New York Times, Saturday, December 17, 1988

Author: Bert Rosenfield
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ear-related : OTIC
5. Tatting loops : PICOTS
11. Hosp. printout : ECG
14. Home of the Baylor Bears : WACO
15. Where the Gallery of Apollo is : LOUVRE
16. Jamie ___ Curtis of cinema : LEE
17. Fan-shaped sponge : ELEPHANTEAR
19. Low stat for Frank Viola : ERA
20. More wrinkled : CREASIER
21. Kind of trail : VAPOR
23. Mlle., in Madrid : SRTA
24. Chest: Comb. form : STETH
26. Stamp on some pkgs. : PPD
29. Auxiliary smoker on a steamship : DONKEYSTACK
33. Search for truffles : ROOT
35. ___ Strait, N Canadian channel : RAE
36. Pigment from blue grapes : ENIN
37. "Yes ___?" (ultimatum words) : ORNO
38. Garner : AMASS
40. Allies' prize: July 1944 : STLO
41. Oil city on the Caspian : BAKU
42. Pollster Harris : LOU
43. Place for a parlor-game pin : TAIL
44. Large-caliber weapon : ELEPHANTGUN
49. Bando or Maglie : SAL
50. Barm : YEAST
51. Chemical endings : YNES
53. Outshine : EXCEL
55. No. 40 on the A.K.C. list : AIREDALE
59. Madre's sister : TIA
60. Portable engines' foundation frames : DONKEYSLEDS
63. Kind of base or brake : AIR
64. May or Stritch : ELAINE
65. Med.-school subject : ANAT
66. Sauced up : LIT
67. Pulled apart : RENDED
68. Don Pedro and Yellowtail : DAMS
1. Have a marker out : OWE
2. Steatite : TALC
3. Wedding-cake artisan : ICER
4. Scrapes by : COPES
5. Formation: Comb. form : PLASTO
6. Heraclitus was one : IONIAN
7. Wily : CUTE
8. Opposite of stateside : OVERSEAS
9. La-la preceder : TRA
10. Fills the bill : SERVES
11. Violent East Indian storms : ELEPHANTAS
12. Kingfish : CERO
13. Reverse, e.g. : GEAR
18. ___ as nails : HARD
22. Perform a court duty : ATTEST
25. Nautical chains : TYES
26. Exploratory device : PROBE
27. Of tiny openings in the skin : PORAL
28. Two-wheeled conveyance : DONKEYCART
30. Reuben-sandwich ingredient : KRAUT
31. Eyelashes : CILIA
32. Hillock : KNOLL
34. Cosell topper : TOUPEE
38. "___ the day!": Desdemona : ALAS
39. Brent Musberger, for one : MONTANAN
45. A German W.W. II chief of staff : HALDER
46. Marine, to Marines : GYRENE
47. Not seen : UNEYED
48. Beatty and Sparks : NEDS
52. Caesar, e.g. : SALAD
53. Kin of etc. : ETAL
54. Cicero's unlucky number : XIII
56. "___ You Not," Paar book : IKID
57. Long Russian river : LENA
58. Cheese with a red jacket : EDAM
61. Chic's Broadway partner : OLE
62. Ave. crossers : STS

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