New York Times, Monday, December 26, 1988

Author:Betty Jorgensen
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 2
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Kind : SORT
5. Lets go : FREES
10. Take to the slopes : SKI
13. North American Indian : CREE
14. Where to await the Robert E. Lee : LEVEE
15. Move quickly, as clouds : SCUD
16. Appraise : RATE
17. Met production : OPERA
18. Comedian Jay : LENO
19. With 37 Across, words from a Merman hit : ICANDOANYTHING
22. Cato's 1,051 : MLI
23. Trains: Abbr. : RRS
24. The last frontier? : SPACE
26. Five: Comb. form : PENTA
28. "Here's looking at you," e.g. : TOAST
32. Greek letter : RHO
33. Not on : OFF
35. Nile viper : ASP
36. Journalist Jacob : RIIS
37. See 19 Across : BETTERTHANYOU
41. Firn : NEVE
42. Ogle : EYE
43. Oolong, e.g. : TEA
44. Three ___ match : ONA
45. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed : ALERT
47. Grind one's teeth : GNASH
51. Agave fiber : SISAL
53. Rubber tree : ULE
55. Meadow : LEA
56. Competitiveness in the family : SIBLINGRIVALRY
61. Kind of tube : BOOB
62. Actor Dudley or Roger : MOORE
63. Like some TV coverage : LIVE
64. Baxter or Bancroft : ANNE
65. Priscilla's John : ALDEN
66. Forest denizen : DEER
67. Auth.'s submissions : MSS
68. Fine sprays : MISTS
69. Totals : ADDS
1. Be frugal : SCRIMP
2. Delphic figure : ORACLE
3. Keep : RETAIN
4. Adolescent : TEEN
5. Knock for a loop : FLOOR
6. Meal : REPAST
7. Tied : EVEN
8. Weird : EERY
9. Chair or sofa : SEAT
10. Concept for a film : SCENARIO
11. Chinese name of Confucius : KUNGCHIU
12. Altar words : IDO
15. Err : SLIP
20. Rough sketch : DRAFT
21. D.D.E.'s predecessor : HST
25. Dawn goddess : EOS
27. "___ dat barge!" : TOTE
29. Western film : OATER
30. Cigarette product : ASH
31. Little quarrel : SPAT
34. Palpate : FEEL
36. Actor O'Neal : RYAN
37. Blessings : BENISONS
38. Equivocations : EVASIONS
39. Bread type : RYE
40. Israeli desert region : NEGEV
41. Digits: Abbr. : NOS
45. "___ the Way," Sinatra hit : ALL
46. Small tower : TURRET
48. In league with : ALLIED
49. Started a tennis match : SERVED
50. They do some tedding : HAYERS
52. French clergyman's title : ABBE
54. Legal claims : LIENS
57. Mosque priest : IMAM
58. ___ me tangere : NOLI
59. Figures in some pantheons : GODS
60. Hawkeye on TV : ALDA
61. Loud noise : BAM

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