New York Times, Wednesday, December 10, 1986

Author:Joy L. Wouk
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Editors' needs: Abbr. : MSS
4. Ski-slope sight : TBAR
8. Iraqi language : ARABIC
14. Have : OWN
15. Capital of Italia : ROMA
16. Massine-Satie ballet : PARADE
17. Football support : TEE
18. Soon : ANON
19. "Sophie's Choice" star : STREEP
20. Accord signed by Ford and Brezhnev : HELSINKI
22. Dusty mists : HAZES
23. Pliable strip : SPLINE
24. Scruffs : NAPES
27. Biblical king : OMRI
29. Negative conjunction : NOR
30. Freeze : ICE
33. Dispute : ARGUE
36. Plexus : RETE
38. Washington office : OVAL
39. United Nations observances since 1950 : HUMANRIGHTSDAYS
42. Arkin or Alda : ALAN
43. Move gradually : EDGE
44. Southern constellation : MENSA
45. Franklin or Hecht : BEN
46. Adversary : FOE
47. Origin : ROOT
49. Pinza was one : BASSO
51. Hun king : ATTILA
55. Spain's Cape of ___ : PALOS
58. Peace Nobelist: 1975 : SAKHAROV
60. One of the Furies : ALECTO
62. Quote : CITE
63. Past : AGO
64. Wealth : RICHES
65. Hebrew month : ADAR
66. Bangkok native : TAI
67. Capital of ancient Attica : ATHENS
68. Tatters : RAGS
69. Finis : END
1. Butterflies' cousins : MOTHS
2. Pass swiftly over : SWEEP
3. Fish-line attachment : SNELL
4. Amtrak employees : TRAINMEN
5. Yelena ___, wife of 58 Across : BONNER
6. In a violent rage : AMOK
7. Arrested : RANIN
8. Stamp collectors' org. : APS
9. Preferably : RATHER
10. Tapestry : ARRAS
11. Activist folk singer Joan : BAEZ
12. ___ fixe : IDEE
13. Edible mushrooms : CEPS
21. Dakota, e.g. : SIOUAN
25. Stamen part : ANTHER
26. Dowson was one : POET
28. Crocuses : IRIDES
30. Lendl of tennis : IVAN
31. Low islands : CAYS
32. Lohengrin's love : ELSA
33. Melville captain : AHAB
34. Govern : RULE
35. F.B.I. agt. : GMAN
37. Heckler's missile : EGG
38. Folk singer from Birmingham : ODETTA
40. Old autos : REOS
41. ___ Brothers (Dick and Tom) : SMOTHERS
46. Tie or clasp : FASTEN
48. Poster material : OAKTAG
49. German soldier, to a poilu : BOCHE
50. Award won by 19 Across : OSCAR
52. Enraged : IRATE
53. Boston airport : LOGAN
54. Shun : AVOID
55. Belém : PARA
56. Landed : ALIT
57. Walesa : LECH
59. Radames's love : AIDA
61. W.W. II agcy. : OSS

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