New York Times, Thursday, July 31, 1986

Author: Shirley Soloway
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 4
Shirley Soloway has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Attempt of a sort : STAB
5. Opposite of fem. : MASC
9. Fabric texture : WALE
13. Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
14. An anonym : ALIAS
16. In the center of : AMID
17. Working implements : TOOLSOFTHETRADE
20. Talus's locale : ANKLE
21. Ed from Kansas City : ASNER
22. Scand. land : NOR
23. Smith and Pacino : ALS
25. Make lace : TAT
27. Deserted spot, especially for one who is lost : MIDDLEOFNOWHERE
36. Anger : IRE
37. Italian currency : LIRE
38. Took long steps : LOPED
39. Humperdinck hit : CAFE
41. Soda-fountain order : FLOAT
43. Kind of car : USED
44. Battery terminal : ANODE
46. Landlord, in Livorno : OSTE
47. Eggs for Nero : OVA
48. Current indications : SIGNSOFTHETIMES
52. Env. notation : ATT
53. Apple, for short : MAC
54. Clerical garb : ALB
57. Military camping spot : ETAPE
61. Huxley's "___ Barren Leaves" : THOSE
65. Group in a flock : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
68. Peruse : READ
69. Nick name : SANTA
70. Scurries : HIES
71. Hill builders : ANTS
72. Balance : REST
73. Harness for oxen : YOKE
1. Bristle : SETA
2. Disney film : TRON
3. Out of control : AMOK
4. Love song : BALLAD
5. Novel by F. Huch: 1907 : MAO
6. Code word : ALFA
7. Gets off one's feet : SITS
8. "I Should Care" lyricist : CAHN
9. "Ares' chick": Aristophanes : WAR
10. "___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
11. Well-equipped pool : LIDO
12. German waterway : EDER
15. Take care of : SEETO
18. Do a drummer's job : SELL
19. Boulter : TRAWL
24. Kind of control : SELF
26. "___ Swell," Rodgers-Hart song : THOU
27. Muscovite and biotite : MICAS
28. Native of Teheran : IRANI
29. Clear a clouded window : DEFOG
30. ___ wintergreen : OILOF
31. Jack or David : FROST
32. Below, to Byron : NEATH
33. ___ Downs : EPSOM
34. Superman portrayer : REEVE
35. Icelandic literary works : EDDAS
40. Author Ferber : EDNA
42. Rain cats and dogs : TEEM
45. Kefauver : ESTES
49. Preminger and Kruger : OTTOS
50. Bye-bye : TATA
51. Fish: Comb. form : ICHTHY
54. Steinbeck siren : ABRA
55. Certain security interest : LIEN
56. Unruly youngster : BRAT
58. At a distance : AFAR
59. Sheet of stamps : PANE
60. Newts : EFTS
62. The Buckeye State : OHIO
63. Hide partner : SEEK
64. Gaelic : ERSE
66. Oral surgeon's deg. : DDS
67. Break fasts : EAT

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