New York Times, Monday, February 23, 1987

Author:Burns
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Spanish house : CASA
5. Sphere of work : AREA
9. Cuts of lamb : RACKS
14. Pindaric works : ODES
15. Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
16. Up's partner : ABOUT
17. Employer of Jane Eyre : ROCHESTER
19. Trouble : WORRY
20. ___ Nouveau : ART
21. Movie cult figure : DEAN
22. Modify fittingly : ADAPT
23. Mitigate : LESSEN
25. Cavalry weapon : SABER
27. Actor Sharif : OMAR
29. In the van : LEADING
33. Ned Buntline hero : BUFFALOBILL
37. Civil War veterans' org. : GAR
38. Director Kazan : ELIA
39. Caustic : LYE
40. Speck : IOTA
41. M.I.T. grad. : ENG
42. Legendary kidnap victim : HELENOFTROY
46. Hobby : PASTIME
48. Inevitable : SURE
49. Musical composition : ETUDE
51. Tantalizes : TEMPTS
55. Famous theater couple : LUNTS
57. "Ave atque ___" : VALE
59. What shad are prized for : ROE
60. Edith Cavell, for one : NURSE
61. Ill-fated English settlement : JAMESTOWN
63. "Ragged Dick" author : ALGER
64. Mine entrance : ADIT
65. Small bills : ONES
66. Sanctify : BLESS
67. Rose's team : REDS
68. "Le ___ Goriot": Balzac : PERE
1. Yellowish red : CORAL
2. Worship : ADORE
3. Denominations : SECTS
4. Pallor : ASH
5. Arms depot : ARSENAL
6. Pro ___ (in proportion) : RATA
7. Ties : EVENS
8. Make public : AIR
9. Unfair treatment : RAWDEAL
10. Having entrained : ABOARD
11. Business org. : CORP
12. Composer Weill : KURT
13. Farmyard structure : STY
18. Swelling : EDEMA
22. First murder victim : ABEL
24. Couch's cousin : SOFA
26. Outlanders : ALIENS
28. Used wheels : ROLLED
30. Stravinsky : IGOR
31. Former Haig command : NATO
32. Grizzled : GRAY
33. Alert electronically : BEEP
34. Larger forearm bone : ULNA
35. Fruit trees : FIGS
36. By the ___ (incidentally) : BYE
40. News story : ITEM
42. Batters like Boggs : HITTERS
43. Kin of ostriches : EMUS
44. Wall sockets : OUTLETS
45. Rids of : FREES
47. Verb forms : TENSES
50. Escape by trickery : EVADE
52. Inclined (to) : PRONE
53. Babel structure : TOWER
54. Meaning : SENSE
55. Letup : LULL
56. Yen : URGE
58. Surrounded by : AMID
60. Collar : NAB
61. Sound harshly : JAR
62. Go one better : TOP

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