New York Times, Saturday, March 5, 1988

Author:Patterson Pepple
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Patterson Pepple has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Wreck completely : TOTAL
6. Follower of John : ACTS
10. Two-stroke drumbeat : FLAM
14. Famous fiddle : AMATI
15. Kind of collar : FLEA
16. Operatic temptress : LOLA
17. An anthozoan : CORAL
18. Sports group : TEAM
19. Part of "M.Y.O.B." : YOUR
20. Misnamed marsupial : KOALABEAR
22. Stocking stuff : LISLE
23. Type of squash : ACORN
24. Virgilian hero : AENEAS
25. Former domain of J.E.H. : FBI
28. Paul Dresser's gal : SAL
29. Without ___ to stand on : ALEG
30. Buck's Wang ___ : LUNG
32. Misnamed insect : SILVERFISH
37. Debate informally : ARGUE
39. Days in a Julian week : VII
40. Artist Delaunay : SONIA
41. Misnamed rodent : PRAIRIEDOG
44. Roentgen's discovery : XRAY
45. Cole and Turner : NATS
46. Obstructionist's word : NAY
48. Printing measures : EMS
49. Evaluate : ASSESS
52. Emulated Martin Sheen : ACTED
54. Porcupine's defense : SETAE
55. Misnamed marine fish : SEAHORSES
59. Octagonal sign : STOP
60. White-lightning ingredient : CORN
61. Marianne or Henry : MOORE
62. ___ Sad, Yugoslav city : NOVI
63. Stew : OLIO
64. Sailor's "Knock it off!" : AVAST
65. A cut, in Ayr : SNEG
66. Numerical suffix : TEEN
67. Chats' flats : NESTS
1. Baste : TACK
2. Melville opus : OMOO
3. Hill near Dublin : TARA
4. Book by Chateaubriand : ATALA
5. Bloomers for Whitman : LILACS
6. Reincarnationists' existences : AFTERLIVES
7. Not packing a rod : CLEAN
8. Spree : TEAR
9. "Casablanca" pianist : SAM
10. Misnamed fruit bat : FLYINGFOX
11. Partner of fast : LOOSE
12. Avian "thumb" : ALULA
13. ___ of Diomedes : MARES
21. Scarfs : BOAS
22. Sardonic grins : LEERS
24. Toby contents : ALE
25. Hullabaloo : FLAP
26. Noted duelist : BURR
27. Actress Swenson : INGA
29. French warplane : AVIONCANON
31. Pseudo porker : GUINEAPIG
33. Kettle topper : LID
34. Regarding : INRE
35. Thailand, formerly : SIAM
36. Harvests alfalfa : HAYS
38. Clear the blackboard : ERASE
42. Part of "T.G.I.F." : ITS
43. Philistine city : GATH
47. U.S.N. clerk : YEOMAN
49. Orgs. : ASSNS
50. Author Anya ___ : SETON
51. Chef's necessity : STOVE
52. Hawk's home : AERIE
53. Used a number 1 wood : DROVE
55. Dover delicacy : SOLE
56. Provided that : SOAS
57. Whilom : ERST
58. Stagehands' concerns : SETS
60. Collapsible bed : COT

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