New York Times, Thursday, June 2, 1988

Author: Rhonda Kraus
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
Rhonda Kraus has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
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1. Cicatrix : SCAR
5. ___ San Lucas, Baja Calif. : CABO
9. Earthy pigment : OCHER
14. Hardy cabbage : KALE
15. Waves, at 5 Across : OLAS
16. English county : SHIRE
17. News, to Sun city editor John B. Bogart : IFAMANBITESADOG
20. Dried up : DESICCATED
21. Place for the birds : NEST
22. Lou Hoover, ___ Henry : NEE
23. Trig : NEAT
25. Wire nail : BRAD
28. Monetary unit in S. Africa : RAND
31. Rental agreement : LEASE
35. Decay : ROT
36. Gudrun's husband : ATLI
37. Defects : FAULTS
38. Life, to lyricist Lew Brown : ABOWLOFCHERRIES
41. Certain substances : SOLIDS
42. Ship's wheel : HELM
43. Spelling event : BEE
44. Commemorative stone : STELE
45. Order to a broker : SELL
46. Bothers : AILS
47. Annoying sound in a kitchen : DRIP
49. Likely : APT
51. Hebrew A : ALEF
54. Measuring thicknesses : CALIPERING
60. Man, to Aristotle : POLITICALANIMAL
62. Steeple : SPIRE
63. At any time : EVER
64. Equal : SAME
65. Ruhr city : ESSEN
66. Take five : REST
67. Kind of jerk : KNEE
1. Slide precariously : SKID
2. Place to have a "cuppa" : CAFE
3. Word of regret : ALAS
4. Stimulate recall : REMIND
5. Pieces for Pinchas Zukerman : CONCERTOS
6. Goya's duchess : ALBA
7. Chum, e.g. : BAIT
8. Belgian city : OSTEND
9. C.I.A.'s predecessor : OSS
10. Montand or Aznavour : CHANTEUR
11. Conceal : HIDE
12. A friend of Antony : EROS
13. Mil. group : REGT
18. One-spot card : ACE
19. Dutch commune : EDE
24. Morning sound : ALARM
25. Nerve : BRASS
26. Mechanical man : ROBOT
27. Latin American gruel : ATOLE
29. TV sitcom : ALF
30. Special place : NICHE
32. Pretext, possibly : ALIBI
33. Structural material : STEEL
34. Mississippi quartet : ESSES
36. Tree of the birch family : ALDER
37. Went to pieces : FELLAPART
39. Sheet lightning : WILDFIRE
40. Loki's daughter : HEL
45. Typewriter bar : SPACER
46. In danger : ATRISK
48. Here, to Henri : ICI
50. Corral : PEN
51. Cathedral section : APSE
52. Cuts, with "off" : LOPS
53. Yalies : ELIS
55. Bathe : LAVE
56. Islands in the Seine : ILES
57. Novel by Ramón José Sender : IMAN
58. Appellation : NAME
59. Mirth : GLEE
61. X, to Cicero : TEN

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