New York Times, Tuesday, November 17, 1987

Author:Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Shaded retreat : ARBOR
6. Obstacle : SNAG
10. Sikorsky : IGOR
14. ___ firma : TERRA
15. Goddess of youth : HEBE
16. Exploding star : NOVA
17. Writer Hammond ___ : INNES
18. Author Wister : OWEN
19. Please : SUIT
20. Calm : COOLHEADED
22. French department : ORNE
23. She, in Paris : ELLE
24. Dodged : ELUDED
26. Objects : DEMURS
30. Global area, in poesy : AFRIC
32. Immediately : ANON
33. Kan. city : IOLA
35. Wall recess : NICHE
39. Expanded : DILATED
41. Underwater fisherman : SPEARER
43. Saying : ADAGE
44. Famous Italian family : ESTE
46. Approaching : NEAR
47. Motionless : INERT
49. Late bloomers : ASTERS
51. Box : CARTON
54. Verb suffix : ESCE
56. Samoan seaport : APIA
57. Calm : NONCHALANT
63. Fourth-down play : PUNT
64. Hence : ERGO
65. Motherless calf : DOGIE
66. Gaelic : ERSE
67. Yemeni seaport : ADEN
68. Fla. city : OCALA
69. Marshy plant : REED
70. G.O.P. candidate : DOLE
71. Garment inserts : GORES
1. Suffix with system : ATIC
2. Las Vegas rival : RENO
3. City SE of Prague : BRNO
4. Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
5. Bacon slice : RASHER
6. Sand bar : SHOAL
7. F.D.R. shibboleth : NEWDEAL
8. Have ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
9. Masculine, e.g. : GENDER
10. Calm : INSOUCIANT
11. Small-necked bottle : GOURD
12. Like sheep : OVINE
13. Appraised : RATED
21. Actress Janis : ELSIE
25. Queue : LINE
26. Art style : DADA
27. Okla. city : ENID
28. Ocean sunfish : MOLA
29. Calm : UNAGITATED
31. Speedy : FAST
34. Frankfurt's river : ODER
36. Mont. Indian : CREE
37. Listen to : HEAR
38. Slips : ERRS
40. Sinew: Comb. form : TENO
42. ___ Melba : PEACH
45. Baseball's Casey : STENGEL
48. Group of nine : ENNEAD
50. Mariner : SEADOG
51. Frisk : CAPER
52. Venezuelan river : APURE
53. Wash cycle : RINSE
55. Type of pastry : SCONE
58. Catholic booklet : ORDO
59. Off one's rocker : LOCO
60. Jelly thickener : AGAR
61. African river : NILE
62. Cambric and oolong : TEAS

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