New York Times, Monday, February 9, 1987

Author:Christy Ridley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { C J Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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1. Greek ars : RHOS
5. More talented : ABLER
10. Bolshevik's bête noire : TSAR
14. Marshal Wyatt ___ : EARP
15. Statue covering : DRAPE
16. Lab burner : ETNA
17. Large dogs : GREATDANES
19. Black, to Blake : EBON
20. Lithoid : STONELIKE
21. Tuckered out : SPENT
22. Chemical endings : INES
23. Pitcher : EWER
24. French secular clergymen : ABBES
27. Like a spellbinder : ELOQUENT
31. Job : BILLET
33. Cuckoopint, e.g. : ARUM
34. Reverence plus fear : AWE
36. Down Under beasts : ROOS
37. Latin dance : RUMBA
39. Tomtit : WREN
40. From ___ Z : ATO
41. Blend : FUSE
42. Like some questions : LOADED
44. Counselors : ADVISERS
47. Orgs. of sorts : SYSTS
48. Handle : HAFT
49. Quasi : ASIF
51. Intact : WHOLE
53. Far from recalcitrant : MALLEABLE
58. Tow : HAUL
59. Small, high-spirited dog : FOXTERRIER
60. "Comus" composer : ARNE
61. Lazed : IDLED
62. Best or Ferber : EDNA
63. Neat : TIDY
64. Orchestra section : REEDS
65. Actual : REAL
1. Cols.' commands : REGS
2. Rodgers lyrist : HART
3. Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
4. Silky-coated dogs : SPANIELS
5. Confound : ADDLE
6. Cook in a tightly closed pot : BRAISE
7. Lean and long : LANK
8. Fencing sword : EPEE
9. Thing, to Darrow : RES
10. Home of a brave : TEEPEE
11. Some powerful dogs : STBERNARDS
12. Soon : ANON
13. Rave's partner : RANT
18. High-strung : TENSE
21. What Spitz has done well : SWUM
23. Peer : EQUAL
24. Siren in "East of Eden" : ABRA
25. Flora and fauna : BIOTA
26. Tracking dog : BLOODHOUND
28. Debussy opus : LAMER
29. Sphere; globe : ORB
30. Whistle sound : TWEET
32. Verb on a penny : TRUST
35. What skimpers hope to make meet : ENDS
38. Employ : USE
39. Traveler on shank's mare : WAYFARER
41. Drum's partner : FIFE
43. Willow : OSIER
45. Hollow : VALLEY
46. Like some peanuts : SALTED
50. What malamutes pull : SLEDS
51. "___ Price Glory?" : WHAT
52. Mata ___ : HARI
53. Style : MODE
54. Shaft on a car : AXLE
55. Dwell : BIDE
56. River of Siberia : LENA
57. Of an epoch : ERAL
59. An evergreen : FIR

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