New York Times, Tuesday, July 22, 1986

Author:Christopher Sherwood
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tattered Tom's raiment : RAGS
5. "Volsunga ___" : SAGA
9. Miniature pest : GNAT
13. Shipment to Pittsburgh : IRON
14. Resting above : ATOP
15. Indian deity : RAMA
16. Metalworking implement : FILE
17. Hash-house specials : BLUEPLATES
20. Become wan : FADE
21. Morsel for a mare : OAT
22. Unsatisfactory autos : LEMONS
23. Worries : FRETS
25. Homo sapiens : MAN
26. Dot on a map of a sea : ISLE
27. Jawbone : MANDIBLE
32. What a victor has done : WON
34. Artificial flies : LURES
36. Like Gibraltar : SOLID
37. Olympian Korbut : OLGA
39. Part of a Sikorsky machine : ROTOR
41. Apollo's launcher : NASA
42. Serf's lord : LIEGE
44. Trait carriers : GENES
46. Machine's timing device : CAM
47. U.S. Park Service employee : FORESTER
49. Rainstorm residue : MUCK
51. Coterie : SET
52. Oracles : SEERS
53. Cornucopia items : APPLES
57. Butter at Fordham : RAM
58. Shiite leader : IMAM
61. Gardener's best tool? : GREENTHUMB
63. Denver's ___ High Stadium : MILE
64. Superior : AONE
65. Woodwind : OBOE
66. English public school : ETON
67. General or private : RANK
68. Paraphernalia : GEAR
69. Outbuilding : SHED
1. Jazzman's repeated phrase : RIFF
2. Song for Shirley Love : ARIA
3. Fleming's modern Midas : GOLDFINGER
4. Smiles derisively : SNEERS
5. Kin of a spy : SABOTEUR
6. One of the Titans : ATLAS
7. Ailment affecting the big toe : GOUT
8. Mimic : APE
9. Small measure : GRAM
10. W.W. II byproduct : NATO
11. Sermon's finale : AMEN
12. Source of Russian news : TASS
18. Schematic : PLAN
19. Acts like Shylock : LENDS
24. Building part : ELL
25. New Yorker for whom a jar was named : MASON
27. Poetic rhythm : METER
28. Charged atom : ION
29. Longfellow's village craftsman : BLACKSMITH
30. Soprano Della Casa : LISA
31. Red-coated dairy product : EDAM
32. Peter's nemesis : WOLF
33. Medley : OLIO
35. Lexicographer of note : ROGET
38. Grow wizened : AGE
40. "___ Me?": 1937 song : REMEMBER
43. City in the Ruhr valley : ESSEN
45. Engage in litigation : SUE
48. ___ pilot : TEST
50. Felonies and misdemeanors : CRIMES
52. Pacific outpost : SAMOA
53. Seaweed extract : AGAR
54. Malayan canoe : PROA
55. Colonial Quaker : PENN
56. Onion's cousin : LEEK
57. One lacking savvy : RUBE
59. Lily variety : ALOE
60. Make whole : MEND
62. Greedy person : HOG

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