New York Times, Tuesday, December 23, 1986

Author:Christopher Sherwood
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Town in N.J. : LODI
5. Bean curd : TOFU
9. Not completely shut : AJAR
13. What Lendl won in 1986 : OPEN
14. ___ Curtain : IRON
15. Feat for a novice pilot : SOLO
16. Tampa Bay team : BUCCANEERS
19. "Not guilty" is one : PLEA
20. Engravers of the Arctic : ESKIMOS
21. Like some eggs : DEVILED
23. Wail's relative : SOB
24. Flippant : AIRY
25. Financial transaction : DEPOSIT
29. Elevating device : STAIR
30. Moslem potentate : EMIR
31. Experienced mariners : SALTS
33. Alaskan cape : NOME
36. Baum marten, e.g. : FUR
37. Pumpernickel : RYE
38. Pan or Dionysus : GOD
39. Nicholas, e.g. : TSAR
41. High-priced : STEEP
43. Open a card game : LEAD
44. Records, in a way : TAPES
46. Bell of note : LIBERTY
48. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
49. Worn-out steed : NAG
50. Craves : DESIRES
53. Old Glory's reds and whites : STRIPES
57. Canyon phenomenon : ECHO
58. Armament for a man-of-war : CANNONBALL
60. Emerald Isle : ERIN
61. Plenty of horn : TUBA
62. Transportation for an exec : LIMO
63. Young seals : PUPS
64. Smelting waste : SLAG
65. Gaelic tongue : ERSE
1. Pendulous flesh : LOBE
2. Numbered composition : OPUS
3. Knock down a boxer : DECK
4. Cutting tooth : INCISOR
5. Cravats : TIES
6. Galena or stibnite : ORE
7. Water crossing : FORD
8. Ousts from office : UNSEATS
9. Headache pill : ASPIRIN
10. Corsair's ensign : JOLLYROGER
11. Away from the gusts : ALEE
12. Macadam construction : ROAD
17. Hebrew prophet : AMOS
18. "Ora pro ___" : NOBIS
22. Amtrak's Canadian cousin : VIA
25. Skillful : DEFT
26. Kin of ostriches : EMUS
27. Merchantman's nemesis : PIRATESHIP
28. Shelled pastries : TARTS
29. Shipment from Bethlehem : STEEL
32. Soap component : LYE
34. Castle defense : MOAT
35. Whirlpool : EDDY
40. Food at the front : RATIONS
41. Exercises an option : SELECTS
42. Piebald horse : PINTO
43. Easy to read : LEGIBLE
45. Linksman's standard : PAR
47. Rural structure : BARN
50. Like Browning's "Sordello" : DEEP
51. A shade of beige : ECRU
52. Apostle from Tarsus : SAUL
53. Hosiery annoyance : SNAG
54. Part of a full house : PAIR
55. Shade trees : ELMS
56. Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
59. In which Dr. J operates : NBA

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