New York Times, Monday, December 29, 1986

Author:Joy L. Wouk
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Li'l Abner's creator : CAPP
5. Cheek by ___ (intimately) : JOWL
9. D–J connection : EFGHI
14. Bread spread : OLEO
15. Song for Sills : ARIA
16. Senior member : DOYEN
17. Cicatrix : SCAR
18. Kind of cherry : BING
19. Flubbed : ERRED
20. Hanukkah heroes : MACCABEES
22. Pale : MEALY
23. Lunch hour for some : ONE
24. "___ Little Indians" : TEN
25. Rope fiber : BAST
26. Canoer's chore : PORTAGE
29. ___ Shan, Asian mountain system : TIEN
32. Menotti boy : AMAHL
35. Keep one's ___ about one : WITS
37. Keats product : ODE
38. Hanukkah ceremonies : CANDLELIGHTINGS
42. Adherent: Suffix : IST
43. Type of airplane : STOL
44. Picardy sight : ROSES
45. Omit : SKIP
47. Mayo girl : COLLEEN
50. Curse : OATH
52. Nice season : ETE
53. Meadow : LEA
56. Large: Comb. form : MACRO
58. Duration of Hanukkah : EIGHTDAYS
61. Eighth son of Jacob : ASHER
62. Monet's "La ___ St.-Lazare" : GARE
63. Longfellow town : ATRI
64. Trick : STUNT
65. Ripener : AGER
66. Lose traction : SKID
67. Waste maker : HASTE
68. Performs : DOES
69. Now's companion : HERE
1. World: Comb. form : COSMO
2. Northwestern highway : ALCAN
3. Sholom : PEACE
4. Certain French meat : PORC
5. Chatter : JABBER
6. "North to the ___": A. M. Lindbergh : ORIENT
7. Sherry or port : WINE
8. Barrel staves : LAGS
9. Swelling : EDEMA
10. Black or Arden : FOREST
11. Whirling movements : GYRATIONS
12. Shoe part : HEEL
13. Composer Vincent d'___ : INDY
21. Coral rings : ATOLLS
25. Letter after aleph : BETH
26. Prof.'s deg. : PHD
27. "Where there's ___ . . . " : AWILL
28. Light, open carriage : GIG
30. Hem : EDGE
31. Loch of monstrous fame : NESS
32. Galatea's love : ACIS
33. Falseface : MASK
34. Hanukkah villain : ANTIOCHUS
36. "___ Scene," Rice play : STREET
39. Emulate Rembrandt or Dürer : ETCH
40. Old card game : LOO
41. Charged particle : ION
46. Progenitor : PARENT
48. Stowe villain : LEGREE
49. Anesthetics : ETHERS
51. Rich cake : TORTE
53. Hanukkah pancake : LATKE
54. An Icelandic monetary unit : EYRIR
55. Notwithstanding : ASIDE
56. Prepare potatoes, in a way : MASH
57. Predecessor of Benji and Boomer : ASTA
58. Cousin of "Heck!" : EGAD
59. Othello's deceiver : IAGO
60. Hurry : DASH

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