New York Times, Tuesday, December 29, 1987

Author:Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Portico : STOA
5. Defeat : BEST
9. Skillful : DEFT
13. Mets or Jets : TEAM
14. Tooth: Comb. form : DENTO
15. Needle case : ETUI
16. Actress Lanchester : ELSA
17. Fund : ENDOW
18. Scotland ___ : YARD
19. Has a drink : WETSONESWHISTLE
22. ___ Lanka : SRI
23. Dry, as wine : SEC
24. Some coll. linemen : RGS
27. U.S.S.R.'s Sea of ___ : AZOV
30. Tower builder : EIFFEL
35. Within: Comb. form : ENTO
37. Emerald Isle : ERIN
39. Marketplace : AGORA
40. Crow or boast : TOOTONESOWNHORN
43. Vacant : EMPTY
44. Lid adjunct : LASH
45. Thought : IDEA
46. ___ up (bungles) : MESSES
48. ___ over (reenlist) : SHIP
50. Coll. org. in the 60's : SDS
51. Ethiopian prince : RAS
53. Units in the yr. : MOS
55. Pushes one's products : DRUMSUPBUSINESS
64. List of duties : ROTA
65. Be a pest : TEASE
66. Jot : ATOM
67. Dec. 24 and 31 : EVES
68. Savor : ENJOY
69. New York's state flower : ROSE
70. Author Rebecca ___ : WEST
71. Deps. : STAS
72. Perceive as fact : KNOW
1. Seethe : STEW
2. Part of TV : TELE
3. Kiln : OAST
4. Collect : AMASS
5. Part of N.B. : BENE
6. At loose ___ : ENDS
7. Packs : STOWS
8. North American sparrow : TOWHEE
9. Former Algerian V.I.P.'s : DEYS
10. Coup d'___ : ETAT
11. Roll up : FURL
12. Flood or spring : TIDE
14. Dweller : DENIZEN
20. A feast ___ famine : ORA
21. Suffix with tact : ICIAN
24. Desert shrub : RETEM
25. Dwarf : GNOME
26. Discontinues : STOPS
28. Russian city : OREL
29. Passes : VISAS
31. E–J connection : FGHI
32. Some are frozen : FOODS
33. Was wrong : ERRED
34. Turner and Cantrell : LANAS
36. Mel and Ed of baseball : OTTS
38. Munch on : NOSH
41. Legal copies : OYERS
42. Fanciful notion : WHIMSEY
47. Fries quickly : SAUTES
49. Hawaiian dish : POI
52. Exhausted : SPENT
54. "The Hunting of the ___": Carroll : SNARK
55. Barrymore or Pearson : DREW
56. Wander : ROVE
57. Salt Lake City team : UTES
58. Topgallant : MAST
59. ___ California : BAJA
60. Service centers for G.I.'s : USOS
61. Town near London : ETON
62. Middling : SOSO
63. European duck : SMEW

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