New York Times, Monday, July 18, 1988

Author:Virginia L. Yates
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Collar : GRAB
5. Mud hen : COOT
9. Sinai gulf : AQABA
14. Soviet Baltic port : RIGA
15. Flow against : LAVE
16. Muffles : DULLS
17. Glacial ridges : OSAR
18. Scintilla : ATOM
19. Abominates : HATES
20. Zachary Taylor was one : WHIG
21. Left on assignment : SHIPPEDOUT
23. Cruise ships : LINERS
25. Expensive : DEAR
26. ___ one (onset) : DAY
27. Craft : VESSEL
32. Enter port : PUTIN
35. Fit : ABLE
38. Verdi opus : AIDA
39. "___ of a gun of a gunner . . . ": W.W. II song : ASON
40. Above a whisper : ALOUD
41. Don Juan's mother : INEZ
42. The scoop : INFO
43. Steamer : CLAM
44. Genetic duplicate : CLONE
45. Boat or begin : LAUNCH
47. Comic Piscopo : JOE
48. Clair or Lacoste : RENE
51. Coming up : ONDECK
55. Capsized : KEELEDOVER
60. Nagy of ballet : IVAN
61. Put the kibosh on : NIXED
62. Brick or stock follower : YARD
63. Canceled, to NASA : NOGO
64. ___ trump (bridge bid) : ONENO
65. Novelist Ferber : EDNA
66. Waste allowance : TRET
67. Mae ___ (life jackets) : WESTS
68. Noticed : SEEN
69. Rest on one's ___ : OARS
1. Guttural warning : GROWL
2. Hindu sage or poet : RISHI
3. On the other hand : AGAIN
4. Interrupted rudely : BARGEDINON
5. Chic : CLASSY
6. Swearing-in statement : OATH
7. Egg-shaped : OVOID
8. Apollo's sacred vale : TEMPE
9. Hold fast : ADHERE
10. Printer's spacing unit : QUAD
11. Voice in a choir : ALTO
12. ___ cheese : BLEU
13. C.E.O.'s subordinate : ASST
22. ___ the way (eased) : PAVED
24. Emulated Steve Scott : RAN
28. Attacked : SAILEDINTO
29. Chinese: Prefix : SINO
30. Churchill's successor in 1955 : EDEN
31. Take it easy : LAZE
32. Bucket : PAIL
33. Annapolis inst. : USNA
34. Bean curd : TOFU
35. ___ in (tuckered out) : ALL
36. Scarf or snake : BOA
37. Abner's sidekick : LUM
40. Longed : ACHED
44. Pro's antithesis : CON
46. Doctrines : CREDOS
47. Amman's land : JORDAN
49. "The Highwayman" poet : NOYES
50. Sidestep : EVADE
52. City east of Lisbon : EVORA
53. Hoopster : CAGER
54. Speed measures asea : KNOTS
55. Be sure : KNOW
56. Part of a Mozart title : EINE
57. Former mates : EXES
58. Penitence period : LENT
59. Greenland aerie builder : ERNE

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