New York Times, Wednesday, October 19, 1988

Author:Nancy S. Ross
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Nancy S. Ross has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tiff : SPAT
5. In front : AHEAD
10. Ohio city : LIMA
14. Noted lioness : ELSA
15. Softly, musically : PIANO
16. Eliot's Bede : ADAM
17. Balanchine ballet : WESTERNSYMPHONY
20. Crèche scene : NATIVITY
21. City where Van Gogh painted : ARLES
22. Some Bklyn. trains : ELS
23. Polanski film : TESS
25. N.Y.C. subway payments : TOKENS
29. Passion : HEAT
30. Dry, as wine : SEC
33. ___ code : AREA
34. Meaning : SENSE
35. "Die Meistersinger" heroine : EVA
36. Balanchine ballet : STARSANDSTRIPES
40. Dram : TOT
41. Wear down : ERODE
42. "___ Misbehavin'" : AINT
43. U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
44. Site of the Pearl Mosque : AGRA
45. Contribute : DONATE
47. Scout's achievement : KNOT
48. T-man : FED
49. Follower of Zeno : STOIC
52. Dieters' concerns : CALORIES
57. Balanchine ballet : CONCERTOBAROCCO
60. Sound from a sty : OINK
61. Beforehand : EARLY
62. Lower Manhattan district : SOHO
63. Stratagem : PLOY
64. Enjoys a restaurant : DINES
65. Prolific auth. : ANON
1. Hemmed : SEWN
2. Trial opener : PLEA
3. Adj. : ASST
4. Famed French actor : TATI
5. " . . . now that ___ there": Browning : APRILS
6. Intimations : HINTS
7. Comfortable : EASY
8. One or another : ANY
9. Monk's title : DOM
10. John and Bert : LAHRS
11. Adored one : IDOL
12. Horse hairs : MANE
13. Irving and Vanderbilt : AMYS
18. Tied : EVEN
19. Sticker : PASTER
23. Rigid : TENSE
24. Bridge position : EAST
25. Morsel : TASTE
26. "What the Butler Saw" author : ORTON
27. "Endymion" poet : KEATS
28. Pitcher feature : EAR
29. Ibsen protagonist : HEDDA
30. Cuttlefish : SEPIA
31. Occurrence of note : EVENT
32. Social rank : CASTE
34. Sound of contempt : SNORT
37. Medium's medium : SEANCE
38. Jason's ship : ARGO
39. Actor Richardson : IAN
45. Tarries : DELAYS
46. Aroma : ODOR
47. Pleasurably amusing: Slang : KICKY
48. Teaching tale : FABLE
49. Old English bard : SCOP
50. Labor : TOIL
51. ___ account (not at all) : ONNO
52. Pone ingredient : CORN
53. Diva Ponselle : ROSA
54. Sacred image : ICON
55. Role in "Ariadne auf Naxos" : ECHO
56. Promptly : SOON
58. Carmine : RED
59. Randy's skating partner : TAI

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