New York Times, Friday, April 3, 1987

Author: Walter Covell
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Walter Covell has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York Times
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1. Wood splitter's tool : MALL
5. Gardener's tool : SPADE
10. ___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
14. Belonging to Pierre : ALUI
15. TV element : AUDIO
16. Old-time wolfhound : ALAN
17. Brooklet : RILL
18. Donjons : KEEPS
19. Ancient tool : CELT
20. Measuring tool : CALIPER
22. Digger's tool : PICKAXE
24. Subclass of fishes : OSSEI
25. Ecclesiastical council : SYNOD
26. Balancing device : SCALE
29. Greek colonnades : STOAE
32. Prefix indicating priority : PRE
35. Matthew Walker, e.g. : KNOT
36. Iceman's tool : TONGS
38. Pharmacist's gear : PESTLEANDMORTAR
42. Kind of OPEC dollars : PETRO
43. Goldsmith's birthplace : ERIN
44. Cretan peak : IDA
45. Sail edge : LEECH
47. "The Tinker's Wedding" playwright : SYNGE
49. Comic sketches : SKITS
51. Nipponese immigrant to U.S. : ISSEI
55. Guitar maker's tool : FRETSAW
58. Students' tools : PENCILS
60. One hundred dinars : RIAL
61. Shinbone : TIBIA
63. Stat or globin starter : HEMO
64. At any time : ONCE
65. Military subdivisions : UNITS
66. Grandfatherly : AVAL
67. Icelandic letters : EDHS
68. Bristles : SETAE
69. ___ Cassin, Nobelist for Peace: 1968 : RENE
1. O'Neill's "___ Millions" : MARCO
2. A k a : ALIAS
3. Soothes : LULLS
4. Ruskin's "Sesame and ___" : LILIES
5. Japanese quaff : SAKE
6. Caesar in 90 B.C. : PUER
7. Hoosier humorist : ADE
8. Off one's rocker : DIPPY
9. Textile dyes : EOSINS
10. Clandestine : BACKDOOR
11. Olive genus : OLEA
12. Heel : CALX
13. Bellum preceder : ANTE
21. Thieves' tools : PICKLOCKS
23. Whitney's machine : COTTONGIN
25. Fixed state : SETNESS
27. Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
28. Long, in Hawaii : LOA
30. Dissenter : ANTI
31. Euphemistic oath : EGAD
32. Composer's volume notation : PPP
33. Fisherman's tool : REEL
34. Ferrara ruler of old : ESTE
37. Madrid Mrs. : SRA
39. Carpenters' supporting devices : TRESTLES
40. Xeric : DRY
41. Time per. : MIN
46. Lacuna : HIATUS
48. Scab : ESCHAR
50. Strong cord : TWINE
52. Cook's utensil : SIEVE
53. Memorable violinist : ELMAN
54. Giuseppe's islands : ISOLE
55. Rail-splitter's tool : FROE
56. Peel : RIND
57. Apiece : EACH
58. Kind of bread : PITA
59. Affluence : EASE
62. Carpenter's tool : BIT

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