New York Times, Saturday, December 10, 1988

Author: Joy L. Wouk
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 3
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pilgrimage to Mecca : HADJ
5. Judge's seat : BANC
9. Rascal : SCAMP
14. Odd, in Oban : ORRA
15. Nimbus : AURA
16. Hut : HOVEL
17. First word of a U.N. document: Dec. 10, 1948 : UNIVERSAL
19. Corundum : EMERY
20. Fix : REPAIR
21. Italian money : LIRE
23. Second word of 17 Across : DECLARATION
29. Shakespearean play : OTHELLO
32. Informal afternoon reception : ATHOME
33. Malay boat : PRAU
34. "A Bell for ___": Hersey : ADANO
36. North Sea feeder : DEE
37. ___ International, 1977 Nobel Peace Prize winner : AMNESTY
40. Host country for Aug. 1, 1975, accord : FINLAND
42. Measure of length : ROD
43. Egypt's Mubarak : HOSNI
45. Sweetsop : ATES
46. Smart : CLEVER
48. Tested : ASSAYED
51. Subject of 23 Across : HUMANRIGHTS
53. Unit : ITEM
54. "___ of Honey," Delaney play : ATASTE
59. Part of G.N.P. : GROSS
62. ___ of conscience (concerns of 37 Across) : PRISONERS
65. Keep ___ on (look after) : ANEYE
66. Where Napoleon defeated the Austrians: 1796 : LODI
67. A tide : NEAP
68. Bernhardt : SARAH
69. Affirmatives : YEAS
70. Host : ARMY
1. Unit of time : HOUR
2. "Comus" composer : ARNE
3. Faucet problem : DRIP
4. Island near Sumatra : JAVA
5. Keg's cousin : BARREL
6. Strauss's "___ Italien" : AUS
7. Blue Eagle agcy. : NRA
8. Kind of lily : CALLA
9. English cabinetmaker : SHERATON
10. "The Iceman ___": O'Neill : COMETH
11. "___ atque vale" : AVE
12. "La ___": Debussy : MER
13. Do business : PLY
18. Plato's "ideas" : EIDE
22. Meshed native : IRANI
24. Potters' needs : CLAYS
25. Israeli airport : LOD
26. Treat with a certain antiseptic : IODATE
27. Augured : OMENED
28. Requires : NEEDS
29. Imitation gold leaf : ORMOLU
30. In single file : TANDEM
31. Cry's companion : HUE
33. Make hot and dry : PARCH
35. Like ___ out of water : AFISH
38. Hopeh town on the Huto River : SHENTSEH
39. Pisa's leaner : TORRE
41. Ballad : LAY
44. Old horse : NAG
47. Hindu caste : VAISYA
49. State of equilibrium : STASIS
50. In re : ASTO
52. Suggest : IMPLY
55. Soprano Moffo : ANNA
56. Prophet : SEER
57. Loosely twisted silk : TRAM
58. Descry : ESPY
59. Hydrogen, e.g. : GAS
60. Genetic letters : RNA
61. "___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
63. Caviar : ROE
64. Mrs. Cantor : IDA

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