New York Times, Wednesday, June 8, 1988

Author:Albert J. Klaus
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Spans: 1
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Throw things at : PELT
5. Frolic : ROMP
9. Competent : ABLE
13. "Typee" sequel : OMOO
14. Bitter tonic : ALOES
16. Neighbor of Burma : LAOS
17. Tuscan city : PISA
18. Very buoyant wood : BALSA
19. Conspire : PLOT
20. Waiter's question to diner : REDWINEORWHITE
23. Cast off : SHED
24. Spy org. : CIA
25. Thwacks : SMITES
28. Celtic family group : CLAN
30. Butter : RAM
33. Public esteem : HONOR
34. Woeful word : ALAS
35. Long story : SAGA
36. Start of reply to 20 Across : ITDOESNOTMATTER
39. Frustrate : FOIL
40. Soothe : EASE
41. Wee : TEENY
42. La's predecessor : TRA
43. Pot contribution : ANTE
44. Raises one's glass to : TOASTS
45. Jackie's second : ARI
46. Like a U.S eagle : BALD
47. End of reply to 20 Across : ASIMCOLORBLIND
54. Diner's preoccupation : MENU
55. Disobey vehemently : REBEL
56. Cork is found here : EIRE
58. Mare's fare : OATS
59. Major appliance : STOVE
60. Jagged projection : SNAG
61. Plumlike fruit : SLOE
62. Gets it : SEES
63. Fast-food order : TOGO
1. Soft drink : POP
2. OPEC V.I.P. : EMIR
3. Bring up the field : LOSE
4. Poisonous mushroom : TOADSTOOL
5. Hydrophobia : RABIES
6. A Chan portrayer : OLAND
7. Skin spot : MOLE
8. 100 centavos : PESO
9. Omega's opposite : ALPHA
10. Indonesian island : BALI
11. Plunder : LOOT
12. Italian princely name : ESTE
15. Caustic language : SARCASM
21. "___ or When," 1937 hit tune : WHERE
22. Take all the marbles : WIN
25. Veer : SHIFT
26. Word with cycle or boat : MOTOR
27. Neighbor of Pakistan : INDIA
28. Almost but not quite : CLOSE
29. Behindhand : LATE
30. Has rank : RATES
31. Deputy : AGENT
32. Martin and Pickford : MARYS
34. Med.-school subj. : ANAT
35. Least shaky : STEADIEST
37. Alumni-to-be : SENIORS
38. Bikini, for one : ATOLL
43. Segment : ARC
44. Card, tea, coffee, etc. : TABLES
45. Entertain : AMUSE
46. Judicial writ : BREVE
47. Joel's biblical follower : AMOS
48. Furry barker : SEAL
49. "___ each life some rain . . . " : INTO
50. Hires out : LETS
51. Hautboy : OBOE
52. Madre's little boy : NINO
53. Deep puff : DRAG
57. Conceit : EGO

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