New York Times, Wednesday, December 24, 1986

Author:H. Hastings Reddall
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
H. Hastings Reddall has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Interest measurement : RATE
5. Hebrew word of unknown meaning : SELAH
10. Flatten a flat : RASE
14. Jaques's septet : AGES
15. Soap plant : AMOLE
16. Butterfly's "Un bel di" : ARIA
17. Planets, nebulae, etc. : CELESTIALBODIES
20. Slippery one : EEL
21. Something to wait for : TURN
22. Snow, in Sevilla : NIEVE
23. Revolver between us and Jupiter : MARS
24. Stipulations in legal documents : CLAUSES
26. Kind : BENIGN
29. Family of Reagan's first Sec. of State : HAIGS
30. Bionomics: Abbr. : ECOL
31. Morley of "60 Minutes" : SAFER
32. Hot time in Tours : ETE
35. Ursa Minor septet : THELITTLEDIPPER
39. Basis of light : SOL
40. Twenty that often need trimming : NAILS
41. Limericks man : LEAR
42. Confuse : ADDLE
43. TV sitcom : CHEERS
45. Liberace, for one : PIANIST
48. ___ code : AREA
49. Strip a sloop : UNRIG
50. Growl : GNAR
51. Iran, to Iraq : FOE
54. Heavenly spheres : SUNMOONANDSTARS
58. Where Bhutan is : ASIA
59. Princely : REGAL
60. Sir Anthony ___ : EDEN
61. Portraitist Alice ___ : NEEL
62. Former Dodger : REESE
63. Eradicate : DELE
1. Santa Anita event : RACE
2. Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1958 : AGEE
3. Relate : TELL
4. Siam follower : ESE
5. Second-largest planet : SATURN
6. Middle East chieftains : EMIRS
7. Something borrowed : LOAN
8. Entire : ALL
9. Semitic lang. : HEB
10. Half a diameter : RADIUS
11. First sign of the zodiac : ARIES
12. Strainer : SIEVE
13. Alleviates : EASES
18. Hind's mate : STAG
19. Catapults or wild asses : ONAGRI
23. Factory : MILL
24. Bistros : CAFES
25. Prevaricated : LIED
26. Wagers : BETS
27. Lover of Narcissus : ECHO
28. Christmas : NOEL
29. Handel's birthplace : HALLE
31. Elevated walking stick : STILT
32. Foil's relative : EPEE
33. Rip apart : TEAR
34. Boots one : ERRS
36. Blue dyestuff : INDIGO
37. Urchins : TADS
38. What a hood cops at court : PLEA
42. Beast : ANIMAL
43. Baby's bed : CRADLE
44. Not his : HERS
45. Korean port : PUSAN
46. "Radar ___" (trooper's warning) : INUSE
47. Nickname for golfer Palmer : ARNIE
48. Lucasta and Christie : ANNAS
50. Challenge : GAGE
51. Diminish in color : FADE
52. U.S.S.R. city : OREL
53. Old domestic slave : ESNE
55. Nobelist for Peace: 1949 : ORR
56. Coretta King, ___ Scott : NEE
57. Weems or Williams : TED

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