New York Times, Thursday, April 17, 1986

Author: Lois Sidway
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q V X Y }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pitcher : EWER
5. Where success comes before work: Abbr. : DICT
9. "___ Buddies," TV sitcom : BOSOM
14. String around a ring : ROPE
15. Buck's tail? : AROO
16. What a miss is as good as : AMILE
17. Clasp : GRIP
18. Standard : NORM
19. Athletes Kyle and Kyle Jr. : ROTES
20. Novel by Susann: 1973 : ONCEISNOTENOUGH
23. Time : AGE
24. Concert violinist Kavafian : IDA
25. Make headway among, British style : PLOUGHTHROUGH
32. Low : MOO
34. Cat's haven, sometimes : TREE
35. ___ town (go on a spree) : DOTHE
36. Arabic "A" : ALIF
38. A $250,000 purchase by 39 Down : STRAD
41. Row : TIER
42. Thing of the past : RELIC
44. Rara avis : ONER
46. Meadow : LEA
47. Apothecary's brew : COUGHMEDICINE
51. German article : EIN
52. Puncture prefix : ACU
53. They surround some holes : GLAZEDDOUGHNUTS
62. Boundary : LIMIT
63. "Tell me, yes ___?" : ORNO
64. Plains Indian : CROW
65. Actress Massey : ILONA
66. Monsoon phenomenon : RAIN
67. Think-tank output : IDEA
68. Rod material : BIRCH
69. Tolkien creatures : ENTS
70. Get rid of : OUST
1. Therefore, to Tiberius : ERGO
2. Like old tires : WORN
3. Grandiose : EPIC
4. Annul : REPEAL
5. Ballets de Paris members : DANSEURS
6. Symbol of strength : IRON
7. City in NW Venezuela : CORO
8. Chickadee's British cousin : TOMTIT
9. Manhattan college : BARNARD
10. Melville work : OMOO
11. In ___ (in its original place) : SITU
12. Designer Cassini : OLEG
13. Interlock : MESH
21. "___ Rhythm" : IGOT
22. Old English letter : EDH
25. Doughboy's ally : POILU
26. Comprehend : GET
27. Salome danced for him : HEROD
28. Not in, in Inverness : OOT
29. Serviceable : UTILE
30. Indian clarified butter : GHEE
31. Goddess of marriage : HERA
32. Playwright Connelly : MARC
33. Bread spread : OLEO
37. Trifle : FIG
39. ___ Kavafian, noted violinist : ANI
40. Ten-sided figures : DECAGONS
43. Speedy feline : CHEETAH
45. Abounding : RICH
48. "___ pleasures and palaces . . . ": Payne : MID
49. "King of Paris" author : ENDORE
50. Papal representative : NUNCIO
53. Smooth-talking : GLIB
54. Caron role : LILI
55. God of love : AMOR
56. Galvanizing material : ZINC
57. Algerian seaport : ORAN
58. Army group : UNIT
59. Pakistani language : URDU
60. Baby's playthings : TOES
61. Quick, sharp blow : SWAT

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