New York Times, Saturday, December 12, 1987

Author: Harold B. Counts
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Inge canine : SHEBA
6. Republic in SE Asia : LAOS
10. Request to Gabriel : BLOW
14. Greek island, famed for marble : PAROS
15. Peruvian tenor Luigi ___ : ALVA
16. Queen City favorite : ROSE
17. This has an arrow : 1WAYSTREET
19. Piece for Price : ARIA
20. Explosive : TNT
21. Large sea duck : EIDER
22. Album jacket : LINER
23. Czech critic Novák : ARNE
24. Al Davis's eleven : RAIDERS
26. These may be X-rated : 4LETTERWORDS
30. Not so dumb : WARES
31. Dec. 13, e.g. : IDES
32. 12½ cents : BIT
35. Tip or top : ACME
36. Puzzled : ATSEA
38. Noyes play : RADA
39. Indeed! : YEA
40. Baseball's Tommy : AGEE
41. Kitchen gadget : CORER
42. Waltz beat : 3QUARTERTIME
45. Major follower : PURSUED
48. Vous ___ : ETES
49. Evergreen shrub : ERICA
50. Quiet down : ABATE
52. "Fat farm" : SPA
55. Bullets, etc. : AMMO
56. Document used in banking : 2NAMEPAPER
58. Israeli seaport : LIER
59. "Rope-a-dope" exponent : ACRE
60. Lift in spirits : ELATE
61. Pacify : EASE
62. Fix : MEND
63. Practices that can't be wrong : RITES
1. Rotisserie item : SPIT
2. A "Cactus Flower" star : HAWN
3. He was: Lat. : ERAT
4. George preceder : BOY
5. States : ASSERTS
6. Provisions : LARDER
7. Sheltered on the Red : ALEE
8. Annulled : OVERRODE
9. Verbum ___ sapienti : SAT
10. Weaves : BRAIDS
11. Actor Greene : LORNE
12. A salix : OSIER
13. Takes a toll : WEARS
18. Pointed part : TINE
22. Pupils' covers : LIDS
23. Man attachment? : ATEE
25. Gazetteer item : AREA
26. Kind of tie, in sports : 4WAY
27. Alençon, e.g. : LACE
28. Writer Calderon : ERMA
29. Merchandise : WISER
32. Seaport in SE Italy : BARI
33. Ditto, in footnotes : IDEM
34. Vetch : TARE
36. "The ___ of the skeleton": T.S.E. : AGUE
37. Late afternoon event : TEADANCE
38. Molders : ROTS
40. Greenish blue : AQUA
41. Plant or bird : CREEPER
42. Sixty : 3SCORE
43. ___ up (joined together) : TEAMED
44. Strove to gain : ETTE
45. G.W. painter : PEALE
46. Zoroaster's reputed birthplace : URMIA
47. Verses, to Coleridge : RIMES
51. Kind of dance : BARN
52. Tiff : SPAT
53. First name of 16 Across : PETE
54. Rooter for Hector : ARES
56. Wee hour : 2AM
57. Recliner : ALI

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