New York Times, Tuesday, June 28, 1988

Author:Bernard Meren
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { B F J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 97, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Cracker : SALTINE
8. Sacks : RAVAGES
15. Dancer Powell : ELEANOR
16. Obdurate : ADAMANT
17. Porter's "Miss Otis ___" : REGRETS
18. Brahms cantata : RINALDO
19. It's home on the range : GRAZER
20. Plexus : RETE
21. Crop : LOP
22. Cartoonist Hulme : ETTA
23. Bambi's aunt : ENA
25. Diamond cover : TARP
26. Witnessed : SEEN
27. Galatea's lover : ACIS
30. Faulkner character : ANSE
31. Caesura : REST
33. Declaimed : PERORATED
35. Like Burnett's jungle : ASPHALT
37. Allot : APPORTION
41. Plane of W.W. I : SPAD
45. Two taker : TREY
46. Sonoran Indian : SERI
47. Got a hole-in-one : ACED
49. Kiss-and-___ : TELL
50. Busy org. of W.W. II : SSS
52. Oar: Comb. form : REMI
53. Prefix for center : EPI
54. Profligate : ROUE
57. Oscar winner of 1970 : PATTON
59. Algonquian chiefs : SACHEMS
61. Pig out : SATIATE
62. Apprentice : TRAINEE
63. Tab grabber : TREATER
64. Temperature-control devices : SENSORS
65. Futile : USELESS
1. Worsted fabrics : SERGES
2. More attentive : ALERTER
3. Heir : LEGATEE
4. Crabbe-Barker roles : TARZANS
5. Arrow poison : INEE
6. ___ Dame : NOTRE
7. Hesitant sounds : ERS
8. Like the whooping crane : RARE
9. Entrance : ADIT
10. Weathercock : VANE
11. Org. with a journal : AMA
12. Dashing : GALLANT
13. Sanction : ENDORSE
14. Quashed : STOPPED
20. Risen Star is one : RACEHORSE
24. British baby's diaper : NAPPIE
25. Chinese pagoda : TAA
28. Noted rug weavers : IRANIS
29. Impresario Hurok : SOL
32. Pitch : TAR
34. Part of E.R.A. : RTS
36. Louis and Lawrence : STS
37. Bears witness : ATTESTS
38. Forearm : PREPARE
39. Creole State bird : PELICAN
40. Olive or Castor : OYL
42. Biased : PARTIAL
43. Synthetic fabric : ACETATE
44. Busts : DEMOTES
48. RR cars : DINERS
51. Boxes : SPARS
54. It rhymes with keno : RENO
55. Tenth of an ephah : OMER
56. Applications : USES
58. Fit to ___ : ATEE
60. Towel word : HIS
61. R–V connection : STU

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