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, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.

New York Times, Wednesday, June 4, 1986

Author:
Kay Sullivan
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Kay Sullivan has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
T
2
I
3
D
4
Y
5
A
6
P
7
P
8
A
9
L
10
U
11
C
12
L
13
A
14
E
L
I
A
15
R
A
I
S
E
16
N
O
A
H
17
R
I
S
K
18
I
N
U
S
E
19
B
R
I
O
20
M
A
C
21
C
O
N
S
I
S
22
T
E
N
C
Y
23
C
R
24
E
A
S
E
25
S
H
I
N
26
E
L
M
O
27
S
T
O
O
D
28
P
29
A
30
T
31
T
32
I
T
L
E
33
H
E
R
S
34
R
U
E
35
A
S
I
S
36
C
37
R
U
D
E
38
B
E
T
A
39
L
E
O
40
W
H
E
N
41
F
A
V
O
R
42
C
O
N
43
C
E
A
L
S
44
D
O
L
E
45
H
A
R
I
46
M
I
X
I
N
47
G
48
F
49
A
50
M
I
L
I
A
51
R
I
T
Y
52
T
U
53
G
54
O
P
A
L
55
E
N
O
C
H
56
T
I
E
R
57
R
E
C
D
58
S
C
A
R
E
59
R
O
S
A
60
T
R
E
E
61
T
E
N
O
R
62
A
N
T
S
© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,357
Across
1
Word often used with sum : TIDY
5
Shock : APPAL
10
Bruins' den in Calif. : UCLA
14
Lamb who had a Mary at his side : ELIA
15
Hike : RAISE
16
Yannick of tennis : NOAH
17
Hazard : RISK
18
Currently operating : INUSE
19
Con ___ (musical direction) : BRIO
20
Patronymic prefix : MAC
21
Emerson's "hobgoblin of little minds" : CONSISTENCY
23
Hat feature : CREASE
25
The lower foreleg in beef : SHIN
26
Tars' patron : ELMO
27
Opposed change : STOODPAT
31
Designation : TITLE
33
Linen marking : HERS
34
Wish undone : RUE
35
Sale sign : ASIS
36
Unrefined : CRUDE
38
Gamma preceder : BETA
39
Sign of early August : LEO
40
"Say ___" : WHEN
41
Obliging act : FAVOR
42
Masks : CONCEALS
44
Vice Presidential candidate: 1976 : DOLE
45
Mata ___ : HARI
46
Kind of bowl : MIXING
48
It's said to breed contempt : FAMILIARITY
52
Harbor sight : TUG
54
Iridescent stone : OPAL
55
Father of Methuselah : ENOCH
56
Bow maker : TIER
57
Abbr. with payt. : RECD
58
Frighten : SCARE
59
Pennines' Monte ___ : ROSA
60
Shoe preserver : TREE
61
Kind of saxophone : TENOR
62
Echidna's diet : ANTS
Down
1
Trimester, e.g. : TERM
2
Kind of vein : ILIAC
3
The better part of valor : DISCRETION
4
Reaction to a gasser : YAK
5
Melodious : ARIOSO
6
Type of velvet : PANNE
7
Name of 12 popes : PIUS
8
Supported : ASSISTED
9
Land toward which the wind blows a ship : LEESHORE
10
Relent : UNBEND
11
Golden Cross, e.g. : CORN
12
Secular : LAIC
13
Nautical call : AHOY
21
Appeared : CAME
22
Mexican relatives : TIOS
24
Plumbers' joints : ELLS
27
Avoids : SHUNS
28
An ounce of this is worth the alternative : PREVENTION
29
Kind of bahn or strada : AUTO
30
Rend : TEAR
31
Soapstone : TALC
32
Lago in Lombardy : ISEO
36
Most cautious : CHARIEST
37
Dependency : RELIANCE
38
Island east of Java : BALI
40
Well-being : WEAL
41
Crafty : FOXY
43
Byron's Harold : CHILDE
44
Nervous state : DITHER
46
Kind of wave : MICRO
47
Poet Edgar : GUEST
48
McHenry, e.g. : FORT
49
Mimic : APER
50
Armor-breaking club : MACE
51
Grizzle : ROAN
53
Mardi ___ : GRAS
56
Refrain syllable : TRA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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.

|