New York Times, Wednesday, December 2, 1987

Author:Harold B. Counts
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Yule fuel, sometimes : LOGS
5. Fill : SATE
9. Tree pod : CAROB
14. Cruising : ASEA
15. Word with Major or Minor : URSA
16. Martini garnish : OLIVE
17. Danube feeder : ISAR
18. Parch : SEAR
19. Chicago suburb : NILES
20. Casino employee, perhaps : CARDSHARP
22. Shies away : VEERS
23. Eye: Fr. : OEIL
24. N.B.A. player at Phoenix : SUN
25. Doesn't own : HASNT
28. Writes or says easily and quickly : REELSOFF
33. "___ Want for Christmas . . . " : ALLI
34. Roman officials : EDILES
36. Prevaricate : LIE
37. Casino employee : BLACKJACKDEALER
40. A, in Bonn : EIN
41. Quays : LEVEES
42. Actor Mark ___ Baker : LINN
43. Went back over : RETRACED
45. Carts on runners : SLEDS
46. Single, e.g. : HIT
47. Daydream : MUSE
49. Hone : STROP
52. Old TV game show : TWENTYONE
57. Craft : TRADE
58. Italian seaport : BARI
59. Campus figure : COED
60. Pointed a piece : AIMED
61. Stulm : ADIT
62. Moslem summons to prayer : AZAN
63. ___ nova : BOSSA
64. Network of nerves : RETE
65. Comb. form : TERA
1. Secular : LAIC
2. Greek peak : OSSA
3. Rig : GEAR
4. Biting : SARDONIC
5. Japanese dish : SUSHI
6. Of a region : AREAL
7. Rigid ruler : TSAR
8. Wild West hero : EARP
9. Agitate : CONVULSE
10. Far-out visitors : ALIENS
11. Stir up anger : RILE
12. Extra : OVER
13. Harry's mate : BESS
21. Sink like Sol : SET
24. Spring best sellers : SEEDS
25. Nobelist in Chemistry: 1918 : HABER
26. Kate's TV friend : ALLIE
27. Tilt : SLANT
28. Used a kitchen gadget : RICED
29. Actress Sommer : ELKE
30. Stan's pal : OLLIE
31. Satan : FIEND
32. Polypodies : FERNS
34. Oust : EJECT
35. Ex-cager Bing : DAVE
38. Seaport on the Baltic : KLAIPEDA
39. Stray feline : ALLEYCAT
44. Dodecanese capital : RHODES
45. Concorde : SST
47. Value : MERIT
48. Knit : UNITE
49. Pink : STAB
50. Kingston ___ : TRIO
51. N.F.L. team : RAMS
52. Ski lift : TBAR
53. ___ into (attack strongly) : WADE
54. Seep : OOZE
55. Stingy : NEAR
56. Poet Millay : EDNA

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