New York Times, Thursday, December 1, 1988

Author: James L. Beatty
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Abrades : RASPS
6. British cleaning woman : CHAR
10. Card game : SKAT
14. His Monday is our Sunday : ASIAN
15. Game divided into chukkers : POLO
16. Prong : TINE
17. Nocturnal tooters? : HORNEDOWLS
19. Keleps : ANTS
20. Freshen : RENEW
21. Ophthalmologist's concern : EYESIGHT
23. Goddess of the rainbow : IRIS
25. Young hood's neighborhood : TURF
26. "I am the ___ of Sharon . . . " : ROSE
29. Deny : NEGATE
32. Fury : IRE
35. Actor Sharif : OMAR
36. Jubilant : ELATED
37. To be, in Veracruz : SER
38. Parsonage : MANSE
40. Make into a knight : DUB
41. Allen or Frome : ETHAN
43. Song in "A Chorus Line" : AND
44. The highest point : APOGEE
47. Neural network : RETE
48. Tuck's companion : NIP
49. Most tractable : TAMEST
50. Tax shelters, for short : IRAS
51. Path for Pompey : ITER
53. Soviet city : TULA
55. Electrical current's strength : AMPERAGE
59. Stupid : DENSE
62. What Lear's pobble lacks : TOES
63. Some N.F.L. skinheads? : BALDEAGLES
66. Civil wrong : TORT
67. Division of a leaf : LOBE
68. Lines of type : SLUGS
69. Bear on high : URSA
70. Zest : ELAN
71. Concise : TERSE
1. Cheer word : RAH
2. Hebrew lyre : ASOR
3. Beget : SIRE
4. Baskets : PANNIERS
5. Scoff : SNEER
6. U.S.N. noncom : CPO
7. He put ma in stitches : HOWE
8. Friend in a fray : ALLY
9. Circular architectural ornament : ROSETTE
10. Kind of case or way : STAIR
11. Royal angler? : KINGFISHER
12. Flower: Comb. form : ANTH
13. Dry run : TEST
18. Waste away, in Yorkshire : DWINE
22. Leather that swayed Elvis? : SUEDE
24. Rarely : SELDOM
26. ___ candle : ROMAN
27. Native of an Arabian sultanate : OMANI
28. Gritty flutists? : SANDPIPERS
30. Measurement for a shotgun barrel : GAUGE
31. Under most favorable conditions : ATBEST
33. Gaucho's rope : REATA
34. Piscivorous fliers : ERNES
39. Gourmand : EATER
42. Percussion instrument : TRIANGLE
45. Allegorical story : PARABLE
46. Practice piece : ETUDE
52. Seed coat : TESTA
54. Describing some bitterns and flycatchers : LEAST
55. Aleutian island : ATTU
56. Fix firmly : MOOR
57. Jail for Wilde : GAOL
58. Italian island : ELBA
60. Vilipend : SLUR
61. Records of brain elec. activity : EEGS
64. Kind of mother : DEN
65. Reno-to-Las Vegas dir. : SSE

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