New York Times, Saturday, May 21, 1988

Author:Jesse Roarke
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B J Q X }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Greek letter : THETA
6. Distress signal : SOS
9. Ball of yarn : CLEW
13. Celeritous : RAPID
14. Memorable actor: 1893-1977 : LUNT
16. Seine feeder : OISE
17. Insect's egg-laying apparatus : OVIPOSITOR
19. Painter Guido ___ : RENI
20. Natural soil aggregate : PED
21. Forty winks : NAP
22. Wastrel : ROUNDER
24. Chemical suffix : ENE
25. Common business abbr. : INC
26. Race track : TURF
27. Grand old man : NESTOR
30. Sovetsk, to a Berliner : TILSIT
34. Musical ending : CODA
36. Ellipse : OVAL
38. Balloon used in atmospheric probes : SONDE
39. ___ de combat : HORS
40. Passover meal : SEDER
42. Poet Whitman : WALT
43. Nitrogen : AZOTE
45. Vociferate wildly : RAVE
46. Dueling sword : EPEE
47. Back out on a promise : RENEGE
49. Fox, in France : RENARD
51. Punjabi river : RAVI
53. Contended : RAN
54. Syncopated piece : RAG
57. Put in hot water : SCALDED
60. François's friend : AMI
61. ___-American : ALL
62. ___ passu (equably) : PARI
63. One of the Solomons : NEWGEORGIA
66. City on the Oka : OREL
67. Record, in a way : TAPE
68. Cubbyholes : NOOKS
69. Salver : TRAY
70. Bucko : LAD
71. Trigonometry functions : SINES
1. Rhetorical device : TROPE
2. Harbor : HAVEN
3. American orchid : EPIDENDRON
4. Gratuity : TIP
5. Shakespeare's "Venus and ___" : ADONIS
6. Furniture protector : SLIPCOVER
7. "Odd Man ___" : OUT
8. Sound of disrespect : SNORT
9. Common composite bloom : CORNFLOWER
10. Schubert song : LIED
11. Salve of Ethelred's time : ESNE
12. Fishing fence : WEIR
15. Dolly Varden, e.g. : TROUT
18. Kind of Brazilian coffee : SANTOS
23. "Trinity" author : URIS
28. Ceremonial flower : EASTERLILY
29. Detective system : RADAR
31. Flashy figwort : SNAPDRAGON
32. Unemployed : IDLE
33. Place for a chapeau : TETE
34. Another 15 Down : CHAR
35. Muck : OOZE
37. Exerted influence on : LEVERAGED
41. Change the designation of : RENAME
44. Mild expletive : EGAD
48. Outcome : EVENT
50. Charged particles : ANIONS
52. Standard of excellence : IDEAL
55. Similar : ALIKE
56. "The ___ of fashion . . . ": Ophelia : GLASS
57. Lady Macbeth's damned thing : SPOT
58. Mystery writer John Dickson ___ : CARR
59. Territory : AREA
64. New Deal org. : WPA
65. Louis XV, e.g. : ROI

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