New York Times, Saturday, May 24, 1986

Author: Joy L. Wouk
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1
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
Across Down
1. Leadership, figuratively : HELM
5. Junta : CABAL
10. Knife handle : HAFT
14. Sortita, e.g. : ARIA
15. Bergamot's asset : AROMA
16. " . . . and ___ this rock . . . " : UPON
17. May 15, for one : IDES
18. Windmill parts : VANES
19. Giant star that blazed in 1954 : MAYS
20. Start of Indy 500 instruction : GENTLEMENSTART
23. Sonnet ending : EER
24. Type of jet engine : ION
25. End of 20 Across : YOURENGINES
31. Half sole : TAP
34. Containers for ballots : URNS
35. Stalin's Georgian nickname : SOSO
36. Tenet : CREDO
38. Mozart was one : MASON
40. Istle product : NET
41. Home of an eyas : AERIE
42. Kind of theater : ARENA
43. Shoe widths : EEES
45. Asian weight : TAEL
46. Father of Abner : NER
47. Indy 500 winner: 1972 : MARKDONOHUE
50. Bouncing ___ (soapwort) : BET
51. Saint Anthony's cross : TAU
52. Indy 500 winner: 1982 : GORDONJOHNCOCK
60. Belém, in Brazil : PARA
61. Permission : LEAVE
62. Seed scars : HILA
63. Indy 500 winner Mears: 1979 and 1984 : RICK
64. Abdul-Jabbar, e.g. : LAKER
65. Dash : ELAN
66. Comfort : EASE
67. Ship part : STERN
68. Unit of force : DYNE
1. Nixon aide in 1974 : HAIG
2. Mahler's "Das Lied von der ___" : ERDE
3. Mortgage : LIEN
4. Gene Barry's TV role: 1958–61 : MASTERSON
5. Carlsbad ___ : CAVERNS
6. Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
7. Indonesia's Gulf of ___ : BONE
8. Kind of corner : AMEN
9. Eric Knight's heroine : LASSIE
10. Person : HUMAN
11. On ___ (equal) : APAR
12. Four-time Indy 500 winner : FOYT
13. RR vehicles : TNS
21. Cobb of cinema : LEE
22. Puccini heroine : TOSCA
25. Indian language family : YUMAN
26. "___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
27. Al or Bobby of Indy 500 fame : UNSER
28. Dead duck : GONER
29. " . . . ___ my master . . . ": Shak. : ISEEK
30. Eminent : NOTED
31. Father of Abraham : TERAH
32. Farewell : ADIEU
33. Pierre's stove or canopy : POELE
37. Changed, as a negative : RETOUCHED
39. Designated : NAMED
44. Ann from N.D. : SOTHERN
48. Lagoon surrounders : ATOLLS
49. Masefield heroine : NAN
50. Fern : BRAKE
52. Mother of the Titans : GAIA
53. Grampuses : ORCS
54. Trim : NEAT
55. Hunky-dory : JAKE
56. Finished : OVER
57. Unctuous : OILY
58. Clique : CLAN
59. Welles role : KANE
60. Prefix with suppose : PRE

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