New York Times, Wednesday, August 27, 1986

Author:Lou Sabin
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Lou Sabin has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Train for a bout : SPAR
5. Wilson's predecessor : TAFT
9. Greek isle : SAMOS
14. Elf : PERI
15. Celebes beast : ANOA
16. Ignore : ELIDE
17. Shake ___ (hie) : ALEG
18. Kiltie : SCOT
19. U. S. Grant's rival : RELEE
20. Eur. land : NETH
21. What Pete Rose did in 1985 : SETARECORD
23. Boil : SEETHE
25. Cereal coat : BRAN
26. "The Most Happy ___" : FELLA
28. Bishop's aide : VERGER
33. Weather report : FAIR
35. Boat's position : ALEE
37. Winglike parts : ALAE
38. Mantle, Maris, Mays and Mize : BASEBALLPLAYERS
41. Seed cover : ARIL
42. Relieve : EASE
43. ___ plaid : GLEN
44. Bookworm : READER
46. Plains home : TEPEE
48. Australasian palm : NIPA
50. Perfumes : AROMAS
54. Strawberry, for one : OUTFIELDER
59. Nothing, to a niño : NADA
60. Ph.D. trial : ORALS
61. Broadcasts : AIRS
62. Once more : ANEW
63. Jury : PANEL
64. B.M.I. product : TUNE
65. Aïda, e.g. : ROLE
66. TV's "Shotgun ___" : SLADE
67. Iowa campus town : AMES
68. ___ Scott decision : DRED
1. Bridges : SPANS
2. Martinique volcano : PELEE
3. Mountain crest : ARETE
4. Position for Ott or Ruth : RIGHTFIELD
5. Tufted ornament : TASSEL
6. Suffix with allow : ANCE
7. Where Broncos meet Cowboys : FOOTBALLSTADIUM
8. Siberian tradesman : TATAR
9. Placid : SERENE
10. A Waugh : ALEC
11. O'Shea of films : MILO
12. Szczecin's stream : ODER
13. Beginning : SEED
22. "Daphnis et Chloé" composer : RAVEL
24. Pitcher Score : HERB
27. Tra followers : LALA
29. U.S. Olympic and welterweight champ : RAYLEONARD
30. Unaccompanied part song : GLEE
31. Take in : EARN
32. Scale notes : RES
33. Food : FARE
34. Hindu Kush locale : ASIA
36. Olympics weapon : EPEE
38. Forbid : BAR
39. Eagle's place : AERIE
40. Dyer's device : AGER
45. Isolate : ENISLE
47. Dissects a sentence : PARSES
49. End of Mont.'s motto : PLATA
51. Monticello, e.g. : MANOR
52. Fashion designer Simpson : ADELE
53. Made logs : SAWED
54. Pass-dropper's cry : OOPS
55. Caspian feeder : URAL
56. Blue Nile's source : TANA
57. Absquatulated : FLED
58. Coastal predator : ERNE

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