New York Times, Friday, April 18, 1986

Author:William S. McIlrath
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J V Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lamb's "___ Verses" : ALBUM
6. Calliope, e.g. : MUSE
10. Slap : CUFF
14. Otago native : MAORI
15. Soon : ANON
16. Light tan : ECRU
17. Coniferous vista? (pointed pun) : PINESANDNEEDLES
20. Sacrée woman, in short : STE
21. Jazz combo, at times : TRIO
22. Heated : IRATE
23. Japanese prime minister: 1964–72 : SATO
24. Cure precursor : PEDI
26. Hoarding carpet layer? (pointed pun) : TACKSCOLLECTOR
32. Seasonal goddesses : HORAE
33. Casino visitor, often : RUER
34. Biographer Winslow : OLA
35. Telling blow : ONER
36. Mortify : ABASE
38. One that does: Suffix : ATOR
39. Mauna ___ : LOA
40. Med. school subject : ANAT
41. Portrait : IMAGE
42. Cobbler's heirloom? (pointed pun) : AWLINTHEFAMILY
46. She wrote "Seven Women": 1977 : NIES
47. Mellow : RIPE
48. Tend : SEETO
51. Tang : BITE
52. Exaction : FEE
55. Truncate not your queries! (pointed pun) : AXMENOQUESTIONS
59. Jetty : PIER
60. Curdle : TURN
61. Marriage : UNION
62. Bewilder : STUN
63. Jewelry item : SARD
64. Mud volcano : SALSE
1. Elec. units : AMPS
2. Milk, in Metz : LAIT
3. Zygoma, e.g. : BONE
4. Scottish chemist: 1778–1857 : URE
5. Gaffe : MISTAKE
6. A source of tapioca : MANIOC
7. Loosen : UNDO
8. David, to Jesse : SON
9. Course dir. : ENE
10. Actor Hardwicke : CEDRIC
11. Western campus : UCLA
12. Ornamental network : FRET
13. Blend : FUSE
18. Some are fine : ARTS
19. Down : EIDER
23. Cicatrix : SCAR
24. Extra : PLUS
25. Robert ___ : ELEE
26. "Up ___," Al Smith's autobiography : TONOW
27. Of a region : AREAL
28. Become hortatory : ORATE
29. The bottom line : TOTAL
30. Branch of knowledge : OLOGY
31. Singular : RARE
32. Granada greeting : HOLA
36. Kind of chamber : ANTE
37. Contemptuous cries : BAHS
38. René's girlfriend : AMIE
40. Cation's opposite : ANION
41. Momentum : IMPETUS
43. Best seller by Doctor X: 1965 : INTERN
44. Intimate : FRIEND
45. Holms : AITS
48. Weakens : SAPS
49. Part of a Sartre title : EXIT
50. Cassowary's kin : EMEU
51. Vidal title : BURR
52. Thwart : FOIL
53. Biblical oldster : ENOS
54. Chattel's kin : ESNE
56. Military training inst. : OTS
57. Sine ___ non : QUA
58. Wycherley's "Love ___ Wood" : INA

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