New York Times, Wednesday, May 14, 1986

Author: Louis Sabin
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 4
Lou Sabin has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Hamlet's lament : ALAS
5. Snorri Sturluson work : EDDA
9. Soil deposit : LOESS
14. "Oh! My ___," 1953 song : PAPA
15. Meshed is here : IRAN
16. Virtue, for one : ASSET
17. I.P., e.g. : STAT
18. Pie : TART
19. ___-Coeur, basilica in Paris : SACRE
20. See 38 Across : EHRICHWEISS
23. Rearward, at sea : AFT
24. Rubbernecks : STARES
25. Mass : HEAP
27. Salt : TAR
28. Most demanding : STERNEST
32. Sweep's target : ASHES
35. Slush : MIRE
36. Cantina order : TACO
37. Wayne or Arthur : BEA
38. Tony Curtis role: 1953 : HOUDINI
41. Peas holder : CAN
42. Confesses, with "up" : OWNS
44. Measure : STEP
45. Saltpetre : NITRE
47. Like some neglected furniture : UNDUSTED
49. Rutherford of films : ANN
50. Year in Trajan's reign : CIII
51. Letter takers : STENOS
54. Erwin of films : STU
56. A forte of 38 Across : MAGICTRICKS
60. Soprano Anna : MOFFO
62. S. African lily : ALOE
63. Ebb's relative : NEAP
64. Tiny : ELFIN
65. Balin and Balan : SIRS
66. Mountain pass : GATE
67. Seats for Sharif : WESTS
68. Show strain : PANT
69. Koko's weapon : SNEE
1. Church section : APSE
2. Wooden strips : LATHS
3. Removed : APART
4. Stuff : SATIATE
5. Choice word : EITHER
6. Does sketches : DRAWS
7. Go for it : DARE
8. Con : ANTI
9. Actress Louise : LASSER
10. She-bear, in Sevilla : OSA
11. A specialty of 38 Across : ESCAPEACT
12. Medieval drudge : SERF
13. Dele denial : STET
21. Intrude on a shindig : CRASH
22. Luster : SHEEN
26. Wee colonist : ANT
28. Like a cube : SIDED
29. Excursion : TRIP
30. Identification mark : SCAR
31. Dial ___ : TONE
32. "___ Ben Adhem," L. Hunt poem : ABOU
33. Basted : SEWN
34. Props for 38 Across : HANDCUFFS
35. Horn accessory : MUTE
39. Ancient Roman port : OSTIA
40. Below the surface : INNER
43. ___ generis (unique) : SUI
46. Diamond units : INNINGS
48. Paul and Carly : SIMONS
49. Bear witness : ATTEST
51. Cold-shoulder : SCORN
52. Expanse : OCEAN
53. Emulate Hamill or Fleming : SKATE
54. Merganser : SMEW
55. Lacquered metalware : TOLE
57. Show surprise : GASP
58. Pelvic bones : ILIA
59. Graf ___ : SPEE
61. Hale : FIT

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