New York Times, Thursday, October 2, 1986

Author: Joel D. Lafargue
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Solder with an alloy : BRAZE
6. Sty cry : SQUEAL
12. Destructive pests : WEEVILS
14. Open-shelved stand : ETAGERE
15. Some Pacific islands : OCEANIA
16. Get soapy, with "up" : LATHERS
17. Korean soldier : ROK
18. Saddle bag : CANTINA
20. Financial Feds : TMEN
22. Rheo or thermo follower : STAT
23. Title meaning "great king" : RAJAH
28. He wrote "The Silk Road" : HEDIN
30. An Ed with aspirations? : AMES
32. Vehicle for hire : TAXI
33. Social faux pas : GAFFE
35. "For ___ there is a silence": Dunsany : AWHILE
37. Church top : STEEPLE
40. Cooled : CHILLED
41. "My kingdom for ___!" : AHORSE
42. "48 Hours" actor : NOLTE
43. Singer Tennille : TONI
44. Roentgen product : XRAY
46. Attempts : STABS
50. She was "sought desperately" in a film : SUSAN
52. Footless : APOD
54. Biblical ruler : ELAH
55. Graceland et al. : ESTATES
58. ___ Khan : AGA
59. Aces' places? : SLEEVES
63. Put on the record : ENTERED
65. Angel on horseback : CORDERO
66. Germ-free : STERILE
67. Interpolate : INSERT
68. Cheaters : SPECS
1. Turn into : BECOME
2. Smelled awful : REEKED
3. Actress Gardner : AVA
4. At. no. 30 : ZINC
5. Disney's middle name : ELIAS
6. Ollie's sidekick : STAN
7. Mideast sheikdom : QATAR
8. Pun reaction : UGH
9. Shoe width : EEE
10. Part of E.T.A. : ARR
11. "___ Girls" : LES
12. Mary of the comics : WORTH
13. Oldest U.S. capital : SANTAFE
14. "400" members : ELITE
19. Far from feral : TAME
21. A neighbor of Cameroon : NIGERIA
24. Bruce Jenner, for one : ATHLETE
25. Bridewell : JAIL
26. Wheel shaft : AXLE
27. Made haste : HIED
29. Hammock sessions : NAPS
31. Mirthful Mort : SAHL
34. Bend : FLEX
36. Mental abilities : WITS
37. Coll. prep tests : SATS
38. Friendly pronoun? : THOU
39. Countless centuries : EONS
40. Prairie howlers : COYOTES
42. Calif. river : NAPA
45. ___ Rizzo, Hoffman role : RATSO
47. Visigoth king : ALARIC
48. Deli rolls : BAGELS
49. ___ in (darken) : SHADE
51. Diehard's vow : NEVER
53. Impressions : DENTS
56. Le Corbusier follower : SERT
57. One in a flight : STEP
59. Bot. or geol. : SCI
60. Chaney : LON
61. Verbal pauses : ERS
62. Dutch commune : EDE
64. Palindrome for Pryor : ERE

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