New York Times, Friday, October 8, 1993

Author:Rand H. Burns
Editor:Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1
Rand H. Burns has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1993, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hydra, e.g. : POLYP
6. The "Illiad," for one : EPOS
10. Nincompoop : BOOB
14. Less deceitful : TRUER
15. Athletic competition : MEET
16. Sticky, green pods : OKRA
17. Frizzle : SINGE
18. Wimpy duo? : PARANOIDS
20. Comedian : GAGSTER
22. Stint : TURN
23. Turncoat : RAT
24. T-bone's kin : SIRLOIN
26. Athos, to Porthos : AMI
29. Biographer Ludwig : EMIL
31. Bone marrow: Comb. form : MYELO
32. Late returning from furlough : AWOL
33. Antacid, for short : BICARB
35. "Gentleman Jim" or "Kid Galahad"? : RINGTAIL
37. Hugo's concept : IDEE
39. Windy Highlander? : GAEL
40. One result of the Deluge? : HIERARCH
44. Acquisitive : GRABBY
48. Beards : AWNS
49. Intact : WHOLE
51. Term of address for 59 Down : SIRE
52. In the van, stylewise : MOD
53. Berthing : MOORING
55. Caught on : GOT
56. Resound : PEAL
58. Certain math number : ANTILOG
60. Four-couple sect? : CULTIVATE
63. Costume : GETUP
65. Area once called Deseret : UTAH
66. Director Kazan : ELIA
67. Propelled a bireme : OARED
68. Chestnut mounts : BAYS
69. Germ cell: Comb. form : SPOR
70. Meeting on the q.t. : TRYST
1. Every gal. has eight : PTS
2. Art of paper folding : ORIGAMI
3. Moon-dog problem? : LUNATIC
4. Cracksman : YEGG
5. Weight-lifting event : PRESS
6. Absolute rule : EMPERY
7. Certain diver : PEARLER
8. Above, to Key : OER
9. Small-town railroader : STATIONAGENT
10. Churl : BOOR
11. Largest of the Ryukyus : OKINAWA
12. Com. : ORD
13. ___-relief : BAS
19. Kerr role in "Black Narcissus" : NUN
21. Minn. N.B.A. five : TIMBERWOLVES
23. C.S.A. soldier : REB
25. Few: Comb. form : OLIG
27. Me, to Maupassant : MOI
28. Poorly : ILL
30. Hideaways : LAIRS
32. Reference work : ATLAS
34. Nutritional std. : RDA
36. Bav.'s locale : GER
38. Parrot : ECHO
40. A son of Noah : HAM
41. ___ Jima : IWO
42. Tricky bridge maneuver : ENDPLAY
43. Forester's Hornblower : HORATIO
45. Redwood vis-à-vis a red pine? : BIGOTRY
46. Certain accents : BROGUES
47. But : YET
50. One-dimensional : LINEAR
53. Avril follower : MAI
54. Leg of lamb : GIGOT
57. Ordinal endings : ETHS
59. Regan's father : LEAR
60. Young whale : CUB
61. Actress Hagen : UTA
62. High peak : ALP
64. Summer time in L.A. : PDT

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