New York Times, Saturday, February 27, 1988

Author:Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { J M Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 53, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 1
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Writer Hecht : BEN
4. Grendel, in "Beowulf" : OGRE
8. Agt.'s cut : PCT
11. Gator's relative : CROC
13. Kind of lute : LAUD
14. Town in Iran : BAHAR
16. Creator of 8 Down : SSVANDINE
18. Old-womanish : ANILE
19. Elephant's-ear : TARO
20. Rex Stout's sleuth : NEROWOLFE
22. Caesar's last day : IDES
24. River in Spain : EBRO
25. Food preserver : CANNER
28. Leg armor : GREAVE
30. Puccini piece : ARIA
31. Does : DEER
34. Papuans of New Guinea : EKARI
36. Abélard's "___ et Non" : SIC
37. Plasterers' hawks : PALLETS
39. Nothing : NIL
40. Ollie's friend : KUKLA
42. Nora ___, memorable ballerina : KAYE
43. Behold: Lat. : ECCE
44. Quick-bread biscuits : SCONES
46. Troy escapee : AENEAS
48. Composer of "Te Deum" : ANON
49. ___ de bandera (flagstaff) : ASTA
50. ___ Wimsey, Sayers sleuth : LORDPETER
54. Wood sorrels : OCAS
57. Eulogize : EXTOL
58. Author of "Trent's Last Case" : ECBENTLEY
61. Teeny-___ : WEENY
62. Come in third : SHOW
63. Realty investment : SITE
64. Indian timber tree : DAR
65. Convex molding : TORE
66. Chinese Olympic diver: 1984 : TAN
1. A sci. degree : BCS
2. Formerly, formerly : ERST
3. A loser to Joe Louis: 1941 : NOVA
4. Experienced : OLD
5. Secures : GAINS
6. Spell caster : RUNE
7. River in W. Germany : EDER
8. Hero of "The Benson Murder Case" : PHILOVANCE
9. Young moose : CALF
10. Loquat or cycad : TREE
12. Keel : CARINA
14. Halfpennies : BAWBEES
15. Parka : ANORAK
17. Predicament : NODE
21. "___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
23. Wagnerian earth goddess : ERDA
25. Butt : CASK
26. Alexandrian sect founder : ARIUS
27. Famous sleuth of the pulps : NICKCARTER
28. Zane or Jane : GREY
29. Heath : ERICA
32. Fraternal order : ELKS
33. Guidonian note : ELA
35. Seine sights : ILES
37. Full suit of armor : PANOPLY
38. Congou and hyson : TEAS
41. Holmes's home : LONDON
43. Plays : ENACTS
45. Hydrocarbon suffix : ENE
47. Shelley's school : ETON
49. Wheel spindle : ARBOR
50. Salacious : LEWD
51. Sponge spicule : OXEA
52. Invertebrate shell : TEST
53. Ring : ECHO
55. Ended hang gliding : ALIT
56. Stiff hair : SETA
59. Flock member : EWE
60. Hankering : YEN

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