New York Times, Wednesday, December 31, 1986

Author:Christy Ridley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J M Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Spans: 4
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Float : RAFT
5. Sheet of microfilm : FICHE
10. Blue-green : AQUA
14. Hodgepodge : OLIO
15. Symbol of perfection : IDEAL
16. Ladder part : RUNG
17. Departed : LEFT
18. Savile Row thread : FIBRE
19. "Kiss Me, ___" : KATE
20. Currently existing : EXTANT
22. Coml. notice : ADVT
24. "Spare the ___ . . . " : ROD
25. Nobelist Wiesel and namesakes : ELIES
27. Fermentation agent : YEAST
29. Compass pt. : SSE
31. Annealing oven : LEHR
33. Most delightful : NICEST
36. Cans, to Londoners : TINS
38. Coretta King, ___ Scott : NEE
39. Companions of faunae : FLORAE
40. City in Greece : ARTA
41. Ovid's "I touch" : TANGO
43. Certain news rpt. : WTHR
44. Malenkov or Zarubin : GEORGI
46. This tells that bells knell : EAR
47. Cut of meat : LOIN
48. Involve : ENTAIL
49. Miss, in Lima: Abbr. : SRTA
51. Recipe wds. : TBS
52. Pup : WHELP
54. Corporation ordinance : BYLAW
56. Tarzan's Cheeta : APE
58. Hidden hindrance : SNAG
60. Dressy clothing : FINERY
63. Dickens lass : NELL
65. Old Greek coins : OBOLI
67. Merriment : GLEE
68. Rapidly brightening star : NOVA
69. King of Norway : OLAVV
70. Grapelike : UVAL
71. Individuals : ONES
72. "Long time ___" : NOSEE
73. Vend : SELL
1. Part : ROLE
2. Author Haley : ALEX
3. An exciting moment on Dec. 31 : FIFTEENTOTWELVE
4. Sum : TOTAL
5. 11:45 A.M. : FIFTEENTILLNOON
6. March 15, in Milano : IDI
7. Tropical tree: Var. : CEBA
8. Robust; strong : HARDY
9. Same as 3 Down : ELEVENFORTYFIVE
10. Noah's vessel : ARK
11. Same as 3 Down : QUARTERTOTWELVE
12. Biblical preposition : UNTO
13. Ripened : AGED
21. Zilch : NIL
23. Follow closely : TAIL
26. Mets' home : SHEA
28. Frown angrily : SCOWL
29. Phase : STAGE
30. Temptress : SIREN
32. Descartes and Coty : RENES
34. Hindu title of respect : SAHIB
35. Sea birds : TERNS
37. Actress Bernhardt : SARAH
42. Costume : GARB
45. Donates, to Burns : GIES
50. ___ Baba : ALI
53. Cellist Casals : PABLO
55. Celtic god of love : ANGUS
56. ___ Domini 1987 : ANNO
57. Mexican laborer : PEON
59. Tibetan gazelles : GOAS
61. Actual : REAL
62. Shout : YELL
64. ___ Vegas : LAS
66. Opposite of arr. : LVE

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