New York Times, Thursday, February 18, 1988

Author: Tom W. Underhill
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Tom Underhill has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Lettuce type : BIBB
5. Soap plant : AMOLE
10. Earp weapon : COLT
14. Celebes ox : ANOA
15. Stuffed : SATED
16. Cosmetic ingredient : ALOE
17. Mencken quote: Part I : ANYHOWTHEHOLEIN
20. Draft agcy. : SSS
21. Pan invented by Barrie : PETER
22. Redford is one : BLOND
23. Farm equipment : BALER
24. Diminutive suffix : ULE
25. Happens : BEFALLS
28. Handled a lacrosse ball : CRADLED
32. Roman way : ITER
33. Bounders : CADS
34. Stop ___ dime : ONA
35. Quote: Part II : THEDOUGHNUTISAT
40. British ref. book : OED
41. An Algonquian : CREE
42. Network of nerves : RETE
43. Squash : FLATTEN
45. Scorpio's heart : ANTARES
48. Hairpiece : RAT
49. Germ cell : SPORE
50. Capital of Jordan : AMMAN
53. Composer Erik : SATIE
54. Warbucks's friend, with "The" : ASP
57. End of quote : LEASTDIGESTIBLE
60. One of three B's : BACH
61. Delusion's partner : SNARE
62. Swill : SLOP
63. Loom part : SLEY
64. Unit : MONAD
65. Yorkshire river : TEES
1. Duo before "black sheep" : BAAS
2. Khans : INNS
3. End products of snips, snails and certain tails : BOYS
4. A word from Marley's partner : BAH
5. Too : ASWELL
6. Dull surfaces : MATTES
7. "The ___," Tryon novel : OTHER
8. Lascivious look : LEER
9. Old English letter : EDH
10. Saw at poker : CALLED
11. Airplane's ___ strut : OLEO
12. Cut of meat : LOIN
13. Care for : TEND
18. Translucent silica : OPAL
19. Khakass, for one : OBLAST
23. Avon resident : BARD
24. An official language of Pakistan : URDU
25. "With a little ___ luck" : BITOF
26. A Barrymore : ETHEL
27. "___ cold and starve a fever" : FEEDA
28. Fire : CAN
29. Born follower : LOSER
30. Growing out : ENATE
31. Oasis products : DATES
33. Young Fidel's pal : CHE
36. Navigation instrument : OCTANT
37. Chemical suffix replaced by ide : URET
38. D.D.E. in W.W. II : GEN
39. Dies ___ : IRAE
44. Like many tabloids : TRASHY
45. Wingless female aphid : APTERA
46. Spread a rumor : NOISED
47. Waste allowance : TRET
49. "Bonjour Tristesse" author : SAGAN
50. Clerical garb : ALBS
51. Word after corn or oat : MEAL
52. Medieval weapon : MACE
53. Chinese: Comb. form : SINO
54. Elba reversal : ABLE
55. Kind of gin : SLOE
56. ___ up (invigorates) : PEPS
58. Mil. decoration : DSM
59. Adherent : IST

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