New York Times, Friday, April 8, 1988

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Busy one in Apr. : ACCT
5. Ostrich's S.A. look-alike : RHEA
9. Do aquatints : ETCH
13. Loved ones : DEARS
15. Clumsy one's expression : OOPS
16. Scat : SHOO
17. Hellman's "Toys in the ___" : ATTIC
18. Sixth-century date : DLII
19. Shipping weight allowance : TRET
20. Harassed : HECTORED
22. Took long steps : STRODE
24. Hex : HOODOO
25. Kind of deal : RAW
26. Flora : PLANTS
28. Denial : NEGATION
33. Crooner Columbo : RUSS
34. Anagram for ante : ETNA
35. Tale start : ONCE
36. Basic facts : ABC
37. Suffering : AGONY
38. Links item : TEE
39. Light collations : TEAS
41. Yucatán indigene : MAYA
42. Herringlike fish : SHAD
43. Dumb, in Durango : ESTUPIDO
45. City on the Somme : AMIENS
47. ___-Magnon : CRO
48. Farthest limit : UTMOST
50. Machination : SCHEME
53. Nuclear-fission apparatuses : REACTORS
56. Perception; poise : TACT
57. Wimbledon champ: 1975 : ASHE
59. Declaration signer from N.C. : HEWES
60. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
61. Bridge : SPAN
62. "___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
63. Diminish : WANE
64. Vittles : EATS
65. Truncated traffic signs : SLOS
1. Jubal's mother : ADAH
2. Whale : CETE
3. Unplanned : CATCHASCATCHCAN
4. Salamanders : TRITONS
5. Wranglers' show : RODEO
6. Watch out! : HOLDONTOYOURHAT
7. Prefix with gram or graph : EPI
8. Sale description : ASIS
9. Sierra Madre ore stratum : ESTRATO
10. Give up : THROWINTHETOWEL
11. Distaff student : COED
12. Table d'___ : HOTE
14. Skedaddle : SCOOT
21. Aves.' relatives : RDS
23. La-la forerunner : TRA
26. Chatter : PRATE
27. Oils : LUBES
29. Danish composer : ENNA
30. ___-Pay-Oo : GAY
31. Vast amount : OCEAN
32. Shelter, food, etc. : NEEDS
34. Mild oath : EGAD
37. Bon ___ : AMI
40. Tropical American tree : SURETTE
42. Norway's Seven ___ Falls : SISTERS
44. A small dog, for short : POM
45. Healers' gp. : AMA
46. High grade coffee : MOCHA
49. Tense time for many : TEENS
50. Swelter : STEW
51. "___ Mia," 1954 song : CARA
52. Relaxation : EASE
54. Civil War general : RENO
55. Orly sights : SSTS
58. Resort hotel : SPA

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