New York Times, Tuesday, March 11, 1986

Author: H. Hastings Reddall
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
H. Hastings Reddall has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York Times
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1. Segments of a curve : ARCS
5. Of primary importance : BASAL
10. ___ Sunday : PALM
14. Hurdler's movement : LEAP
15. State an idea : OPINE
16. Dueling sword : EPEE
17. Surrealist painter : DALI
18. Site of a W.W. II conference : YALTA
19. Kind of gas : TEAR
20. In the open : ALFRESCO
22. He wrote "Sentimental Journey" : STERNE
24. Domestic slave of yore : ESNE
25. Lager : BEER
26. ___ daisy : SHASTA
29. Spread out troops again : REDEPLOY
33. Soho tavern : PUB
34. Vilify : SMEAR
36. "Remember the ___," 1898 slogan : MAINE
37. Syrian, e.g. : ARAB
39. Suffixes with depend and insist : ENCES
41. Astronauts' org. : NASA
42. Shade of brown : COCOA
44. River ducks : TEALS
46. Not gross : NET
47. Those who capacitate : ENABLERS
49. Baseball statistics : ATBATS
51. Cautious : WARY
52. Widgeon : SMEE
53. Commotion : POTHER
56. Utter foolishness : TOMMYROT
60. French dugout : ABRI
61. Sheeplike : OVINE
63. Buckeyes' home : OHIO
64. Easy victory : ROUT
65. Detecting device : RADAR
66. Dickens heroine : NELL
67. "Protectress" painter : KLEE
68. Prophets : SEERS
69. Medicinal amount : DOSE
1. "M*A*S*H" actor : ALDA
2. Actual : REAL
3. Ranch newcomer : CALF
4. Church toppers : SPIRES
5. Hidden item in the theme of this puzzle : BOYSNAME
6. Hurriedly : APACE
7. Fodder container : SILO
8. Social insect : ANT
9. Rented : LEASED
10. Barrie hero : PETERPAN
11. Mimic : APER
12. Skinny : LEAN
13. Simple; bare : MERE
21. Superlative suffixes : ESTS
23. Abound : TEEM
25. City in NE Ohio : BEREA
26. Modern frontier : SPACE
27. Start of HOMES : HURON
28. Manila hemp : ABACA
29. Events at Aqueduct : RACES
30. Woody vine : LIANA
31. Beginning : ONSET
32. Nobelist in Literature: 1923 : YEATS
35. Vestibule : ENTRY
38. Quail : BOBWHITE
40. Calabooses : SLAMMERS
43. Amor's wings : ALAE
45. Hold back : STEM
48. Mistakes : ERRORS
50. "___ the Blue Horizon" : BEYOND
52. Submarine equipment : SONAR
53. Hyde or Kensington : PARK
54. Ancient Greek coin : OBOL
55. Faithful : TRUE
56. Flood is one : TIDE
57. Current: Comb. form : RHEO
58. Medium for Raphael : OILS
59. Enameled metalware : TOLE
62. Nero's "Alas!" : VAE

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