New York Times, Thursday, November 3, 1988

Author: Joel D. Lafargue
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { G }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Word used when a balloon bursts : POOF
5. Ring around the collar? : SCARF
10. Witticism : QUIP
14. Within: Comb. form : ENDO
15. Type of meter : TACHO
16. "For ___ us a child . . . " : UNTO
17. Maple genus : ACER
18. Compound that's a bum steer? : ESTER
19. Troubles : AILS
20. Story by Dr. Seuss : YERTLETHETURTLE
23. Ubangi feeder : UELE
24. Q–U connection : RST
25. Places for bouts : ARENAS
28. Fuel gp. : OPEC
30. Do away with : BAN
33. Fountain orders : COLAS
34. Speaker's stand : DAIS
35. Grown-up filly : MARE
36. Warning to a speeder : HASTEMAKESWASTE
39. Cleveland's lake : ERIE
40. Finished : OVER
41. Took steps : ACTED
42. Mariner's dir. : SSE
43. She played Stella Johnson : EDEN
44. Apt to happen : LIKELY
45. Hood's refresher : ALE
46. Item on a social schedule : DATE
47. Alice Mitchell's son : DENNISTHEMENACE
55. N.C. college : ELON
56. Closely related group : TRIBE
57. Utah park : ZION
58. Havoc from Vancouver : JUNE
59. People who sound inviting : LETTS
60. ___ the finish : INAT
61. M.C. Trebek : ALEX
62. This raises some dough : YEAST
63. Luncheon ender : ETTE
1. Austin ___ State U., Tenn. : PEAY
2. Halfway to twice : ONCE
3. Baltic waterway : ODER
4. Loren's "The ___ Pilgrim" : FORTUNATE
5. Wall Street category : STEELS
6. Group with class? : CASTE
7. Corticotrophin : ACTH
8. Syngman ___ of S. Korea : RHEE
9. Stronghold : FORTRESS
10. Gallon, less 75% : QUART
11. Module : UNIT
12. "___ be a pleasure!" : ITLL
13. Emulate Carol Alt : POSE
21. Rental paper : LEASE
22. L.A. campus : USC
25. Longs for : ACHES
26. Bellows : ROARS
27. Borden bovine : ELSIE
28. Like some buckets : OAKEN
29. Marina mole : PIER
30. Tend to the turkey : BASTE
31. Russian co-op : ARTEL
32. Penurious : NEEDY
34. Parker of baseball : DAVE
35. Northwest Territories district : MACKENZIE
37. In humble fashion : MODESTLY
38. He played John Boy's pop : WAITE
43. One of certain Bulldogs : ELI
44. Weakest, as excuses : LAMEST
45. Growing family's requirement : ANNEX
46. Unpaid bills : DEBTS
47. Warwick's "___ Vu" : DEJA
48. Av successor : ELUL
49. "___ but the brave . . . " : NONE
50. Its bark is silent : TREE
51. ___ snag (have trouble) : HITA
52. "___ Misbehavin'" : AINT
53. Ulster, e.g. : COAT
54. Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE

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