New York Times, Wednesday, February 3, 1988

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Sired : BEGOT
6. Male deer : STAG
10. ___ morgana : FATA
14. City in NW Ill. : ALEDO
15. Bamboo stem : CANE
16. Pig or cast follower : IRON
17. "___-Treader" (Frost poem) : ALEAF
18. Rectangular pier : ANTA
19. Hawaiian goose : NENE
20. Small sponge cake : LADYFINGER
22. Canter, e.g. : GAIT
23. ___ en point : ENTE
24. Rumanian violinist: 1881-1955 : ENESCO
26. Hooked a fish : GAFFED
30. Consumers' advocate : NADER
32. Soviet range : ALAI
33. Islamic weight : ROTL
35. Nautical position : ABEAM
39. Was frugal : STINTED
41. Adopt : ESPOUSE
43. Food fish : PORGY
44. Coup d'___ : ETAT
46. Formal order : WRIT
47. Accustom : ENURE
49. Aits : ISLETS
51. Unfruitful : BARREN
54. Floating platform : RAFT
56. Elliptical : OVAL
57. Spot for a wedding band : RINGFINGER
63. Roast: Fr. : ROTI
64. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
65. Linger or loiter : TARRY
66. H.S. subj. : ECON
67. Seaport in S France : SETE
68. Derrick : CRANE
69. Resounded : RANG
70. Weight allowance : TRET
71. Harness parts : HAMES
1. False god : BAAL
2. Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
3. Turned right, as a horse : GEED
4. Michael ___, child actor on radio : ODAY
5. British candy : TOFFEE
6. Limited; meager : SCANT
7. Touching : TANGENT
8. Poker stake : ANTE
9. Meshed : GEARED
10. Small table basin : FINGERBOWL
11. Regions : AREAS
12. Invigorating : TONIC
13. Highest peak in the Pyrenees : ANETO
21. Loire feeder : INDRE
25. A tide : NEAP
26. Puff : GASP
27. Countertenor : ALTO
28. Just : FAIR
29. Small salmon or trout : FINGERLING
31. "Jacta ___ est" : ALEA
34. Frankfurt an der ___ : ODER
36. Evreux is its capital : EURE
37. ___ were (seemingly) : ASIT
38. N.Y. team : METS
40. Actress Daly : TYNE
42. Rigid : STIFF
45. Arranged in threes : TERNATE
48. Disquiet : UNREST
50. Baste : STITCH
51. Auger : BORER
52. Scranton suburb : AVOCA
53. Mickey Mouse, in Mexico : RATON
55. Shoelace tip : AGLET
58. Anatomical passage : ITER
59. City east of Osaka : NARA
60. Metric weight : GRAM
61. Sea eagle : ERNE
62. Pumpernickels : RYES

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