New York Times, Wednesday, July 27, 1988

Author: Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Equable : FAIR
5. Actor who portrayed Disraeli : ARLISS
11. Rotter : CAD
14. Atlanta arena : OMNI
15. Carolina river : PEEDEE
16. Nigerian trader : EBO
17. Otoe oboist? : WOODWINDIAN
19. Bud's pal : LOU
20. Singer Ronstadt : LINDA
21. Greek assembly : AGORA
22. Drag : LUG
23. Strong cotton thread : LISLE
25. Molar or bicuspid : TOOTH
27. Hate : DETEST
30. Sarcastic : ACERB
32. Tune : AIR
33. Kan. city : TOPEKA
36. Worst : BEST
39. Cudgel : DRUB
41. Curb : LIMIT
42. Cause of many a duel : SLUR
43. Freight truck, for short : SEMI
44. First game : OPENER
46. Choler : IRE
47. Carpentry tool : PLANE
49. Transformed : REMADE
51. Lie dormant : SLEEP
53. Hard to please : FUSSY
55. Make lace : TAT
56. Turkish chiefs : AGHAS
59. Rubbish : TRASH
63. Historic period : ERA
64. Reed weed? : CLARINETTLE
66. U.S. Cabinet post : AGR
67. A Northwest capital : HELENA
68. Fill : LOAD
69. Conducted : LED
70. Another Cabinet post : ENERGY
71. One of the deadly sins : ENVY
1. Partridge, e.g. : FOWL
2. "Help!" in Hérault : AMOI
3. Appraised about : INON
4. Pierce with many holes : RIDDLE
5. Peak in Nepal : API
6. Nephric : RENAL
7. Rocky outcrop : LEDGE
8. Personal: Comb. form : IDIO
9. Dry up : SEAR
10. Council of elders : SENATE
11. String flower? : CELLOBELIA
12. Stirring : ABOUT
13. Moola : DOUGH
18. Oft-watched line : WAIST
24. Plant runner : STOLON
26. Globes : ORBS
27. Pops : DADS
28. Celts' land : EIRE
29. Brass firecracker? : TRUMPETARD
30. Related : AKIN
31. Provides food for a fee : CATERS
34. Boatswain's whistle : PIPE
35. Scot's friend : EME
37. Irrational, in math. : SURD
38. Ash, e.g. : TREE
40. Spleen : BILE
45. French trace : RESTE
48. French ruffian : APACHE
50. Periwinkle : MYRTLE
51. Purloin : STEAL
52. Immense : LARGE
53. Traveler : FARER
54. Exercising : USING
57. Secluded valley : GLEN
58. Hearty's partner : HALE
60. Like ___ of bricks : ATON
61. Serb or Croat : SLAV
62. Actress Lamarr : HEDY
65. Homophone for neigh : NAY

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