New York Times, Wednesday, May 20, 1987

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Spans: 2
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
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1. Chinese gelatin : AGAR
5. An Amerind : CREEK
10. One of the Near Islands : ATTU
14. Ali ___ : BABA
15. Hanker : YEARN
16. Memorable restaurateur : SHOR
17. With 35 and 56 Across, a botanical observation : BLACKBERRIESARE
20. Ancient ascetics : ESSENES
21. Gangly : SCRAWNY
22. Tavern order : ALE
23. Francis of films : KAY
24. Parental command : BEHAVE
28. Kind of cooker : PRESSURE
33. Dodge : ELUDE
34. France's longest river : LOIRE
35. See 17 Across : RED
36. S. American capital : LIMA
37. Game birds : FOWLS
38. Sharp, metallic sound : PING
39. Old card game : LOO
40. Singer Mercer : MABEL
41. First name in film lore : GRETA
42. Newspaper headline : STREAMER
44. Stir : COOLER
45. Tropical black bird : ANI
46. Onassis : ARI
47. Equity member : ACTRESS
51. Upper edge of a ship's side : GUNWALE
56. See 17 Across : WHENTHEYREGREEN
58. Observe : NOTE
59. Marsh bird : EGRET
60. Irritated : IRED
61. Took legal action : SUED
62. Medicinal shots : DOSES
63. Pitch : TOSS
1. Singer Lane : ABBE
2. Dolls : GALS
3. Down with, in Dijon : ABAS
4. Slalom, e.g. : RACE
5. Phyrgian nature goddess : CYBELE
6. Singer Della : REESE
7. Concha : EAR
8. Goes astray : ERRS
9. Bloomers' cousins : KNICKERS
10. Evaluates : ASSAYS
11. Winter warm spell : THAW
12. Riven : TORN
13. Nobel chemist: 1934 : UREY
18. Jack : KNAVE
19. Rub out : ERASE
24. "With silver ___ and cockleshells" : BELLS
25. He wrote "The Cocktail Party" : ELIOT
26. Thurber forte : HUMOR
27. Odontologist's org. : ADA
28. Authority : POWER
29. Small brook : RILL
30. An archangel : URIEL
31. French annuity : RENTE
32. Oater actor Buchanan : EDGAR
34. Part of the pinna : LOBE
37. Starving : FAMISHED
38. Golfer Norman, e.g. : PRO
40. French Impressionist : MANET
41. Auctioneer's word : GOING
43. Made : EARNED
44. Vinegar bottles : CRUETS
46. Coincide : AGREE
47. Beards grown by farmers : AWNS
48. ___ En-lai : CHOU
49. Cécile's cranium : TETE
50. Utah's state flower : SEGO
52. Legal document : WRIT
53. Gas: Comb. form : AERO
54. Dregs : LEES
55. Means' partner : ENDS
57. Time pds. : YRS

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