New York Times, Tuesday, March 8, 1988

Author:Christopher Page
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B H J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has super symmetry.
Christopher Page has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. True Olympian : AMATEUR
8. Advertise : PROMOTE
15. Discharge : RELEASE
16. Makes soda water : AERATES
17. First spaceman : GAGARIN
18. Penzance natives? : PIRATES
19. Points on compasses : ESES
20. Shrouds : STAYS
22. "___ Like It Hot" : SOME
23. Only, in Bonn : NUR
24. Dep's. counterpart : ARR
25. Andy Gump's wife : MIN
26. Chamber piece : TRIO
28. Blois bloom : FLEUR
30. "Great" dog : DANE
31. Painters' preparatives : SEALERS
33. Attire for Lamour : SARONGS
35. John or Jane : DOE
36. Reverse of rear : VAN
37. Monte Carlo attractions : CASINOS
41. Orwell or Saki, e.g. : PENNAME
45. Amor's wings : ALAE
46. Comes closer : NEARS
48. Wise ___ owl : ASAN
49. Small ape : LAR
50. Gram or center starter : EPI
51. Where Mao ruled: Abbr. : PRC
52. Arabia's Gulf of ___ : OMAN
54. Place for a bout : ARENA
56. "___ 18," Uris novel : MILA
57. Face the kickoff : RECEIVE
59. Sahara dweller : TOUAREG
61. Conceives : IDEATES
62. Mise ___ (stage setting) : ENSCENE
63. Easy gallops : CANTERS
64. Ebbed : RECEDED
1. Shades of gray : ARGENTS
2. A bushel or a peck : MEASURE
3. Ben Bella's home : ALGERIA
4. Oolong and hyson : TEAS
5. Word with phone or trumpet : EAR
6. Overseas cultural org. : USIS
7. Cars for hire : RENTALS
8. Pharaoh's writing material : PAPYRUS
9. Old Brazilian currency : REIS
10. Boston Bruins' Bobby : ORR
11. Pastoral sounds : MAAS
12. Imperial seat? : OTTOMAN
13. Raining cats and dogs : TEEMING
14. Ancient ascetics : ESSENES
21. Plural of is : ARE
27. D.J.'s golden ___ : OLDIE
28. Freezer coolant : FREON
29. S.R.O. causers : RAVES
30. Singer Summer : DONNA
32. Ages upon ages : EON
34. Showed one's heels : RAN
37. Pertaining to heat : CALORIC
38. Walk among the trees : ALAMEDA
39. Crusader's foe : SARACEN
40. Feminine foreteller : SEERESS
41. Computer adjunct : PRINTER
42. Had high hopes : ASPIRED
43. Actress Dietrich : MARLENE
44. In custody : ENCAGED
47. Mimic : APE
53. Straight : NEAT
54. State confidently : AVER
55. Tops : AONE
56. Defense against a mugger : MACE
58. Mennon ending : ITE
60. U.C.L.A. rival : USC

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