New York Times, Thursday, July 23, 1987

Author:Lou Sabin
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Lou Sabin has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. A neighbor of Sicily : MALTA
6. Slang word for 9 Down : DIP
9. Below par : POOR
13. Not natural : ALIEN
14. Lahore wrap : SARI
15. Nagy of Hungary : IMRE
16. Actor Arnold : STANG
17. Like a teardrop : OVAL
18. Thersitical fellows : CADS
19. Oater heavy : HORSETHIEF
21. Patella area : KNEE
22. Trotsky or Uris : LEON
23. Domain : EMPIRE
25. Whence Cervantes wrote "Don Quixote" : PRISON
29. Relic : CURIO
31. "There'll be ___ time . . . " : AHOT
32. Singer Clapton : ERIC
34. Con game : SCAM
37. Corpus ___ : DELICTI
39. Puts in Newgate : LOCKSUP
42. According to : EACH
43. Expanse : SPAN
45. Although, to Antony : ETSI
46. Olympics site: 1988 : KOREA
48. Holdings : ESTATE
50. Corrupt : SEDUCE
53. Fine wood : TEAK
55. Err : TRIP
56. Second-story jobs : BURGLARIES
62. Cell, e.g. : ROOM
63. Venezuelan copper center : AROA
64. Sculptor's product : TORSO
65. Snorri story : EDDA
66. Like Manute Bol : TALL
67. Addax's big cousin : ELAND
68. Hammer, in a way : PEEN
69. Spanish articles : ELS
70. Lacoste and Clair : RENES
1. Mixture for cattle : MASH
2. Countertenor : ALTO
3. Fabulist : LIAR
4. Basis of decimal system : TENS
5. Shakespearean deputy : ANGELO
6. Early designer of flying machines : DAVINCI
7. Dies ___ : IRAE
8. Emulate Raffles : PILFER
9. The Artful Dodger, e.g. : PICKPOCKET
10. Saudi Arabian's neighbor : OMANI
11. Fiat : ORDER
12. View anew : RESEE
14. London district : SOHO
20. Article of faith : TENET
24. File sect. : MISC
25. Walk; tramp : PAD
26. Syngman of 46 Across : RHEE
27. Kansas town : IOLA
28. Cop's quarry : STICKUPMAN
30. Calif. campus : UCLA
33. Move up : RISE
35. Nora's terrier : ASTA
36. Is obliged to : MUST
38. Ice-cream flavor: Abbr. : CHOC
40. "Love Story" star : ONEAL
41. Pandowdy : PIE
44. Walks a beat : PATROLS
47. Sale's offer : REBATE
49. Debi Thomas is one : SKATER
50. ___ throat : STREP
51. Diminish gradually : ERODE
52. Vacuum tube : DIODE
54. On a par: Fr. : EGAL
57. Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
58. Function : ROLE
59. Mashhad site : IRAN
60. Medieval domestic : ESNE
61. Does lawn repair : SODS

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