : TYR
66. Buntline or Sparks : NED

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