New York Times, Tuesday, February 3, 1987

Author:Burns
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J M Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, 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. Smelting waste : SLAG
5. Apartments in Soho : FLATS
10. Sacred bull of ancient Egypt : APIS
14. Use a dish towel : WIPE
15. ___ the Riveter : ROSIE
16. Custom : WONT
17. Middle East gulf : ADEN
18. Chamber-music group : OCTET
19. Ore vein : LODE
20. Men's underwear : BOXERSHORTS
23. Be left on base : DIE
24. Winery container : VAT
25. Laic : SECULAR
27. Career or calling : VOCATION
32. Facility : EASE
33. Wood for bats or skis : ASH
34. Kind of chair : SEDAN
36. Summarize : RECAP
39. Gin flavoring : SLOE
41. Decorate again : REDID
43. Hornswoggle : DUPE
44. Cities' little sisters : TOWNS
46. Strength : SINEW
48. Draw even with : TIE
49. Does a garden job : HOES
51. Avenger's action : REPRISAL
53. Linen storage places : CLOSETS
56. Chinese author ___ Yutang : LIN
57. U.S. sports org. : AAU
58. Front-runners : PACESETTERS
64. Small Thames boat : PUNT
66. French landscapist : COROT
67. Dust Bowl refugee : OKIE
68. Early Icelandic literary work : EDDA
69. "Mack the ___" : KNIFE
70. Leningrad's river : NEVA
71. Musical pause : REST
72. Religious denominations : SECTS
73. "Martin ___": London : EDEN
1. Ship's mop : SWAB
2. Venetian resort : LIDO
3. Summit : APEX
4. League of Nations seat : GENEVA
5. More unfriendly : FROSTIER
6. Lomond or Ness : LOCH
7. Concerning : ASTO
8. Children's pinafores : TIERS
9. Bench for two or three : SETTEE
10. Shoemaker's tool : AWL
11. Women's short hair styles : POODLECUTS
12. Asian subcontinent : INDIA
13. Beef source : STEER
21. False hairpieces : RATS
22. Identifying mark : SCAR
26. Secondhand : USED
27. Enormous : VAST
28. The former Christiania : OSLO
29. Gluttons: Slang : CHOWHOUNDS
30. Canzoni : ODES
31. Lowest point : NADIR
35. Casey and Mudville mates : NINE
37. Western Samoan capital : APIA
38. Strip bark from : PEEL
40. A son of Seth : ENOS
42. Gradually uses up resources : DEPLETES
45. Percolate : SEEP
47. Court order : WRIT
50. Arranges in piles : STACKS
52. Chant : INTONE
53. Bank heist, e.g. : CAPER
54. Summa cum ___ : LAUDE
55. Flat, round cake : SCONE
59. Viking explorer : ERIC
60. Easily swayed : SOFT
61. Made do, with "out" : EKED
62. Tear apart : RIVE
63. Actor Connery : SEAN
65. Make lace : TAT

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