New York Times, Thursday, February 12, 1987

Author: Kenneth Witte
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Brewer's preparation : MASH
5. Diving-bell inventor : EADS
9. Padnag : AMBLE
14. City N of the Skagerrak : OSLO
15. Source of some grease : SUET
16. Sound : VALID
17. Pecan pith : MEAT
18. Aspen, for one : TREE
19. Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
20. The Great Emancipator : ABRAHAMLINCOLN
23. "I Was the ___," Presley hit : ONE
24. Baton Rouge inst. : LSU
25. ___ Prés, Flemish composer : DES
26. Where Booth struck: April 14, 1865 : FORDSTHEATER
32. Ostrich's kin : EMU
33. Long period : AEON
34. Finnish bath : SAUNA
38. Poet Edward Rowland ___ : SILL
40. Passover feast : SEDER
43. Like a bug in a rug : SNUG
44. Pass imperceptibly : STEAL
46. What video means : ISEE
48. Mrs. Cantor : IDA
49. Epithet for 20 Across : RAILSPLITTER
53. Rowan : ASH
56. Annoy : TRY
57. Ripen : AGE
58. The Little Giant : STEPHENDOUGLAS
64. Hawkins or Thompson : SADIE
65. Fine feathers : DOWN
66. ___ dice : LIAR
68. Orchard pest : EGGAR
69. Oil-producing org. : OPEC
70. White-tailed sea bird : ERNE
71. Wee : TEENY
72. Hudson contemporary : NASH
73. Willis of N.B.A. fame : REED
1. Apple-pie maker : MOM
2. Where Shaftoe is : ASEA
3. Gooden's plate : SLAB
4. Dragster : HOTROD
5. Art lovers : ESTHETES
6. Emanation : AURA
7. Form an opinion : DEEM
8. Kim Hunter role : STELLA
9. Approaches : AVENUES
10. Painter Chagall : MARC
11. Kind of bank or test : BLOOD
12. Thread type : LISLE
13. British noble family : EDENS
21. Amphora adjunct : ANSA
22. Adherent : IST
26. Actor Parker : FESS
27. Leave out : OMIT
28. Principle : RULE
29. Gardener's need : HOE
30. " . . . ___ not yet": Matt. 24:6 : ENDIS
31. Ethiopian prince : RAS
35. Single quantity : UNIT
36. Like Lady Godiva : NUDE
37. Culture medium : AGAR
39. Gibbon : LAR
41. Mae West's "Life, Sex and ___" : ESP
42. Send up another rocket : RELAUNCH
45. Covered with foam : LATHERY
47. Scottish island : EIGG
50. Where Dub. is : IRE
51. Lady Bird's spouse : LYNDON
52. A job O. Henry had : TELLER
53. Plus factor : ASSET
54. Booth's milieu : STAGE
55. Protect a bet : HEDGE
59. Yaws (the disease) : PIAN
60. An amino acid : DOPA
61. Is in debt : OWES
62. Yorkshire river : AIRE
63. Rational : SANE
67. Carmine : RED

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