New York Times, Saturday, June 25, 1988

Author: Joe Clonick
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 373 (avg 2.04)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Joe Clonick has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Last word in ice cream? : DAZS
5. Early household detergent : DUZ
8. Dissolve : MELT
12. Fla. golf site : DORAL
13. O.T. prophet or book : EZEK
15. Off Broadway award : OBIE
16. Actress Verdugo : ELENA
17. Pluckable : RIPE
18. Area : ZONE
19. Jewish instrumentalist : KLEZMER
21. Used a trike : PEDALED
23. Kind of pie? : ESKIMO
24. An anticoagulant : HEPARIN
25. Crenshaw or Hogan : BEN
26. Vote in : ELECT
27. De Brunhoff character : BABAR
30. Kinshasa is its capital : ZAIRE
31. Vanquish with a ray gun : ZAP
34. Grandpa Munster's pet bat : IGOR
35. Homes for cows or cars : BARNS
36. Chinese: Comb. form : SINO
37. Composer Confrey, to friends : ZEZ
38. Legal wrongs : TORTS
39. Freshet : SPATE
40. Obeyed a cop's command : FROZE
41. Home-viewing appurtenance : VCR
42. Author of "The Natural" : MALAMUD
44. Awn : ARISTA
48. Kind of jack or chase : STEEPLE
49. Kind of horse or pin : CLOTHES
50. Flag : TIRE
51. Fiery saint? : ELMO
53. ___ Ike of comics : OZARK
54. Make the copy right : EDIT
55. Dance, in Düsseldorf : TANZ
56. Origins : GERMS
57. Dundee denials : NAES
58. Sauce for the wok : SOY
59. Greek apple-thrower : ERIS
1. Valley girls? : DOLLS
2. Smelly, in poesy : AREEK
3. Island off E African coast : ZANZIBAR
4. Clink : SLAMMER
5. Author Earl ___ Biggers : DERR
6. A submachine gun : UZI
7. Rigid airships : ZEPPELINS
8. Salieri's bane : MOZART
9. A Verdi princess : EBOLI
10. Flax product : LINEN
11. ___ off (angry) : TEED
12. Astronaut Slayton : DEKE
14. Finders? : KEEPERS
20. Time immemorial : EON
22. Small, cyprinoid fish : DACE
24. Lion follower : HEARTED
27. Show chaser : BIZ
28. Beauty leader : AGE
29. Literary pen name : BOZ
30. Spanish comic operas : ZARZUELAS
31. ___ ul-Haq, Pakistani President : ZIA
32. Grasshopper's critic : ANT
33. "The Gold Bug" creator : POE
35. Small-scale economic upturn : BOOMLET
36. Wine-and-soda drink : SPRITZER
38. Sinatra's was tender : TRAP
39. Marley's partner : SCROOGE
40. Armadas : FLEETS
41. Kind of lace : VAL
42. Cretan peak : MTIDA
43. Elevated habitation : AERIE
45. Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
46. "___ of Endearment" : TERMS
47. Calls for : ASKS
48. British carbine : STEN
49. Snug : COZY
52. L–P linkup : MNO

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