New York Times, Thursday, October 13, 1988

Author:Betty Jorgensen
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sounds from Santa : HOHO
5. Valley : DALE
9. Health resort : SPA
12. One of a Latin trio : AMAT
13. Mr. ___, minstrel endman : BONES
14. Frau's counterpart : HERR
15. Mobster's cry in a gunfight : YOWTHEYGOTMEPAL
18. Daughter's sib : SON
19. U.S. author James : AGEE
20. Take the stump : ORATE
21. One of a pair : TWIN
22. Snuggles : CUDDLES
24. Venetian's neighbor : PADUAN
27. Punishes a schoolboy : CANES
28. Excuse : ALIBI
29. Rani's robe : SARI
30. Mimic : APE
33. Second mobster's query : DOESITHURTAWFUL
37. Gel : SET
38. Optimistic : ROSY
39. Bellini opera : NORMA
40. Strike : SMITE
42. Hones a straightedge : STROPS
43. Allah is their God : MOSLEMS
46. Throb painfully : ACHE
47. Spaces : AREAS
48. Dies ___ : IRAE
49. Royal symbol : ORB
52. First mobster's reply : NAWTHEYGOTMEPAL
56. Compass points : ENES
57. Lock of hair : TRESS
58. Tardy : LATE
59. Clam, at times: Abbr. : STR
60. Italian noble family : ESTE
61. Took a jet : FLEW
1. Reaps alfalfa : HAYS
2. Melville novel : OMOO
3. Actress Goldie : HAWN
4. Baseball great : OTT
5. Dean : DOYEN
6. Heavenly being, to Henri : ANGE
7. Zodiacal sign : LEO
8. Id follower : EST
9. Flower part : SEPAL
10. Talk foolishly : PRATE
11. Van Gogh painted here : ARLES
13. Commence : BEGIN
14. Livestock groups : HERDS
16. Fiftieth state : HAWAII
17. Fashion : MODE
21. Bath fixtures : TUBS
22. Tote : CARRY
23. One : UNIT
24. Shoulder enhancers : PADS
25. S. African lily : ALOE
26. Eat sparingly : DIET
27. Effect's beginning : CAUSE
29. Injections : SHOTS
30. Hair style : AFRO
31. Gas-station fixture : PUMP
32. Greek mil. group of W.W. II : ELAS
34. Remove excess : TRIM
35. Song of praise : ANTHEM
36. "She ___ a Yellow Ribbon" : WORE
40. Parts of beds : SLATS
41. Fit neatly : MESH
42. Sings like Fitzgerald : SCATS
43. Lions' prides : MANES
44. Praying figure : ORANT
45. Drain : SEWER
46. Hit the deck : AROSE
48. "___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
49. October birthstone : OPAL
50. Assess : RATE
51. Exploded, as a tire : BLEW
53. Nice summer : ETE
54. Correspondence abbr. : YRS
55. Nixie or pixie : ELF

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