New York Times, Tuesday, July 29, 1986

Author: Virginia L. Yates
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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1. Wedge-shaped piece : SHIM
5. "Essays of Elia" author : LAMB
9. Bravura : ECLAT
14. Mata ___ : HARI
15. Cohan's "___ There" : OVER
16. Like a babe in the woods : NAIVE
17. Privy to : INON
18. Machete : BOLO
19. Come ___ (confess) : CLEAN
20. Gardener's headache? : LONGROWTOHOE
23. Strong thread : LISLE
24. Nutmeats : KERNELS
28. Frame for Fragonard : EASEL
32. Kind of strip or point : MEDIAN
33. Resort of a sort : SPA
36. Intaglio's opposite : CAMEO
38. Canadian prov. : ALTA
39. Squirrel's headache? : TOUGHNUTTOCRACK
43. "___ partridge in a pear tree" : ANDA
44. Twilled silk : SURAH
45. "___ will be done . . . " : THY
46. Views : SCENES
49. Postulate : POSIT
51. Airport structures : HANGARS
53. Buckaroo's rope : LASSO
57. Cricketer's headache? : STICKYWICKET
61. Hit hard : PASTE
64. Bellow : ROAR
65. Philosopher Immanuel ___ : KANT
66. Willow : OSIER
67. Having what it takes : ABLE
68. Major suffix : ETTE
69. Dillydally : TARRY
70. Ball ___ hammer : PEEN
71. Letter opener : DEAR
1. Pitchman's accomplice : SHILL
2. City on Asia's Red River : HANOI
3. Things in the fire : IRONS
4. Mix : MINGLE
5. Timber wolf : LOBO
6. Declare openly : AVOW
7. Thaw : MELT
8. Bear : BROOK
9. Audience's appeal : ENCORE
10. Ours is Gregorian : CALENDAR
11. Kind of detector : LIE
12. Actress Gardner : AVA
13. Number to count to : TEN
21. "Stick 'em up!" : REACH
22. Haw's partner : HEM
25. Gulf of Aqaba port : EILAT
26. ___ onto (grab) : LATCH
27. Convolutional : SNAKY
29. Word with José or Juan : SAN
30. Flightless birds : EMUS
31. Ease : LETUP
33. Salt away : STASH
34. Siouan Indian : PONCA
35. "The Age of Anxiety" poet : AUDEN
37. Other, in Orense : OTRO
40. Little Caesar, for one : GANGSTER
41. Western Hemisphere gp. : OAS
42. ___ con carne : CHILI
47. Hash house : EATERY
48. Hindu title : SRI
50. Fastened temporarily : TACKED
52. Bit : SCRAP
54. Do a figure eight : SKATE
55. Berger of films : SENTA
56. Furry water mammal : OTTER
58. Japanese port : KOBE
59. University founded in 1701 : YALE
60. Songbird : WREN
61. Kitty : POT
62. Happy ___ lark : ASA
63. Walter Raleigh, among others : SIR

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