New York Times, Monday, May 16, 1988

Author:Robert Dillman
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Robert Dillman has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 16 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. Mediterranean isle : MALTA
6. Whips : FLOGS
11. Mil. award : DSM
14. As crazy as ___ : ALOON
15. Greek architectural order : IONIC
16. Yoko, once : ONO
17. Hit ahead of preceding golfer(s) : PLAYTHROUGH
19. Earth: Comb. form : GEO
20. Lyres' kin : HARPS
21. Eyed amorously : OGLED
23. Darling, in Yorkshire : SWEETY
26. Toolbox item : PLIERS
27. Attracts : CHARMS
28. Bounded : SPRANG
30. Moreno and Hayworth : RITAS
31. Less ruddy : PALER
32. Hair piece : RAT
35. Singles : ONES
36. Class clown : CUTUP
37. Missile housing : SILO
38. For each : PER
39. Solzhenitsyn subject : GULAG
40. Tropical grass used for thatching : COGON
41. Listen : HARKEN
43. Eye protectors : LASHES
44. His motto: "The puck stops here" : GOALIE
46. Guides : PILOTS
47. Demolished : RAZED
48. Part of Hispaniola : HAITI
50. Alias, for short : AKA
51. Par-plus-two score : DOUBLEBOGEY
57. Thrice, in prescriptions : TER
58. Thread : LISLE
59. Eat away : ERODE
60. Like some products : END
61. Sommer's namesakes : ELKES
62. He has nerves of steel : ROBOT
1. Treasure hunter's aid : MAP
2. Word with told or star : ALL
3. Mauna ___ : LOA
4. Trifle : TOY
5. Hymns of praise : ANTHEMS
6. Like Oregonian forests : FIRRY
7. Airplane maneuver : LOOP
8. Burden : ONUS
9. Musician's engagement : GIG
10. Roger Ascham was one : SCHOLAR
11. Slicer's favorite hole : DOGLEGRIGHT
12. Scoff : SNEER
13. Feelings : MOODS
18. November ring occupants : HATS
22. "The ___ Game" : GIN
23. Excel : SHINE
24. Duffer's downfall : WATERHAZARD
25. Paleozoic and Mesozoic : ERAS
26. Certain school, for short : PREP
27. Trim : CROP
28. Archfiend : SATAN
29. Ad or nag : PLUG
31. Whimper : PULE
33. "A Lesson From ___" : ALOES
34. Lots : TONS
36. Gourd's "cuz" : CUKE
37. Middling : SOSO
39. Frying pan : GRIDDLE
40. Worth; distinction : CALIBER
42. Word with house or wife : ALE
43. Stone: Comb. form : LITE
44. Abrade : GRATE
45. Like a certain bucket : OAKEN
46. Accumulations : PILES
48. Part of an ear of corn : HUSK
49. Qualified : ABLE
52. Venezuelan export : OIL
53. Gold, in Genova : ORO
54. Tar : GOB
55. Nipponese capital, once : EDO
56. Eventually : YET

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