New York Times, Friday, December 2, 1988

Author: James E. Hinish, Jr.
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J V W Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Kingdom : REALM
6. Tragic monarch : LEAR
10. Short swim : DIP
13. Cold meat-juice jelly : ASPIC
14. Actress Raines : ELLA
15. "Ain't She Sweet?" composer : AGER
17. Author chained to ape : STEPHENKINGKONG
20. Endora's spell : HEX
21. Gormandizes : EATS
22. Keyboard combinations : CHORDS
23. Hosp. group : RNS
24. Easily composed, in typesetting : PHAT
25. Mystery writer wedded to royalty : ELLERYQUEENANNE
33. Prepared : READY
34. Extreme : ULTRA
35. U.S.A., Gallic style : EUA
36. Author Ehrenburg : ILYA
37. Cruise-ship companies : LINES
38. Bar bills : TABS
39. Fr. company : CIE
40. Turkestani Moslem : SALAR
41. Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
42. Broadway producer linked to Falstaff's friend : HAROLDPRINCEHAL
45. Ottoman governors of yore : BEYS
46. King topper : ACE
47. Tristan's love : ISOLDE
50. Cherbourg cherub : ANGE
52. Presidential nickname : ABE
55. Tobacco heiress linked to Dodger immortal : DORISDUKESNIDER
58. Sleep like ___ : ALOG
59. Arab potentate : EMIR
60. Former rulers : TSARS
61. Watch : EYE
62. Verne's skipper : NEMO
63. "Gypsy" composer : STYNE
1. Mapcap : RASH
2. Alberto Azzo II, e.g. : ESTE
3. Culmination : APEX
4. Back talk : LIP
5. Fort in Baltimore's harbor : MCHENRY
6. Fast time : LENT
7. Wapitis : ELKS
8. Caliph or pugilist : ALI
9. Cattlemen : RANCHERS
10. ___ Territory: 1861-89 : DAKOTA
11. Operatic prince : IGOR
12. Hang fire : PEND
16. Some coll. linemen : RGS
18. Captain of comics : EASY
19. Land once headed by Nkrumah : GHANA
23. Hester Prynne's stigma : REDA
24. "The Great" czar : PETERI
25. Composer-conductor Korngold : ERICH
26. George Sand heroine : LELIA
27. Hen : LAYER
28. Dickensian dwarf and wife : QUILPS
29. Of a forearm bone : ULNAR
30. Below, to Byron : NEATH
31. Knitted scarf : NUBIA
32. Item for Inness : EASEL
37. Earl of Avon's wife : LADYEDEN
38. Kingwood, e.g. : TREE
40. Luges : SLEDS
41. Certain stresses : ACCENTS
43. Noblesse ___ : OBLIGE
44. Henpecks : NAGS
47. G. & S. princess : IDA
48. Flatfish : SOLE
49. "___ Plata" (Mont.'s motto) : OROY
50. Tamiroff of films : AKIM
51. Fiddling emperor : NERO
52. "An apple ___ . . . " : ADAY
53. A European capital : BERN
54. Highlands dialect : ERSE
56. Japanese apricot : UME
57. Royal finish : IST

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