New York Times, Friday, March 4, 1988

Author:Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J K P Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 2
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Singer Vikki : CARR
5. " . . . bloom in the spring, ___" : TRALA
10. Theft at Fenway Park : BASE
14. Figure in Genesis : ESAU
15. Stand in a studio : EASEL
16. Moran of "Happy Days" : ERIN
17. Met moundsman : RONDARLING
19. ___ up (detained) : HELD
20. Slander : TRADUCE
21. High principles : IDEALS
23. Small fish : IDE
24. Top off a room : CEIL
25. Dishonest transaction : SWEETHEARTDEAL
32. Where to spend a kip : LAOS
33. Most resentful : SOREST
34. Mon. successor : TUE
35. Way to a man's heart? : AORTA
37. Bell and Kettle : MAS
38. Mount the soapbox : ORATE
40. Mariner's dir. : NNE
41. Greeks' "unlucky" letters : THETAS
44. He lived 905 years : ENOS
45. Business-letter start : DEARSIRORMADAM
48. Brain-wave recs. : EEGS
49. Double this for a P.I. port : ILO
50. Mia Farrow role : HANNAH
53. Referred (to) : ALLUDED
57. Like 44 Across : AGED
58. Cour-Popp-Blackburn collaboration : LOVEISBLUE
61. Tenor Maison : RENE
62. High hunter : ORION
63. Arturo's change : LIRA
64. Père David's ___ : DEER
65. Twist : WRING
66. Neck and neck : EVEN
1. Birth doc. : CERT
2. Hebrew lyre : ASOR
3. Punjabi prince : RANA
4. Reddish to the max : RUDDIEST
5. Poets' three-line groups : TERCETS
6. Chest sound : RALE
7. "___ was saying" : ASI
8. Dykstra of the Mets : LEN
9. Boyer-Lamarr film : ALGIERS
10. Took in : BEHELD
11. Vicinity : AREA
12. Poet who wrote "Opportunity" : SILL
13. Non-meeters, often : ENDS
18. French department : AUDE
22. Same here : DITTO
24. Coca's partner : CAESAR
25. Vosges river : SAONE
26. "When You ___ Tulip . . . " : WOREA
27. Round trips for 8 Down : HOMERS
28. Muse for Sappho : ERATO
29. He tried to reach heaven on an eagle : ETANA
30. Self-operating: Abbr. : AUTOM
31. Sordor : LEES
32. Alight : LAND
36. Befuddled : ATSEA
39. Bridge call : REDOUBLE
42. Poker variation : HIGHLOW
43. Looking happy : SMILING
46. Cause to become : RENDER
47. "___ fair in love . . . " : ALLS
50. No picnic : HARD
51. He wrote "The Morning Watch" : AGEE
52. Hilo goose : NENE
53. Eras on end : AEON
54. Sixth-century date : DLIV
55. Gallic river : EURE
56. Honcho at Harvard : DEAN
59. Bruin Hall of Famer : ORR
60. Figure on some clocks : VII

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