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.
Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

APRIL FOOLERY

New York Times, Sunday, April 26, 1987

Author:
Victoria & Alex F. Black
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 562 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
1
M
2
A
3
H
4
O
5
U
6
T
7
R
8
I
9
G
10
O
11
R
12
B
13
O
14
L
15
T
16
E
17
D
18
A
V
E
R
N
O
19
E
V
E
R
E
20
T
21
T
22
A
P
A
R
R
I
23
B
E
R
N
A
R
24
D
B
A
R
O
Q
U
E
25
C
O
V
E
N
T
26
S
C
R
E
W
27
I
O
N
A
28
B
I
29
L
K
R
A
T
E
S
30
A
31
B
E
T
S
32
A
B
L
E
S
T
33
P
34
I
35
E
36
C
R
U
S
T
37
I
38
N
K
Y
39
S
T
O
40
G
41
I
42
E
43
S
44
I
N
C
H
E
S
45
L
46
A
N
A
I
47
A
A
A
48
I
N
A
T
49
P
A
L
I
50
N
E
L
S
O
N
51
E
D
G
Y
52
L
A
T
E
53
P
L
A
C
54
A
55
T
E
56
A
I
M
57
W
O
E
58
M
T
R
E
V
59
A
L
T
A
M
I
R
60
A
61
G
I
62
V
E
N
63
R
E
F
I
N
E
64
N
O
M
A
R
65
C
H
66
I
S
I
67
D
O
R
E
68
W
69
A
70
T
E
R
S
71
N
O
T
72
E
S
73
S
E
A
L
E
74
V
75
E
76
L
77
A
B
O
R
T
78
A
I
R
79
L
A
80
P
81
A
D
E
L
I
N
E
82
D
E
M
I
83
M
O
C
K
84
J
A
G
G
85
E
R
86
I
N
D
E
87
E
L
E
E
88
I
R
A
89
A
T
E
A
M
90
R
91
A
N
C
O
R
92
D
E
S
S
93
E
R
T
94
M
M
E
S
95
O
96
R
A
N
G
E
R
Y
97
C
R
I
98
S
E
S
99
S
T
E
E
N
100
S
101
H
102
A
103
M
R
O
C
K
S
104
L
A
I
C
105
A
106
R
107
E
108
A
109
S
110
H
O
T
A
I
R
111
A
N
112
O
113
N
Y
M
O
U
114
S
B
O
S
C
H
115
I
M
M
U
R
E
116
T
E
H
E
R
A
N
117
T
E
S
T
E
E
118
P
O
O
L
E
D
119
S
E
E
R
S
120
B
L
E
E
D
S
© 1987, The New York TimesNo. 13,683
Across
1
Pachyderm driver : MAHOUT
7
Strict precision : RIGOR
12
Flew the coop : BOLTED
18
Underworld entrance, to an Italian : AVERNO
19
Lincoln's co-speaker at Gettysburg : EVERETT
22
Luzon seaport : APARRI
23
Flamboyant financier? : BERNARDBAROQUE
25
London's ___ Garden : COVENT
26
Propelling device : SCREW
27
Hebrides island : IONA
28
Postage for chain letters? : BILKRATES
30
Primes for crimes : ABETS
32
Most competent : ABLEST
33
Nest for Nesselrode : PIECRUST
37
Black : INKY
39
Cheroots' kin : STOGIES
44
Creeps : INCHES
45
Luau locale : LANAI
47
Motorists' org. : AAA
48
___ the finish : INAT
49
Cliff on Kauai : PALI
50
Jeanette's jumpy partner? : NELSONEDGY
52
Recently deceased : LATE
53
Calm : PLACATE
56
Objective : AIM
57
Trouble : WOE
58
Title for R.C. archbishops : MTREV
59
Underground art site in Spain : ALTAMIRA
61
Disposed : GIVEN
63
Purify : REFINE
64
Provincial ruler in Greece : NOMARCH
66
Famed Spanish archbishop-scholar : ISIDORE
68
Spa attraction : WATERS
71
Lecture material : NOTES
73
Aquatic plane : SEALEVEL
77
Cut short : ABORT
78
Ventilate : AIR
79
Fold over : LAP
81
___ Virginia Woolf : ADELINE
82
John or tasse preceder : DEMI
83
Imitation Stone? : MOCKJAGGER
86
"Massa's ___ cold, cold ground" : INDE
87
Loser to S. Grant : ELEE
88
David's right-hand man : IRA
