New York Times, Tuesday, May 27, 1986

Author:Burns
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sardinelike fish : SPRAT
6. Tragic Puccini heroine : TOSCA
11. Canonized ones: Abbr. : STS
14. Exclusively : ALONE
15. Embellish : ADORN
16. Composer Delibes : LEO
17. Popular deli combination : BAGELANDLOX
19. Oui or ja : YES
20. Hot time in Paris : ETE
21. "Cool Hand ___," 1967 film : LUKE
22. Site of La Scala : MILANO
24. Quiz again : RETEST
26. Spur adjuncts : ROWELS
28. Dairy sounds : MOOS
30. Illegal border crosser : WETBACK
33. La. dialect : CAJUN
36. Sawyer's aunt : POLLY
38. Antagonist : FOE
39. Turkish generals : AGAS
40. Threshing instrument : FLAIL
41. Osseous : BONY
42. Los Angeles athlete : RAM
43. Soothsayers : SEERS
44. Joins in socially : MIXES
45. Wield the gavel : PRESIDE
47. Legatee : HEIR
49. An English channel, with "The" : SOLENT
51. Set back from the margin : INDENT
55. Life-story item : MEMOIR
57. Crusaders' base : ACRE
59. Mauna ___ : LOA
60. Kind of light : ARC
61. Where Yogi toiled : CATCHERSBOX
64. "___ Rita" : RIO
65. Entrance courts : ATRIA
66. Came about : AROSE
67. Singer-actor Ritter : TEX
68. Fixes in place : SEATS
69. Pullman berth : LOWER
1. "___ Dance": Khachaturian : SABER
2. Serving of food : PLATE
3. Thesaurus man : ROGET
4. One, in Scotland : ANE
5. Affects : TELLSON
6. Scuba gear : TANK
7. Stranger : ODDER
8. The sun personified : SOL
9. English revolutionary leader: 17th century : CROMWELL
10. Mel Brooks's "High ___" : ANXIETY
11. Showing animal cunning : SLYASAFOX
12. Young person : TEEN
13. Neither good nor bad : SOSO
18. Javelin or Jensen : AUTO
23. Legal degree : LLB
25. Ostrich relatives : EMUS
27. Resembling a morepork : OWLISH
29. Ill humor : SPLEEN
31. Ice-cream holder : CONE
32. Some can openers : KEYS
33. Cavil : CARP
34. Culture medium : AGAR
35. F.D.R. ran with him in 1920 : JAMESMCOX
37. Crew member : OAR
40. Join forces : FEDERATE
41. Celtics star : BIRD
43. Quartzes : SILICAS
44. "Twenty Questions" category : MINERAL
46. Michigan's ___ Canals : SOO
48. De Valera's Ireland : EIRE
50. Unspoken : TACIT
52. Jostle : ELBOW
53. Lasso end : NOOSE
54. Levy imposer : TAXER
55. Trading center : MART
56. Clinton's canal : ERIE
58. Heir apparent of Eliz. II : CHAS
62. " . . . bloom in the spring, ___ la" : TRA
63. Sign of a hit : SRO

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