New York Times, Thursday, December 8, 1988

Author:Arthur W. Palmer
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Spans: 3
Arthur W. Palmer has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Not fem. or neut. : MASC
5. Young hooter : OWLET
10. "Nature's ___ nurse": Shak. : SOFT
14. Mine, to Mimi : AMOI
15. Ingenuous : NAIVE
16. "I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
17. Warlike officers? : MARTIALMARSHALS
20. Snarl : ENTANGLE
21. Little spotted skunk : CIVET
22. Playing card : TREY
23. Splotch : BLOB
25. Shrewder : CAGIER
28. ___ de force : TOUR
29. African cobra : ASP
32. Melville work : OMOO
33. Passage : AISLE
34. Govt. org. once headed by Bush : CIA
35. A.M. sorrow? : MORNINGMOURNING
39. Before, in poetry : ERE
40. Site of witch trials : SALEM
41. Fairy-tale opener : ONCE
42. Barber or Buttons : RED
43. Unique person : ONER
44. Thrust : LUNGED
46. Harte's Poker ___ : FLAT
47. Not flaccid : FIRM
48. Brought to court : TRIED
51. Succession; series : SEQUENCE
55. Gathered a hot-dog condiment? : MUSTEREDMUSTARD
58. Like some seamen : ABLE
59. "Remember the ___" : ALAMO
60. Bald ___ eagle : ASAN
61. Require : NEED
62. Tightwad : PIKER
63. Color called goose gray : LAMA
1. A Lansbury role : MAME
2. To ___ (with no exception) : AMAN
3. Classify : SORT
4. Triple Crown winner: 1948 : CITATION
5. Medieval catapult : ONAGER
6. Cox of early TV : WALLY
7. Gimlet ingredient : LIME
8. Braun or Gabor : EVA
9. Thrice, in prescriptions : TER
10. Sir, to Hindus : SAHIB
11. King of Norway : OLAV
12. Rank's companion : FILE
13. Criterion : TEST
18. Concerning : INRE
19. Track official : SCORER
23. Heart or affection : BOSOM
24. Congressman's plum : LULU
25. Yuppie, e.g. : COMER
26. Love, in Livorno : AMORE
27. Stuck a torero : GORED
28. Colleague of 19 Down : TIMER
29. Serving winners : ACING
30. Because : SINCE
31. Summoned, as at a hotel : PAGED
33. Ornamental tag : AGLET
36. Wagner heroine : ISOLDE
37. Zola novel : NANA
38. Nitrogen or carbon : NONMETAL
44. Tequila, e.g. : LIQUOR
45. Extinct wild ox : URUS
46. Entertained an honoree : FETED
47. ___ fatale : FEMME
48. Govt. agent : TMAN
49. Cartoonist Goldberg : RUBE
50. Homophone for 33 Across : ISLE
51. A neighbor of Wyo. : SDAK
52. Houston org. : NASA
53. Stuff : CRAM
54. Best or Ferber : EDNA
56. Sound at a séance : RAP
57. A descendant of Aaron : ELI

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