New York Times, Friday, June 27, 1986

Author:Walter Covell
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G Q Z }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Walter Covell has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bobbed tail : DOCK
5. Reamed a russet : CORED
10. Pack down : TAMP
14. Synapse component : AXON
15. Tokyo suburb : URAWA
16. Seaport W. of Taiwan : AMOY
17. Sand pile, in Brighton : DENE
18. Extra space deemed necessary : LEBENSRAUM
20. Sicilian city : ENNA
21. Bao ___, former Vietnamese emperor : DAI
22. Count of Monte Cristo : DANTES
23. Wasted time : IDLED
25. Golden apple : BEL
26. Thickets : COPSES
28. Lengthy lamentation : JEREMIAD
33. Furrow : RUT
34. Fumes : VAPOR
36. Fan in India : PUNKA
37. Auricular : OTIC
39. Principal : CHIEF
41. Olla podrida, e.g. : STEW
42. Rove furtively : PROWL
44. Ready : ONTAP
46. Ending for ethyl : ENE
47. Conscious : SENTIENT
49. Frameworks : CADRES
51. Muscidae family member : FLY
52. Transfer picture : DECAL
53. Home of the brave : TEEPEE
57. Nerve spasm : TIC
58. Hadrian's heel : CALX
61. Area devoid of ants : ANTARCTICA
63. Widely planted African tree : AKEE
64. Part of speech : NOUN
65. Carrier : TOTER
66. Writer Robert ___ Warren : PENN
67. Narrow aperture : SLIT
68. Excalibur, for one : SWORD
69. ___ Glory, noted race horse : ONTO
1. Fla. county : DADE
2. Certain yokefellows : OXEN
3. Tantrum : CONNIPTION
4. Massages : KNEADS
5. Impasse : CULDESAC
6. Olympian nymph : OREAD
7. Moslem month : RABI
8. Ram's dam : EWE
9. Temper : DANDER
10. River to the Garonne : TARN
11. Beginner's Latin verb : AMAT
12. Grimace : MOUE
13. Charles I antagonist and family : PYMS
19. Orchid meal : SALEP
24. 100 stotinki : LEV
25. Basque cap : BERET
26. Animals' earmarks : CROPS
27. Far-out : OUTRE
28. Shared by two or more : JOINT
29. Letters, to Plato : MUS
30. Swiss resort : INTERLAKEN
31. One-seeded fruit : AKENE
32. V.P. in the 20's : DAWES
35. Like a three-dollar bill : PHONY
38. Hundred-weight: Abbr. : CWT
40. Knave of Hearts, e.g. : FACECARD
43. Long-term prisoner : LIFER
45. Boot liner : PAC
48. Decides : ELECTS
50. From the beginning, to Mehta : DACAPO
52. Chef's food chopper : DICER
53. Thrashes : TANS
54. Chemical compound : ENOL
55. Needle case : ETUI
56. Pulsation : PANT
57. Baritone Gobbi : TITO
59. Ash Wednesday to Easter : LENT
60. Foreign: Comb. form : XENO
62. Hemp fibers : TOW

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