New York Times, Saturday, September 22, 1984

Author:Peter Swift
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 5
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Vanished creatures : DODOS
6. Cries of triumph : AHAS
10. Ratchet wheel part : PAWL
14. Ship that carried Miss Liberty : IRENE
15. Calcium oxide : LIME
16. A Met score : ARIA
17. Exclusive : ELECT
18. Reverse curve : OGEE
19. Bank (on) : RELY
20. Sophie Tucker's theme song : SOMEOFTHESEDAYS
23. Suffix with concert : INA
24. Hired assassin : BRAVO
25. Steer clear of : SHUN
28. Kind of cross : TAU
30. Falsify : WANGLE
34. Queen seduced by a cuckoo : HERA
35. Chichi : ARTY
37. Lows : MOOS
38. Sheikdom dweller : ARAB
39. ___-eaters: "Odyssey" characters : LOTUS
41. English royal house : YORK
42. Hang laxly : LOLL
43. Glitter on a TV screen : WOMP
44. Homager's cousin : ESNE
45. Succeeded : ENSUED
48. Dundee denial : NAE
49. Stingy : NEAR
50. Iroquoians : ERIES
52. Joker : WAG
54. Norton-Handy song: 1913 : THEMEMPHISBLUES
61. Superman, to Lois Lane : HERO
62. Alpaca or vicuna : WOOL
63. Joyous cry of a card holder : BINGO
64. Napoli's Castel Sant'___ : ELMO
65. ___ fixe : IDEE
66. Bony predecessor of path : OSTEO
67. Muscat is its capital : OMAN
68. Heroine of a d'Erlanger opera : TESS
69. Rose's seamier side : THORN
1. Matrices : DIES
2. Plinth : ORLO
3. Judge : DEEM
4. Caldwell-Kern song: 1923 : ONCEINABLUEMOON
5. He wrote "Lives of the Hunted" : SETON
6. Myriad : ALOT
7. Cahn-Styne musical comedy: 1947 : HIGHBUTTONSHOES
8. Afghan nobleman : AMEER
9. Vacillate : SEESAW
10. The Gershwins' last musical comedy: 1933 : PARDONMYENGLISH
11. Bailiwick : AREA
12. Cunning : WILY
13. Ballads : LAYS
21. Disastrous : FATAL
22. Lehar work : EVA
25. Fissile rock : SHALE
26. Long-billed bird : HERON
27. Asian range : URALS
29. In a line : AROW
31. Kind of step : GOOSE
32. John Ridd's girl : LORNA
33. Glacial ridge : ESKER
36. City on the Colorado : YUMA
40. Ejects : SPEWS
46. Palindrome in a palindrome : ERE
47. Blockhead : DIMWIT
51. Verse form : EPODE
53. Cloister's director : ABBOT
54. Aaron Burr's daughter : THEO
55. Position of power : HELM
56. Writer Calderon : ERMA
57. ___ Scilly : ILES
58. Biblical preposition : UNTO
59. Elbe feeder : EGER
60. Quickly : SOON

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