This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

New York Times, Monday, August 18, 1986

27-Across : Equine pest

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
H
2
O
3
S
4
S
5
S
6
L
7
A
8
B
9
S
10
T
11
E
12
M
13
A
R
T
E
14
S
H
O
V
E
15
P
O
L
O
16
L
E
A
D
17
C
O
V
E
T
18
A
R
L
O
19
F
L
Y
A
20
T
O
N
E
S
T
21
H
R
O
A
T
22
T
O
R
E
23
E
O
S
24
R
25
A
26
C
I
N
E
27
H
28
O
R
S
E
29
F
30
L
31
Y
32
O
L
I
V
E
33
C
A
R
E
T
34
R
E
P
35
D
I
V
E
36
B
A
S
E
D
37
S
A
A
R
38
E
E
E
39
F
E
L
T
S
40
A
L
I
V
E
41
O
N
T
42
H
E
F
L
Y
43
S
C
A
L
E
S
44
A
R
I
45
S
U
N
N
46
F
47
L
48
Y
I
N
T
49
H
50
E
T
E
E
T
51
H
52
O
53
F
54
R
I
A
L
55
T
A
R
O
T
56
T
A
X
I
57
I
N
R
E
58
E
V
E
R
Y
59
O
L
E
N
60
T
E
N
D
61
D
E
L
E
62
P
O
N
E
© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,432
Across
1
Poderosa family member : HOSS
5
Thick slice of bread : SLAB
9
Peduncle : STEM
13
A Johnson : ARTE
14
Jostle : SHOVE
15
Kind of shirt : POLO
16
Guide : LEAD
17
Verb in a biblical admonition : COVET
18
A Guthrie : ARLO
19
Assail suddenly : FLYATONESTHROAT
22
Shredded : TORE
23
Greek goddess of dawn : EOS
24
Wis. city : RACINE
27
Equine pest : HORSEFLY
32
___ drab : OLIVE
33
Printing mark : CARET
34
Corded fabric : REP
35
Sleazy bar : DIVE
36
Founded : BASED
37
German coal basin : SAAR
38
Unusual shoe width : EEE
39
Fabrics : FELTS
40
Vivid : ALIVE
41
Hurriedly : ONTHEFLY
43
Something to tip : SCALES
44
An Onassis nickname : ARI
45
Hemplike fiber : SUNN
46
Act forthrightly : FLYINTHETEETHOF
54
Iranian coin : RIAL
55
Prophetic card : TAROT
56
One of almost 12,000 N.Y.C. vehicles : TAXI
57
Concerning : INRE
58
All possible : EVERY
59
Lycian poet : OLEN
60
Do a sitter's job : TEND
61
Galley mark : DELE
62
Cornmeal bread : PONE
Down
1
Word with shell or sole : HALF
2
Soviet city : OREL
3
Tarry : STAY
4
Tending to calm : SEDATIVE
5
Sparkled : SHONE
6
In tennis, nothing : LOVE
7
City sts. : AVES
8
Improved : BETTERED
9
Thinly populated : SPARSE
10
Ring contestant in Madrid : TORO
11
Fitzgerald or Raines : ELLA
12
Debatable : MOOT
14
Tally : SCORE
20
Franchot of films : TONE
21
"A ___, of golden daffodils": Wordsworth : HOST
24
Western exhibition : RODEO
25
Strange : ALIEN
26
Bush cat : CIVET
27
Precipitate : HASTY
28
Bauxite and galena : ORES
29
Easily broken : FRAIL
30
Desert : LEAVE
31
Belgian town, to a Frenchman : YPRES
33
Summon : CALL
36
Was becoming to : BEFITTED
37
Describing some desks : SLANTTOP
39
Bouquet enhancer : FERN
40
Skin blemish : ACNE
42
Approved enthusiastically : HAILED
43
Fatlike : SUETY
45
Put away : STORE
46
Ingredient of glass : FRIT
47
Occupation : LINE
48
Story : YARN
49
Contain : HAVE
50
Diminutive suffix : EREL
51
Nimbus : HALO
52
Draft animals : OXEN
53
Choice : FINE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 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.

Previous puzzle | Next puzzle