New York Times, Wednesday, June 22, 1988

Author: Kenneth Witte
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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1. Director of "The Odd Couple" : SAKS
5. Scold severely : LASH
9. Cremona name of note : AMATI
14. Dismounted : ALIT
15. Met highlight : ARIA
16. Thesaurus name : ROGET
17. Words of understanding : ISEE
18. ___ short (underestimate) : SELL
19. Belief statement : CREDO
20. Plans prudently : COVERSALLBASES
23. Diamond or Simon : NEIL
24. Pindaric : ODE
25. Oceanic pollen gatherer? : SEABEE
28. Oxford part : SHOELACE
33. Crude tartar : ARGOL
34. Install : SEAT
35. Supermarket giveaway : BAG
36. Advances prudently : WALKSATIGHTROPE
40. Suffix with Peking : ESE
41. Eye element : LENS
42. Wanders about : ROVES
43. Push a certain plunger : DETONATE
46. Leave high and dry : DESERT
47. Soak flax : RET
48. Old language : ERSE
49. Wagers prudently : HEDGESONESBETS
56. Retinal area : FOVEA
57. Colony creatures : ANTS
58. Eye layer : UVEA
59. Wide-awake : ALERT
60. Western Indians : UTES
61. Sting a buyer : SOAK
62. Nervous : TENSE
63. Australian parrot : LORY
64. Roll-call response : HERE
1. Levantine ketch : SAIC
2. Too : ALSO
3. Ukrainian city : KIEV
4. African antelope : STEENBOK
5. Cinema collie : LASSIE
6. Of a zone : AREAL
7. Threshold : SILL
8. Tom T. or Monty : HALL
9. Covered passageway : ARCADE
10. Bit : MORSEL
11. "A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
12. Spreads hay : TEDS
13. He played Dr. Quincy's aide : ITO
21. Staggers : REELS
22. Infamous or famous stage name : BOOTH
25. ___ wood (slept) : SAWED
26. Obliterate : ERASE
27. Tag on 28 Across : AGLET
28. Fishing net : SEINE
29. Crones : HAGS
30. Over : ABOVE
31. Escapade : CAPER
32. Discharge : EGEST
34. Proof direction : STET
37. Winged : ALATE
38. Plait : TRESS
39. American Beauty site : ROSEBUSH
44. Commands : ORDERS
45. Annul : NEGATE
46. Stylish : DRESSY
48. "___ Laughing," 1967 film : ENTER
49. Aperture : HOLE
50. Flat : EVEN
51. Israel's first king : SAUL
52. In the know : ONTO
53. Orgy cry : EVOE
54. Pull apart : TEAR
55. Japanese brew : SAKE
56. Type of cat or chance : FAT

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