New York Times, Wednesday, December 21, 1988

Author: Sampson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 4, Spans: 1
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Across Down
1. District : AREA
5. Bridge declaration : PASS
9. Notwithstanding : APART
14. A direction in 38 Across : DOWN
15. Author Eliav : ARIE
16. Bet : WAGER
17. On the Coral : ASEA
18. Kind of pickle : DILL
19. Deck out : ARRAY
20. Memorable editor of 38 Across : MARGARETFARRAR
23. Short highways : RTES
24. Tokyo, once : EDO
25. Modes of conduct : MORALS
28. Loser to D.D.E. : AES
30. Abbr. for Dec. 23, 1988 : TGIF
34. Bouquet : AROMA
35. Italy's chief port : GENOA
37. Suffix with serpent : INE
38. Arthur Wynne invention: Dec. 21, 1913 : CROSSWORDPUZZLE
41. Part of H.I.M. : HIS
42. Massenet opera : THAIS
43. Frosted : RIMED
44. Boniface, in Bologna : OSTE
46. Citric drink : ADE
47. "R.U.R." characters : ROBOTS
48. Rent : LET
50. Drill : BORE
51. Coined term for a creator of 38 Across : CRUCIVERBALIST
58. Ferdinand VII's museum : PRADO
59. Jacob's twin : ESAU
60. Pointless : IDLE
61. Honey badger : RATEL
62. Wife of Osiris : ISIS
63. Kind of lamp : NEON
64. Corpulent : OBESE
65. Shrovetide follower : LENT
66. Diner sign : EATS
1. Second sinner : ADAM
2. Parks or Bonheur : ROSA
3. Large jug : EWER
4. What doe and ode are to 24 Across : ANAGRAMS
5. Jack Murphy Stadium team : PADRES
6. April 1 child, e.g. : ARIES
7. Delta material : SILT
8. Ego : SELF
9. Obie, for one : AWARD
10. Macaw or kea : PARROT
11. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
12. Posterior : REAR
13. Have a go at : TRY
21. Finally : ATLAST
22. Ancient fabulist : AESOP
25. Male, in Madrid : MACHO
26. Gold braid : ORRIS
27. Perch : ROOST
28. Aquiline abode : AERIE
29. Some of Kosar's targets : ENDS
31. Thingamajig : GIZMO
32. Ria : INLET
33. Passes the puck : FEEDS
35. Spur : GOAD
36. Roman goddess of dawn : AURORA
39. "___ Did for Love," 1975 song : WHATI
40. Sable : ZIBELINE
45. Slips by : ELUDES
47. Hardy : ROBUST
49. Professeur's place : ECOLE
50. The Scarecrow's need : BRAIN
51. Snow or hermit follower : CRAB
52. Give stars to : RATE
53. Screen : VEIL
54. Start of N.C.'s motto : ESSE
55. Concept : IDEA
56. Deer's trail : SLOT
57. Perfect scores at Seoul in 1988 : TENS
58. Quid ___ quo : PRO

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