New York Times, Thursday, September 4, 1986

Author: Tom W. Underhill
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0
Tom Underhill has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1986, The New York Times
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1. Mubarak's predecessor : SADAT
6. Preen : PRIMP
11. Czech reformer : HUS
14. Leading : PRIME
15. Apia's locale : SAMOA
16. Tolkien creature : ENT
17. "We're deadlocked," said Tom ___ : IMPASSIVELY
19. Epistle: Abbr. : LTR
20. Snuggle : NESTLE
21. Detail : ITEM
22. Pandowdy : PIE
23. Bolivian group : CAVINA
25. Everybody: Ger. : ALLES
27. Opulent : RICH
30. Compass pt. : ESE
31. Origins : SEEDS
32. Cretan peak : IDA
33. "If ___, I rust": Luther : IREST
35. Thanks, in Soho : TAS
36. Cad : BOUNDER
38. Supervise : OVERSEE
42. Low digit : TOE
43. A moth : EGGER
45. Actor Ayres : LEW
46. To ___ phrase : COINA
48. Swiss stream : AAR
49. Memorable journalist : PYLE
50. "Man is ___-using animal": Carlyle : ATOOL
51. Hot dog : WIENER
53. Pronoun : YOU
54. "___ Dream . . . ?" : ICAN
56. "He fumbles up into ___ adieu": Shak. : ALOOSE
60. Oct. and Dec. : MOS
61. "I'm cold," Lady Godiva said ___ : SHIFTLESSLY
63. Entirely : ALL
64. Andronicus : TITUS
65. Composer Franck : CESAR
66. Napoleonic marshal : NEY
67. Type of wheat : SPELT
68. Crossbeam : TRAVE
1. Gyrate : SPIN
2. Weapon, to René : ARME
3. Canapés : DIPS
4. Three on ___ : AMATCH
5. Electrical genius : TESLA
6. Before omega : PSI
7. Gulches : RAVINES
8. "___ man with . . . " : IMETA
9. Double agent : MOLE
10. Dispenser of wages : PAYMASTER
11. "It's the maid's night out," said Tom ___ : HELPLESSLY
12. Not knotted : UNTIED
13. Accent : STRESS
18. Harsh : SEVERE
24. Rhone feeder : ISERE
26. Limerick man : LEAR
27. Eve's source : RIB
28. June words : IDO
29. "Nevermore," quoth the Raven ___ : CAUTIOUSLY
33. Perfection seekers : IDEALISTS
34. Roman robes : TOGAE
37. Taboo words : NONO
39. Springlike : VERNAL
40. Conger : EEL
41. Female sheep : EWE
44. Like most employment : GAINFUL
46. Crocodile's cousin : CAYMAN
47. Actor Peter ___ : OTOOLE
49. Tedious talker : PROSER
51. Chief Justice: 1874–88 : WAITE
52. Choose : ELECT
55. Golf shot : CHIP
57. Greek peak : OSSA
58. Bulgar, e.g. : SLAV
59. Brontë's Jane : EYRE
62. Hissed reproof : TST

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