New York Times, Wednesday, August 31, 1988

Author:Lois Sidway
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Jean de Brunhoff creation : BABAR
6. Brow wiper's sigh : WHEW
10. Thespian cutup : HAM
13. Miss Scarlett : OHARA
14. Buenos ___ : AIRES
16. Famed ring name : ALI
17. Buffoon : MERRYANDREW
19. "Oui ou ___?" : NON
20. Sugar-cane leftovers : BAGASSE
21. Polyurethane fiber : SPANDEX
23. Delightful place : EDEN
24. Set of doctrines : ISM
26. Remain : STAY
27. Understood : GOT
29. Behind the scenes : OFFSTAGE
33. Golfer Lee : ELDER
36. Woody's son : ARLO
37. Phillips University is here : ENID
38. Actress Zadora : PIA
39. Supermarket clerks, often : BAGGERS
42. Genes material : DNA
43. Rascals : IMPS
45. Stalemate : DRAW
46. Vast chasm, to the Bard : ABYSM
48. Hooded cloak : CAPUCHIN
50. Eureka Springs, e.g. : SPA
51. He created Perry and Della : ERLE
52. Mule of folk song : SAL
54. Okinawa seaport : NAHA
58. Some sleeves end here : FOREARM
61. Hung : DANGLED
63. State further : ADD
64. Hobo : WEARYWILLIE
66. O.S.S. successor : CIA
67. Swagger : STRUT
68. Sierra ___ : LEONE
69. King beater, in pinochle : TEN
70. Rival of Nadia : OLGA
71. Organic compound : ESTER
1. Frozen dessert : BOMBE
2. Winning : AHEAD
3. Sight on the Chesapeake : BARGE
4. Plan : ARRANGE
5. Light lines : RAYS
6. Declines : WANES
7. Concealed : HID
8. Is mistaken : ERRS
9. ___ joy (is ecstatic) : WEEPSFOR
10. Novel by Samuel Lover : HANDYANDY
11. Spiny plant : ALOE
12. Saucy young woman : MINX
15. Emulates Ruth : SWATS
18. ___ were (so to speak) : ASIT
22. Tiny Archibald of N.B.A. fame : NATE
25. Some saddle horses : MORGANS
28. Sphere : ORB
30. Went like the wind : FLEW
31. "And Phoebus ___ arise": Shak. : GINS
32. Dutch export : EDAM
33. Grandiose : EPIC
34. City in Ohio : LIMA
35. Foppish clotheshorse : DAPPERDAN
36. Fields, to Agrippina : AGRI
40. Support strongly : ADHERETO
41. Tree's life blood : SAP
44. "Betcha boots!" : SURE
47. Bracelet's charms : BANGLES
49. Chelae : CLAWS
50. Picnic dish, for short : SLAW
53. Innermost shrines : ADYTA
55. Portion out : ALLOT
56. German poet-essayist : HEINE
57. "Do, ___ . . . " : ADEER
58. Bit of truth : FACT
59. Comic-strip canine : ODIE
60. Crumbly soil : MARL
62. Khartoum's river : NILE
65. Spot for a snug bug : RUG

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