New York Times, Saturday, September 5, 1987

Author: Martha J. DeWitt
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F V W Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Martha J. DeWitt has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Whitten's "A Killing ___": 1983 : PACE
5. Concede : ADMIT
10. Compressed mass : CAKE
14. Footless : APOD
15. French city : LYONS
16. "Ain't She Sweet?" composer : AGER
17. Impart : LEND
18. Pleas : ENTREATIES
20. Destroy completely : EXTIRPATE
22. Its capital is 15 Across : RHONE
23. Gains : REAPS
24. Fall to : DINE
26. Youth org. : BSA
28. Nips in pubs : TOTS
30. Kind of horse hoe : NIDGET
34. Variety of oak : ROBLE
36. Travel on a circuit : ITINERATE
38. Kirghiz range : ALAI
39. Informal garb : JEANS
40. Latin I word : AMAS
41. Captivations : CONQUESTS
43. Wasn't alert : SLEPT
44. Abide : ENDURE
45. Outline sharply : ETCH
47. Clavis : KEY
48. Japanese receptacle : INRO
50. Originated : AROSE
52. Tolerate : ABIDE
55. Of a Tertiary epoch : PALEOCENE
59. Shovelers : BROADBILLS
61. Upolu seaport : APIA
62. Carry on : RANT
63. Fjord : INLET
64. Confined : PENT
65. S African fox : ASSE
66. Rosary units : BEADS
67. He killed Halirrhothius : ARES
1. Faint : PALE
2. Zenith : APEX
3. Hot goods : CONTRABAND
4. Fisher or Foy : EDDIE
5. Syrian city : ALEPPO
6. Sequences of sovereigns : DYNASTIES
7. A Peace Nobelist: 1946 : MOTT
8. "The Lady ___" : INRED
9. Literary monogram : TSE
10. Minster : CATHEDRAL
11. Leisure, in Livorno : AGIO
12. Wail, Irish style : KEEN
13. An old tongue : ERSE
19. Golfer with an army : ARNIE
21. Chide : RATE
25. Tabard et al. : INNS
26. Two : BRACE
27. Sage : SOLON
29. Predicament : STATE
31. Lady Chatterley's lover, for one : GAMEKEEPER
32. Military storehouse : ETAPE
33. Choleric : TESTY
35. Cash : LIQUIDATE
37. Set up : INSTALLED
39. Deride : JEER
42. Buried, in a way : URNED
43. Word to a fly : SHOO
46. Cockscombs : CRESTS
49. Put in one's two cents : OPINE
51. ___ Flow : SCAPA
52. Steinbeck temptress : ABRA
53. Diplomat's chapeau ___ : BRAS
54. Charged atoms : IONS
56. ___ breve : ALLA
57. Astrodome group : NINE
58. Victuals : EATS
60. Dickey : BIB

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