New York Times, Tuesday, October 4, 1988

Author:Christy Ridley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Betrayed : SOLD
5. Luminary : STAR
9. In re : ASTO
13. Tub plant : ALOE
14. Dill and sage : HERBS
16. Folk singer Ives : BURL
17. Meek one : LAMB
18. Of the eye : OPTIC
19. Mild oath : EGAD
20. Spot for SAC : AFB
21. Playing card : TREY
22. Blazing : AFLAME
24. Sharp ridge : ARETE
26. Thorn : BRIER
27. Saunter : STROLL
29. Zone : BELT
30. Singer Davis : MAC
33. Of hearing : AUDILE
34. An Amerind : REE
35. Gala : BALL
36. Brief amour : IDYL
37. To the left, at sea : APORT
39. Until : UPTO
40. Truncates : LOPS
41. Small number : FEW
42. Jesse James, e.g. : OUTLAW
44. Theater sign : SRO
45. Bridge : SPAN
46. Behind a ship : ASTERN
47. Kind of jury : PETIT
49. Trapshooting : SKEET
50. Like some autumn leaves : GOLDEN
52. Biblical book : ACTS
53. Hwy. : RTE
56. Jai ___ : ALAI
57. Go in : ENTER
59. Close : NEAR
60. Villein : SERF
61. Paris's river : SEINE
62. Autumn colors : REDS
63. Nosegay : POSY
64. Fencing sword : EPEE
65. Aide: Abbr. : ASST
1. Casa room : SALA
2. Patron saint of Norway : OLAF
3. Colorful fall beauties : LOMBARDYPOPLARS
4. Soc.-page girl : DEB
5. Certain evergreens : SHORTLEAFPINES
6. Crow's home : TEPEE
7. Tinhorn : ARTY
8. Baseball stat. : RBI
9. A source of soft wood : ABELE
10. Fall beauties : SUGARMAPLETREES
11. London trolley : TRAM
12. Ye ___ Tea Shoppe : OLDE
15. Bright-hued fall beauty : SCARLETOAKTREE
21. Narrate : TELL
23. Healthy : FIT
25. Agitates : ROILS
26. Bar order : BEER
27. Embarks : SAILS
28. An English royal house : TUDOR
29. Autumnal color : BROWN
31. Place of worship : ALTAR
32. Jester : CLOWN
35. Mesa's kin : BUTTE
38. Fuel from bogs : PEAT
43. Employs : USES
45. Sault ___ Marie : STE
48. Enlighten : EDIFY
49. Episode : SCENE
50. Catch one's breath : GASP
51. Spread : OLEO
52. Alert : ATIP
54. Boys : TADS
55. Formerly, formerly : ERST
58. Bess Truman, ___ Wallace : NEE
59. Blue Eagle org. : NRA

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