Mark Diehl
Mark Diehl 

New York Times, Wednesday, May 18, 1988

Author: Mark Diehl
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Mark Diehl has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles and 51 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. In the distance : AFAR
5. Gator's kin : CROC
9. Team of horses : SPAN
13. Wheel hub : NAVE
14. Sports center : ARENA
15. Double this for a toy train : CHOO
16. " . . . ___ saw Elba" : EREI
17. "The Devil and Daniel Webster" author : BENET
18. Young ones are flitterns : OAKS
19. Pool pro Rudolf Wanderone Jr. : MINNESOTAFATS
22. Gerund's ending : ING
23. Mercury, to Jupiter : SON
24. Hexapod : INSECT
27. "Your Show of Shows" regular : CAESAR
29. "___ la vie" : CEST
31. 3/4 of an hour? : OUR
32. Children's classic by Kleinsinger and Tripp : TUBBYTHETUBA
35. Veer off : SLUE
38. Significant period : ERA
39. Bit of news : ITEM
40. "The Maltese Falcon" heavy : KASPERGUTMAN
45. Vital statistic : AGE
46. Red news service : TASS
47. Certain moths : EGGERS
51. Wordsworth's "Ode ___" : TODUTY
53. Pac-10 school : ASU
54. Wimbledon division : SET
55. "Mr. Twist" : CHUBBYCHECKER
59. Six-sided state : UTAH
61. Spiny rat : URARE
62. Like early TV : LIVE
63. Japanese ship designation : MARU
64. Marry again : REWED
65. Iowa college town : AMES
66. Elegant : POSH
67. Famed Fed : NESS
68. Playwright Hart : MOSS
1. Lacking vitality : ANEMIC
2. "Our Gang" member : FARINA
3. Exact punishment : AVENGE
4. Curb : REIN
5. Jocasta's brother : CREON
6. Monthly expense : RENT
7. "___ penny, two a penny . . . " : ONEA
8. Hunter of baseball : CATFISH
9. Burns and Barrie : SCOTS
10. Eliminate gradually : PHASEOUT
11. Astronaut's "Fine!" : AOK
12. Us, to Cato : NOS
14. Sponge up : ABSORB
20. Jacob's twin : ESAU
21. Pot starter : ANTE
25. Sugar shape : CUBE
26. Public conveyance : TRAM
28. Instruction segment : STEP
29. Statesman Vance : CYRUS
30. French state : ETAT
33. Panhandles : BEGS
34. Sound of a small bell : TING
35. Three-handed card game : SKAT
36. Como in Italia is one : LAGO
37. Some caveat-emptor purchases : USEDCARS
41. "___, Brute!" : ETTU
42. Game-show host Gene : RAYBURN
43. Engaged, as gears : MESHED
44. Chilling experience? : AGUE
48. Igloo builder : ESKIMO
49. A Superman portrayer : REEVES
50. Engineer's concern : STRESS
52. Guttural approval : UHHUH
53. Lots of lots : ACRES
56. Jane Fonda's role in "Klute' : BREE
57. Swerves, at sea : YAWS
58. Quahog : CLAM
59. He cleans the plate : UMP
60. Chinese principle : TAO

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