New York Times, Thursday, December 18, 1986

Author: Joel D. Lafargue
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 1
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Desert bordering the Red Sea : SAHARA
7. Sight at 1 Across : CAMEL
12. Grey-Minnelli classic : CABARET
13. Well-liked : POPULAR
15. C. & W. group : ALABAMA
16. Whatnot : ETAGERE
17. Cornwall mine : BAL
18. Tucker's "best" partner : BIB
19. Neptune, Celtic style : LER
20. Mother, in the Ozarks : MAW
21. Black Sea neighbor : AZOV
23. Gogol's "___ Bulba" : TARAS
25. Highway sight : SEMI
26. Cantrell and Turner : LANAS
28. Saddle loop : LUG
29. Arrested : RANIN
30. Sports spots : ARENAS
32. Halved : BISECTED
34. Clearly reasonable : LOGICAL
36. Weather-related : CLIMATIC
40. Emulate Lumet : DIRECT
45. Feller called ___ Robert : RAPID
46. Indus tribesman : GOR
48. "Vieux ___," T. Williams play : CARRE
49. ___ impasse : ATAN
50. Vice President before Ford : AGNEW
52. Musical pieces : DUOS
53. Sportscaster Scully : VIN
54. Suffix with cup or spoon : FUL
55. ___ de deux : PAS
57. The i's have it : DOT
58. Its flowers lack petals : ANEMONE
60. Loose-woven fabric : ETAMINE
62. Male mousers : TOMCATS
63. Canceled out : NEGATED
64. Takes the QE2 : SAILS
65. Used transparent paper : TRACED
1. Alberto who won in the long run: N.Y.C., 1981–82 : SALAZAR
2. Large snail : ABALONE
3. O.T. book : HAB
4. Hussein, for one : ARAB
5. Respond to dunning : REMIT
6. Moorish instrument : ATABAL
7. Sheep shelters : COTES
8. On ___ with (equal to) : APAR
9. Kisser : MUG
10. Periodic-table item : ELEMENT
11. North Platte feeder : LARAMIE
12. Occultism : CABALA
13. Living in the open sea : PELAGIC
14. Tape-deck button : REWIND
22. Pianist ___ Cliburn : VAN
24. Gaul-Italy separator : RUBICON
25. It holds a squid's "ink" : SAC
27. Dieter's dish : SALAD
29. Museum piece : RELIC
31. Barfly : SOT
33. Down in the dumps : SAD
35. Silly laughs : GIGGLES
36. Neckpiece : CRAVAT
37. Some South Americans : LATINOS
38. "The Girl from ___," 1963 song : IPANEMA
39. Part of an hr. : MIN
41. Atomic-energy unit : RAD
42. Ineligible for a dunce cap : ERUDITE
43. Aped Der Bingle : CROONED
44. Did lab work : TESTED
47. Reformer's exhortation : REPENT
50. Em et al. : AUNTS
51. Irrigate : WATER
54. Stable youngster : FOAL
56. Lagerlöf's "Gösta Berlings ___" : SAGA
59. Start of the 12th century : MCI
61. Bub : MAC

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