New York Times, Friday, December 23, 1988

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. More's the pity! : ALAS
5. Praline component : PECAN
10. ___ morgana : FATA
14. Bombay bigwig : RANA
15. Bouquet : AROMA
16. Monumental : EPIC
17. Almost simultaneously : INTHESAMEBREATH
20. Circle measure : DIAMETER
21. Magistrate in ancient Rome : EDILE
22. Lawyer's thing : RES
23. Laughed like a groupie : TITTERED
25. First name of a Wharton man : ETHAN
28. Palette color : OCHER
29. Hellkites : FIENDS
31. Needlefish : GAR
32. Bedstaff : SLAT
36. La's lead-in : TRA
37. He arouses a woman's fury : SCORNER
40. O'Neill monogram : EGO
41. Egyptian king : SETI
43. Egg: Comb. form : OVI
44. Ending with nor' or sou' : WESTER
46. ___ throat : STREP
48. Actress Spacek : SISSY
49. Coal miners : COLLIERS
52. ___ Paul Kruger, Transvaal leader : OOM
53. Zones : AREAS
54. " . . . lay like ___ taking his rest": Wolfe : AWARRIOR
58. How a cookie crumbles, with "the" : WAYTHEWINDBLOWS
61. Novel or sermon ending : ETTE
62. Clean or spotless, in Caen : NETTE
63. ___ Seton, "My Theodosia" author : ANYA
64. Woodland creature : DEER
65. One of the 12 tribes of Israel : ASHER
66. Grating sound : RASP
1. Nickname of a famous Greek : ARI
2. Catch a carp : LAND
3. Oppositionist : ANTI
4. Resembling part of Africa : SAHARAN
5. Bullfighters' maneuvers : PASES
6. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
7. Tackle a problem : COMETOGRIPSWITH
8. "An ___ Tragedy": Dreiser : AMERICAN
9. Collar : NAB
10. Tributaries : FEEDERS
11. Hardy's "___ of Blue Eyes" : APAIR
12. Kind of page or role : TITLE
13. Felt pity for : ACHED
18. Corrects a text : EMENDS
19. Network in one's body : RETE
24. ___ over (forsook) : THREW
25. Newts : EFTS
26. Item kicked by some motorists : TIRE
27. The cops, to hoods : HEAT
30. Orchestrate : SCORE
33. TV's "___ Make a Deal" : LETS
34. Mellows : AGES
35. Loyalist of '76 : TORY
38. Intimidates, in a way : OVERAWES
39. Soak in again : RESORB
42. "It ___ than you think" : ISLATER
45. Resembling : SIMILAR
47. Rinehart book : TISH
49. Aped a crow : CAWED
50. Take the podium : ORATE
51. Philippine invasion point: 1944 : LEYTE
52. Judge's demand : ORDER
55. Stud stake : ANTE
56. O'Neill's daughter : OONA
57. B.&O., C.&O., etc. : RWYS
59. Alfonso XIII's queen : ENA
60. Blockhead : SAP

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