New York Times, Wednesday, April 8, 1987

Author:Christopher Sherwood
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Superficially fluent : GLIB
5. Japanese pearl divers : AMAS
9. Zenith : ACME
13. A kind of review : RAVE
14. Monterrey money : PESO
15. Actress Perlman : RHEA
16. Dolphins' playground : ORANGEBOWL
19. Track and field tournament : MEET
20. Vagabondize : WANDER
21. Lump : WAD
22. Raises ire : IRKS
23. What paracletes do : AID
25. African river or land : NIGER
27. Dry table wine : CABERNET
32. Like Riley's life style : EASY
33. Coverings of nuts : HULLS
34. Drops anchor : MOORS
36. ___ Homburg, W. German spa : BAD
39. Integument : ARIL
40. Monastery garb : COWLS
41. Land east of Ghana : TOGO
42. Pallid : WAN
43. Made sharp : HONED
44. Portrait-bearing gem : CAMEO
45. A serving of grog or rum : DRAM
47. Berlin song : REMEMBER
49. Down in the ___ (sad) : DUMPS
51. Do away with : RID
52. Metric measure : GRAM
54. Nocturnal hunter : OWL
56. Bahamian port : NASSAU
61. Prefix with biography : AUTO
62. Have-not's scorn : SOURGRAPES
64. Unscrupulous one, perhaps : USER
65. Art Deco master : ERTE
66. Pikelike fish : GARS
67. Minus : LESS
68. Woodwind : REED
69. Olfactory stimulation : ODOR
1. Flourish : GROW
2. Zhivago's lady fair : LARA
3. ___ the Terrible : IVAN
4. River's turn : BEND
5. Letters in a dragnet : APB
6. Certain Persian's sound : MEOW
7. Egyptian dam : ASWAN
8. Ant caste : SOLDIERS
9. Hosts : ARMIES
10. Pyrotechnical device : CHERRYBOMB
11. Like Caspar Milquetoast : MEEK
12. Cry from a chuck wagon : EATS
17. Transmission components : GEARS
18. Yeats's motherland : ERIN
24. Speed follower : DEMON
26. Rap, in a way : GAS
27. Smokeless plug : CHAW
28. Penumbra : AURA
29. Chancy social appointments : BLINDDATES
30. Building wing : ELL
31. Part of a castle : TOWER
35. More experienced : OLDER
37. "A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
38. Means of egress : DOOR
40. Bach or Bacharach : COMPOSER
41. Sporty cap : TAM
43. Amateurish actor : HAM
44. Wood for a chest : CEDAR
46. Grapevine fuel : RUMORS
48. Flash Gordon's "merciless" foe : MING
50. Attested : SWORE
52. Caesar's France : GAUL
53. Clever trick : RUSE
55. Guitarlike instrument : LUTE
57. Palm variety : SAGO
58. W.W. I fighter plane : SPAD
59. Prefix with dynamics : AERO
60. U.N. member : USSR
63. Blushing : RED

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