New York Times, Thursday, December 25, 1986

Author:Norman S. Wizer
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 2
Norman S. Wizer has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
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1. Lackluster : BLAH
5. Org. : ASSOC
10. Kind of bird or berry : BLUE
14. ___-mutton sleeve : LEGO
15. Early Bahamian : TAINO
16. Famous stage name : LUNT
17. Poem by Clement Moore, with 58 Across : AVISITFROM
19. Ratio words : ISTO
20. Sweethearts or feet : TOOTSIES
21. Boa or anaconda : PYTHON
23. Misfortunes : ILLS
24. Egyptian gulf : SUEZ
25. Fielding novel : AMELIA
28. Semiprecious stone : CATSEYE
31. Foxy lady : VIXEN
32. Raise to the third power : CUBE
33. Snack : NOSH
35. Epinicion : ODE
36. Large, dangerous fish : GROPERS
39. Ouray was one : UTE
40. Partner of woof : WARP
42. Moslem ruler : EMIR
43. Saltpeter : NITER
45. Endeavored : STRIVED
47. Certain Olympic contender : DASHER
48. French violinist: 18th century : ANET
49. Pet for Pedro : GATO
50. Pass that almost makes Moore's team : DONNER
53. Tire mishap : PUNCTURE
57. Auricular : OTIC
58. See 17 Across : STNICHOLAS
60. "___ fishin'" : GONE
61. "I heard ___ man . . . ": Housman : AWISE
62. Author Robert ___ Warren : PENN
63. In which Christmas comes but once : YEAR
64. Individualist of sorts : LONER
65. Italian princely family : ESTE
1. Utter foolishly : BLAT
2. Turning counterclockwise : LEVO
3. Exchange fee : AGIO
4. Unfriendly : HOSTILE
5. The Scourge of God : ATTILA
6. Vaults : SAFES
7. Titles for baronets : SIRS
8. Yoko : ONO
9. Data processor : COMPUTER
10. To flash, in Frankfurt : BLITZEN
11. Sumptuous : LUSH
12. Golden-rule preposition : UNTO
13. Town on the Thames : ETON
18. Placing on a cay : ISLING
22. Indeed : YES
24. Khachaturian's "___ Dance" : SABER
25. Assert : AVOW
26. King of Phrygia : MIDAS
27. Put forth effort : EXERT
28. Amor : CUPID
29. Salad days : YOUTH
30. A first name in cosmetics : ESTEE
32. Halley's ___ : COMET
34. Frau's mate : HERR
37. Setback : REVERSAL
38. Grab : SNATCH
41. Strutter : PRANCER
44. Nuclide : ISOTOPE
46. Ending for saturn or opal : INE
47. Fred or Ginger : DANCER
49. Semblance : GUISE
50. Scaup duck : DOGY
51. Okla. Indian : OTOE
52. "___ Rosa," 1929 song : NINA
53. Nabokov novel : PNIN
54. Rubber trees : ULES
55. Carry on : RANT
56. Slave in 1066 : ESNE
59. Brace : TWO

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