New York Times, Friday, February 27, 1987

Author:Christy Ridley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F G Q V }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fiddler on the reef : CRAB
5. Flooded : AWASH
10. Imposing : EPIC
14. Of aircraft : AERO
15. Rajah's wife : RANEE
16. Flow; surge : TIDE
17. Abalone's cousin : SPOTTEDEARSHELL
20. Dacey's "___ Avoid Probate!" : HOWTO
21. Pundit : SWAMI
22. Bro. or sis. : REL
23. Sand's "Elle et ___" : LUI
25. Actress Talbot : NITA
27. Seashell : SPECKLEDTELLIN
34. Wherry implement : OAR
35. Learn : HEAR
36. Net : SEINE
37. Radarscope image : BLIP
39. Pledged sacredly : SWORE
42. Grant; transfer : CEDE
43. "Labor ___ vincit" (motto of Okla.) : OMNIA
45. Bubbly drink : SODA
47. Koppel or Kennedy : TED
48. Seashell : LITTLEJEWELBOX
52. Balsam : TOLU
53. Zilch : NIL
54. Clean air and water agcy. : EPA
57. Summons to court : HALES
60. Shore : BEACH
64. Seashell : ZEBRAPERIWINKLE
67. Depend (on) : RELY
68. Dig : SPADE
69. Gauge face : DIAL
70. To the sheltered side : ALEE
71. Ruhr city : ESSEN
72. Mush : SAMP
1. Till contents : CASH
2. Certain financial deal : REPO
3. In a line : AROW
4. Spinner in a kissing game : BOTTLE
5. Metric area measure : ARE
6. Rolls of paper money : WADS
7. Afresh : ANEW
8. " . . . thought can jump both ___ land": Shak. : SEAAND
9. Recluse : HERMIT
10. Ordinal-number suffix : ETH
11. Breakwater : PIER
12. Useless : IDLE
13. One-room dwelling : CELL
18. Ask for a loan : TOUCH
19. Locations : SITES
24. Newscasters Pappas and Seamans : IKES
26. Composer Wilder : ALEC
27. Ragout : SALMI
28. Pucci product : PRINT
29. "L.A. ___," TV program : LAW
30. Notched : EROSE
31. Keep a ship stationary : LIETO
32. Forefinger : INDEX
33. CARE concern : NEED
34. Old Greek coin : OBOL
38. The Great Commoner : PITT
40. Rotten or Savile : ROW
41. Whence the Pison flows : EDEN
44. Luau greeting : ALOHA
46. Slip cover? : ALIBI
49. Pass, as time : ELAPSE
50. Tall drinks : JULEPS
51. Harmonizes : BLENDS
54. Poet Pound : EZRA
55. Rind : PEEL
56. Qualified : ABLE
58. Epochs : ERAS
59. Incidental : SIDE
61. Hawaiian shrub : AKIA
62. Quahog : CLAM
63. Rescuer in "The Pilgrim's Progress" : HELP
65. Cereal grass : RYE
66. Rune replaced by "w" : WEN

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