New York Times, Wednesday, February 25, 1987

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mideast V.I.P. : AGA
4. U.A.W. unit : LOCAL
9. Support a stickup : ABET
13. Sugar quantity : LUMP
15. Baalim : IDOLS
16. Double agent : MORE
17. ___ Rabbit : BRER
18. Happen : COMETOPASS
20. Highly dependable : SUREFIRE
22. Labyrinths : MAZES
23. High note : ALT
24. Strainer made of woolen cloth : TAMIS
27. Forcemeat : FARCE
30. R2-D2, e.g. : ROBOT
31. U.S. Govt. building : GPO
34. Eastern servants : AMAHS
35. Site of Zion National Park : UTAH
36. Campus gp. : FRAT
37. "Curses . . . always ___": Southey : COMEHOMETOROOST
40. Libido : EROS
41. Nudnik : BORE
42. Sappho's Muse : ERATO
43. Bowler's ___-strike : TEN
44. W German city : WORMS
45. Greek letters : BETAS
46. Karpov's forte : CHESS
47. Comprehend : GET
48. Bishop's vestment : STOLE
51. Food fish : WALLEYES
56. Perk up : COMETOLIFE
59. Ringlet : LOCK
60. Norway's patron saint : OLAF
61. Saltpetre : NITRE
62. Decoy : LURE
63. Destitution : WANT
64. Greek peak : ATHOS
65. Runner : RUG
1. Ecclesiastical garb : ALBS
2. Sikh leader : GURU
3. No., So. or Cent. : AMER
4. Permissible : LICIT
5. Repute : ODOR
6. Adapt oneself to : COMETOTERMSWITH
7. Porter : ALE
8. Mil. landing craft : LST
9. Oscar-awarding org. : AMPAS
10. Ruth's second husband : BOAZ
11. Additional : ERSE
12. Kinski role : TESS
14. Spreads the Word : PREACHES
19. Leave out : OMIT
21. "O, that this too too solid ___ . . . ": Shak. : FLESH
25. Subsides : ABATES
26. Hawaiian honey eater : MOHO
27. Diamond part : FACET
28. Love, in Livorno : AMORE
29. Novarro of filmdom : RAMON
30. Grapevine growths : RUMORS
31. Old English coin : GROAT
32. Ziti, for one : PASTA
33. Kruger and Klemperer : OTTOS
36. Prophesy : FORETELL
38. Woodwind : OBOE
39. Insurgent : REBEL
44. Sharpen : WHET
46. Split : CLEFT
47. Part songs for male voices : GLEES
48. Harbor sight : SCOW
49. Indian weight unit : TOLA
50. Its capital is Muscat : OMAN
52. Hair style : AFRO
53. "___ Cheatin' Heart," 1952 song : YOUR
54. Grayish yellow : ECRU
55. Keel's after part : SKEG
57. " . . . sat ___ tuffet" : ONA
58. ___ into (assailed) : LIT

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