New York Times, Thursday, December 31, 1987

Author:Christopher Sherwood
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 49, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Simon's dividers : ACTS
5. Desert regions : ERGS
9. "Dr. Seuss's ___" : ABC
12. English rock duo : WHAM
13. Burin or dibble : TOOL
14. "Aloha" synonym : HELLO
16. Wool, in Madrid : LANA
17. Where to find Guant√°namo : CUBA
18. Fervor : ARDOR
19. Drugstore cowboy's look : OGLE
21. Something to punch : TIMECLOCK
23. Comfort : SOLACE
25. Concoct or contrive : MAKE
26. "A Life for the ___" : TSAR
27. Garden figure : EVE
28. Sarcle : HOE
31. Barbary Coast port : ALGIERS
34. Delivers : REDEEMS
36. Lifeline location : PALM
37. Toothy expression : GRIN
38. Showed disdain : SNEERED
42. Vessel for Nelson : FRIGATE
45. Monogram of a Duke : EKE
46. Author of "The College Widow" : ADE
47. Act like a Vandal : LOOT
48. Rocker ___ Ant : ADAM
49. Shenanigans : ANTICS
52. Cheaters of sorts : TWOTIMERS
56. Asian nanny : AMAH
57. Drive of note : RODEO
58. Germany's industrial heart : RUHR
60. Chemical compound : ENOL
62. Whence pizzas come : OVENS
63. Inkling : IDEA
64. Divagate : ROVE
65. End of a Sandburg title : YES
66. Kind of paper : TERM
67. Appear : SEEM
1. Saddler's instrument : AWL
2. Pandemonium : CHAOS
3. Brando's Paris dance : TANGO
4. Petty : SMALLTIME
5. The balance: Abbr. : ETC
6. Woodworking machines : ROUTERS
7. Asian desert : GOBI
8. The big house : SLAMMER
9. Ray of filmdom : ALDO
10. Union that doesn't charge dues : BLOC
11. Irish county : CORK
14. Golfed grossly : HACKED
15. Dashiell contemporary : ERLE
20. Lessen : EASE
22. This has a soffit : EAVE
24. Erskine or Maxwell : CAR
28. Juno her name? : HERA
29. Skip : OMIT
30. Man "seen" in an anagram : ESNE
31. Altar's alcove : APSE
32. Gangly : LANK
33. Kind of club : GLEE
35. Kitchen helpers : EGGTIMERS
39. Dashboard items : RADIOS
40. Red-coated dairy product : EDAM
41. Black mark : DEMERIT
42. Streaker's cousin : FLASHER
43. Darling or Howard : RON
44. Whit : IOTA
48. Egyptian deity : ATEN
50. Mohawk transportation : CANOE
51. Rough prodding : SHOVE
52. Homer's one-horse town : TROY
53. Operated a loom : WOVE
54. Canzoni : ODES
55. Uncouth : RUDE
59. Butter at Fordham : RAM
61. Moon-landing apparatus : LEM

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