New York Times, Tuesday, October 18, 1988

Author: Lois Sidway
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. Zsa Zsa, e.g. : GABOR
6. Game of no chance : SCAM
10. Canadian Indian : CREE
14. Better than : ABOVE
15. Christmas pageant prop : HALO
16. Auditorium : HALL
17. Quick : FLEET
18. Served perfectly on a court : ACED
19. "Hallelujah! I'm ___" : ABUM
20. Carnival fun for some : FERRISWHEELRIDE
23. Part : ROLE
24. Glider section : RUDDER
25. Speed up : HASTEN
29. Columnist Landers : ANN
30. Kind of sax : ALTO
31. Pianist Templeton : ALEC
34. Shapeless forms of matter : GASES
39. Thoroughly : TOAFARETHEEWELL
42. Play a banjo : STRUM
43. Norman city : CAEN
44. Discovery's agcy. : NASA
45. Cry of delight : OOH
47. Mickey's creator : DISNEY
49. Near : ATHAND
53. Fruit of the ___ : LOOM
55. Diplomatic officer : CHARGEDAFFAIRES
61. Seamstress Betsy : ROSS
62. Lobster tail, to a diner : SURF
63. Orchard : GROVE
64. Words of relativity : ISTO
65. Except : SAVE
66. Bit of burning coal : EMBER
67. Rusk or Martin : DEAN
68. Winged : ALAR
69. Rapier's big brother : SABRE
1. Barbed spear : GAFF
2. Competent : ABLE
3. Afrikaner : BOER
4. Ended : OVER
5. Head for bed : RETIRE
6. Serape, e.g. : SHAWL
7. Hide the loot : CACHE
8. Sheltered, at sea : ALEE
9. Up-to-date : MODERN
10. Garden green : CHARD
11. Fanatical : RABID
12. Avoid : ELUDE
13. Lewis's Gantry : ELMER
21. Sub finder : SONAR
22. Sudden thrust : LUNGE
25. Stetsons or shakos : HATS
26. Very much : ALOT
27. Marshal's badge : STAR
28. Bean-curd product : TOFU
29. Yearning : ACHE
32. Labor leader Walesa : LECH
33. Airline abbr. : ETA
35. Barley bristles : AWNS
36. Actor Connery : SEAN
37. In addition : ELSE
38. Highly amuse: Colloq. : SLAY
40. Surrounded by : AMONG
41. "Till the ___ Time" : ENDOF
46. Ukrainian seaport : ODESSA
48. Reflections : IMAGES
49. Stinging : ACRID
50. "___ were the days" : THOSE
51. "___ luego" : HASTA
52. Criminal act : ARSON
53. Polliwog, for one : LARVA
54. Present : OFFER
56. Twofold : DUAL
57. Role for Shirley or Marie : IRMA
58. Charles or Lynda Bird : ROBB
59. Perpetually : EVER
60. Dried up : SERE

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