New York Times, Friday, December 18, 1987

Author: Ernst Theimer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 241 (avg 1.26)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Parrot : APE
4. Mutiny name : CAINE
9. Celerity : SPEED
14. "___ Misérables" : LES
15. ___ Ababa : ADDIS
16. Bantu linguistic division : MONGO
17. Those taxed : ASSESSEES
19. Kind of salt : ATTIC
20. Inception : START
21. Unarmored, in a way : STEELLESS
23. Landed : ALIT
25. Winged : ALAR
26. TV-tube area : RASTER
29. Clerical caps : BERETTAS
33. Fuss : ADO
34. Border on : ABUT
36. Scene : SCAPE
37. Possible title for this puzzle : DOUBLEORNOTHING
41. Female wild buffalo : ARNEE
42. Premed course : ANAT
43. Prefix with classic : NEO
44. Nightingale relative : REDSTART
46. Medieval guild and fee : HANSAS
49. Room or kitchen follower : ETTE
50. Old fogy : DODO
51. Letter recipient : ADDRESSEE
55. Gambling game : MONTE
59. Trail : SPOOR
60. Shrewd quality : CANNINESS
62. Chopin forte : ETUDE
63. Plus value : ASSET
64. Tun : VAT
65. Fall bloomer : ASTER
66. Satisfies, as needs : MEETS
67. "You ___ There" : ARE
1. "Sustineo ___," U.S.A.F. motto : ALAS
2. Nudnik : PEST
3. U.S. satellite : ESSA
4. Rook : CASTLE
5. Commercials : ADS
6. Caesar's "that is" : IDEST
7. Ruhr rivet : NIET
8. Being : ESSE
9. Least : SMALLEST
10. Northwestern get-together : POTLATCH
11. Diverts : ENTERTAINS
12. Protection : EGIS
13. Medics : DOCS
18. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
22. Audience : EAR
24. Dies ___ : IRAE
26. Airport gear : RADAR
27. Worship : ADORE
28. Probed : SOUNDEDOUT
29. Incinerated : BURNT
30. Lab heater : ETNA
31. Respiration problem : APNEA
32. Liliaceous plants : SEGOS
35. Sow's mate : BOAR
38. Straddled : BESTRODE
39. Draftsman, at times : LETTERER
40. First-century Roman emperor : OTHO
45. Loser to H.C.H. : AES
47. Owns up : ADMITS
48. Midday : NOON
50. Thick : DENSE
51. On the Black : ASEA
52. Treas. and Agr. : DPTS
53. Con job : SCAM
54. Relaxation : EASE
56. River to the Gulf of Finland : NEVA
57. Despot : TSAR
58. Tasso patron : ESTE
61. Seine : NET

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