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New York Times, Sunday, June 5, 1988

Author:Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 619 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 1
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Parisian gangster : APACHE
7. Cleanse thoroughly : SCOUR
12. Of an armbone : ULNAR
17. The Censor : CATO
21. Ameche-Verdon film: 1985 : COCOON
22. Department of France: 1815-1975 : CORSE
23. Daughter of Tantalus : NIOBE
24. Words of understanding : ISEE
25. Fast player with lots of clout : TRIPLETHREAT
27. Outfielder, at times : FLYCATCHER
29. "___ Been a Long, Long Time" : ITS
30. Shock : TRAUMA
31. Lessen : ABATE
33. ___ double take : DOA
34. Half of XIV : VII
35. Ancient Celtic priest : DRUID
37. Bivalve mollusk : SCALLOP
41. Hammarskjöld : DAG
44. Desires : WANTS
46. Cast amorous glances : OGLED
48. Vowel changes in verb forms : ABLAUTS
50. Battologize : ITERATE
52. One way for runners to score : ONTHEDOUBLE
55. Hanoi holiday : TET
56. Garb : ATTIRE
57. Pick up the tab : TREAT
58. Valley : DALE
59. Get one's goat : RILE
60. Don : PUTON
61. Religious composition : MOTET
62. Germ cell : SPORE
64. Mistake : BONER
65. A son of Seth : ENOS
66. Criterion for Kelly : SLIDERULE
68. U.S. financier-philanthropist : MELLON
69. Ump's relative : REF
70. This can be acute : ANGLE
72. War god : ARES
73. "Lili ___" : MARLENE
74. Small land masses : ISLETS
76. Wept : CRIED
78. Concerning this : HEREOF
79. Irritates : ABRADES
81. Contented sounds : COOS
82. Musical ennead : NONET
83. "___ Sleepy People" : TWO
86. Portion of bacon : RASHER
87. Yogi Berra was one : HOMEGUARD
90. In the distance : AFAR
91. Actor John from Baltimore : ASTIN
92. Stadium pentagon : PLATE
94. Dispatch boat : AVISO
95. Daily rat race : GRIND
96. Lettuce variety : BIBB
97. Player in an old song : DEER
98. Gripper of sorts : CLEAT
99. Art of horsemanship : MANEGE
100. Laders' org. : ILA
101. Strike-calling umpire : DIAMONDHEAD
104. Flower part : COROLLA
105. Swivel wheels : CASTERS
107. Water wheel : NORIA
108. Looks over hastily : SCANS
110. Crandall or Ennis : DEL
111. Come back in : REENTER
113. More rational : SANER
115. Número ___ : UNO
116. Ship-shaped clock : NEF
117. Position properly : ALIGN
119. Will topic : ESTATE
122. Wood sorrel : OCA
125. What a pinch hitter will do : GOTOBATFOR
129. At the end, for 25 Across : INTHELONGRUN
132. Declare positively : AVER
133. Baseball's Pee Wee : REESE
134. Standards : NORMS
135. Nicotinic acid : NIACIN
136. Opposite of raves : PANS
137. T. N. Page's "___ Chan" : MARSE
138. Dutch jurist Huig de ___: 1583-1645 : GROOT
139. Mystery awards : EDGARS
1. Start of "Hamlet" : ACTI
2. Larboard : PORT
3. Galatea's lover : ACIS
4. ___ a plea : COP
5. Australian Prime Minister: 1966 : HOLT
6. Sap : ENERVATE
7. Dutch boat : SCHUIT
8. Bulb's cousin : CORM
9. Mountain nymph : OREAD
10. "Born in the ___" : USA
11. Instructed again : RETAUGHT
12. Not dulled by sunlight, as prints : UNFADED
13. Gay tune : LILT
14. "Drake" is his epic poem : NOYES
15. Broadcasting syst. : ABC
16. Unlike some scrawls : READABLE
17. Homopterous insect : CICALA
18. Rowan : ASH
19. Peg for Peete : TEE
20. Above, poetically : OER
26. French critic-historian: 19th century : TAINE
28. Outcry, in Rouen : TOLLE
32. Spleen : BILE
36. Turn : ROTATE
38. Wire : CABLE
39. Where to see Rickey Henderson : OUTINLEFTFIELD
40. Hunter beloved by Eos : PTELEON
41. Layette item : DIAPER
42. Bring into harmony : ATTUNE
43. Hit or walk : GETTOFIRSTBASE
44. Caution : WARN
45. Raid : SORTIE
47. Fogies : DODOES
49. "Tristram Shandy" author : STERNE
51. Branco and Mayo : RIOS
53. Penury : NEED
54. Former Middle East org. : UAR
57. Bridge charges : TOLLS
59. Norse chieftain : ROLLO
61. Certain NCO's : MSGTS
62. Unfailing : SURE
63. Entreated : PLED
64. Montmartre chapeau : BERET
67. Rear : RAISE
68. ___ nostrum (the Mediterranean) : MARE
70. Standish's stand-in : ALDEN
71. ___-do-well : NEER
73. "The evil that ___ . . . ": Shak. : MENDO
75. Title in colonial India : SAHIB
76. Scoter : COOT
77. Songwriter Harold : ROME
78. Ski jumper ___ Bulau : HORST
79. Describing our numbers : ARABIC
80. Situated at the foundation : BASILAR
81. Styx ferryman : CHARON
82. Water nymphs : NAIADS
84. Falsify : WANGLE
85. Severe trial : ORDEAL
88. Helmets for Caesar's men : GALEAE
89. Eye layer : UVEA
90. American cartoonist : ARNO
92. "___-porridge hot . . . " : PEASE
93. Author Stanislaw ___ : LEM
95. Needlefishes : GARS
97. Small agricultural enterprise : DIRTFARM
98. Gymnast's activity : CHINNING
99. Chorus reject : MONOTONE
101. Star in Cygnus : DENEB
102. Emphatic negative : NOSIREE
103. Kind of bunt : DRAG
104. Watercourse : CANAL
106. Soprano Alda's "Men, Women and ___" : TENORS
109. Most adorable : CUTEST
112. Olympic athlete Johnson : RAFER
114. Kind of rocket : RETRO
118. Opposite of a win : LOSS
120. Foolish person : SHMO
121. Geraint's wife : ENID
122. Grampus : ORCA
123. French leather : CUIR
124. Sothern and Harding : ANNS
125. Breach : GAP
126. Eggs, to Ovid : OVA
127. Derek vehicle : TEN
128. Earl Grey, for one : TEA
130. Correlative : NOR
131. Carson quip : GAG

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