New York Times, Thursday, July 17, 1986

Author:Lou Sabin
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { F G J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Lou Sabin has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
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1. They eat their words : RETRACTORS
11. Director Vittorio De ___ : SICA
15. Detestation : ABHORRENCE
16. Dutch spread : EDAM
17. Crayfish, e.g. : CRUSTACEAN
18. Bill section : CERE
19. Mind-boggling times : EONS
20. Rock group, with "The" : WHO
21. Hold back : DETAIN
23. Let bait bob : DIB
25. Punch line : NUB
27. Passé : DATED
28. "Evita" role : CHE
30. Top-drawer : ELITE
32. Ticks off : IRES
33. Unorthodox believer : HERETIC
35. Viaud's nom de plume : LOTI
37. Guarantee : INSURE
38. Migrants from Wis. to Ind. : MIAMIS
42. Declaim violently : RANT
44. Infant in his or her first month : NEONATE
45. Karpov gambit, e.g. : PLOY
47. Fall faller : ACORN
49. Immediately : NOW
50. Structure : SHAPE
51. What Aaron wielded : BAT
52. Turf : SOD
54. In ___ (secretly) : CAMERA
56. Moisten timber : RET
58. "On Your ___" : TOES
61. Global area : ASIA
62. Three-time N.L. M.V.P. : CAMPANELLA
65. State founder : PENN
66. Financial departments : TREASURIES
67. Time frames : ERAS
68. Grayish-brown hues : SANDSTONES
1. Marathon, e.g. : RACE
2. Cantabrian river : EBRO
3. Bellows : THUNDERS
4. "Lou Grant" role : ROSSI
5. Dance, e.g. : ART
6. Insect's receptacle : CRAW
7. Methodology : TECHNIC
8. Baseball situation : ONEOUT
9. Sarnoff's org. : RCA
10. Telegraph : SEND
11. Cult member : SECTARIAN
12. Conceive : IDEATE
13. Dental concerns : CARIES
14. Restructure : AMEND
22. Publishers' output : EDITIONS
24. Double-dealer : BETRAYER
26. ___ canto : BEL
28. Soror's letter : CHI
29. Biddy : HEN
31. Bank claim : LIEN
34. Slavs and Croats, e.g. : EUROPEANS
36. Hebrew seven-week period : OMER
39. Strummer's instrument : MANDOLIN
40. Robert of "Quincy, M.E." : ITO
41. Baste : SEW
43. Flap : TAB
44. Steno's companion : NOTEPAD
45. Mr. Spock's side arm : PHASER
46. Thin plate : LAMINA
48. Bizet opus : CARMEN
50. Word with moon or land : SCAPE
53. Colo. college : OTERO
55. New Testament book : ACTS
57. Soviet news org. : TASS
59. Robert ___ : ELEE
60. Snippiness : SASS
63. Constellation or screw pine : ARA
64. Kook : NUT

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