New York Times, Friday, May 2, 1986

Author:Dale O. Burgener
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Dale O. Burgener has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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1. Tater : SPUD
5. "Aquí se ___ español" : HABLA
10. Goofs : ERRS
14. Mira ___, variable star : CETI
15. Off the cuff : ADLIB
16. Hen pen : COOP
17. A son of Zeus and Hera : ARES
18. "Other Voices, Other ___": Capote : ROOMS
19. Be bested : LOSE
20. Befuddled : DISCOMBOBULATED
23. Pickled : OILED
24. Saint Louis was one : ROI
25. Fire 21 guns : SALUTE
28. Fabulous S.A. country : ELDORADO
33. Hot spot : OVEN
34. Sunny ___ up : SIDE
36. Descendant : SCION
37. William T. G. Morton was one : DENTIST
39. Believers in one creative God : THEISTS
41. Our Miss Brooks : ARDEN
42. "Soul . . . take thine ___": Luke 12:19 : EASE
44. Koko's weapon : SNEE
45. Part of SOP : STANDARD
47. State one's mind : ASSERT
49. Assistance : AID
50. "A case of do ___" : ORDIE
52. New inspiration or incentive : REENCOURAGEMENT
59. Author Ambler : ERIC
60. Chief : PRIME
61. ___ Sedgwick, tragic heiress : EDIE
62. Withered : SERE
63. Ancient Greek fillet : TENIA
64. "With malice toward ___" : NONE
65. Foulards : TIES
66. More prudent : SAGER
67. One of the Feds : TMAN
1. Goggler : SCAD
2. Beautiful girl : PERI
3. All-purpose trks. : UTES
4. Abashes : DISCOUNTENANCES
5. Innocuous : HARMLESS
6. Sun-dried brick : ADOBE
7. Of excellent lineage : BLOODED
8. ___ of the devil : LIMB
9. Ridiculous : ABSURD
10. Clarification : ECLAIRCISSEMENT
11. Cheer : ROOT
12. Polyantha, e.g. : ROSE
13. Exceeded 55 m.p.h. : SPED
21. "___ is my love!": Romeo : OIT
22. Detached : LOOSE
25. Fizzy drinks : SODAS
26. Turn aside : AVERT
27. ___ hand (help) : LENDA
29. Allows : LETS
30. Argonne Forest river : AISNE
31. Almost any grandma : DOTER
32. Beginning : ONSET
35. Passage for Pompey : ITER
38. Of a Pakistani language : INDIC
40. Bowlers and boaters : HEADGEAR
43. Action at a crèche : ADORING
46. Embraces : ADOPTS
48. She, in Stuttgart : SIE
51. Fiber for fine fabrics : RAMIE
52. "If I ___, I rust": Luther : REST
53. " . . . ___ saw Elba" : EREI
54. Dail's land : EIRE
55. Compound used in plastics : UREA
56. Ancient land south of Judea : EDOM
57. "Strange Interlude" heroine : NINA
58. One under 20 : TEEN

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