New York Times, Friday, February 13, 1987

Author:Robert Katz
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Soviet news agcy. : TASS
5. Wild hogs : BOARS
10. Villa d'___ : ESTE
14. Smell ___ : ARAT
15. Rush-hour "weapon" : ELBOW
16. Dry: Comb. form : XERO
17. Actor Teeter : LARA
18. "Vive ___!" : LEROI
19. Adolescent : TEEN
20. Kent, Lane and White : CLARKLOISPERRY
23. Yucatán uncle : TIO
24. Vision opener : TELE
25. Blue : SAD
28. Kindling component : TWIG
31. Lions, to Bantus : SIMBAS
35. Row : TIER
37. Buck chaser : EROO
39. "I ___ Symphony," Supremes hit : HEARA
40. What Kent was faster than : ASPEEDINGBULLET
43. Last part of "Te amo" : ILOVE
44. Join the bears : SELL
45. Abominable one : YETI
46. Narrate anew : RETELL
48. Old cars : REOS
50. E.M.K. is one : SEN
51. Oliver of filmdom : REED
53. Meal starter : OAT
55. Milieu of 20 Across : THEDAILYPLANET
62. Kind of horse or hand : IRON
63. Jack : KNAVE
64. Purchase in a stube : BEER
65. This can slip : DISC
66. What -phagus means : EATER
67. Space on a bird's face : LORE
68. Arch type : OGEE
69. Embellish : DRESS
70. Simian space traveler : ENOS
1. Soft mineral : TALC
2. Asian sea : ARAL
3. Poet Teasdale : SARA
4. Initiate : START
5. Roared : BELLOWED
6. A chromolithograph, for short : OLEO
7. Hillside dugout : ABRI
8. What Chanticleer rules : ROOST
9. Filches : SWIPES
10. To the nth degree : EXTREMELY
11. Magus : SEER
12. Deuce topper : TREY
13. Century upon century : EON
21. Set : KIT
22. Root grown in Clinton, N.Y. : ELIHU
25. Flight part : STAIR
26. Globe area : AISLE
27. Etape : DEPOT
29. Spring flower : IRIS
30. Hopeless case : GONER
32. Packs cotton : BALES
33. Valor; virtue : ARETE
34. Claudel's "The ___ Slipper" : SATIN
36. Clerical title : REVERENCE
38. Watch the girls go by : OGLE
41. Went for congers : EELED
42. TV blunders : BLOOPERS
47. Spilled D.C. beans : LEAKED
49. "My gal" : SAL
52. Kuwaiti coin : DINAR
54. Board : TABLE
55. Math form : TRIG
56. Garden sight : HOSE
57. Like some bloomers : LATE
58. M. Montand : YVES
59. Gas light : NEON
60. Saarinen : EERO
61. Three, to Tiberius : TRES
62. Knot-tying words : IDO

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