New York Times, Saturday, April 23, 1988

Author:Betty Hinman
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Betty Hinman has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Social group : CLUB
5. Bitter : ACRID
10. Goodman and Jane : ACES
14. Jennifer of WKRP : LONI
15. Hangman's need : NOOSE
16. The man for all seasons : MORE
17. Onassis et al. : ARISTOTLES
19. Nice night : NUIT
20. Shrub used in barbecuing : MESQUITE
21. Castle and Dunne : IRENES
23. Forearm bone : ULNA
24. Antonym for absorb : EGEST
25. Least feral : TAMEST
28. Large baskets : PANNIERS
31. Burrows or Vigoda : ABE
32. Patronage : AEGIS
34. Fortuneteller's card : TAROT
35. Composer for all ages : BACH
37. Meted (out) : DOLED
39. Fish barrel : CADE
40. Alternate : OTHER
42. Consumer advocate : NADER
44. Alphabet series : CDE
45. Harry of TV news : REASONER
47. St. Sebastian was one : MARTYR
49. Forty ___ : NINER
50. ___ Tube (Alaska's pipeline) : LUBE
51. Instrument for Segovia : GUITAR
53. Canada's ___ Provinces : MARITIME
57. Early Peruvian : INCA
58. General; universal : ECUMENICAL
60. Satirist Freberg : STAN
61. Tiny bits : IOTAS
62. Kit Nubbles's friend : NELL
63. Actor Tim or Jack : HOLT
64. Jefferson was one : DEIST
65. Region : AREA
1. Seafood item : CLAM
2. Knowledge : LORE
3. Les Etats-___ : UNIS
4. Nutty ice cream : BISQUE
5. Rubbed with oil in a rite : ANOINTED
6. Terra ___ : COTTA
7. Function : ROLE
8. Expert follower : ISE
9. Pattern : DESIGN
10. Victim of memory loss : AMNESIAC
11. Offset : COUNTERACT
12. Coloratura Mills : ERIE
13. Bulbs for planting : SETS
18. Home of the Golden Hurricane : TULSA
22. Lease : RENT
24. Comforted : EASED
25. Haw ___, silver tycoon: 1830-99 : TABOR
26. Quash, in law : ABATE
27. Kind of drawing : MECHANICAL
28. Diva Lorengar : PILAR
29. Actor McDowall : RODDY
30. Mosshorn : STEER
33. Hopeless case : GONER
36. Wavering : HESITANT
38. Most modest : DEMUREST
41. Jaffe or Barrett : RONA
43. Israeli statesman : RABIN
46. Poseidon attendant : NEREID
48. Eye part : RETINA
50. Fernando or Lorenzo : LAMAS
51. Lillian of filmdom : GISH
52. Biblical preposition : UNTO
53. Conductor Riccardo ___ : MUTI
54. Bakery artist : ICER
55. Capital of the Maldives : MALE
56. Eugene O'Neill's mother : ELLA
59. An Iowa college : COE

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