New York Times, Thursday, May 15, 1986

Author:Joy L. Wouk
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
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1. Paltry : MEAN
5. Hussein's capital : AMMAN
10. Syrian city : HAMA
14. Group of African warriors : IMPI
15. Bingo cousin : LOTTO
16. ___ Bator, Mongolian capital : ULAN
17. Lather the garden? : SOAPPLANTS
19. Actor O'Shea : MILO
20. East River, e.g. : STRAIT
21. Washington Indian : SAHAPTIN
23. Even now : YET
24. By way of : VIA
26. Certain moths : IOS
27. Mutual fund? : COMMONWEALTH
33. Deliberate destroyer : SABOTEUR
36. Fixed payment for services : SALARY
37. Melville work : OMOO
38. Indian novelist : RAO
40. Above : ATOP
41. Precede : FOREGO
44. Ballroom dances : TWOSTEPS
47. Exchanges personnel? : TRADESPEOPLE
49. U.S. botanist Gray : ASA
50. Spire adornment : EPI
51. Actress Farrow : MIA
54. Offenders : CULPRITS
59. A branch of physics : OPTICS
61. Ended : OVER
62. Prepare kindling? : CHOPSTICKS
64. Meshed fabric : LENO
65. Tureen accessory : LADLE
66. Banjo part : FRET
67. Nihilistic art cult : DADA
68. Belgian painter : ENSOR
69. Composer Lukas ___ : FOSS
1. F.D.R.'s LeHand : MISSY
2. Overact : EMOTE
3. Separate : APART
4. Asiatic palm : NIPA
5. Unsurpassed up to the present : ALLTIME
6. Extinct bird : MOA
7. Earth's raised pts. : MTNS
8. Accomplish : ATTAIN
9. Absentee ticket-holders : NOSHOWS
10. Mound : HUMP
11. Landed : ALIT
12. Where Bamako is : MALI
13. Soon : ANON
18. Central point : PIVOT
22. On the Red : ASEA
25. U.S.S.R.-China river : AMUR
27. Made dovelike sounds : COOED
28. Emulate W. J. Bryan : ORATE
29. Winged : ALATE
30. Recent : LATE
31. Too much, French style : TROP
32. Geom. lines : HYPS
33. Nonalcoholic : SOFT
34. Eros : AMOR
35. Adriatic wind : BORA
39. "___! thy canopy is dust . . . ": Shak. : OWOE
42. Equipment : GEAR
43. Ear bone : OSSICLE
45. Anti : OPPOSER
46. Erred, to a poet : SLIPT
48. Afghan Moslem : PATHAN
51. Kind of wave : MICRO
52. Secretary of the Interior: 1933–46 : ICKES
53. Some profs. : ASSTS
54. Aloof : COLD
55. Eye part : UVEA
56. Give temporarily : LEND
57. Malay boat : PROA
58. Does a lawn job : SODS
60. Spat : TIFF
63. Arafat's gp. : PLO

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