New York Times, Thursday, March 10, 1988

Author:Walter Covell
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F H Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Spans: 1
Walter Covell has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Corn mush : SAMP
5. Sugar cube : LUMP
9. Acoustic unit : SABIN
14. Dwarf buffalo : ANOA
15. Inter ___ : ALIA
16. A planet : PLUTO
17. Invoice : BILL
18. Vidal book : BURR
19. Participated at Henley : OARED
20. Syrian city : ALEPPO
22. Futile : OTIOSE
24. Ovid's "___ Amatoria" : ARS
26. Vex : IRK
27. Land in a river : AIT
30. Foxier : SLIER
34. S.A. nocturnal prowler : PACA
36. Roman Hera : JUNO
37. Ariz. Indian group : PIMAS
38. Ivernian's land : ERIN
39. Outer: Prefix : ECTO
40. With 56 Across, first words of St. John's Gospel: Lat. : INPRINCIPIOERAT
43. Wail : KEEN
44. Catchall abbr. : ETAL
45. "Thus ___ Zarathustra" : SPAKE
46. Sins : ERRS
47. Barn topper, sometimes : VANE
48. Michaelmas daisy : ASTER
49. Retirees' agcy. : SSA
50. Last mo. : DEC
51. Droop : SAG
53. Orion neighbor : TAURUS
56. See 40 Across : VERBUM
61. Kind of alley or date : BLIND
63. Instrument for Orpheus : LYRE
65. Ligurian Sea feeder : ARNO
66. Pier : LEVEE
67. Before long : ANON
68. Forms a lap : SITS
69. Stadium areas : TIERS
70. Beatty film : REDS
71. Book after Joel : AMOS
1. One of the Leewards : SABA
2. Indigo plant : ANIL
3. Infiltrating spy : MOLE
4. Insect's sensor : PALP
5. Cabinet Department : LABOR
6. Eskimo knife : ULU
7. Spanish artist Joan ___ : MIRO
8. Potentially dangling verb forms : PARTICIPLES
9. Ghost : SPOOK
10. Word from the woebegone : ALAS
11. Red-tape expert : BUREAUCRAT
12. Adherent: Suffix : ITE
13. Cain's land : NOD
21. Zoroastrian : PARSI
23. Khomeini's kin : IRANI
25. Sensational : SPECTACULAR
28. Exhaust's opposite : INTAKE
29. Bugler, for one : TOOTER
30. Stimulates the punch : SPIKES
31. Head and eye followers : LINERS
32. Essential : IMPERATIVE
33. Merits : EARNS
35. Sect chaser : ARIAN
36. General-purpose vehicles : JEEPS
41. In no way : NEVER
42. Inedible orange : OSAGE
50. Dandies : DUDES
52. Plant of the rose family : AVENS
54. Male ant : ANER
55. "Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
57. Tabula ___ (clean slate) : RASA
58. Part of a cup : BRIM
59. "Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
60. Caribou's food : MOSS
61. A sandwich, for short : BLT
62. Oahu garland : LEI
64. Scepter : ROD

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