New York Times, Tuesday, May 3, 1988

Author: Sam Bellotto, Jr.
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
Sam Bellotto, Jr. has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Pts.of cars : RADS
5. NASA, e.g. : ABBR
9. S.D.I. targets : ICBMS
14. Radiate : EMIT
15. Adjective for some gametes : MALE
16. Water wheel : NORIA
17. Prevaricator : LIAR
18. Part of C.P.U. : PROCESSING
20. Marital kin : INLAW
22. Poke one's ___ (interfere) : NOSEINTO
23. CD : COMPACTDISC
26. Delicate : FRAIL
27. Unspoken : TACIT
32. Part of VCR : CASSETTE
36. "Mondo Cane" hit theme : MORE
37. Baptize : IMMERSE
38. Nonecclesiastical : SECULAR
41. TV's "___ of Duty" : TOUR
42. Another part of VCR : RECORDER
43. Rye fungus : ERGOT
45. Word in a closing : YOURS
46. Beginning of r.p.m. : REVOLUTIONS
52. German film about a clay statue: 1920 : THEGOLEM
56. Very bad : AWFUL
57. Characteristic of FM or AM : MODULATION
60. Black, to Calpurnia : ATRA
61. Chronicle : ANNAL
62. Start of TV : TELE
63. "___ we forget . . . ": Kipling : LEST
64. Comes closer : NEARS
65. Q.E.D. member : ERAT
66. Patella : KNEE
1. Souvenir : RELIC
2. Type of acid : AMINO
3. "___ for Murder" : DIALM
4. It's a cinch : STRAP
5. Unit of elec. : AMP
6. Forbid : BAR
7. Young comic heroine : BLONDIE
8. Spring back : RECOIL
9. Entomological specimen : INSECT
10. "___ Cosa," 1935 song : COSI
11. Fan rib : BRIN
12. Julep ingredient : MINT
13. Pudding thickener : SAGO
19. Sam has one : ESS
21. Thin, crisp cake : WAFER
24. Places for atts. : CRTS
25. Bollingen Prize winner: 1957 : TATE
28. Tatar Strait feeder : AMUR
29. Algid : COLD
30. Dies ___ : IRAE
31. Geog. region : TERR
32. Quote : CITE
33. Cupid : AMOR
34. Self-satisfied : SMUG
35. Virologist's comb. form : SERO
38. Pas ___ (solo dance) : SEUL
39. Beige : ECRU
40. ___ Rica, C.A. : COSTA
42. More spacious : ROOMIER
44. Fishes on the move : TROLLS
45. Actress Mimieux : YVETTE
47. Old scale topper : ELA
48. "___ Line," Cash smash : IWALK
49. Frequently : OFTEN
50. Kind of shark : NURSE
51. Blackboard material : SLATE
52. One of the Feds : TMAN
53. Sharpen : HONE
54. Novelist Ferber : EDNA
55. Forage legume : GUAR
58. Biographer Winslow : OLA
59. Snood, e.g. : NET

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