New York Times, Friday, March 28, 1986

Author: Judson G. Trent
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Old-timer Summerville : SLIM
5. Make ___ at (try) : ASTAB
10. A Melville captain : AHAB
14. Cantrell from Sydney : LANA
15. Soprano Tetrazzini : LUISA
16. Majority leader : DOLE
17. "The weather-glass/Is set at ___": Auden : ALAS
18. Durocher's nickname : LIPPY
19. "___ my word!" : UPON
20. Dwarfed plant : BONSAI
22. "The Swan of Tuonela" composer : SIBELIUS
24. Novelist Dorothy : EDEN
26. Pict rival : CELT
27. "Goyescas" composer : GRANADOS
31. Follow Shays : RESIST
35. Respiratory sounds : RALES
36. Alley goal : SPARE
38. Pennsylvania is one: Abbr. : STA
39. Gray tome: Abbr. : ANAT
40. Comic Feldman : MARTY
41. Garganey : TEAL
42. Beaver specialty : DAM
43. Cairene Nobelist : SADAT
44. Berchtesgaden retreat : AERIE
45. Ermines, at times : STOATS
47. Barflies : TIPPLERS
49. Fortune : LUCK
51. Social worker's assignment : CASE
52. "Genoveva" composer : SCHUMANN
56. Solomon built one : TEMPLE
60. Biblical kingdom : ELAM
61. They make a mesh : GEARS
63. "Thanks ___!" : ALOT
64. "Rise, happy ___ . . . ": Tennyson : MORN
65. Reticulate : NETTY
66. Nide : NEST
67. Collection of Norse poetry : EDDA
68. British ___ : ISLES
69. Tiny Archibald : NATE
1. Hunk of cake : SLAB
2. "Le Roi d'Ys" composer : LALO
3. ___ instant (quickly) : INAN
4. "Manon" composer : MASSENET
5. Joined : ALLIED
6. ___ generis : SUI
7. Leaves a pourboire : TIPS
8. Savory jelly : ASPIC
9. Candle material : BAYBERRY
10. Grown-ups : ADULTS
11. Navajo's neighbor : HOPI
12. Baseball family name : ALOU
13. Shahn and Gazzara : BENS
21. Rehan and Huxtable : ADAS
23. Robt. ___ : ELEE
25. "Sing ___ songs for me": C. Rossetti : NOSAD
27. B.A. holders : GRADS
28. Attacked : RANAT
29. Lone Star shrine : ALAMO
30. Pilchard's kin : SPRAT
32. Rhone feeder : ISERE
33. Step : STAIR
34. Chaucer creations : TALES
37. ___ wit : ATTIC
40. "Cavalleria . . . " composer : MASCAGNI
41. "Der Tag des Gerichts" composer : TELEMANN
43. Must : STUM
44. Chevet : APSE
46. Smith booster : ALUMNA
48. Kelly and Mink : PATSYS
50. Cypress features : KNEES
52. Dotted with stars: Her. : SEME
53. Divot : CLOD
54. Exacting : HARD
55. Part of N.L.R.B. : NATL
57. Appeal : PLEA
58. Bewildered : LOST
59. Major follower : ETTE
62. I-95, e.g. : RTE

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