New York Times, Monday, May 26, 1986

Author: H. Hastings Reddall
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q U V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
H. Hastings Reddall has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. William Howard ___ : TAFT
5. Bring an egg to fruition : HATCH
10. Word written on a check : CASH
14. Operatic melody : ARIA
15. Tall palm : ARECA
16. Winglike structures : ALAE
17. For fear that : LEST
18. Jot : MINIM
19. Athletic group : TEAM
20. Marsh plants : CATTAILS
22. Their job has strings attached : LACERS
24. Building additions : ELLS
25. Flat-topped land elevation : MESA
26. ___ de corps : ESPRIT
29. Knee bones : PATELLAE
33. Top flier : ACE
34. Pisa's leaner : TOWER
36. Arrange in proper order : ALINE
37. Flesh: Comb. form : SARC
39. Tweet and twee : NOTES
41. Arouse : STIR
42. Hebrew prophet : ELIAS
44. Kilns : OASTS
46. Certain New Havenite : ELI
47. ___ and testament : LASTWILL
49. Main course : ENTREE
51. Prohibits : BANS
52. Sound like a rooster : CROW
53. Nautical poles : SPRITS
56. Narrow pathways : CATWALKS
60. Stadium section : TIER
61. Horowitz music maker : PIANO
63. Supreme Court number : NINE
64. Mimicked : APED
65. Knight's protection : ARMOR
66. "___ and bear it" : GRIN
67. Pete Rose's team : REDS
68. Backs of necks : NAPES
69. Tennis groupings : SETS
1. Face-powder ingredient : TALC
2. Region : AREA
3. Clenched hand : FIST
4. Shred : TATTER
5. Famed Federalist : HAMILTON
6. Seed coverings : ARILS
7. Bills portraying 5 Down : TENS
8. Roman 201 : CCI
9. Small village : HAMLET
10. Cries of disapproval : CATCALLS
11. Downwind : ALEE
12. West German river : SAAR
13. ___ and haws : HEMS
21. Landed : ALIT
23. On the deep : ASEA
25. Female equines : MARES
26. Artist's stand : EASEL
27. Actress Gia ___ : SCALA
28. Fairies : PERIS
29. Flower part : PETAL
30. European quart : LITER
31. Like a beldam : ANILE
32. Very strange : EERIE
35. Merino products : WOOLS
38. Mewing fliers : CATBIRDS
40. Snores : STERTORS
43. Sudden blow to a fly : SWAT
45. Slalom surface : SNOW
48. Yoke, in Capetown : INSPAN
50. Sherwood Forest sounds : TWANGS
52. Buckeye, e.g. : CANOE
53. Magi guide : STAR
54. Kind of organ : PIPE
55. Tall grass : REED
56. David, e.g. : CAMP
57. Italian currency : LIRE
58. ___ one, purl two : KNIT
59. City of the Huguenots : SENS
62. Writer Levin : IRA

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