New York Times, Monday, December 5, 1988

Author: Norma Steinberg
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.54, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Rogues' gallery photo : MUG
4. Handel contemporary : BACH
8. Goad : SPUR
12. Henry VIII's sixth wife : PARR
13. Skin-cream ingredient : ALOE
14. Fabulist of note : AESOP
16. Goya's duchess's duchy : ALBA
17. Golfer's warning : FORE
18. Bleak : DREAR
19. Getz or Laurel : STAN
20. Overfastidious one : FUDDYDUDDY
22. Summer shoe : SANDAL
24. Pitcher Maglie : SAL
25. Raced : SPED
27. Alloy containing tin : PEWTER
32. Didst strike : SMOTE
35. Charity : ALMS
38. Role for Shirley : IRMA
39. Callas was one : DIVA
40. Lake's big brother : SEA
41. Gravy problem : LUMP
42. Revival-meeting shout : AMEN
43. Opposite of giddyap : WHOA
44. Sound heard by a shepherd : BLEAT
45. Light : KINDLE
47. Martin or Astor : MARY
49. Fuzzy TV star : ALF
51. Hindu religious writing : TANTRA
55. Comfort for a nyctophobe : NIGHTLIGHT
61. Ayatollah's land : IRAN
62. Circa : ABOUT
63. Jollity : GLEE
64. Give temporarily : LEND
65. Uncle Miltie : BERLE
66. Attila's followers : HUNS
67. "The ___ Is a Tramp" : LADY
68. Equipment : GEAR
69. Quiz : TEST
70. What QB's want to gain : YDS
1. Melita, today : MALTA
2. ___ sprawl : URBAN
3. Seating area at Aqueduct : GRANDSTAND
4. Bewilder : BAFFLE
5. Matty or Felipe of baseball : ALOU
6. Dressing-gown adjunct : CORD
7. Gives careful attention to : HEEDS
8. Equestrian's perch : SADDLE
9. Ecuador neighbor : PERU
10. Secondhand : USED
11. What a hobo hits : ROAD
12. Marino option : PASS
15. Snoop : PRY
21. Puppy sounds : YAPS
23. Copy : APE
26. Elan : DASH
28. Haphazard : WILLYNILLY
29. Factual : TRUE
30. Madame Bovary : EMMA
31. Entranced : RAPT
32. State north of Neb. : SDAK
33. "La Bohème" heroine : MIMI
34. Pizzeria appliance : OVEN
36. Fifth sign of the zodiac : LEO
37. Palindromic contraction : MAAM
43. Healthy : WELL
44. Bikini part : BRA
46. ___-day Saints : LATTER
48. Swear : ATTEST
50. Boxing match : FIGHT
52. Tire part : TREAD
53. South African coins : RANDS
54. Rooney or Griffith : ANDY
55. Snatch : NAB
56. "___ mortality . . . ": Shak. : IBEG
57. Novelist Vidal : GORE
58. Wahine's dance : HULA
59. Epoxy : GLUE
60. Coop matriarchs : HENS

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