New York Times, Friday, May 15, 1987

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Insect snare : WEB
4. European coal basin : SAAR
8. Walled Spanish city : AVILA
13. Author of "I Want It Now" : AMIS
15. Cousin of a beluga : ORCA
16. ___ do (slangy refusal) : NOCAN
17. Potter's oven : KILN
18. Bread made with cornmeal : JOHNNYCAKE
20. "Invisible Man" author : ELLISON
22. Bag restriction : GAMELAW
23. Pre-K.G.B. group : OGPU
24. State flower of Utah : SEGO
25. Fliers of 1941 : RAF
27. Heavenly bear : URSA
29. King Hassan's capital : RABAT
34. Underworlds, long ago : INFERNALS
37. Funeral oration : ELOGE
38. Spare : LEAN
39. Patriot Deane : SILAS
41. R.I.P. item : OBIT
42. Produces interest : EARNS
44. Tissandier vehicle : DIRIGIBLE
46. Fantasize : DREAM
47. Mitigate : EASE
48. "___, Giorgio," 1982 film : YES
49. Cultural studies : ARTS
52. License plates : TAGS
54. "I Love ___": H. Lauder : ALASSIE
58. Scourges : TERRORS
61. Rock-drilling tool : JACKHAMMER
63. Atherton's "Black ___" : OXEN
64. Free : UNTIE
65. Become wearisome : PALL
66. Actor Raymond : GENE
67. Trot and gallop : GAITS
68. Slippery : EELY
69. Map abbr. : RTE
1. Stern sight : WAKE
2. Industrialist von Skoda : EMIL
3. Cafe list : BILLOFFARE
4. Temporary stays : SOJOURNS
5. How Elvis signed his middle name : ARON
6. Berliner's expletive : ACH
7. Scope : RANGE
8. Currently : ANYMORE
9. Sotto ___ : VOCE
10. Ending for poet or myth : ICAL
11. "Mighty ___ Rose" : LAKA
12. Again : ANEW
14. Drag logs : SNIG
19. Badger : NAG
21. Griffe : SPUR
24. Sorties : SALLIES
25. Got one's goat : RILED
26. Nigh, in poesy : ANEAR
28. Spoke : SAID
30. Standard: Fr. : ALOI
31. Hortense Calisher subject: 1986 : BOBBYSOXER
32. Like hoopster Jordan : AGILE
33. Areas for berets : TETES
35. Sicilian resort : ENNA
36. Poet Teasdale : SARA
40. Sororal : SISTERLY
43. Some tennis strokes : SMASHES
45. Paraphernalia : GEAR
50. Narrow creek : RIA
51. Home of Arizona State U. : TEMPE
53. Rum concoction : GROG
54. "___ of Wine, a Loaf . . . " : AJUG
55. Singer Cantrell : LANA
56. Play opener : ACTI
57. Comic sketch : SKIT
58. Swiss hero : TELL
59. Schism : RENT
60. Snick's partner : SNEE
62. Clarke or Marsh : MAE

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