New York Times, Wednesday, February 17, 1988

Author:Edward Bobb
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Edward Bobb has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tie holder : CLASP
6. Type of singing : SCAT
10. Egyptian Christian : COPT
14. Waste maker : HASTE
15. Muddle : HASH
16. Largest continent : ASIA
17. A companion of D'Artagnan : ATHOS
18. Comical Kett : ETTA
19. Flogs : TANS
20. Spectacular : THEATRICAL
22. Card game for three : SKAT
23. Sum of 100,000 in India : LAKH
24. Supposing : INCASE
26. Queen Gertrude's son : HAMLET
30. Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
32. "It's a Sin to Tell ___" : ALIE
33. Feudal serf : ESNE
35. A poetic foot : PAEON
39. Small shark : DOGFISH
41. Wrap a baby : SWADDLE
43. Witticisms : JESTS
44. Curse : OATH
46. Corp. symbol : LOGO
47. Caches : HIDES
49. "The ___ Cometh" : ICEMAN
51. Tex. border city : ELPASO
54. Type of button : PUSH
56. Bereft : LORN
57. Conspicuous, fashionable celebrities : GLITTERATI
63. Snake, e.g. : APOD
64. Column moldings : TORI
65. Mars marking : CANAL
66. Glacial snow : NEVE
67. Cain's victim : ABEL
68. Dexterity : KNACK
69. Stowe novel : DRED
70. Writer Vidal : GORE
71. Alaska's capital before Juneau : SITKA
1. Small talk : CHAT
2. Backing for plaster : LATH
3. A Wimbledon champ: 1975 : ASHE
4. Promenade for Pericles : STOA
5. Mortar companion : PESTLE
6. Valentino role : SHEIK
7. Grasp, as a joke : CATCHON
8. Puzzler's favorite pooch : ASTA
9. One of three Graces : THALIA
10. String game : CATSCRADLE
11. Honshu city : OSAKA
12. Spanish pineapples : PINAS
13. Sapor : TASTE
21. Appraises : RATES
25. Long-leafed palm : NIPA
26. Trek to Mecca : HADJ
27. Lily-family plant : ALOE
28. Russian planes : MIGS
29. Like some compliments : LEFTHANDED
31. Snug refuge : NEST
34. Sabot or brogue : SHOE
36. King Hadad's land : EDOM
37. Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
38. Gas lamp : NEON
40. Egyptian goddess : ISIS
42. Early form of bridge : WHIST
45. He has high hopes : ASPIRER
48. G.I. ID : DOGTAG
50. Drafts : CHECKS
51. Large antelope : ELAND
52. Easy-gaited horse : LOPER
53. Establish : PROVE
55. Useful : UTILE
58. Timber wolf : LOBO
59. Hindu queen : RANI
60. Med. course : ANAT
61. Temporary stitch : TACK
62. Actress Chase : ILKA

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