New York Times, Friday, December 25, 1987

Author:Joy L. Wouk
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Y }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. G.I.'s award : DSM
4. Shoelace tip : AGLET
9. First one to stab Caesar : CASCA
14. Air-quality org. : EPA
15. Kind of ball : BEACH
16. Whistles, for Pedro : PITOS
17. Christmas hanging : MISTLETOE
19. Khachaturian et al. : ARAMS
20. Artist Church's home on the Hudson : OLANA
21. Trifle : INCH
23. Ready, in Rouen : PRET
24. A sleigh puller : BLITZEN
26. Villages : HAMLETS
28. But, to 9 Across : SED
29. Mead subject : SAMOA
30. North Sea feeder : EMS
33. Ubiquitous puzzle birds : ERNS
35. Successful : ONTOP
39. "___ stirring . . . ": Moore : NOTACREATUREWAS
43. "Irma la ___" : DOUCE
44. Supplements, with "out" : EKES
45. Poet's frequently : OFT
46. Poet's region : CLIME
48. Health resort : SPA
51. Coincide in part (with) : OVERLAP
54. A sleigh puller : PRANCER
58. Heap : PILE
59. N.Y.C. institution : MOMA
61. Maharashtra city : POONA
62. Ooze : EXUDE
64. Carol king : WENCESLAS
66. Decorated again : REDID
67. Masters or Poe : EDGAR
68. Expert : ACE
69. Pico de ___, Pyrenees : ANETO
70. Musical intervals : RESTS
71. E.S.T. part : STD
1. Tommy's discharge : DEMOB
2. Big A mishap : SPILL
3. Kenyan pastoral people : MASAI
4. Burning : ABLAZE
5. Opposite of haw : GEE
6. Livy's tongue : LATIN
7. Galbraith's subj. : ECON
8. " . . . ___, and unexpressive she": Shak. : THECHASTE
9. I.R.S. employee : CPA
10. Wright invention : AIRPLANE
11. Rubberneck : STARE
12. A sleigh puller : COMET
13. D.A.'s helpers : ASSTS
18. Some explosives : TNTS
22. Cheese companion : HAM
25. Fulda feeder : EDER
27. Heath : MOOR
29. Plumber's need : SNAKE
30. Finish : END
31. Pasture sound : MOO
32. R–V connection : STU
34. Authorize again : REEMPOWER
36. Pair : TWO
37. Clod : OAF
38. L.A. time : PST
40. Believe in : ACCREDIT
41. Convent part : CELL
42. U.N. member : USSR
47. "___ a Camera": Van Druten : IAM
49. Some are funny : PAPERS
50. Years, in Chile : ANOS
51. "Martha," e.g. : OPERA
52. A sleigh puller : VIXEN
53. Baffle : ELUDE
54. Dieters' problems : PANGS
55. Soft drinks : COLAS
56. Ordain : ENACT
57. Demolished Soho flats : RASED
60. Persian's associate : MEDE
63. Tokyo, formerly : EDO
65. Serval, e.g. : CAT

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