New York Times, Tuesday, June 23, 1987

Author:Norma Steinberg
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
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1. Solidify : CAKE
5. Kind of box : SOAP
9. Variegated chalcedony : AGATE
14. Biblical prophet : AMOS
15. Dramatist from Kan. : INGE
16. Punctuation mark : COLON
17. Burgess beast : PURPLECOW
19. Stratus, e.g. : CLOUD
20. Killarney-to-Blarney dir. : ESE
21. Verb ending : OSE
22. They got away : ELUDERS
24. P.M. item for a hostess : TEAPOT
26. Singer Della : REESE
27. Void : INANE
29. Peddler : VENDOR
33. Was eminent : SHONE
36. Whirling vapor : EDDY
38. Author Vidal : GORE
39. Jaunty : PERKY
40. ___ Baba : ALI
41. Heavy literature : TOMES
42. Kind of door : TRAP
43. Hadrian's 554 : DLIV
44. Place for a hen party : ROOST
45. "Sorrow chang'd to ___ . . . ": Shak. : SOLACE
47. Spot seen on Mars : OASIS
49. Actor Lloyd : NOLAN
51. Architectural wing : ALETTE
55. Suppress : SMOTHER
58. Feel below par : AIL
59. Old English coin : ORA
60. ___ Melba : PECHE
61. Kind of contract : YELLOWDOG
64. Ethyl acetate, e.g. : ESTER
65. Legendary vessel : ARGO
66. Own : HAVE
67. Task : CHORE
68. Stingy : NEAR
69. Companion of terminer : OYER
1. King of France: 987-96 : CAPET
2. Emulate a jester : AMUSE
3. Country called Chosen by Japanese : KOREA
4. Letters for a mind reader : ESP
5. Nap : SIESTA
6. Tale starter : ONCE
7. Gone by : AGO
8. Phoebe : PEWEE
9. Impeach : ACCUSE
10. Nugget layer : GOLDENGOOSE
11. Tonic base : ALOE
12. Trip : TOUR
13. Companion of odds : ENDS
18. Tetched : LOONEY
23. Assess : LEVY
25. Peter Sellers vehicle : PINKPANTHER
26. Town in Pa. : REDLION
28. Actress Patricia : NEAL
30. Major-___ : DOMO
31. Prill and stibonite : ORES
32. Remainder : REST
33. N.Y. and S.F., e.g. : SPTS
34. Leander's beloved : HERO
35. Actinal : ORAL
37. Callas was one : DIVA
41. Infielder Manny ___ : TRILLO
43. Expunge : DELE
46. Stick : COHERE
48. Popeye, e.g. : SAILOR
50. Indo-Iranian : ARYAN
52. "___ a Shepherd," poem by St. Teresa : TODAY
53. Treasure ___ : TROVE
54. Zealous : EAGER
55. Arch.'s drawing : SPEC
56. Network : MESH
57. VIII, to Ovid : OCTO
58. Stonewort : ALGA
62. Homophone for heir : ERE
63. Agcy. promoting physical well-being : WHO

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