New York Times, Monday, January 11, 1988

Author:Rita Yelle
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F H J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Rita Yelle has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Make over : REDO
5. Superman portrayer : REEVE
10. Woodwind instrument : OBOE
14. Ireland : ERIN
15. Presbyter : ELDER
16. Stunning defeat : ROUT
17. Curb : DISCIPLINE
19. Fine dirt : DUST
20. Withdraw from a union : SECEDE
21. Jaunty headgear : TAM
22. Poker stake : ANTE
23. Dory adjunct : OAR
25. Enraged : LIVID
27. Having the same direction : PARALLEL
32. Bridge holding : TENACE
35. Ripeners : AGERS
36. Catlike mammal : CIVET
38. Jogged : RAN
39. A Kennedy : ROSE
40. Kin of saxhorns : TUBAS
41. Robin or swallow : BIRD
42. Food fragment : ORT
43. French mathematician: 1871-1956 : BOREL
44. Strainer : SIEVE
45. Greater in size : LARGER
47. Legally permitted : LICENSED
49. Winged : ALATE
51. Drop bait lightly : DAP
52. Exchange premium : AGIO
54. U.N. labor arm : ILO
56. ___ Nevada : SIERRA
61. Scores in baseball : RUNS
62. Curb : LIMITATION
64. Companion of crafts : ARTS
65. Riata : LASSO
66. Word of woe : ALAS
67. Occupied : BUSY
68. One who inquires : ASKER
69. Mother of 48 Down : LEDA
1. Beatty film : REDS
2. Lake or canal : ERIE
3. Thin, circular plate : DISC
4. Formerly : ONCE
5. Invalidate a law : REPEAL
6. Building addition : ELL
7. Prepare for publication : EDIT
8. Open to bribery : VENAL
9. Hermits : EREMITES
10. Confer holy orders : ORDAIN
11. Curbs : BOUNDARIES
12. Remove from office : OUST
13. Feminine suffix : ETTE
18. False gods : IDOLS
24. Happen again : RECUR
26. Former G.I. : VET
27. Oral, as evidence : PAROL
28. Greek marketplace : AGORA
29. Curbs : RESTRAINTS
30. Exist : ARE
31. Printed slander : LIBEL
33. Whittle : CARVE
34. Finished : ENDED
37. Lawful : VALID
40. Steinbeck's "___ Flat" : TORTILLA
41. Storage drawer : BIN
43. Actress Arthur : BEA
44. Brown pigment : SEPIA
46. Having a high shine : GLOSSY
48. ___ and Pollux : CASTOR
50. Hebrew prophet : ELIAS
52. Yemeni, e.g. : ARAB
53. Hindu spiritual guide : GURU
55. Russian city east of Chelyabinsk : OMSK
57. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
58. Get one's goat : RILE
59. Highway : ROAD
60. Handle for Hadrian : ANSA
63. Suffix with expert : ISE

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