New York Times, Thursday, June 30, 1988

Author:Judson G. Trent
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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1. Molière's forte : DRAMA
6. Blemish : SPOT
10. Woodwind : OBOE
14. Less green : RIPER
15. Martyr of 1776 : HALE
16. "Little Nell" cartoonist : CARR
17. Old World lizard : AGAMA
18. ___ and terminer : OYER
19. Pre-"Hundred Days" island : ELBA
20. Marine medium : WATERCOLOR
22. Sale caveat : ASIS
23. Palo ___ : ALTO
24. Rococo : ORNATE
26. Venetian bridge : RIALTO
30. "An ___ Day": Longfellow : APRIL
32. Sight from Taormina : ETNA
33. Kind of biscuit : SODA
35. Tenth part : TITHE
39. Fifth fingers : PINKIES
41. Kurdish or Pashto : IRANIAN
43. Scoff : SNEER
44. Gram header : TELE
46. City on the Humboldt : ELKO
47. Winds : GALES
49. Scottish scones : FARLES
51. Cottage ___ : CHEESE
54. Ant. of diminuendo : CRES
56. Shofar : HORN
57. Some echinoderms : SEAURCHINS
63. The Cornish Wonder: 1761-1807 : OPIE
64. Pointers : TIPS
65. Scottish theologian: 1810-76 : EADIE
66. Ukrainian capital : KIEV
67. "___ Tu," 1932 song : ERES
68. A family-tree apple : NIECE
69. She, in Salerno : ESSA
70. Furbish anew : REDO
71. Out on a limb : TREED
1. Stalemate : DRAW
2. Latvian capital : RIGA
3. Give ___ on the back (praise) : APAT
4. Same, in Strasbourg : MEME
5. Mount in Genesis : ARARAT
6. Fire : SHOOT
7. Shuttle's capacity : PAYLOAD
8. Chromo : OLEO
9. Panic : TERROR
10. Its cabins aren't rustic : OCEANLINER
11. Corkwood : BALSA
12. Range of influence : ORBIT
13. Expunge : ERASE
21. A "Fatal Attraction" star : CLOSE
25. "Rio ___," 1942 film : RITA
26. Agts. : REPS
27. Take ___ stride : ITIN
28. Mirthful Meara : ANNE
29. Montreux locale : LAKEGENEVA
31. Bucket's kin : PAIL
34. Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
36. Cultivate : TILL
37. Codling : HAKE
38. Slaughter of Cooperstown : ENOS
40. Keogh relatives: Abbr. : IRAS
42. Allude : REFER
45. Leaked out : ESCAPED
48. Flatt of bluegrass : LESTER
50. Acclivity : ASCENT
51. Blow a short putt : CHOKE
52. Ariz. tribe : HOPIS
53. Neighbors of the Hurons : ERIES
55. ___-Japanese War : RUSSO
58. Hibernia : EIRE
59. Crystal Gayle's trademark : HAIR
60. ___ fixe : IDEE
61. Promenade des Anglais site : NICE
62. Rate, in tennis : SEED

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