New York Times, Monday, December 28, 1987

Author:Virginia L. Yates
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Infield fly : POPUP
6. Qualified : ABLE
10. Pops' partners : MOMS
14. Tickle pink : ELATE
15. Make headway : GAIN
16. "___ Ben Adhem": Leigh Hunt : ABOU
17. Mature : RIPEN
18. Assist an arsonist : ABET
19. Silk, in Soissons : SOIE
20. ___ turn (perfectly) : TOA
21. Mayor and council : CITYFATHERS
24. "Phantom Lady" star Ella ___ : RAINES
26. Spreads by rumor : NOISES
27. Wisdom bits : PEARLS
29. Relative of a taw or steelie : AGGIE
31. Wood-trimming tool : ADZE
32. Drag one's feet : STALL
33. Couple : TWO
36. Quite large : SIZABLE
39. Cut a cuspid : TEETHED
41. Sètte preceder : SEI
42. Oodles : LOADS
44. Ubangi feeder : UELE
45. ___ Alighieri : DANTE
46. Pattens' cousins : SABOTS
48. In the neighborhood of : AROUND
51. Helix : SPIRAL
53. Renowned Boston event : POPSCONCERT
55. June honoree : DAD
58. "___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
59. Never, poetically : NEER
60. Metrical feet : IAMBI
62. Convinced : SURE
63. White-tailed eagles : ERNS
64. Somewhat orderly pile : STACK
65. Hold court : HEAR
66. Surf sound : ROTE
67. Tied up in knots : TENSE
1. Saucy : PERT
2. Medley : OLIO
3. They like shooting stars : PAPARAZZI
4. Shoshonean : UTE
5. Blue-___ (edit) : PENCIL
6. Kind of cat's-eye : AGATE
7. Tended a tot : BABYSAT
8. Would as ___ (gladly) : LIEF
9. Complicate : ENTANGLE
10. Number 5 iron : MASHIE
11. Some woodwinds : OBOES
12. Having a water-marked pattern : MOIRE
13. "You're Only Old Once!" author : SUESS
22. Electees : INS
23. Fabric for a summer frock : TOILE
25. Vicinity : AREA
27. Card player's decision : PASS
28. An Adams : EDIE
30. Rods for hoods : GATS
32. Senator's spot : SEAT
33. Papa or boss : THEOLDMAN
34. Shoe feature : WELT
35. Keats favorites : ODES
37. Mel of many voices : BLANC
38. Chelsea resident, e.g. : LONDONER
40. Big horn : TUBA
43. Downward slope : DESCENT
45. Housecoat : DUSTER
46. Walter Raleigh, for one : SIR
47. Manet or Monet : ARTIST
48. Stupidly imitative : APISH
49. Mischief-maker : ROGUE
50. "Louise" or "Norma" : OPERA
52. Intrinsically : PERSE
54. Claudius's successor : NERO
56. Basics : ABCS
57. Embankment : DIKE
61. Passion ender : ATE

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