New York Times, Tuesday, September 1, 1987

Author:Melvin Kenworthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Melvin Kenworthy has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
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1. Shy : SHORT
6. Play parts : ACTS
10. "Sweeney ___," 1979 Broadway hit : TODD
14. Tyrrhenian feeder : TIBER
15. Snare : TRAP
16. Mimic : APER
17. Solo : ALONE
18. Fork part : TINE
19. Garden access : GATE
20. Loafer : GOLDBRICKER
23. "___ Misérables" : LES
24. Tress : LOCK
25. Widows' inheritances : DOWERS
27. Confuses : ADDLES
31. Follows : ENSUES
33. ___ gras : FOIE
34. Satisfy fully : SATE
36. "___ bleu!" : SACRE
39. Surveyor's instrument : TRANSIT
41. Importune : ENTREAT
43. Island group north of Tonga : SAMOA
44. Actress Garr : TERI
46. "With the blue ribbon ___" : ONIT
47. Trial : ORDEAL
49. Kindly : GENTLE
51. Thin layer : VENEER
53. Needle parts : EYES
55. Unusual : ODD
56. Revere occupation : SILVERSMITH
62. Pinball-machine word : TILT
64. Array in a pool hall : CUES
65. Famous cow : ELSIE
66. Lamb : ELIA
67. "Thousand Days" queen : ANNE
68. McKinley's birthplace in Ohio : NILES
69. Take out : DELE
70. Lip : SASS
71. One of a baseball trio : EVERS
1. Male partygoer : STAG
2. Hawaiian city or bay : HILO
3. One-sixth drachma : OBOL
4. Tear : REND
5. Soprano : TREBLE
6. Athenian : ATTIC
7. Fair play : CRICKET
8. Place for cogitation : TANK
9. Does 75 : SPEEDS
10. Label : TAG
11. Like a girasol : OPALESCENT
12. Hold back : DETER
13. Shift or sheath : DRESS
21. Actor Ernesto: 1829-96 : ROSSI
22. Yank out of bed : ROUST
26. Irritate; fray : WEARON
27. P.M.'s : AFTS
28. A Copperfield : DORA
29. Mae West role : DIAMONDLIL
30. Poe girl : LENORE
32. Never, to Keats : NEER
35. "___ boy!" : ATTA
37. Inveigh : RAIL
38. Feminine suffix : ETTE
40. Vic's spouse et al. : SADES
42. Its capital is Niamey : NIGER
45. N.F.L. groups : ELEVENS
48. The true heaths : ERICAS
50. Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
51. Cast a ballot : VOTED
52. Roman official : EDILE
54. Affirmatives : YESES
57. Moon goddess : LUNA
58. Year in Macbeth's reign : MLIV
59. Man, for one : ISLE
60. Row : TIER
61. Dame Myra : HESS
63. R.L.S. contemporary : TAE

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