New York Times, Monday, October 5, 1987

Author:Albert J. Klaus
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
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1. Of the ear : OTIC
5. Cicatrix : SCAR
9. Communion table : ALTAR
14. Fibber : LIAR
15. Rounded ear projection : LOBE
16. Skin layer : DERMA
17. Water plant : ALGA
18. Paradise : EDEN
19. Sharp-tasting vegetable : ONION
20. Fighter of the Year: 1956 and 1960 : FLOYDPATTERSON
23. Cereal grain : OAT
24. Before, to Poe : ERE
25. Squandered, perhaps : SPENT
28. Gumbo : OKRA
30. ___ Kett of comics : ETTA
34. Indisposed : ILL
35. Roof edge : EAVE
37. Altruistic person : SHARER
39. Fighter of the Year: 1979 : SUGARRAYLEONARD
42. In the middle of : AMIDST
43. Deserve : EARN
44. Equal: Prefix : ISO
45. Give temporarily : LEND
46. Terminates : ENDS
48. Organic compound : ESTER
50. Mining find : ORE
51. Doctrine adherent : IST
52. Fighter of the Year: 1937 : HENRYARMSTRONG
60. Wanderer : NOMAD
61. On one's ___ (alert) : TOES
62. Always : EVER
63. Existent : ALIVE
64. Twin of Jacob : ESAU
65. Identical : SAME
66. Ustinov or Stuyvesant : PETER
67. Neural network : RETE
68. Dilatory : SLOW
1. Norwegian king : OLAF
2. Cultivate : TILL
3. Villain in "Othello" : IAGO
4. French pencil : CRAYON
5. "Washington ___ here" : SLEPT
6. Ending passage in music : CODA
7. Help a hood : ABET
8. Tenant : RENTER
9. Revere : ADORE
10. Magnifier : LENS
11. Music for three : TRIO
12. Egyptian god : AMON
13. Operated : RAN
21. Post-office equipment : DATERS
22. Chalk remover : ERASER
25. Rope fiber : SISAL
26. Feather : PLUME
27. City WNW of Chicago : ELGIN
28. Eggs, to Cato : OVA
29. Attuned : KEYED
30. Suffix with Jacob or Euclid : EAN
31. Peculiarity : TRAIT
32. Concise : TERSE
33. Passion : ARDOR
36. Aorta, e.g. : ARTERY
38. Truthful : HONEST
40. Increase : ADD
41. Spanish article : LAS
47. Less messy : NEATER
49. Strain : STRESS
50. Command : ORDER
51. Offspring : ISSUE
52. Aperture : HOLE
53. Give forth : EMIT
54. Part of a church : NAVE
55. Ascended : ROSE
56. Gist : MEAT
57. Elliptical : OVAL
58. Verne character : NEMO
59. Expanded : GREW
60. Siesta : NAP

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