New York Times, Wednesday, July 29, 1987

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Decoy : SNARE
6. Coll. degree in farming : BSAS
10. Unruly crowd : MOB
13. Composer Ned : ROREM
14. Celts' land : EIRE
15. Tender : SORE
16. Fly catcher : OUTFIELDER
18. Intrude, with "in" : HORN
19. Heart contraction : SYSTOLE
20. Gambol : FROLIC
22. A tide : NEAP
24. Refuse : TRASH
25. Places for hiding supplies, etc. : CACHES
30. Treat a broken bone : RESET
32. Be of use : AVAIL
33. Latin I word : AMAT
34. Clip : SNIP
38. Pregame activity : BATTINGPRACTICE
41. Utah ski resort : ALTA
42. Agitate : ROIL
43. Panamanian port : COLON
44. Fortitude : HEART
46. Matures : RIPENS
47. Relish : SAVOR
50. Zenith : ACME
52. "___ of the Heart," 1986 film : CRIMES
54. Baked cornmeal dish : HOECAKE
59. Harassed : RODE
60. Rare diamond event : TRIPLEPLAY
63. Cupid : AMOR
64. "In ___-horse open sleigh" : AONE
65. Plow maker : DEERE
66. Not quite a birdie : PAR
67. Two-wheeled carriages : GIGS
68. Utopias : EDENS
1. Hit sign : SRO
2. Entre ___ : NOUS
3. Chichi : ARTY
4. Gridiron V.I.P.'s : REFS
5. Radiate : EMIT
6. Charming woman : BELLE
7. Moundsman's technique : SIDEARMPITCHING
8. "Cows ___ my passion": Dickens : ARE
9. Slave : SERF
10. Bread, clams or cabbage : MOOLA
11. Kin of an iris : ORRIS
12. Former Reds catcher : BENCH
15. Durocher was one : SHORTSTOP
17. Millions of years : EONS
21. 1 or 95, e.g. : RTE
23. Bailey or White : PEARL
25. Woman's work basket : CABA
26. Of grandparents : AVAL
27. Colleague of Anthony : CATT
28. Emulate Babe Ruth : HITAHOMER
29. Biblical Judge : ELI
31. N.Y.C.'s Penn. ___ : STA
33. Israeli coin : AGORA
35. Shade of green : NILE
36. Sacred symbol : ICON
37. Stylographs : PENS
39. Some New Deal initials : NRA
40. Cato's 201 : CCI
45. Before, to the Bard : ERE
46. Stagger : REEL
47. Junk : SCRAP
48. Bouquet : AROMA
49. Hollywood's King ___ : VIDOR
51. The Blues : MOPES
53. Kind of party : STAG
55. Give up : CEDE
56. Copied : APED
57. Swiss painter: 1879-1940 : KLEE
58. Bring home the bacon : EARN
61. Charles X, par exemple : ROI
62. ___ man (sycophant) : YES

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