New York Times, Tuesday, December 6, 1988

Author: Don Groat
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1
Don Groat has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
S
2
L
3
A
4
M
5
S
6
O
7
D
8
I
9
N
10
B
11
A
12
T
13
M
A
N
E
T
14
R
O
L
E
15
T
I
L
E
16
E
C
O
L
E
17
B
R
I
G
18
A
L
D
A
19
W
E
A
V
E
20
R
21
M
A
L
22
I
N
G
E
R
23
I
R
I
24
S
25
D
I
C
K
E
N
S
26
F
27
A
28
L
L
S
A
L
29
E
30
G
A
S
31
A
W
O
L
32
A
R
33
I
E
L
34
D
35
S
36
O
37
C
E
D
E
38
R
I
N
S
E
39
F
A
I
R
40
E
D
E
41
M
E
N
E
S
42
L
U
L
L
43
T
I
C
44
S
U
45
I
46
T
A
B
L
Y
47
T
48
O
49
L
S
T
O
50
Y
51
E
C
R
U
52
A
V
I
A
T
I
O
53
N
54
H
U
B
55
E
56
R
57
T
58
L
E
A
R
59
L
U
I
60
S
61
M
E
R
O
E
62
U
R
N
S
63
E
T
N
A
64
P
R
I
M
A
65
S
T
A
66
D
H
O
W
67
S
T
E
A
K
© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Clouts : SLAMS
6. Asgard's ruler : ODIN
10. Night creature : BAT
13. Impressionist Edouard : MANET
14. Thespian's goal : ROLE
15. Mah-jongg piece : TILE
16. Nice school : ECOLE
17. Gob's jail : BRIG
18. Hawkeye of "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
19. Arachne was one : WEAVER
21. Goldbrick : MALINGER
23. Rainbow : IRIS
25. Creator of Barnaby Rudge : DICKENS
26. Dept.-store ad : FALLSALE
30. Xenon, e.g. : GAS
31. Army truant : AWOL
32. Prospero's sprightly servant : ARIEL
34. Brit. medal : DSO
37. Give up : CEDE
38. Hair treatment : RINSE
39. Dispassionate; equable : FAIR
40. Dutch city : EDE
41. First king of Egypt : MENES
42. Conversational gap : LULL
43. Twitch : TIC
44. With fitness : SUITABLY
47. Anna Karenina's creator : TOLSTOY
51. Beige : ECRU
52. Art of flying : AVIATION
54. Loser to Richard: 1968 : HUBERT
58. Shakespearean king : LEAR
59. San ___ Obispo : LUIS
61. Ancient Ethiopian capital : MEROE
62. Samovars : URNS
63. Sicilian tourist attraction : ETNA
64. ___ facie evidence : PRIMA
65. Dep. : STA
66. Indian Ocean vessel : DHOW
67. Chateaubriand, e.g. : STEAK
1. Merganser : SMEW
2. Intertwine : LACE
3. Celebes ox : ANOA
4. He wrote "Typee" : MELVILLE
5. Takes the helm : STEERS
6. Globe : ORB
7. College bldg. : DORM
8. Partner of the "Odyssey" : ILIAD
9. Dressing gown : NEGLIGEE
10. Hogwash : BILGE
11. Pilgrim John : ALDEN
12. Lacerates : TEARS
15. Panzer-division units : TANKS
20. Inlet : RIA
22. Suffix for poet : ICAL
24. Done in : SLAIN
26. Confront : FACE
27. Fearful and reverential : AWED
28. Kind of star or stone : LODE
29. Homophone for 62 Across : ERNES
33. Politician's topic : ISSUE
34. Paint unskillfully : DAUB
35. Spot for a house plant : SILL
36. Air France milieu : ORLY
38. Shrank back : RECOILED
39. Madame Bovary's creator : FLAUBERT
41. Glove for Gary Carter : MITT
43. Nicholas and others : TSARS
45. "___ dien," motto of the Prince of Wales : ICH
46. Plays a powerful card : TRUMPS
47. Anklebone : TALUS
48. Apparent : OVERT
49. Tropical climbing vine : LIANA
50. Period of life : YOUTH
53. Barcelona boy : NINO
55. Iroquoian Indian : ERIE
56. Caesar's urbs : ROMA
57. Elegant wood : TEAK
60. Adage : SAW

Found bugs or have suggestions?