New York Times, Tuesday, July 12, 1988

Author:Robert Dillman
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 2
Robert Dillman has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 16 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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1. Unattractive feature : WART
5. "These studies are ___ to the young . . . ": Cicero : ASPUR
10. Octagonal sign : STOP
14. Roman road : ITER
15. Timid one : MOUSE
16. Meerschaum : PIPE
17. Item in a certain parlor : SODA
18. Phrase from "Robert's Rules" : OUTOFORDER
20. Suggests : PROFFERS
22. Dorothy, to Em : NIECE
23. Palters : FIBS
24. Post for a ship's line : BITT
26. The Scourge of God : ATTILA
29. Profits : CASHESIN
33. Danke, in Dijon : MERCI
34. Price for poker : ANTE
35. Wine: Comb. form : ENO
36. ___ nutshell : INA
37. With 28 Down, business association : BOARDOF
40. Hilo floral arrangement : LEI
41. Gently bob : NOD
42. One : UNIT
43. Falters : LIMPS
45. Chests of drawers : DRESSERS
47. Give : DONATE
48. Raison d'___ : ETRE
49. Niblick, e.g. : IRON
50. Use a rapier : FENCE
53. Away from the mouth : ABORALLY
57. Veto's fate, sometimes : OVERRIDDEN
60. Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
61. Originate : SIRE
62. Kind of drum : SNARE
63. Faucet problem : DRIP
64. Keyhole : SLOT
65. Markets : MARTS
66. Vail gear : SKIS
1. Handful of straw : WISP
2. Suffix with comment : ATOR
3. Decorator's verb : REDO
4. Barter : TRAFFIC
5. One-celled protozoan : AMOEBA
6. Turns, as milk : SOURS
7. Places : PUTS
8. Org. for G.I.'s : USO
9. N.F.L. official : REF
10. Elf : SPRITE
11. This might be red : TIDE
12. Kuwait, Qatar, etc. : OPEC
13. Le __ Noël : PERE
19. Up for debate, as a bill : ONTHEFLOOR
21. Legislative tactic : FILIBUSTER
24. Sergeant Pepper's group : BAND
25. Analogy-test words : ISTO
26. "A heart unfortified, ___ impatient": Shak. : AMIND
27. Purport : TENOR
28. See 37 Across : TRADE
29. Transports of sorts : CARTS
30. Ala. city : SELMA
31. Awkward : INEPT
32. Cacophony : NOISE
38. Humdinger : ONER
39. River at Leeds : AIRE
44. Interior parts of engines : INNARDS
46. Furtive : SECRET
47. Stingless, feckless bees : DRONES
49. "Le Roi d'Yvetot" composer : IBERT
50. Moat : FOSS
51. Pernicious : EVIL
52. Infamous fiddler : NERO
53. Jewish month : ADAR
54. Prank : LARK
55. Cato's 57 : LVII
56. Kennel sounds : YIPS
58. Distinctive doctrine : ISM
59. Genetic letters : DNA

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