Walkthrough/hints for "Survival In New York"?

Anyone familiar with this game? I first got it about 20 years ago as part of a Keypunch Software Sword & Sorcery pack (because surviving New York obviously involves swords and/or sorcery). The game had a time limit for you to get to a certain point before the sun went down and you died in the ghetto. It frustrated the hell out of me and I even opened up the code as a kid to see if I could figure out some solution.

Anyways, I came across it as a free abandonware download and the game still stumps me. If anyone knows how to get through this, your help is much appreciated.