New York Times, Friday, May 6, 1988

Author: Bert Rosenfield
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { G J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
Bert Rosenfield has 59 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Neighbor of N.D. : SASK
5. An Indian cotton : SURAT
10. Elec. unit : AMP
13. Old Grecian oil flask : OLPE
14. Invitation to a customer : STEPIN
16. Beckett's "___ Knife" : NOS
17. Legend on a souvenir pillow : FIRYEWIPINE
19. Call ___ day : ITA
20. Maltreat : ABUSE
21. Brava or Rica preceder : COSTA
22. Pt. of a utility title : TEL
23. "___ transit . . . " : SIC
24. Kind of glove : LEATHERPALM
27. To live, to Livy : ESSE
29. "___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
30. General's gofer : AIDE
32. Overwhelm : ROUT
36. Exclude : DEBAR
40. Morose : SOUR
41. Late comic Jack : OAKIE
43. In ___ (properly placed) : SITU
44. Small songbird : PIPIT
46. Greg Norman accessories : TEES
47. Deuce taker : TREY
48. Kiang, e.g. : ASS
50. N.T. book : APOC
52. Ice-cream flavor : MAPLEWALNUT
58. Its first emp. was Otto : HRE
61. Corrida cheer : OLE
62. Haitian rum : TAFIA
63. ___ day (fasting period) : EMBER
65. Kind of tide : RIP
66. A demulcent : SLIPPERYELM
68. "___ port in a storm" : ANY
69. More spooky : EERIER
70. "___ pin and pick it up" : SEEA
71. Kind of man : YES
72. Taste or touch : SENSE
73. Very, in Verdun : TRES
1. Divans : SOFAS
2. Defense ploy : ALIBI
3. Looking sharp : SPRUCEDUP
4. Fla. locales : KEYS
5. Calais-to-Le Mans dir. : SSW
6. City on the Mohawk : UTICA
7. Do a greenhouse job : REPOT
8. Imitative : APISH
9. Like some spectacles : TINTED
10. Santa ___, Calif. : ANITA
11. Imaret, American style : MOTEL
12. One of a biblical 150 : PSALM
15. Crept up on : NEARED
18. Kin of nine-eyes : EELS
25. Architecture's Saarinen : EERO
26. Word from Doug Henning : PRESTO
28. Pearl White vehicle : SERIAL
30. Nile viper : ASP
31. First year of the second century : IOI
33. Morsel for Dobbin : OAT
34. Godfrey strummed one : UKE
35. Foulard : TIE
37. Pre-cola soft drink : BIRCHBEER
38. Took tiffin : ATE
39. ___ Lopez (chess gambit) : RUY
42. Early pottage fancier : ESAU
45. African menace : TSETSE
49. Marshy places : SWALES
51. Wing: Comb. form : PTER
52. Hazard for skin divers : MORAY
53. Wife in an Ibsen play : ALINE
54. Dryden contemporary : PEPYS
55. In flames : AFIRE
56. Fatty compound : LIPIN
57. Scruffs : NAPES
59. G. G. Meade's Gettysburg foe : RELEE
60. Bombeck's namesakes : ERMAS
64. Van Dine prod. : MYST
67. Before, either way : ERE

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