New York Times, Wednesday, January 7, 1987

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Float airily : WAFT
5. Orange-yellow : AMBER
10. Stoker in "The Hairy Ape" : YANK
14. Capital place for a solo? : OSLO
15. "___ But Me," Kern song : NOONE
16. Mediterranean port : ORAN
17. Horner's smug comment : WHATAGOODBOYAMI
20. Homesteaders : SETTLERS
21. Sign causing many a rent : TOLET
22. Hibernia : EIRE
23. Songwriter Domino : FATS
25. Tocsins : ALERTS
28. Kind of bean : SOYA
29. Pt. of a warship's name : USS
32. Knowledge : LORE
33. Threshed grain stalks : STRAW
34. Expression of indifference : HUH
35. Happy-go-lucky fellow : GOODTIMECHARLIE
39. U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
40. Circuit : ROUTE
41. "I could ___ horse!" : EATA
42. Gypsy gentleman : RYE
43. Slugger Mel's family : OTTS
44. Creator of the leitmotif : WAGNER
46. "___ Doing All Right," Gershwin song : IWAS
47. A tribe of Israel : LEVI
48. Tea cake : SCONE
51. Move : RELOCATE
55. St. Nicholas's farewell : TOALLAGOODNIGHT
58. Gaelic language : ERSE
59. Silly : INANE
60. O.T. book : DEUT
61. Dillon, in "Gunsmoke" : MATT
62. Piano-factory employee : TUNER
63. Brink : EDGE
1. Amazes : WOWS
2. Wimbledon winner: 1975 : ASHE
3. Lacking sparkle : FLAT
4. Walked unsteadily : TOTTERED
5. Nettles : ANGERS
6. Poet Marianne : MOORE
7. Jeers : BOOS
8. Position for Russ Francis : END
9. Johnny ___ : REB
10. Toys with strings attached : YOYOS
11. Fourth-largest inland sea : ARAL
12. Hood's handle : NAME
13. Link firmly : KNIT
18. Touched down : ALIT
19. Capital once called Bytown : OTTAWA
23. Pressure : FORCE
24. Indian maid : AYAH
25. "Luck and Pluck" author : ALGER
26. Daft : LOONY
27. Jagged : EROSE
28. Galley-proof words : STETS
29. Prussian cavalryman: 19th century : UHLAN
30. Musical composition : SUITE
31. Fleece : SHEAR
33. S. African statesman : SMUTS
36. Gardener's utensil : TROWEL
37. Whit : IOTA
38. Macbeth's crime : REGICIDE
44. Metalworker : WELDER
45. Severn feeder : AVON
46. Ria : INLET
47. Sierra ___ : LEONE
48. Originate : STEM
49. Actress Witherspoon : CORA
50. Tobacco kiln : OAST
51. Sheepskin leather : ROAN
52. Mellowed : AGED
53. Goon : THUG
54. Luncheon ending : ETTE
56. Little island : AIT
57. Bearded antelope : GNU

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