New York Times, Friday, December 11, 1987

Author: William S. McIlrath
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { G J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 2
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: The clue for 33-Down was cut off from the PDF, so a clue used in other pre-Shortzian puzzles was inserted.
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Provençal love song : ALBA
5. Porch for Pericles : STOA
9. Dugout : ABRI
13. Athenian commander : CLEON
14. Walked on : TROD
15. Idle : VAIN
16. Scents make sense to him : BLOODHOUND
18. Feminine of lui : ELLE
19. Concurrence : SYNDROME
20. Pantry : LARDER
22. Capp's Hyena : LENA
23. Obtuse in the extreme : DENSEST
24. Cloistered head : ABBESS
27. Anagram for tribes : BESTIR
28. ___ Filippias, Greek town : NEA
29. Sty inhabitant : SHOAT
31. Of an antiseptic : IODIC
34. Gore relative : DART
36. "Cómo está ___?" : USTED
38. Nottingham nurse : NANA
39. Solid: Comb. form : STERE
41. Ornithological facial spaces : LORES
43. Homily on Sun. : SER
44. A young cow : HEIFER
46. Hit the Iditarod Trail : MUSHED
48. Less befogged : CLEARER
50. Duchesse, e.g. : LACE
51. Gat : HEATER
52. Kind of carrier : AIRCRAFT
56. Town on the Adda : LODI
57. Librarian's bane? : BOOKKEEPER
59. Units : ONES
60. Ireland's Lough ___ : ERNE
61. Result : ENSUE
62. " . . . reck the ___": Burns : REDE
63. Homophone for 62 Across : REED
64. Legal paper : DEED
1. Supporter : ALLY
2. Oboist Goossens : LEON
3. Loot : BOODLE
4. Actress in "She": 1965 : ANDRESS
5. Small opening : STOMA
6. Align : TRUE
7. Cart attachment : OON
8. Confuses : ADDLES
9. Dislike : AVERSION
10. Track event for those less hirsute? : BALDERDASH
11. Irritates : RILES
12. Torpid : INERT
13. Paley's favorite inits. : CBS
17. Largest Japanese island : HONSHU
21. Not pro : ANTI
23. Hinder : DETER
24. Connectors : ANDS
25. Tempo : BEAT
26. Like those in 10 Down : BAREHEADED
27. Ulan ___ : BATOR
30. Canadian physician of fame : OSLER
32. Curare cousin : INEE
33. Wit : CARD
35. Essay's big brother : TREATISE
37. Set apart : DEMARK
40. The old sod : EIRE
42. Follow : SUCCEED
45. "Gigolo" author : FERBER
47. Part of H.S.H. : SERENE
48. Green: Comb. form : CHLOR
49. ___ Leoni, Italian sculptor-medalist : LEONE
50. Admired : LIKED
52. Tip-top : AONE
53. Church section : APSE
54. Sustained strife : FEUD
55. Due follower : TRE
58. Manganese, e.g. : ORE

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