New York Times, Friday, December 26, 1986

Author: Lois Sidway
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tasty : SAPID
6. Singer Patsy : CLINE
11. "Porgy and Bess" role : SERENA
12. Poe poem : LENORE
14. Gangster of the early 30's : PRETTYBOYFLOYD
17. Kanga's creator : MILNE
18. Radio role of John Todd : TONTO
19. Get it? : SEE
20. Got back on the ground : ALIT
21. Panhandler, often : DONEE
22. Raised surface on a rug : PILE
23. Complimentary number : TEN
24. Wove a chair seat : CANED
25. Wild calla : AROID
26. Trio before new or gold : ASGOODAS
28. Inclinations : TRENDS
29. Disconsolate : SAD
30. Godfrey's instr. : UKE
31. Talkative : CHATTY
34. Fragment : SPLINTER
39. Certain Indian royalty : RANIS
40. Clemens : TWAIN
41. Scout's implement : AXE
42. On a wing ___ prayer : ANDA
43. Imitate a cricket : CHIRP
44. Fla. cuckoos : ANIS
45. Altar vow : IDO
46. Operatic high priestess : NORMA
47. Delivered : DEALT
48. Famed wrestler: 1915–63 : GORGEOUSGEORGE
51. ___ and beans : FRANKS
52. Songs of yesteryear : OLDIES
53. As red as ___ : ABEET
54. Consumer advocate : NADER
1. Creator of "The Twilight Zone" : SERLING
2. "___ we all?" : ARENT
3. Fountain or Rose : PETE
4. Banking abbr. : INT
5. Speedway site : DAYTONA
6. Produced offspring asexually : CLONED
7. Tacloban's locale : LEYTE
8. Data, for short : INFO
9. Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL
10. What glaciers cause : EROSION
11. Sap-drawing spigots : SPILES
13. Cornea protector : EYELID
15. R.L.S. pirate : BONES
16. G. Cooper role : DEEDS
17. First name in spying : MATA
21. Warbucks : DADDY
22. Primp : PREEN
24. Layers : COATS
25. "Wait Until Dark" actor : ARKIN
27. Ancient Italian city : OSTIA
28. Spring bloom : TULIP
31. Dodger pitcher: 1955–61 : CRAIG
32. "The ___ little employment . . . ": Shak. : HANDOF
33. Pyrenees principality : ANDORRA
34. Emulate Ederle : SWIMS
35. Model : PARAGON
36. Colorful songbird : TANAGER
37. Banishes : EXILES
38. Remainder : REST
40. Jet-engine product : THRUST
43. Sam or Alistair : COOKE
44. Where eagles land : AERIE
46. Official bird of Hawaii : NENE
47. Senator from Conn. : DODD
49. Blarney-stone gift : GAB
50. Guidonian note : ELA

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