New York Times, Monday, October 3, 1988

Author: Virginia L. Yates
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Denizen of the deep : TUNA
5. Moral precept : ETHIC
10. Cob or pen : SWAN
14. Give ___ on the back : APAT
15. Hush breaker : NOISE
16. Bok choy's kin : KALE
17. Owns up : COMESCLEAN
19. On the Red : ASEA
20. "___ Buttermilk Sky," 1946 tune : OLE
21. ___ water (prove true) : HOLD
22. Restraint : TETHER
24. TV tear-jerkers : SUDSERS
26. Actress Anouk ___ : AIMEE
27. Pindar product : ODE
28. Deeply absorbed : IMMERSED
31. Kind of accounting : COST
34. Copy a peacock : PREEN
35. Earthy offering : ORE
36. Reserved : ALOOF
38. E.T.O. V.I.P. : IKE
39. Drench : DOUSE
41. N.B.A. whistler : REF
42. Lotus-eater : IDLER
44. Entry : ITEM
45. Formed foam : LATHERED
47. Great fault : SIN
49. Caesar, for one : SALAD
50. Absorbs : SOAKSUP
54. Rebukes : SCOLDS
56. Dross : SCUM
57. Lbs. upon lbs. : TNS
58. Endings for pay and plug : OLAS
59. Loses one's shirt : TAKESABATH
62. Dry dishes : WIPE
63. Cara or Papas : IRENE
64. Te Kanawa specialty : ARIA
65. Prying : NOSY
66. Made crow sounds : CAWED
67. Lobscouse : STEW
1. Tortilla treats : TACOS
2. Apia's island : UPOLU
3. Dubbed : NAMED
4. Had lunch : ATE
5. Concert finale : ENCORE
6. Fares : TOLLS
7. Whipped along : HIED
8. Biblical bk. : ISA
9. Franc unit : CENTIME
10. Bonnie Blair, e.g. : SKATER
11. Is eliminated : WASHESOUT
12. Downwind : ALEE
13. Like some misses : NEAR
18. Cast off : SHED
23. Edit : EMEND
25. Explorer De ___ : SOTO
26. Moslem mogul : AMEER
28. Miffed : IRKED
29. Gaelic : ERSE
30. Judge : DEEM
31. Comic Reiner : CARL
32. Olive genus : OLEA
33. Butters up : SOFTSOAPS
34. Stacked : PILED
37. Pick up a grounder : FIELD
40. Barnyard sound : OINK
43. Severe : DRASTIC
46. Admiral Bull ___ : HALSEY
47. Plastered : SOUSED
48. "___ Camera" : IAMA
50. Setting : SCENE
51. Commence : START
52. Loosen knots : UNTIE
53. Fiddlesticks! : PSHAW
54. Seeded : SOWN
55. Bruce Catton's Muse : CLIO
56. Take a swerving course : SKEW
60. Celestial Altar : ARA
61. Kind of relief : BAS

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