New York Times, Friday, July 24, 1987

Author:Kathryn Righter
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Kathryn Righter has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Man with the golden touch : MIDAS
6. Agave fiber : PITA
10. Salt marsh : SALINA
11. Celtic earthly paradise : AVALON
14. Pirate's vessel : CORSAIR
15. Disconcerted; confused : RATTLED
17. Illuminated : LIT
18. Endurance : STAMINA
20. Lamb's mother : EWE
21. Author of "Exodus" : URIS
23. Vast chasm : ABYSS
24. Van Druten's "I Remember ___" : MAMA
25. "Square" trio : MEALS
27. Ygdrasil, e.g. : ASH
28. Critical : VITAL
29. Contrite : PENITENT
31. Take umbrage : RESENT
32. Beggar : MENDICANT
34. Devices for holding : CLAMPS
37. Spanish dance : FANDANGO
41. Penates' counterparts : LARES
42. ___ rosé : VIN
43. Flock of geese in flight : SKEIN
44. President Bongo of Gabon : OMAR
45. Track events : MEETS
47. These may be smoked : EELS
48. Male cat : GIB
49. Kind of handkerchief : BANDANA
51. Presidential monogram : DDE
52. Important : SALIENT
54. Very small bakery item : TARTLET
56. Upper house : SENATE
57. Debated : ARGUED
58. Pair : DUAD
59. Narrow openings : SLOTS
1. Sci-fi character : MARTIAN
2. French pronoun : ILS
3. Discoverer of the Cape of Good Hope : DIAS
4. Author Loos : ANITA
5. Spanish dance : SARABAND
6. Celtics' center : PARISH
7. Russian soldiers : IVANS
8. British farewell : TATA
9. Hgt. : ALT
10. Evening party : SOIREE
12. Fatty-acid salt : OLEATE
13. English cardinal and author : NEWMAN
14. Cluster of plants : CLUMP
16. Gave out : DEALT
19. Puzzled : MYSTIFIED
22. More svelte : SLIMMER
24. "Man is Nature's sole ___!": Gilbert : MISTAKE
26. Paces : STEPS
28. Sells : VENDS
30. Nav. officer : ENS
31. Raced : RAN
33. Choral compositions : CANTATAS
34. Impedes : CLOGS
35. Female demons : LAMIAS
36. Suitable for farming : ARABLE
38. Derby winner: 1956 : NEEDLES
39. Superficially attractive : GILDED
40. Beginning : ONSET
42. Gave way to emotion : VENTED
45. Tropical ray : MANTA
46. Tangle : SNARL
49. Actor Bridges from Hollywood : BEAU
50. Former constellation : ARGO
53. Neither Rep. nor Dem. : IND
55. Exclamation of disdain : TUT

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