It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

New York Times, Thursday, December 18, 1986

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 1
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
1
S
2
A
3
H
4
A
5
R
6
A
7
C
8
A
9
M
10
E
11
L
12
C
A
B
A
R
E
T
13
P
O
P
U
L
A
14
R
15
A
L
A
B
A
M
A
16
E
T
A
G
E
R
E
17
B
A
L
18
B
I
B
19
L
E
R
20
M
A
W
21
A
Z
O
22
V
23
T
A
24
R
A
S
25
S
E
M
I
26
L
A
N
A
27
S
28
L
U
G
29
R
A
N
I
N
30
A
R
E
N
A
31
S
32
B
I
33
S
E
C
T
E
D
34
L
O
35
G
I
C
A
L
36
C
37
L
38
I
39
M
A
T
I
C
40
D
I
41
R
42
E
43
C
44
T
45
R
A
P
I
D
46
G
O
47
R
48
C
A
R
R
E
49
A
T
A
N
50
A
G
N
E
51
W
52
D
U
O
S
53
V
I
N
54
F
U
L
55
P
A
56
S
57
D
O
T
58
A
N
E
59
M
O
N
E
60
E
T
A
61
M
I
N
E
62
T
O
M
C
A
T
S
63
N
E
G
A
T
E
D
64
S
A
I
L
S
65
T
R
A
C
E
D
© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,554
Across
1
Desert bordering the Red Sea : SAHARA
7
Sight at 1 Across : CAMEL
12
Grey-Minnelli classic : CABARET
13
Well-liked : POPULAR
15
C. & W. group : ALABAMA
16
Whatnot : ETAGERE
17
Cornwall mine : BAL
18
Tucker's "best" partner : BIB
19
Neptune, Celtic style : LER
20
Mother, in the Ozarks : MAW
21
Black Sea neighbor : AZOV
23
Gogol's "___ Bulba" : TARAS
25
Highway sight : SEMI
26
Cantrell and Turner : LANAS
28
Saddle loop : LUG
29
Arrested : RANIN
30
Sports spots : ARENAS
32
Halved : BISECTED
34
Clearly reasonable : LOGICAL
36
Weather-related : CLIMATIC
40
Emulate Lumet : DIRECT
45
Feller called ___ Robert : RAPID
46
Indus tribesman : GOR
48
"Vieux ___," T. Williams play : CARRE
49
___ impasse : ATAN
50
Vice President before Ford : AGNEW
52
Musical pieces : DUOS
53
Sportscaster Scully : VIN
54
Suffix with cup or spoon : FUL
55
___ de deux : PAS
57
The i's have it : DOT
58
Its flowers lack petals : ANEMONE
60
Loose-woven fabric : ETAMINE
62
Male mousers : TOMCATS
63
Canceled out : NEGATED
64
Takes the QE2 : SAILS
65
Used transparent paper : TRACED
Down
1
Alberto who won in the long run: N.Y.C., 1981–82 : SALAZAR
2
Large snail : ABALONE
3
O.T. book : HAB
4
Hussein, for one : ARAB
5
Respond to dunning : REMIT
6
Moorish instrument : ATABAL
7
Sheep shelters : COTES
8
On ___ with (equal to) : APAR
9
Kisser : MUG
10
Periodic-table item : ELEMENT
11
North Platte feeder : LARAMIE
12
Occultism : CABALA
13
Living in the open sea : PELAGIC
14
Tape-deck button : REWIND
22
Pianist ___ Cliburn : VAN
24
Gaul-Italy separator : RUBICON
25
It holds a squid's "ink" : SAC
27
Dieter's dish : SALAD
29
Museum piece : RELIC
31
Barfly : SOT
33
Down in the dumps : SAD
35
Silly laughs : GIGGLES
36
Neckpiece : CRAVAT
37
Some South Americans : LATINOS
38
"The Girl from ___," 1963 song : IPANEMA
39
Part of an hr. : MIN
41
Atomic-energy unit : RAD
42
Ineligible for a dunce cap : ERUDITE
43
Aped Der Bingle : CROONED
44
Did lab work : TESTED
47
Reformer's exhortation : REPENT
50
Em et al. : AUNTS
51
Irrigate : WATER
54
Stable youngster : FOAL
56
Lagerlöf's "Gösta Berlings ___" : SAGA
59
Start of the 12th century : MCI
61
Bub : MAC

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

|