New York Times, Tuesday, March 29, 1988

Author:Eileen Lexau
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.67, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 1
Eileen Lexau has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 10 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. Basic things : ABCS
5. British pokey : GAOL
9. Noncom : SGT
12. Actor Calhoun : RORY
13. Roman courts : ATRIA
15. Hun leader : ATLI
16. Act to impress the audience : GRANDSTAND
18. This may be proper : NOUN
19. Income's opposite : OUTGO
20. British princess : ANNE
21. Angel, in Paris : ANGE
22. Be mistaken : ERR
24. "Do not go ___ . . . ": D. Thomas : GENTLE
26. Small untruth : FIB
29. Sacred composition : MOTET
31. Spats : ROWS
33. Black cuckoo : ANI
34. ___ Vegas : LAS
35. Papal envoy : LEGATE
37. Small sailing ship : CARAVEL
40. Bothered : HASSLED
41. Invests : ENDUES
42. ___ capita : PER
43. Journey unit : LEG
44. Norse poem : EDDA
45. About : CIRCA
47. Shakespearean sot : SLY
48. Houston team : OILERS
50. Dress edge : HEM
52. Er ___ (he says): Ger. : SAGT
54. After: Prefix : META
56. Marx Brothers' "A Day at the ___" : RACES
60. "Picnic" playwright : INGE
61. Holds a second job : MOONLIGHTS
63. Told a 26 Across : LIED
64. Metal mixture : ALLOY
65. Castle defense : MOAT
66. Ancient : OLD
67. Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE
68. Cobblers' tools : AWLS
1. Jason's ship : ARGO
2. Brian ___, a king of Ireland : BORU
3. Auto, Dixie or demo follower : CRAT
4. Irish playwright : SYNGE
5. Highway sign : GAS
6. "___ boy!" : ATTA
7. "The Love for Three ___": Prokofiev : ORANGES
8. Old World songbird : LINNET
9. Blocks or stalls intentionally : STONEWALLS
10. Gurgle's cousin : GLUG
11. Prong : TINE
14. Arabian gulf : ADEN
15. Parallels : ANALOGS
17. College bldg. : DORM
23. Parts : ROLES
25. Very, in Rouen : TRES
26. Confront : FACE
27. Silly : INANE
28. Watched closely : BIRDDOGGED
30. Soviet chess master : TAL
32. Harden : STEEL
35. Tamarack, e.g. : LARCH
36. On tenterhooks : EDGY
38. Checked for fiscal compliance : AUDITED
39. Cutlet meat : VEAL
40. "Take ___, She's Mine," 1961 Broadway hit : HER
42. Duelists' choice : PISTOLS
45. La. patois : CREOLE
46. Air: Comb. form : AERI
49. Austen heroine : EMMA
51. Hot stuff in the earth : MAGMA
52. Farm structure : SILO
53. Indigo : ANIL
55. Soon : ANON
57. Army food : CHOW
58. Inclusive abbr. : ETAL
59. Fast planes : SSTS
62. Soap ingredient : LYE

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