89
Mr. T's associates : ATEAM
90
Bitterness : RANCOR
92
Last course : DESSERT
94
Pompadour and Bovary : MMES
95
Citrus shelter : ORANGERY
97
Turning points : CRISES
99
Dutch genre painter : STEEN
100
Eire symbols : SHAMROCKS
104
Secular : LAIC
105
Zones : AREAS
110
Lift for the Montgolfiers : HOTAIR
111
Masked old master? : ANONYMOUSBOSCH
115
Confine : IMMURE
116
Summit site: 1943 : TEHERAN
117
Taker of SAT's : TESTEE
118
Merged resources : POOLED
119
Melampus and Mopsus : SEERS
120
Practices extortion : BLEEDS
Down
1
Fairy queen et al. : MABS
2
With, in Wassy : AVEC
3
German gentleman : HERR
4
Neighbor of Calvados : ORNE
5
In the dark : UNAWARE
6
Peak : TOR
7
Decant : REBOTTLE
8
Lendl and Pavlov : IVANS
9
City south of Leipzig : GERA
10
Pizarro's pursuit : ORO
11
Off. order : REQ
12
Part of a ship's rigging : BACKSTAY
13
City on the Douro : OPORTO
14
Stromboli flow : LAVA
15
Allowance after tare : TRET
16
Former flyweight champ : ERNE
17
Dahs' running mates : DITS
20
Roly-poly : TUBBY
21
European linden : TEIL
24
Martin ___, U.S. politico : DIES
29
Creator of Gil Blas : LESAGE
31
Strayed Steinbeck vehicle : BUS
32
Related to : AKIN
33
Browning heroine : PIPPA
34
Considering everything : INALL
35
Brilliance : ECLAT
36
Stylish subterfuges? : CHICANERIES
37
Discernment : INSIGHT
38
Ruth's in-law : NAOMI
40
Midas touch? : GILTFEELING
41
Town in N Finland : INARI
42
Worn away : EATEN
43
Actor Guttenberg : STEVE
46
Wing : ALA
47
Aphrodite favorite : ADONIS
50
River in Umbria : NERA
51
Rams' ma'ams : EWES
54
Lifeless, old style : AMORT
55
Conway and Holt : TIMS
58
Country singer Haggard : MERLE
60
Rx for bruises : ARNICA
62
Faces : VISAGES
63
Middle or high follower : ROAD
65
Stopper : CORK
67
Letter opener : DEAR
68
Tramped a swamp : WADED
69
White poplar : ABELE
70
Big bites for bookworms : TOMES
72
Make happy : ELATE
74
Edwards or Lombardi : VINCE
75
Where Saul met a witch : ENDOR
76
Suspicious : LEERY
78
Of a trunk in a trunk : AORTIC
80
Org. playing the Doral : PGA
83
Reflected : MIRRORED
84
Some spreads : JAMS
85
These might be mixed : EMOTIONS
90
Actress Charlotte : RAE
91
Poe's "___ Lee" : ANNABEL
93
To write, to Pierre : ECRIRE
94
Legalese for middle : MESNE
96
Receipt for René : RECU
98
Card game for three : SKAT
99
Philippine island : SAMAR
100
Packet, e.g. : SHIP
101
"Ecce ___" : HOMO
102
Air: Comb. form : ATMO
103
Heavy hammer : MAUL
104
Orpheus's instrument : LYRE
106
Multiflora : ROSE
107
Boiardo's patron : ESTE
108
Made a hole-in-one : ACED
109
"___ more to be pitied . . . " : SHES
112
Cries of surprise : OHS
113
Word in genealogy : NEE
114
Theologian's deg. : STB

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 17 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.

|