New York Times, Saturday, July 30, 1988

Author: Kenneth Witte
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sacred bull of Egypt : APIS
5. Star followers : MAGI
9. Social prohibition : TABOO
14. "Children of a Lesser God" star : HURT
15. Approval indicator : AMEN
16. Surrounded by : AMONG
17. Sandarac tree : ARAR
18. Polaroid name : LAND
19. N.L.'s homer champ: 1946-52 : KINER
20. Begin a conversation : BREAKTHEICE
23. Sooner than, to Spenser : ERE
24. Anger : IRE
25. Limey lockup : GAOL
27. Trying beginning experiences : BAPTISMSOFFIRE
34. Pub brew : ALE
35. Bench : SEAT
36. Cause follower : EFFECT
38. Lighter or tender : BOAT
40. Also : TOO
42. Bard's "enough" : ENOW
43. Use one's key : UNLOCK
46. Spasm of distress : PANG
49. Samuel's mentor : ELI
50. Begin cautiously : GETONESFEETWET
53. Wallet fillers : ONES
54. Gooden stat : ERA
55. "___ Joey" : PAL
58. Begin, nautically : GETUNDERWAY
64. Tarkington's "___ Adams" : ALICE
66. Germanic greeting : HEIL
67. Record : TAPE
68. Twin of mythology : REMUS
69. French magazine : ELLE
70. Met highlight : ARIA
71. Patton portrayer : SCOTT
72. Marsh grass : REED
73. Approach : NEAR
1. Jezebel's husband : AHAB
2. Pleased kitten's sound : PURR
3. Dies ___ : IRAE
4. Hecate is one : STRAIT
5. "The ___ Falcon" : MALTESE
6. Nanking nanny : AMAH
7. Hereditary unit : GENE
8. Blue dye : INDIGO
9. Caricature : TAKEOFF
10. "What an ass ___!": Hamlet : AMI
11. Type of china : BONE
12. Unique individual : ONER
13. Folklore monster : OGRE
21. Malayan's short sword : KRIS
22. Coffeehouse : CAFE
26. One type of sentence : LIFE
27. Hindu "mister" : BABU
28. Onward : ALONG
29. "Positive thinking" advocate : PEALE
30. Pin setting : MAT
31. Knobs on pipe organs : STOPS
32. Subscribe again : RENEW
33. Mulhouse schoolhouse : ECOLE
37. Bothersome person : TWIT
39. Young animal : TOTO
41. Clodhopper : OAF
44. Overcrowd : CONGEST
45. Strike-zone boundary : KNEE
47. Heckled : NEEDLED
48. "American Gigolo" star : GERE
51. Vashti's successor : ESTHER
52. Plaid cloth : TARTAN
55. Goals for duffers : PARS
56. Hardy villain : ALEC
57. Exec's vehicle : LIMO
59. Ubangi tributary : UELE
60. Shade of green : NILE
61. Pottery : WARE
62. Western Samoan capital : APIA
63. Mercury's 88 days : YEAR
65. Director's directive : CUT

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