New York Times, Wednesday, November 4, 1987

Author: Virginia L. Yates
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 340 (avg 1.82)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Marsh or West : MAE
4. London blades : TOFFS
9. Jessye Norman, e.g. : DIVA
13. Early Norse chieftain : JARL
14. Category for MOMA : OPART
15. Portent : OMEN
16. ___ in a while : ONCE
17. City near Cleveland : BEREA
18. Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
19. Unofficial advisers of a sort : KITCHENCABINET
22. Upper crust : ELITE
23. Albanian coin : LEK
24. Letter embellishment : SERIF
26. Pouch : SAC
27. How to keep one's powder : DRY
29. Saver's option: Abbr. : IRA
31. Here, in Paris : ICI
32. E–I link : FGH
33. Peer's mother : ASE
34. European coal-mining region : SAAR
35. Dingy digs : HOLEINTHEWALL
39. Ceraceous : WAXY
40. Wye follower : ZEE
41. Get-up-and-go : VIM
42. Silkworm : ERI
43. Fabulous bird : ROC
44. D.C. figure : SEN
45. Some N.F.L. players : QBS
48. Murphy or Lopat : EDDIE
50. Arabian tea : KAT
52. Oahu neighbor : KAUAI
54. False front of a sort : WINDOWDRESSING
57. Take it easy : LAZE
58. Body type in Detroit : SEDAN
59. Nobelist Pavlov : IVAN
60. Sch. for a would-be Ivy Leaguer : PREP
61. City in NW Uruguay : SALTO
62. Burrows : DENS
63. Snuggery : NEST
64. Sectors : AREAS
65. Period : ERA
1. Envelope material : MANILA
2. Frigid : ARCTIC
3. Put in office : ELECT
4. Soliloquy words : TOBE
5. Without artifice : OPENLY
6. Obvious pretense : FARCE
7. Strange : FREAKISH
8. Poke with a pike : STAB
9. Blackmore's "Lorna ___" : DOONE
10. Cousin of a Vandyke : IMPERIAL
11. Upright : VERTICAL
12. "___ port in a storm" : ANY
13. Jay Leno's specialty : JOKES
20. Hem and haw : HEDGE
21. "There ___ tavern in the town . . . " : ISA
25. Conifer : FIR
28. Root: Comb. form : RHIZO
30. Superman portrayer : REEVE
32. Thing in the ointment : FLY
33. Consumed : ATE
34. Pam Dawber TV role : SAM
35. Nuts and bolts, etc. : HARDWARE
36. Rusts : OXIDIZES
37. Tippet and tucker : NECKWEAR
38. Forty ___ (nap) : WINKS
39. Minute : WEE
43. Color for a carpet : RED
44. Layers : STRATA
45. Archer's need : QUIVER
46. Cream-pie flavor : BANANA
47. Puts one's John Henry on : SIGNS
49. Maladroit : INEPT
51. Befuddle : ADDLE
53. Away : ASIDE
55. Thessaly mountain : OSSA
56. Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
57. Hosp. staff member : LPN

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