New York Times, Wednesday, March 30, 1988

Author:Shirley Soloway
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Shirley Soloway has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Rebuff : SLAP
5. Twinklers : STARS
10. A theater award : OBIE
14. Capsule : PILL
15. Red dye : EOSIN
16. Crucifix : ROOD
17. Talented terrier : ASTA
18. Skirt style : ALINE
19. "Clair de ___," Dupré painting : LUNE
20. Ancient British monument : STONEHENGE
22. Bates or Thicke : ALAN
23. Jog : TROT
24. Durban currency : RAND
26. Unpaid debt : ARREAR
29. Lived : RESIDED
32. Thunderous god : THOR
33. First king of Israel : SAUL
35. Andrea ___, Italian statesman : DORIA
37. Ad ___ committee : HOC
38. Flintstone tot : PEBBLES
40. Women's org. : DAR
41. Tarsus : ANKLE
43. Exuberance : ELAN
44. River to the Indian Ocean : TANA
45. Hard rubber : EBONITE
47. Bizet beauty : CARMEN
49. Kiln : OAST
50. Tiptop : AONE
51. English statesman: 18th century : PITT
53. Sea urchin : SANDDOLLAR
59. Lillian or Philip : ROTH
60. Curtail : ELIDE
61. Exec's car : LIMO
62. Midwest tribesman : OTOE
63. Solitary one : LONER
64. "What's ___ for me?" : INIT
65. Dawber and Shriver : PAMS
66. Nourishes : FEEDS
67. City of the Huguenots : SENS
1. Dieters' retreats : SPAS
2. Roster : LIST
3. Choral member : ALTO
4. Greenery holder : PLANTER
5. Pipefish's kin : SEAHORSE
6. Vacancy sign : TOLET
7. "It's ___ to Tell a Lie" : ASIN
8. Engagement symbol : RING
9. Scoffs : SNEERS
10. Disney World site : ORLANDO
11. Former name of a Colorado River barrier : BOULDERDAM
12. Scottish isle : IONA
13. First place . : EDEN
21. The Roaring Twenties, e.g. : ERA
25. Helps : AIDS
26. Baile ___ Cliath (Dublin) : ATHA
27. French waterway : RHONE
28. Lowest point : ROCKBOTTOM
29. Moscow money : RUBLE
30. Queen of scat : ELLA
31. Actress Keaton : DIANE
34. Help a hood : ABET
36. ___ Islands, off Galway : ARAN
38. Writes : PENS
39. Cryptographers : ENCODERS
42. Detests : LOATHES
44. Garden structure : TRELLIS
46. "Thou art the thing ___": Shak. : ITSELF
48. Year, in Sevilla : ANO
50. Totaled : ADDED
51. Telephone onstage, e.g. : PROP
52. Smidgen : IOTA
54. Lotion ingredient : ALOE
55. Raul Julia musical : NINE
56. Queue : LINE
57. Former African leader : AMIN
58. Decays : ROTS

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