New York Times, Friday, December 4, 1987

Author:Kathryn Righter
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q U V X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
Kathryn Righter has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Unpaid chit : TAB
4. S. American mammal : TAPIR
9. Anklebones : TALI
13. Epithet for Athena : ALEA
15. Mezzo-soprano Dalis : IRENE
16. Dry : ARID
17. Use the phone : CALL
18. Unseen fairy in "Peter Pan" : TINKERBELL
20. Source of Arab wealth : OILWELLS
22. Having wings : ALATE
23. Ebb : WANE
24. Highest point : ACME
26. Victimizes, with "upon" : PREYS
28. Greek athletes' training area : PALESTRA
32. Highway sign : EATS
33. Mo. School of Mines site : ROLLA
34. Foal's father : SIRE
36. Alas, in Aalen : ACH
37. Stage direction : ENTER
38. ___ Tamid (synagogue lamp) : NER
39. Navigation hazard : REEF
41. Capital of Guam : AGANA
42. Hindu god of fire : AGNI
43. Jackhammer users : DRILLERS
45. Buttes' kin : MESAS
46. Christen : NAME
47. Legendary home of Irish kings : TARA
48. State of NE India : ASSAM
51. Docile : AMENABLE
55. Pants style : BELLBOTTOM
58. Lachrymal drop : TEAR
59. Bucket handle : BAIL
60. Shropshire : SALOP
61. Wapitis : ELKS
62. Affectedly ostentatious : ARTY
63. Backbone : SPINE
64. Southern hero : LEE
1. Tortilla product : TACO
2. U.S.S.R. range : ALAI
3. Leader of the flock : BELLWETHER
4. Designation : TITLE
5. Seed cover : ARIL
6. Slammers : PENS
7. Squid's camouflage : INK
8. Female ruff : REE
9. Writing pads : TABLETS
10. Space : AREA
11. Cadence : LILT
12. Nonworking : IDLE
14. Berlin hit: 1925 : ALWAYS
19. Beaked warships : RAMS
21. Naval off. : ENS
24. Alley of radio fame : ALLENS
25. Brazilian state or city : CEARA
26. Bosc or Anjou : PEAR
27. Ran : RACED
28. Silk fabric : PONGEE
29. Church feature : ALTAR
30. Jogs one's memory : RINGSABELL
31. Washington's ___ Stage : ARENA
33. Kingdom : REALM
35. Mythical apple-tosser : ERIS
40. At last : FINALLY
42. Ventilate : AERATE
44. Meek one : LAMB
45. Staff : MAN
47. Sun Devils' home : TEMPE
48. Coptic bishop's title : ABBA
49. Catch on a gunlock : SEAR
50. Incision : SLIT
51. King of the Huns : ATLI
52. Satellite : MOON
53. Red pigment : LAKE
54. Old tongue : ERSE
56. C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
57. Half sole : TAP

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