New York Times, Wednesday, September 17, 1986

Author:Robert Katz
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 4, Spans: 1
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Diplomat's forte : TACT
5. Cordage fiber : SISAL
10. Equipment : GEAR
14. Khayyám : OMAR
15. Me. town : ORONO
16. Like a fabled duckling : UGLY
17. Indian princess : RANI
18. Put on cargo : LADED
19. A gait : LOPE
20. U.S. film debut of 39 Across : THEBLUEANGEL
23. Break bread : EAT
24. ___ advocate : DEVILS
27. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
30. Chanteuse Edith : PIAF
33. A "Stagecoach" star: 1939 : DEVINE
35. Before, to Byron : ERE
36. Straw in the wind : OMEN
38. Pay up : REMIT
39. Star of 20 Across : MARLENEDIETRICH
43. "It's ___!" : ADEAL
44. Invalid : NULL
45. Ring initials : TKO
46. Busybodies : YENTAS
48. Undress : PEEL
50. Draft agcy. : SSS
51. Stew : SEETHE
53. Limo occupant : VIP
55. Role for 39 Across : SHANGHAILILY
61. This may come to shove : PUSH
64. Attack : RUNAT
65. Mars, to 54 Down : ARES
66. Exchange rate : AGIO
67. Poetry Muse : ERATO
68. Bag opener : TOTE
69. Hot-day word : WHEW
70. Hinder : DETER
71. ___ about (approximately) : ONOR
1. Legal wrong : TORT
2. Oriental nurse : AMAH
3. Walking aid : CANE
4. Levites, e.g. : TRIBE
5. Holmes's aim : SOLUTION
6. Dies ___ : IRAE
7. Kind of jerk or pop : SODA
8. Put ___ to (finish off) : ANEND
9. Stayed at an inn : LODGED
10. Traveler to Lilliput : GULLIVER
11. Type of trip : EGO
12. Swiss peak : ALP
13. Manhattan part : RYE
21. Track distance : LAP
22. Turn inside out : EVERT
25. Restrains : LIMITS
26. Shaving mishaps : SNICKS
27. Air Force general Curtis : LEMAY
28. Sultans' decrees : IRADES
29. Placid : SERENE
31. Sanction : AMEN
32. Surfeited : FEDUP
34. Group character : ETHOS
37. What the Aswan dams : NILE
40. Wee-hour movie : LATESHOW
41. Gulf of Aqaba port : ELATH
42. Londoner's lift : ELEVATOR
47. Split the take : SHARED
49. Number of cards in Caesar's deck? : LII
52. Harden : ENURE
54. "The Republic" author : PLATO
56. Flying pest : GNAT
57. Love's antithesis : HATE
58. Item to pump : IRON
59. Apollo's mother : LETO
60. North Sea feeder : YSER
61. Clumsy hand : PAW
62. Expression of disgust : UGH
63. "Sprechen ___ Deutsch?" : SIE

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