New York Times, Tuesday, January 26, 1988

Author: Walter Covell
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.53, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 3, Spans: 1
Walter Covell has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Captain's boat : GIG
4. Poplar : ALAMO
9. Robber : CROOK
14. Mo. in spring : APR
15. Wanderer : NOMAD
16. Swarm : HORDE
17. Classic preceder : NEO
18. ___-Rivières, city in Canada : TROIS
19. Red or reddish : RUDDY
20. Old French coin : ECU
21. Faneuil ___, Boston : HALL
22. Put duds on : TOG
23. Bundle of bound sticks : FASCINE
25. Norton's adit : MANHOLE
29. Room in an abbey : CELL
30. Cambodian coin : SEN
31. Carton : BOX
32. English cathedral city : ELY
34. Actress Claire : INA
35. Yorkshire river : AIRE
36. Missus, in 68 Across : CHEESEANDKISSES
41. Complete : RANK
42. Ottoman V.I.P. : AGA
43. Final fig. : AMT
44. Silkworm : ERI
45. Hugh Capet was one : ROI
46. Nine-banded armadillo : PEBA
49. Moving against the current : EDDYING
52. Bartender's device : STIRRER
55. Sigmoid letter : ESS
56. Shoot the breeze : CHIN
57. Pay dirt : ORE
58. Righteous : MORAL
61. Tine : PRONG
62. Family : KIN
63. Suburb of Brussels : EVERE
64. Item in a makeup kit : ROUGE
65. Foot width : EEE
66. Wind-blown soil : LOESS
67. Chose : OPTED
68. Aust. state : NSW
1. Rascal : GANEF
2. S.A. shrub : IPECAC
3. Outstanding, in 68 Across : GROUSE
4. Formic mounds : ANTHILLS
5. Navigational aid : LORAN
6. Soap plant : AMOLE
7. Armor : MAIL
8. ___ bodkins : ODS
9. O.T. book : CHRON
10. Turbulent, as seas : ROUGH
11. Fort ___, Calif. : ORD
12. Strange : ODD
13. Of crucial importance : KEY
22. Former Japanese P.M. : TANAKA
24. Golfer's number 4 wood : CLEEK
25. Reform : MEND
26. Sashes in Soka : OBIS
27. Savant's acquisition : LORE
28. Unknowns in algebra : EXES
30. Peninsula in NE Egypt : SINAI
33. Longs : YEARNS
35. Fall flower : ASTER
36. Algonquian language : CREE
37. Difficult : HARD
38. Wife of Geraint : ENID
39. Hyped up : AGOG
40. Encroached : IMPINGED
47. Shattered : BROKEN
48. High homes : AERIES
50. Time periods : YEARS
51. Man and Wight : ISLES
52. Treat to drinks, in 68 Across : SHOUT
53. Color slightly : TINGE
54. Take up again : RENEW
56. Bird's pouch : CROP
58. Singer Tormé : MEL
59. Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO
60. Dakotan Indian : REE
61. Expert : PRO

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