New York Times, Friday, March 6, 1987

Author:Christopher Page
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Page has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Former labor leader : ABEL
5. Quantity of arrows : SHEAF
10. Mighty Meccan : IMAM
14. Lucknow lady : RANI
15. Director of "It's a Wonderful Life" : CAPRA
16. Slipper : MULE
17. Mont Cervin : MATTERHORN
19. Funds for Franco: Abbr. : PTAS
20. Raglan, e.g. : SLEEVE
21. Fills : SATIATES
23. Shorten sail : REEF
25. Elbe feeder : SAALE
26. Ordered back : REMANDED
30. Nitrogen and carbon dioxide : INERTS
33. Coe's compatriot : OVETT
34. Highland dances : REELS
36. Long. companion : LAT
37. Kyle orTobin of football fame : ROTE
38. Beaufort-scale recordings : CALMS
39. Potiche : VASE
40. N.Y.C. subway : IRT
41. Unguent : SALVE
42. Tooth, to a Tuscan : DENTE
43. "Swanee" lyrist : CAESAR
45. Cause : ENGENDER
47. Tears : RENDS
49. Tryst, perhaps : DATE
50. Hides : CONCEALS
53. A teammate of Jackie and Duke : PEEWEE
57. Sad item, for short : OBIT
58. Socialiste François : MITTERRAND
60. Little, to Luis : POCO
61. Drugstore cowboy : OGLER
62. Outside: Comb. form : ECTO
63. Very, in Verden : SEHR
64. What verbs and people have : MOODS
65. Pessimist's projection : DOOM
1. "___ and the Man": Shaw : ARMS
2. Heathen god : BAAL
3. Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
4. Educated : LITERATE
5. Tirade : SCREED
6. Cry of triumph : HAH
7. Long heroic tale : EPOS
8. Capital of Pas-de-Calais : ARRAS
9. Domestic pigeons : FANTAILS
10. Deflate via biting wit : IMPALE
11. Germany, to Doenitz : MUTTERLAND
12. Wings : ALAE
13. Angler's catch : MESS
18. Sports contest : EVENT
22. Scottish Johns : IANS
24. Beastly : FERAL
26. Dewy : RORIC
27. Portuguese town : EVORA
28. Austrian statesman: 1773-1859 : METTERNICH
29. Dig for data : DELVE
31. Sample : TASTE
32. Dexter, e.g. : STEER
35. Correct texts : EMEND
38. A spice : CARDAMOM
39. Formed plywood : VENEERED
41. Rational : SANE
42. Hold up : DETER
44. Area : SECTOR
46. Awed ones : GAPERS
48. Irish port : SLIGO
50. Beat men : COPS
51. Musette : OBOE
52. Manche's capital : STLO
54. Baylor's site : WACO
55. Opposite of 62 Across : ENTO
56. Biblical kingdom : EDOM
59. Spread hay : TED

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