New York Times, Tuesday, September 9, 1986

Author:Robert Katz
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { K X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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. Cause of a duel : SLAP
5. Observe Yom Kippur : FAST
9. Ablution : BATH
13. Entice : LURE
14. Collegian's specialty : MAJOR
15. Canyon phenomenon : ECHO
16. Rare bird : ONER
17. Fla. city : OCALA
18. Dance : STEP
19. Self-centered traits : EGOCENTRICITIES
22. Torrid : HOT
23. "___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
24. Polit. position : CTR
27. Two of these a prison make : SING
30. Went hither and thither quickly : DARTED
35. Shelter sine qua non : ROOF
37. Gare du ___ (Paris depot) : NORD
39. Part of a ream : QUIRE
40. Markedly self-reliant : INDIVIDUALISTIC
43. "___ evil . . . " : SEENO
44. Sicilian province : ENNA
45. Mexican sandwich : TACO
46. Quickly, out West : PRONTO
48. Six years in the Senate : TERM
50. Aye neutralizer : NAY
51. Paleozoic, for one : ERA
53. Ares or Thor : GOD
55. In a narrowly moralistic way : SELFRIGHTEOUSLY
64. On the big drink : ASEA
65. Inventor Howe : ELIAS
66. Memorable U.S. journalist : RIIS
67. Play the lead : STAR
68. Criteria : NORMS
69. Kitchen follower : ETTE
70. In this place : HERE
71. Bird sound : TWEE
72. Rhine feeder : RUHR
1. ___ gin fizz : SLOE
2. Thoracic organ : LUNG
3. Mars: Comb. form : AREO
4. Vantage point : PERCH
5. Actuality : FACT
6. Not fully closed : AJAR
7. Dependable : SOLID
8. Did a shamus's job : TRACED
9. Carter's "Why Not the ___?" : BEST
10. Playbill heading : ACTI
11. "Of ___ I Sing" : THEE
12. Short trips : HOPS
14. Pope Paul VI : MONTINI
20. Dawn goddess : EOS
21. Baghdad native : IRAQI
24. Bacon order : CRISP
25. Paint-factory specialist : TONER
26. Where broncos get busted : RODEO
28. Predicament : NODE
29. Sound in a sty : GRUNT
31. Iron's nemesis : RUST
32. Gigantic creature : TITAN
33. Writer Jong : ERICA
34. Hunter's ruse : DECOY
36. Mickey ___ : FINN
38. A Scandinavian : DANE
41. Balloter : VOTER
42. Big tip : LARGESS
47. The East : ORIENT
49. Cow's call : MOO
52. Lit up : AGLOW
54. Old-master Albrecht : DURER
55. Window part : SASH
56. Famed Italian family : ESTE
57. King or Norman : LEAR
58. Subway token : FARE
59. Take on : HIRE
60. Unexciting : TAME
61. In ___ (in its original place) : SITU
62. Mono or mega follower : LITH
63. French-Belgian river : YSER

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