New York Times, Wednesday, September 9, 1987

Author: William Canine
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Clenched hands : FISTS
6. Maxims : SAWS
10. Cartel acronym : OPEC
14. Spiritless, old style : AMORT
15. Scrabble : CLAW
16. Headlong : RASH
17. Ma Perkins's medium : RADIO
18. Site of a great tomb : AGRA
19. Comfort : EASE
20. Coal : EMBER
21. Service man : DANMCGREW
23. Custer's alma mater: Abbr. : USMA
25. Missile site : SILO
26. Onager : ASS
28. Lass's home away from home? : YWCA
31. Variety of copal : ANIME
35. Fly larva : BOTT
37. Clementine's dad, for one : FORTYNINER
40. Mountain: Prefix : OREO
41. Armbones : ULNAE
42. Jewish month : ADAR
43. River or city in S.D. : VERMILLION
45. Mexican boy : NINO
46. Maxwell and Lanchester : ELSAS
47. "Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
49. Scottish port : AYR
50. A Presidential candidate : HAIG
53. Novelist Hunter : EVAN
55. Wild Bill, for one : USMARSHAL
60. Fey : ELFIN
63. Dog or meal : CHOW
64. Escamillo's foe : TORO
65. Pandowdy portion : SLICE
66. Frolic : LARK
67. Sugar cube : LUMP
68. Mythical man of brass : TALOS
69. Mellows : AGES
70. Different : ELSE
71. Concerning : ANENT
1. Bus token, e.g. : FARE
2. Mosque V.I.P. : IMAM
3. Men willing for tilling : SODBUSTERS
4. Gives it a whirl : TRIES
5. Tempestuous : STORMY
6. Atlantic food fish : SCAD
7. Unicellular plant : ALGA
8. Tips off : WARNS
9. Pundit : SWAMI
10. Chief Joseph, for one : OREGONIAN
11. Carson's predecessor : PAAR
12. Common crossword palindrome : ESSE
13. Munch : CHEW
22. Dhu's family : CLAN
24. Causing dread : AWFUL
26. "___ Suspicion," 1943 film : ABOVE
27. Stendhal hero : SOREL
29. Academic inst. : COLL
30. Jack's links rival : ARNIE
32. One behind the other : INDIANFILE
33. Former labor leader : MEANY
34. Rarity for a Gold Glove player : ERROR
36. Battleaxes : TOMAHAWKS
38. N.M. resort : TAOS
39. Matchmaker in "Fiddler . . . " : YENTE
44. Danube tributary : ISAR
48. Zoroastrian Bible : AVESTA
51. Fiber for cordage : ISTLE
52. Evil spirit : GHOUL
54. Singer Jones : ALLAN
55. Pac Ten member : UCLA
56. Popular 30's dance : SHAG
57. In addition : MORE
58. Branches : ARMS
59. Canter's cousin : LOPE
61. Image : ICON
62. Nutcracker's suite : NEST

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