New York Times, Thursday, January 21, 1988

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. Soprano Frances ___ : ALDA
5. Spanish home : CASA
9. Shocking : AWFUL
14. Enlist again, as a G.I. : REUP
15. Current units, for short : AMPS
16. Nemo's creator : VERNE
17. Relative of a via : ITER
18. Da's opposite in the Kremlin : NYET
19. Zones : AREAS
20. Part of H.R.E. : EMPIRE
22. Bitter vetch : ERS
24. Sniggler's catch : EELS
25. "Vive ___" : LEROI
26. French politician Daladier : EDOUARD
28. Cantankerous : ORNERY
30. New Orleans cuisine : CREOLE
33. Kin of 5 Across : HACIENDA
35. Some mass-media employees : ADMEN
36. Brewer's product : ALE
37. Thick : DENSE
40. Cereal grass : OAT
41. Unit of magnetic induction : TESLA
44. Flax holders : DISTAFFS
47. Oil-yielding seed : SESAME
49. Emulates a peacock : PREENS
50. Sinister : OMINOUS
52. Thicket : COPSE
55. Canapé : SOFA
57. Bench warmer : SUB
58. Former Dodger pitcher Claude ___ : OSTEEN
59. A.F.B. near Valparaiso : EGLIN
61. Wend, e.g. : SLAV
63. Towel word : HERS
64. Obliterate : ERASE
65. Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
66. Natural linen color : ECRU
67. Tritons : NEWTS
68. Disfigurement : SCAR
69. President of South Korea: 1948-60 : RHEE
1. Rebel angel in "Paradise Lost" : ARIEL
2. "___ Go, Lover," 1954 song : LETME
3. Guarantee in the Fifth Amendment : DUEPROCESSOFLAW
4. Deductive : APRIORI
5. Bamboo stem : CANE
6. A Carter : AMY
7. Describing a trial guarantee in the Sixth Amendment : SPEEDYANDPUBLIC
8. Houston athlete : ASTRO
9. Gardner of films : AVA
10. "Her lips ___ . . . ": Coleridge : WERERED
11. Guarantee in the First Amendment : FREEDOMOFSPEECH
12. Single : UNAL
13. Minus : LESS
21. Russian hemp : RINE
23. Juice, to Pierre : SUC
26. Wilhelm's ground : ERDE
27. Macaw : ARA
29. Terminate : END
31. Page : LEAF
32. Tolkien group : ENTS
33. Things to tip : HATS
34. Word in a log : ALEE
38. Letter opening : SIRS
39. Siam or Sudan ending : ESE
42. Tibetan monk or nun : LAMAIST
43. "___ Blue?": 1929 song : AMI
45. Gumshoes : TECS
46. Franken's "___ Language" : ANOTHER
48. Print measures : ENS
51. Bounces : OUSTS
53. Talon, in Tours : SERRE
54. Follow : ENSUE
55. Spotted : SEEN
56. Scarebabe : OGRE
58. Atop : OVER
60. Readings on vanes : NES
62. Ottoman V.I.P. : AGA

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