New York Times, Tuesday, April 12, 1988

Author: Kenneth Witte
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. ___ and chain : BALL
5. Inchoative verb suffix : ESCE
9. Petty quarrel : SPAT
13. Antoinette or Osmond : MARIE
14. Approach : NEAR
15. Ashen : PALE
16. Confused : ATSEA
17. Colombian city : CALI
18. A social sci. : ECON
19. Act impetuously, N.R.A. style? : GOOFFHALFCOCKED
22. Public house : INN
23. John Madden exclamation : BAM
24. O.S.S. successor : CIA
25. Acted impetuously, N.R.A. style? : JUMPEDTHEGUN
31. Walked nervously : PACED
34. Leguminous plants : PEAS
35. Wrath : IRE
36. Stately steed : ARAB
37. Plant louse : APHID
39. Heavenly spirit, in Lille : ANGE
40. Rotary device : CAM
41. Notion : IDEA
42. Tony Randall TV role : UNGER
43. Impetuous, N.R.A. style? : TRIGGERHAPPY
47. Comprehend : SEE
48. ___ Alamos : LOS
49. Health resort : SPA
52. Act impetuously, N.R.A. style? : SHOOTFROMTHEHIP
58. Sow one's ___ oats : WILD
59. V.I.P.'s vehicle : LIMO
60. Fanon : ORALE
61. Not aweather : ALEE
62. "Woe is me!" : ALAS
63. Used a stopwatch : TIMED
64. Foreman : BOSS
65. Vivacious : PERT
66. Go to ___ (deteriorate) : SEED
1. ___ Rouge, La. : BATON
2. Pyromaniac's crime : ARSON
3. Gladly : LIEF
4. Foliage beginning : LEAFBUD
5. Bivouac : ENCAMP
6. Authenticate : SEAL
7. Young elephant : CALF
8. Greenland discoverer : ERIC
9. Coin : SPECIE
10. Shipping-room activity : PACKAGING
11. Spiny plant : ALOE
12. Look after : TEND
13. Visitors to infant Jesus : MAGI
20. Noah's second son : HAM
21. Newspaperman Adolph : OCHS
25. Confederate general Stuart : JEB
26. Hebrew unit of dry measure : EPHAH
27. ___ gratia (by the grace of God) : DEI
28. Minor minor : TAD
29. Exhort : URGE
30. ___-do-well : NEER
31. Treaty : PACT
32. Moroccan tree : ARAR
33. Ladies' underwaists : CAMISOLES
37. Indiana wit : ADE
38. Through : PER
39. Some : ANY
41. "___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
42. Results : UPSHOTS
44. Crystalline stones : GEODES
45. Nearly : ALMOST
46. Poker prize : POT
49. Put to ___ (outdo) : SHAME
50. Like some carpets : PILED
51. Mimicked : APED
52. Mop the deck : SWAB
53. Hawaiian seaport : HILO
54. Tab : FLAP
55. Anger : RILE
56. Poet Khayyám : OMAR
57. Shallowest of the Great Lakes : ERIE

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