New York Times, Saturday, November 28, 1987

Author:Patterson Pepple
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0
Patterson Pepple has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Julian Huxley book : ANTS
5. Dunce : BOOB
9. Carried into a carrier : LADED
14. German flutist-composer: 1794-1881 : BOHM
15. Former lightweight champ : ERNE
16. Fashion designer Simpson : ADELE
17. As busy as ___ : ABEE
18. As snug as ___ : ABUGINARUG
20. Demand : BEHEST
22. Mojave feature : SAND
23. Stein work: 1941 : IDA
24. Assessor : LISTER
26. As thick as ___ : THIEVES
28. Mae West role : LIL
29. Tolkien horse : AROD
31. Two wives of Henry VIII : ANNES
32. Cay : ISLET
34. Valencia, e.g. : ORANGE
36. "___ boy!" : ITSA
37. Correct : AMEND
38. Emulate Rick Mears : RACE
42. Became edgy : TENSED
44. Up to this point : SOFAR
45. " . . . ___ and hungry look": Shak. : ALEAN
47. Underground installation : SILO
49. Brandon Thomas lass : ELA
50. As straight as ___ : ANARROW
52. Bone or joint : TARSAL
54. Army V.I.P.'s : MGS
55. Vidal's Breckinridge : MYRA
57. Ploy : TACTIC
59. As old as ___ : METHUSELAH
62. Tar's greeting : AHOY
63. "___ Me," 1931 hit : ALLOF
64. Moroccan port : SALE
65. Corded fabrics : REPS
66. " . . . thy tongue breeding ___ breathes": Shak. : SAYOF
67. Blessed binders : TIES
68. Ridge on a guitar's neck : FRET
1. Poetic scheme : ABAB
2. Tutu or Walesa : NOBELIST
3. As old as ___ : THEHILLS
4. Pintails : SMEES
5. Whisk, for one : BEATER
6. Globe : ORB
7. Blame : ONUS
8. Sired : BEGAT
9. Platform of sorts : LANDING
10. Ohio university town : ADA
11. Originate : DERIVE
12. Gives the slip : ELUDES
13. Manet portraitist : DEGAS
19. Four-___ (cravat) : INHAND
21. Law: Abbr. : STAT
25. Study and cuddy : ROOMS
27. First on a calendario : ENERO
28. Weeks in a Julian year : LII
30. Former Dutch prime minister : DREES
33. Peter of rhyme : EATER
35. First words of the Christmas story: Luke 2:1 : ANDIT
37. What a gadfly does : ANNOYS
39. As light as ___ : AFEATHER
40. Showboat instrument : CALLIOPE
41. Feminist amdt. : ERA
43. Aural warmer : EARMUFF
44. Ortolan : SORA
45. Writer Thirkell : ANGELA
46. Peroration word : LASTLY
48. Turning tools : LATHES
50. Spiritual mothers : AMMAS
51. Anagram for strew : WREST
53. Fichu : SCARF
56. Turkish regiment : ALAI
58. Vesicle : CYST
60. Boo follower : HOO
61. Tankard contents : ALE

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