New York Times, Thursday, December 24, 1987

Author:Dale O. Burgener
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F H J X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Dale O. Burgener has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

1
P
2
O
3
E
4
N
5
O
6
B
7
L
8
E
9
N
10
O
11
N
12
E
13
A
B
L
14
E
15
A
K
R
O
N
16
O
D
E
S
17
L
E
I
S
18
R
A
O
U
L
19
V
O
W
S
20
M
Y
S
T
21
E
R
Y
W
R
I
22
T
E
R
S
23
A
L
A
S
24
S
O
L
25
S
26
E
27
P
T
E
T
28
D
29
A
T
E
L
30
I
31
N
32
E
33
T
R
E
E
M
E
34
D
I
C
35
S
E
N
O
R
36
R
O
E
37
S
E
L
M
38
A
39
S
I
A
40
A
D
L
41
I
42
B
43
A
L
E
R
44
T
45
N
E
S
S
46
W
E
S
T
E
47
R
N
S
48
G
O
A
T
E
E
49
E
M
U
50
B
U
G
S
51
R
52
O
M
A
N
53
C
54
E
R
E
A
D
55
E
56
R
57
S
58
R
A
M
I
59
W
O
M
A
N
60
A
C
E
A
61
A
R
I
Z
62
A
M
I
G
O
63
Q
U
A
G
64
P
E
T
E
65
Y
E
A
S
T
66
A
P
E
© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Chilling storyteller : POE
4. Dryden's "___ savage" : NOBLE
9. Bar chaser : NONE
13. Qualified : ABLE
15. City that grew tired : AKRON
16. Pindar poems : ODES
17. Flowery greetings : LEIS
18. Painter Dufy : RAOUL
19. What nuns take : VOWS
20. Competitors for Edgars : MYSTERYWRITERS
23. "___! poor Yorick": Shak. : ALAS
24. Sun god : SOL
25. Seven singers : SEPTET
28. When-and-where info : DATELINE
33. Cloverlike plant with yellow flowers : TREEMEDIC
35. Man of La Mancha : SENOR
36. Future fish : ROE
37. King's march site: 1965 : SELMA
39. Keresan Indian : SIA
40. Off-the-cuff words : ADLIB
43. State of caution : ALERTNESS
46. Cowboy stories : WESTERNS
48. Vandyke's cousin : GOATEE
49. Australian pest : EMU
50. Eavesdroppers' plants : BUGS
51. Love-story coterie : ROMANCEREADERS
58. Branches : RAMI
59. Gershwin's "Sometime Thing" : WOMAN
60. Zoological suffix : ACEA
61. Grand Canyon St. : ARIZ
62. Pedro's friend : AMIGO
63. Marsh : QUAG
64. Fountain of music : PETE
65. Early riser? : YEAST
66. Hairy primate : APE
1. It may make dates : PALM
2. Petruchio's imperative? : OBEY
3. Flash Gordon and Frank Merriwell, e.g. : ELIS
4. Tells stories : NARRATES
5. Gives the go-ahead : OKAYS
6. Sweat producer : BROW
7. Frown: Var. : LOUR
8. Uncle Sam's plea : ENLIST
9. Short tales : NOVELLE
10. Skunk's protection : ODOR
11. Report from Rather : NEWS
12. Snaky shape : ESS
14. Possessions : ESTATE
21. Pre-H.S. grades : ELEM
22. Pedal extremities : TOES
25. Kind of vote : STRAW
26. Disappear gradually : ERODE
27. Strips : PEELS
28. Hamburger accompaniments : DILLS
29. It's the top : ACME
30. Gore : INSET
31. Cacophony : NOISE
32. Delete : ERASE
34. Faculty bigwig : DEAN
38. "Yet I ___/Against Heav'n's hand . . . ": Milton : ARGUENOT
41. List individually : ITEMIZE
42. Speaker's platform : BEMA
44. Academic gown : TOGA
45. Computerized stock figs. : NASDAQ
47. Landing strip : RUNWAY
50. Blows one's own horn : BRAGS
51. Uncommon : RARE
52. Leave out : OMIT
53. Request to "ye faithful" : COME
54. Suffix re blood condition : EMIA
55. Neighbor of Col. : ECUA
56. Harvest : REAP
57. Wise man : SAGE
58. Shoot the breeze : RAP

Found bugs or have suggestions?