New York Times, Wednesday, October 1, 1986

Author: Kathryn Righter
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Kathryn Righter has 56 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ratchet-wheel regulator : PAWL
5. Ancient strongbox : ARCA
9. Rate of motion : SPEED
14. Rose Murphy's spouse : ABIE
15. Tailless amphibian : TOAD
16. Eye at the end of a lariat : HONDA
17. "The ___," Procter poem : LOSTCHORD
19. Organic compound : ESTER
20. Actress Arden : EVE
21. Vacation place : RESORT
23. Dispatched : SENT
24. The constellation Ophiuchus : SERPENTBEARER
27. Roman bronze coin : AES
28. Like a leopard : SPOTTED
31. Paving stone : SETT
34. Administered medication : DOSED
36. At all, in Ayr : AVA
37. Zenana : HAREM
39. Before, to the Bard : ERE
40. Snooped : SPIED
42. Coin of Norway : ORE
43. "___ Dream," Wagner aria : ELSAS
45. Part of A.D. : ANNO
46. Flexible : ELASTIC
48. Chum : PAL
50. Medusa's hair stylists? : SNAKECHARMERS
56. Relative of a jaeger : SKUA
58. Intertwine : ENLACE
59. Garland for a wahine : LEI
60. Unusual objet d'art : CURIO
62. Preshower activity : DIVESTING
64. Author St. Johns : ADELA
65. Always : EVER
66. Gulf of the Arabian Sea : ADEN
67. Explode : BURST
68. Hideaways : DENS
69. Royal stables : MEWS
1. Pickets : PALES
2. Over : ABOVE
3. More sagacious : WISER
4. Allow : LET
5. European capital : ATHENS
6. Perch : ROOST
7. Mediterranean tree : CAROB
8. Formal speeches : ADDRESSES
9. Haggard novel : SHE
10. Spiced hot milk and wine : POSSET
11. Amuse : ENTERTAIN
12. Barbara from Tucson : EDEN
13. Move swiftly and abruptly : DART
18. Mont. Indian : CREE
22. Type of recording : TAPE
25. Canapé spread : PATE
26. Units of length : RODS
29. Level : EVEN
30. Ornamental wall section : DADO
31. Brogan or ghillie : SHOE
32. Nobleman : EARL
33. K. D. Ortega's role at D.C. : TREASURER
34. Went down : DESCENDED
35. Anglo-Saxon money : ORA
38. Kind of physician : META
41. Item read by some : PALM
44. Similar to : LIKE
47. Escargots : SNAILS
48. Ind. court team : PACERS
49. A lover of Atalanta : ARES
51. Founder of the empire of British India : CLIVE
52. Safe harbor : HAVEN
53. Omit; ignore : ELIDE
54. Freshen : RENEW
55. Omens : SIGNS
56. Strikebreaker : SCAB
57. African antelope : KUDU
61. ___ Willie of comics : OAT
63. Scotch cap : TAM

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