New York Times, Monday, May 23, 1988

Author: Peter G. Snow
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 1, XRef: 8
Peter G. Snow has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Character in 53 Across : LILA
5. Served well : ACED
9. Purports : TENORS
11. Drudges : SLAVES
13. First name of 21 Across : CHARLIE
14. Happy : PLEASED
16. "Boléro" composer : RAVEL
17. At full speed: Poet. : AMAIN
19. Recompense : PAY
20. Ottoman imperial standard : ALEM
21. Character in 53 Across : BROWN
22. Subsist : LIVE
23. One of a deadly septet : SIN
24. Jackie of jest : MASON
25. High hat : MITER
26. Fastened, in a way : HASPED
28. Malcontents : REPINERS
30. Primitive plant : ALGA
32. Gauguin's God : DIEU
33. Speaks hastily, in a way : SPUTTERS
37. Safeguard : ENSURE
41. Fluffs : LINTS
42. Tacks, at sea : CASTS
44. American cartoonist : REA
45. Like the vulture : UGLY
46. Character in 53 Across : SALLY
47. Liverpool bars : PUBS
48. Ecological org. : EPA
49. Television : VIDEO
50. Peace Palace site, with "The" : HAGUE
51. Hide : SECRETE
53. Schulz strip : PEANUTS
55. Jawaharlal and Motilal : NEHRUS
56. Some pen drawings : SEPIAS
57. Castile, e.g. : SOAP
58. Character in 53 Across : LUCY
1. Yeast does this : LEAVENS
2. Type of legal proceeding : INREM
3. Droop : LOLL
4. Raul Julia TV role : ARI
5. Beat : ALLIN
6. Calvados capital : CAEN
7. Actress Tanguay : EVA
8. Insult : DESPITE
9. Muse of comedy : THALIA
10. Brands : SEARS
11. Engendered : SPAWNED
12. A Cy Young Award winner: 1975 : SEAVER
13. Black Monday happening : CRASH
15. Vatmen : DYERS
18. Othello, e.g. : MOOR
21. Shield : BADGE
22. Character in 53 Across : LINUS
24. Emulate Frosty : MELTS
25. Appearances : MIENS
27. Character in 53 Across : PATTY
29. Devotion : PIETY
31. Porticoes : ARCADES
33. Pivots : SLUES
34. Character in 53 Across : PIGPEN
35. Loosens a corset : UNLACES
36. Garage event : SALE
38. Salto locale : URUGUAY
39. Contradicts : REBUTS
40. Abates : EASES
43. Swill : SLOPS
46. Tummy tightener : SITUP
47. Fright : PANIC
49. Aloe ___ : VERA
50. Maori clan : HAPU
52. Greek letter : RHO
54. Conger : EEL

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