New York Times, Saturday, January 2, 1988

Author: Kenneth Witte
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. Jezebel's husband : AHAB
5. Purfles : HEMS
9. Town called Ieper by Belgians : YPRES
14. Young salmon : PARR
15. Nanking nurse : AMAH
16. "BUtterfield 8" author : OHARA
17. Toast topping : OLEO
18. Spanish thicket : SOTO
19. Street urchin : GAMIN
20. Accepts consequences : FACESTHEMUSIC
23. Singer Natalie : COLE
24. Vowel point : SERE
25. Wheedle : CAJOLE
28. Factory closing : SHUTDOWN
32. Printers' daggers : OBELI
33. Greek letters : CHIS
34. Scuffle : HOE
35. Good news : MUSICTOONESEARS
39. One-third of a wine name : EST
40. Elbe feeder : OSTE
41. Shelley or Keats : ODIST
42. Molds anew : RESHAPES
45. Entangles : SNARES
46. Type of acid : URIC
47. Levantine ketch : SAIC
48. Parlor game : MUSICALCHAIRS
53. Small boats on the Thames : PUNTS
54. Kaye of ballet fame : NORA
55. Nose-bag filler : OATS
57. Old-womanish : ANILE
58. Ski lift : TBAR
59. Iris layer : UVEA
60. Ceremonies : RITES
61. Opposite of psyche : SOMA
62. Transmit : SEND
1. Philippine peak : APO
2. Moiety : HALF
3. Scope : AREA
4. Plant of the mustard family : BROCCOLI
5. Squabble : HASSLE
6. Indulge in cabotinage : EMOTE
7. Sch. subject : MATH
8. Bootblack's product : SHOESHINE
9. Dieter's food : YOGURT
10. ___ out (eliminated) : PHASED
11. Branches : RAMI
12. Patron saint of Sweden : ERIC
13. José, e.g. : SAN
21. Borne by the wind : EOLIC
22. Verdun's river : MEUSE
25. One showing promise : COMER
26. Treat badly : ABUSE
27. Banters : JESTS
28. Jiggers : SHOTS
29. American atheist leader : OHAIR
30. Wedding-vow word : WORSE
31. Hatching posts : NESTS
33. Trig functions : COSECANTS
36. Subject : TOPIC
37. Franco-Russian artist Delaunay : SONIA
38. Devouring : EDACIOUS
43. Emulate Pete Rose : HUSTLE
44. Starts the day : ARISES
45. Zoltán Korda film: 1943 : SAHARA
47. Begone! : SCRAM
48. "The Last Angry Man" star: 1959 : MUNI
49. Specified quantity : UNIT
50. Timber wolf : LOBO
51. Talk wildly : RAVE
52. British carbine : STEN
53. Bogey's better : PAR
56. Downcast : SAD

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