New York Times, Friday, August 21, 1987

Author: Bert Rosenfield
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 4
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Very dangerous element : RADON
6. Wide open : AGAPE
11. ___ out (plan in detail) : MAP
14. Lacquer resin : ELEMI
15. Overstuffed : SATED
16. Ab ___ (from square one) : OVO
17. Shade of gray : VIENNASMOKE
19. Wash. luminary : SEN
20. Each : APIECE
21. Little specialty : MIMICRY
23. With 24 Down and 55 Across, a dinner dish : BRUSS
25. Org. established in 1949 : NATO
26. N.K.V.D.'s predecessor : OGPU
29. Erstwhile corp. : SERG
31. Barley beards : AWNS
34. Bristly plant : TEASEL
37. Kabob component : LAMB
39. Drabowsky or Berg of baseball : MOE
40. Rhine tributary : AAR
41. Extended breaks : SIESTAS
43. Take advantage of : USE
44. Corn or cycle starter : TRI
45. Friends, in Fife : EMES
46. Caught : NAILED
48. Start of N.C.'s motto : ESSE
50. Castor and Pollux : ALPS
52. Glad or sad ending : NESS
53. Kind of bag : GRAB
55. Puts to flight : ROUTS
58. Obstruction : BARRIER
61. "Three men ___" : INATUB
64. Becker specialty : ACE
65. Wrapping material : MANILAPAPER
68. Fidel compadre : CHE
69. Finnish lake, to Swedes : ENARE
70. Vamp's relative : INTRO
71. Old cowboy star Maynard : KEN
72. Ancient chariot : ESSED
73. Actor Ezra : STONE
1. Gun a motor : REV
2. Inter ___ : ALIA
3. Profound : DEEP
4. Kind of bill : OMNIBUS
5. Forty-___ : NINER
6. Estimate : ASSESS
7. Whale group : GAM
8. It was smashed in the 40's : ATOM
9. Hominid discovery announced in 1927 : PEKINGMAN
10. Swelling : EDEMA
11. Vodka and ginger beer : MOSCOWMULE
12. Asseverate : AVER
13. Snort glass : PONY
18. Puncture starter : ACU
22. Give ___ whirl (make an effort) : ITA
24. See 23 Across : SELSSPR
26. Mexican basket grass : OTATE
27. They work when engaged : GEARS
28. An insecticide : PARISGREEN
30. Betrayer : RAT
32. Things to be counted : NOSES
33. Origins : SEEDS
35. Suffix with Tonkin : ESE
36. Sievas : LIMABEANS
38. Good-turn org. : BSA
42. Glass or sand chaser : EEL
47. Twinkling : INSTANT
49. Sin : ERR
51. Besmirched : SOILED
54. Singer Mann : AIMEE
56. ___ voce (unanimously) : UNA
57. On the ___ (under consideration) : TAPIS
58. With 59 Down, a common misery : BACK
59. See 58 Down : ACHE
60. Certain acids, for short : RNAS
62. ___ no good : UPTO
63. Swiss city : BERN
66. Eng. neighbor : IRE
67. Caviar : ROE

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