New York Times, Thursday, December 17, 1987

Author: Tom W. Underhill
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
Tom Underhill has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Chanteuse Edith : PIAF
5. Ordained teacher : RABBI
10. Prologue's antecedent : PAST
14. Aleutian isle : ATTU
15. Great Lakes tribe : ERIES
16. K–P connection : LMNO
17. Broadway gas : NEON
18. Newspaper section : FUNNYPAPER
20. Very burdensome : GRINDING
22. Vent : OUTLET
23. Desire : YEN
24. Some railroad men : SHUNTERS
26. Winchman : CRABBER
30. "___ gratia artis" : ARS
31. Trademark : LOGO
32. Rave's partner : RANT
34. ___ accompli : FAIT
38. Church corner : AMEN
39. Copenhagen or Marengo : STEED
41. ___ no good : UPTO
42. "One man's ___ is another man's Persian" : MEDE
43. Sped : TORE
44. Eight bells : NOON
45. Simple enzyme : ASE
47. Bobbin holder : SPINDLE
49. Tack sellers : SADDLERS
54. Opposite of clerical : LAY
55. Cactus opening : AREOLE
56. Stretch : ELONGATE
61. Inflated currency : FUNNYMONEY
63. Flag : IRIS
64. Joy's lioness : ELSA
65. Jagged : EROSE
66. Tear : RENT
67. Prophet : SEER
68. Challenged : DARED
69. Theater area : LOGE
1. Hunger spasm : PANG
2. Brain passage : ITER
3. Yours, in Lyon : ATOI
4. Sense of humor : FUNNYBONE
5. Some oil companies : REFINERS
6. Sussex river : ARUN
7. Crosby namesakes : BINGS
8. Artist Shahn : BEN
9. "This ___ Life" : ISYOUR
10. Okla. national park : PLATT
11. Sufficient : AMPLE
12. Derisive look : SNEER
13. Wrongs, to Darrow : TORTS
19. Groan inducers : PUNS
21. Society bud : DEB
25. Abhorrers : HATERS
26. Quahog : CLAM
27. Apple type : ROME
28. Ripened : AGED
29. Terrier or snitcher : RATTER
33. Modernist : NEO
34. Musical about Fanny Brice : FUNNYGIRL
35. Footless : APOD
36. Chemical suffix : ITOL
37. Franchot : TONE
40. Arranged, as troops : DEPLOYED
45. Friend in need : ALLY
46. Appeared : SEEMED
48. John, in Aberdeen : IAN
49. Yeggs' targets : SAFES
50. As ___ (generally) : ARULE
51. Obtuse : DENSE
52. Germanic counterpart of Thor : DONAR
53. ___ Wences : SENOR
57. ___-majesté : LESE
58. Martian: Comb. form : AREO
59. Bell sound : TING
60. Punta del ___ : ESTE
62. Sixty minutes, in Siena : ORA

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