New York Times, Thursday, June 25, 1987

Author:Bernard Meren
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F G J Q X }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Abbrs. on a plat : STS
4. One of the Cyclades : PAROS
9. Capp's ___ Slobovia : UPPER
14. Cortés's quest : ORO
15. Toward a ship's left side : APORT
16. County in Mont. : TOOLE
17. Its only direction is S : NORTHPOLE
19. Aunt in "Oklahoma!" : ELLER
20. Naldi of the silents : NITA
21. Roman romances : AMORES
23. Walk in space, for short : EVA
24. Descendant of Judah : EKER
25. An Arthurian damsel : LINET
26. Latin I word : AMAT
27. Frog-to-be : TADPOLE
29. Pilwiz : SPRITE
31. An Afg. neighbor : USSR
33. Transuded : OOZED
34. Pongo and lar : APES
37. Shooting match, in Sedan : TIR
39. Homophone for use : EWES
40. Shot : SNORT
41. Porgy's woman : BESS
43. Finally : ATLAST
45. Dance center of a sort : MAYPOLE
50. Bakery implement : PEEL
51. Jiggly salad : ASPIC
54. He helped raise folks to higher levels : OTIS
55. Initials on a letterhead : INC
56. Dusky : SWARTH
57. Maid of the ___, at Niagara Falls : MIST
58. Related on the mother's side : ENATE
60. Indian structure : TOTEMPOLE
62. N.B.A. pros Archibald and Thurmond : NATES
63. Name for a Hobby : OVETA
64. Sun. talk : SER
65. Assays : TESTS
66. Vikings : NORSE
67. Sharp road curve : ESS
1. Wordsworth product : SONNET
2. Russian transportation : TROIKA
3. Classified : SORTED
4. Cry of disgust : PAH
5. Horrifies : APPALLS
6. Most spacious : ROOMIEST
7. Synthetic fiber : ORLON
8. Cubic meter : STERE
9. Shoshoneans : UTES
10. Ward heeler : POL
11. Dispute aggressively : POLEMIZE
12. Ennobles : ELEVATES
13. Evaluated again : RERATED
18. Diamond rain gear, for short : TARP
22. Diminutive endings : ETS
26. Lined up : AROW
28. Gets rid of : OUSTS
30. Suckling's forte : POESY
32. Eve, once : RIB
34. Insects' feelers : ANTENNAE
35. They use "gas warfare" : POLECATS
36. Of an age : ERAL
38. One who pays : REMITTER
40. Wise : SAPIENT
42. Scented bags : SACHETS
44. Playing marble : TAW
46. Coronation ostentation : POMP
47. Indolent : OTIOSE
48. Certain threads : LISLES
49. Chemical compounds : ESTERS
52. Quashed : SATON
53. Site of B.Y.U. : PROVO
56. Mtg. : SESS
59. Holiday in Hanoi : TET
61. "Maggie ___," Beatles number : MAE

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