New York Times, Tuesday, April 26, 1988

Author:Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. Foreheads : BROWS
6. Bureau finisher : CRAT
10. Qualified : ABLE
14. Citrus fruit : LEMON
15. Submarine : HERO
16. Kind of table or hall : POOL
17. Revere : ADORE
18. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
19. ___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
20. Erudite via reading : BOOKLEARNED
23. Krazy ___ of comics : KAT
24. Recent : LATE
25. Mottled appearance : DAPPLE
27. Ornament in relief : EMBOSS
31. Like some modern music : ATONAL
33. Bird with a weird cry : LOON
34. Italian commune : ESTE
36. Plumbing, e.g. : TRADE
39. Fabric with raised designs : BROCADE
41. Apparition : SPECTER
43. Requested : ASKED
44. The Charleses' pet : ASTA
46. Voracious teleosts : EELS
47. Swell : DILATE
49. A semihard yellow cheese : TILSIT
51. Like the Mohawk Trail : SCENIC
53. "It's ___ to Tell a Lie" : ASIN
55. Eureka! : AHA
56. Tex supporters : BOOKHOLDERS
62. ___ monster : GILA
64. Bring up : REAR
65. Wild female water buffalo : ARNEE
66. Uniform : EVEN
67. Pale yellow-green : NILE
68. Do a gardening chore : WATER
69. Antitoxins : SERA
70. A lot : SLEW
71. Native of Gävle : SWEDE
1. Tattle : BLAB
2. Decorate again : REDO
3. Melville novel : OMOO
4. Be employed : WORK
5. Short lines for fishhooks : SNELLS
6. Sharper : CHEAT
7. Asylum : RETREAT
8. Island in County Donegal : ARAN
9. El Greco's "View of ___" : TOLEDO
10. Emergency pol. message : APB
11. Set of ex libris : BOOKPLATES
12. Not express : LOCAL
13. Happify : ELATE
21. Alleviated : EASED
22. Author of "Divina Commedia" : DANTE
26. Package : PARCEL
27. Site of Napoleon's first exile : ELBA
28. Humus layers : MORS
29. Volume vendor : BOOKDEALER
30. ___ a blue moon : ONCEIN
32. Touchstone : TEST
35. Capital : SEAT
37. Ready-to-eat food store : DELI
38. Formerly, once : ERST
40. Extempore : ADLIB
42. Place for a cookout : PATIO
45. Fleshy plant of the mustard family : SEAKALE
48. Future oaks : ACORNS
50. Relatives by marriage : INLAWS
51. Magi : SAGES
52. Plant related to the onion : CHIVE
54. Petruchio's Katherina : SHREW
57. Trompe l'___ (visual deception) : OEIL
58. Sketch : DRAW
59. Chap, fellow: Sp. : ENTE
60. Pearl Buck's "The Living ___" : REED
61. Withered : SERE
63. Table-talk collection : ANA

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