New York Times, Tuesday, March 31, 1987

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Checks : BALKS
6. Johnny from Ark. : CASH
10. Heavy, unmusical clang : TONK
14. One more time : AGAIN
15. Ancient Greek city : ALEA
16. Soon : ANON
17. Grayish-white mineral : TRONA
18. Family : CLAN
19. Actor Holliday : KENE
20. At close quarters : HANDTOHAND
22. Noun suffix : ENCE
23. Politician Long : HUEY
24. Ignores : ELIDES
26. Perfumed pad : SACHET
30. Actress Burstyn : ELLEN
32. ___ breve : ALLA
33. Extinct bird : DODO
35. Apportion equally : SHARE
39. One with a powerful voice : STENTOR
41. Feral : UNTAMED
43. Cowboy's "Hello!" : HOWDY
44. "Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
46. Number of inches in a span : NINE
47. Type of potato : IRISH
49. Abrupt : SUDDEN
51. South American plains : LLANOS
54. Zest : ELAN
56. Cry of pain : OUCH
57. Everywhere : ONALLHANDS
63. Official records : ACTA
64. Theda of silents : BARA
65. Separately : APART
66. Noun suffix : TION
67. Wind: Comb. form : ANEM
68. Tibetan neighbor : NEPAL
69. Ranch employee : HAND
70. ___ avis : RARA
71. Argentine statesman : DRAGO
1. Maine port : BATH
2. Taj Mahal's site : AGRA
3. Town NE of Paris : LAON
4. Category : KIND
5. Scythe part : SNATHE
6. Hide : CACHE
7. Calmed : ALLAYED
8. Connery or O'Casey : SEAN
9. "Alcina" composer : HANDEL
10. Assume responsibility for : TAKEINHAND
11. Upright : ONEND
12. ___ word : NONCE
13. What believers fall on : KNEES
21. Excel : OUTDO
25. "___ we forget . . . " : LEST
26. Cummerbund : SASH
27. Clef or horn preceder : ALTO
28. Skein : CLEW
29. Closely associated : HANDINHAND
31. Boor : LOUT
34. Some natural resources : ORES
36. During : AMID
37. Descartes or Coty : RENE
38. British statesman : EDEN
40. Novice : TYRO
42. Like the sound of French vowels : NASAL
45. Norma or Moira : SHEARER
48. Line on a weather map : ISOBAR
50. Let go : UNHAND
51. Reluctant : LOATH
52. Santa ___ (fir of Calif.) : LUCIA
53. Affect : ACTON
55. Andes animal : LLAMA
58. Zola novel : NANA
59. Mimic : APER
60. ___ Valley, Calif. : NAPA
61. Type of race : DRAG
62. Embattled city in July 1944 : STLO

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