New York Times, Friday, January 1, 1988

Author:Betty Jorgensen
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { F J K Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. With 68 Across, puzzle theme : ANA
4. Porsena : LARS
8. Postpone : TABLE
13. Coll. building : DORM
15. Blind as ___ : ABAT
16. Hautboys : OBOES
17. Grayish yellow : ECRU
18. Verne captain : NEMO
19. Intended : MEANT
20. Sch. groups : PTAS
21. Was she a real Copt? : CLEOPATRA
23. Kind of paper : TISSUE
25. Roast rod : SPIT
26. Oyster: Comb. form : OSTRE
28. Swindle: Br. slang : NOBBLE
33. Nimble : AGILE
36. "Lord, ___ I?" : ISIT
38. Lined up : AROW
39. Did his painting make him miss tea? : MATISSE
41. Did she attract real men? : MARLENE
43. Collar or jacket : ETON
44. Writer Bombeck : ERMA
46. Mink's cousin : OTTER
47. High-pitched : SHRILL
49. Stradivari's teacher : AMATI
51. Surrounded by : AMID
53. Walked lamely : LIMPED
57. On the podium did he say, "O, I can't sin!"? : TOSCANINI
61. Church calendar : ORDO
62. Lake Erie's ___ Island : PELEE
63. A ___ apple : ASIN
64. Take a bus : RIDE
65. Avid : EAGER
66. Zero : NONE
67. Moslem prince : EMIR
68. See 1 Across : GRAMS
69. A son of Seth : ENOS
70. Shoe widths : EES
1. Expert : ADEPT
2. Night: Comb. form : NOCTI
3. Wall hanging : ARRAS
4. Surgeon's implement : LANCET
5. Third male : ABEL
6. What Pharaoh said, "How happy Ra seems!"? : RAMESES
7. Condescend : STOOP
8. Kind of paste : TOMATO
9. Incite : ABET
10. Wild hog : BOAR
11. Siberian river : LENA
12. Sum, es, ___ : EST
14. Did he appeal to mini souls? : MUSSOLINI
22. Niña sister : PINTA
24. Employs : USES
27. Whaler's cask : RIER
29. Did this lord have a moral bite? : BALTIMORE
30. ___ Harte : BRET
31. Single : LONE
32. Pitcher : EWER
33. Iowa college town : AMES
34. Philistine city : GATH
35. Take ___ leave it : ITOR
37. Moslem prayer leader : IMAM
40. City in Ala. : SELMA
42. Type of entrée : ROTI
45. Did he have no maids? : MADISON
48. Group in a shoe factory : LACERS
50. Straightens : ALINES
52. Foolish : INANE
54. Word with ribs or time : PRIME
55. Comic Murphy : EDDIE
56. Active ones : DOERS
57. Spree : TEAR
58. Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
59. Give the impression : SEEM
60. Boy: Sp. : NINO
62. Dowel : PEG

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