New York Times, Wednesday, December 14, 1988

Author: William S. McIlrath
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Bluefin : TUNA
5. Separate : APART
10. Liberate : FREE
14. Chemical compound : ENOL
15. Cherish : VALUE
16. Scintilla : IOTA
17. Train : LINE
18. Eschew : AVOID
19. Decays : ROTS
20. Always jealous? : EVERGREEN
22. Attack : SETAT
23. Crop : TRIM
24. Similar : SUCH
26. Before, to the Bard : ERE
29. Summer treats : ICES
31. Red Guard, e.g. : MAOIST
35. The last one is not least : JUDGMENT
37. Reliable : TRUSTY
38. Arabian prince : EMIR
39. Due follower : TRE
41. Hogwash : SLOP
42. Large, showy herb : COLEUS
45. Augment : INCREASE
48. Event at Versailles: 1919 : TREATY
49. Hewing tool : ADZE
50. Writers' output, for short : MSS
51. Piquant : TART
53. Comfort : EASE
55. Alberta item : PEACH
58. Sending nary a note on Feb. 14? : HEARTLESS
63. Vapor: Comb. form : ATMO
64. "Middling" bones: Comb. form : PELVI
65. "Behold," dear Brutus : ECCE
66. Sector : AREA
67. Why some carry a torch? : ARSON
68. Singe : CHAR
69. Split : RENT
70. Stiller's partner : MEARA
71. Lug : TOTE
1. Part of TV : TELE
2. Inst. of higher learning : UNIV
3. One minus one : NONE
4. Sharp : ALERT
5. Cupidity : AVARICE
6. Flagging : PAVEMENT
7. Ubiquitous puzzle plant : ALOE
8. These often attract tourists : RUINS
9. Weems or Williams : TED
10. Personnel office, to some? : FIREHOUSE
11. What fans do : ROOT
12. Kett of comics : ETTA
13. Orient : EAST
21. Horrid : GRIM
22. Indentification mark : SCAR
25. Former draft initials : UMT
26. Do a bouncer's job : EJECT
27. Grapevine morsel : RUMOR
28. Roman official : EDILE
30. Groove : STRIA
32. Moslem's religion : ISLAM
33. Facing a glacier : STOSS
34. Ilk and sort : TYPES
36. House painter's excellent job? : GREATCOAT
40. Try : ENDEAVOR
43. Orem is here : UTAH
44. Isr. neighbor : SYR
46. Spouse of Ivan or Peter : CZARINA
47. Interval : REST
52. "Over ___," Cohan song : THERE
54. Choose : ELECT
55. Early late-night host : PAAR
56. To be, in Toulon : ETRE
57. Church corner : AMEN
59. Lohengrin's wife : ELSA
60. Canyon phenomenon : ECHO
61. Git! : SCAT
62. Arid : SERE
64. Jack of clubs : PAM

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