New York Times, Wednesday, December 23, 1987

Author:Christopher Page
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F H J Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Page has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Economize : SCRIMP
7. LL. B.'s org. : ABA
10. A hardy cabbage : KALE
14. Gun-crew member : LOADER
15. Colloid : GEL
16. "Terrible" tsar : IVAN
17. Famous San Francisco mayor : ALIOTO
18. Dockers' org. : ILA
19. Fluff : LINT
20. The Iron Duke : WELLINGTON
22. Tatter's product : LACE
23. Threshing residue : STRAW
24. Tall cap : MITER
25. Discordant deity : ERIS
29. Meal or cake starter : OAT
30. Rules of faith : TENETS
31. Vermicelli, e.g. : PASTA
33. "You ___ to Me," 1952 song : BELONG
35. Licentious : IMMORAL
37. Love or jealousy : EMOTION
41. A creed : NICENE
43. Viking : NORSE
44. Obituary news : DEMISE
47. Sea monster : ORC
49. "___-ce pas?" : NEST
50. "Goodnight" girl : IRENE
51. Concepts or conceits : IDEAS
53. Rope steadying a gaff : VANG
54. London train terminal : PADDINGTON
59. "The wolf ___ the door" : ISAT
60. Carmel follower : ITE
61. Mexican shawl : SERAPE
62. Art ___ : DECO
63. Miss the mark : ERR
64. Bird seen at Dover : SEAMEW
65. Earl of Avon : EDEN
66. John ___ Passos : DOS
67. Naturalist Seton : ERNEST
1. See 2 Down : SLAW
2. Side dish, with 1 Down : COLE
3. Complain vociferously : RAIL
4. Golden calf : IDOL
5. Athena's mother : METIS
6. P.D.Q. : PRONTO
7. Roil : AGITATE
8. In the hull : BELOW
9. An Alda : ALAN
10. Vt. ski resort : KILLINGTON
11. Fly : AVIATE
12. Surgical knife : LANCET
13. Signs up for a contest : ENTERS
21. Betty of old movies : GRABLE
24. Diplomat V.K. Krishna ___ : MENON
25. Prefix with center : EPI
26. Pastoral butter : RAM
27. Doctrinal suffix : ISM
28. Conn. sailing center : STONINGTON
30. ___ Thumb : TOM
32. Mount an insurrection : ARISE
34. Looked lecherously : LEERED
36. Top pitcher : ACE
38. Wrath : IRE
39. Bill Donovan's org. : OSS
40. Not gross : NET
42. Yes men of a sort : NODDERS
44. Watershed : DIVIDE
45. Expunged : ERASED
46. Dennis of comics : MENACE
48. Chest, in Caen : CAISSE
51. Medical: Comb. form : IATRO
52. Curl the lip : SNEER
54. Like Hamelin's piper : PIED
55. Madrid's ___ Via : GRAN
56. Feral's opposite : TAME
57. Flings wide, poetically : OPES
58. Eft : NEWT

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