New York Times, Wednesday, December 16, 1987

Author: Lois Sidway
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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1. Irritable : EDGY
5. Embrace : CLASP
10. Glove for Hernandez : MITT
14. Actress Garr : TERI
15. Right-hand page : RECTO
16. Jerusalem's Mosque of ___ : OMAR
17. Copperfield adversary : HEEP
18. Alcohol base : ETHYL
19. Baylor is here : WACO
20. Shelley offering : ODE
21. Crop pest of Australia : EMU
22. Ebullient : YEASTY
24. TV's Kate or Allie, e.g. : SINGLEPARENT
28. "Bali ___" : HAI
29. Famed cartoonist : NAST
30. None preceder : BAR
33. Apt anagram for abodes : ADOBES
36. Morse "E" : DIT
37. Armbone : ULNA
38. James Cain novel : DOUBLEINDEMNITY
41. ___-daisy : UPSY
42. Words of comparison : ASA
43. Diana and Betsy : ROSSES
44. Spud bud : EYE
45. His, to Henri : ALUI
46. Asian winter festival : TET
47. Versatile player like Sammy Baugh : TRIPLETHREAT
52. Mrs. Humphrey : MURIEL
55. A.M.A. members : DRS
56. River, to Rivera : RIO
57. On : ATOP
58. Moslem decree : IRADE
61. Bologna "bread" : LIRA
62. Netman Wilander : MATS
63. Ghoulish : EERIE
64. Picnic hamperers : ANTS
65. Nautical greeting : AHOY
66. Played the mole : SPIED
67. Start of a Gershwin song : IGOT
1. Characteristic beliefs : ETHOS
2. "___ Do," 1926 Hirsch-Rose song : DEEDI
3. Nursery of sorts : GREENHOUSE
4. Canine complaint : YIP
5. ___ de fraise : CREME
6. Ease : LETUP
7. Stuttgart sigh : ACH
8. Pig's digs : STY
9. Suit material : POLYESTER
10. "Never Cry Wolf" author : MOWAT
11. "___ restless as a willow . . . " : IMAS
12. Diplomacy : TACT
13. One-horse-too-many town : TROY
21. Eero's father : ELIEL
23. Adjective-forming suffix : ENT
25. Talkative : GABBY
26. Tooth ___ (fiercely) : ANDNAIL
27. Attack on the fridge : RAID
30. Gruelingly intense : BLISTERING
31. Part of A.M. : ANTE
32. Beams : RAYS
33. How Luciano and Plácido might sing : ADUE
34. Idiotic : DOPY
35. Crinoids : SEALILIES
37. Famed racing driver : UNSER
39. "The jig ___!" : ISUP
40. Some papal escapees : MOTHS
45. Helping verb : ARE
47. Somewhat smashed : TIPSY
48. An amusing Murphy : EDDIE
49. Cornered : TREED
50. ___-surface missile : AIRTO
51. Skoal, e.g. : TOAST
52. Role for Liv Ullmann : MAMA
53. Bryce Canyon is here : UTAH
54. Pictorial section, for short : ROTO
59. G.O.P. member : REP
60. Jackie's second husband : ARI
61. Chou En-___ : LAI

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