New York Times, Tuesday, February 25, 1986

Author:Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 136 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Paint messily : DAUB
5. Used a besom : SWEPT
10. Fuji flow in 1707 : LAVA
14. Armbone : ULNA
15. Horse opera : OATER
16. Greek hero : AJAX
17. Lighthouse feature : SPIRALSTAIRCASE
20. Judge : ESTIMATE
21. Gazed intently : PEERED
22. Twelve fifty-nine follower : ONE
23. Pleased as Punch : GLAD
24. Restrains : DETERS
28. Finishing nail : BRAD
29. Chemical suffix : ANE
32. Roman courtyards : ATRIA
33. O'Casey or Connery : SEAN
34. Step ___ (accelerate) : ONIT
35. Member of a Moslem order : WHIRLINGDERVISH
38. Observe : NOTE
39. Entre ___ : NOUS
40. McPherson or Mann : AIMEE
41. N.D.-to-Ala. direction : SSE
42. Egg, to Cato : OVUM
43. Where helicopters hover : MIDAIR
44. Horse's gait : TROT
45. Bunk : BED
46. ___ speaking (group recitation) : CHORAL
49. Certitude : SURENESS
54. Banker's offer : REVOLVINGCREDIT
56. Russian sea : ARAL
57. Pierre's school : ECOLE
58. Pearl Mosque site : AGRA
59. What Watson drives : BALL
60. Drain : SEWER
61. Adolescent : TEEN
1. Actress Eleonora : DUSE
2. Yodel land : ALPS
3. Fixed amount : UNIT
4. Italian seaport : BARI
5. Large gannets : SOLANS
6. Squander : WASTE
7. Feminine ending : ETTE
8. Kind of soup : PEA
9. W.W. I craft : TRIPLANE
10. Tied : LACED
11. Not fully closed : AJAR
12. Potter's creation : VASE
13. Fired : AXED
18. Ethically neutral : AMORAL
19. Scan tomes : READ
23. Alumni, for short : GRADS
24. " . . . ___ early light" : DAWNS
25. Character of a people : ETHOS
26. Stale : TRITE
27. Celts' land : EIRE
28. Moslem female V.I.P. : BEGUM
29. Life; soul : ANIMA
30. Japanese-American : NISEI
31. An anesthetic : ETHER
33. Pig's protruding feature : SNOUT
34. Roman poet : OVID
36. Entails : INVOLVES
37. Commando : RAIDER
42. Spoken : ORAL
43. British dry-goods merchant : MERCER
44. Scandinavian giant or dwarf : TROLL
45. G.I.'s "alarm clock" : BUGLE
46. Complain : CRAB
47. Queen on Olympus : HERA
48. Famed office : OVAL
49. Mountain cap : SNOW
50. Straight, at the bar : NEAT
51. Advantage : EDGE
52. Paterfamilias : SIRE
53. Ollie's sidekick : STAN
55. Diamond, to a fence : ICE

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