New York Times, Wednesday, August 3, 1988

Author: Betty Jorgensen
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Columbus's departure city: 1492 : PALOS
6. Elec. current units : AMPS
10. ___-free : SCOT
14. Polishing abrasive : EMERY
15. A Roosevelt : SARA
16. Actress Raines : ELLA
17. With full force : AMAIN
18. Iraq's foe : IRAN
19. Source of many news items : LEAK
20. What you'd be, according to Cole Porter : OHSOEASYTOLOVE
23. Harem room : ODA
24. Otologist's specialty : EAR
25. Auxiliary verb : BEEN
28. Incursion : RAID
31. F.D.R. gave his by the fireside : CHATS
36. Shade tree : ELM
37. W.W. II battle site : STLO
38. Homo sapiens : HUMAN
39. Kind of ditty to sing: 1930 : SOMETHINGSIMPLE
43. La Scala production : OPERA
44. Angered : IRED
45. Mauna ___ : LOA
46. Silver or copper : METAL
47. Read quickly : SCAN
48. Hang : PEND
49. Initials for mind reading : ESP
51. Women's patriotic org. : DAR
53. Ease : EFFORTLESSNESS
61. April forecast : RAIN
62. Make more comfortable : EASE
63. He wrote "Voyage aux Pyrénées" : TAINE
65. Fish lung : GILL
66. Former despot : TSAR
67. Brilliance : ECLAT
68. Paris airport : ORLY
69. Close : SHUT
70. Hunts for bargains : SHOPS
1. Kind of jacket : PEA
2. Gun fodder, for short : AMMO
3. Jacob's first wife : LEAH
4. Prayer : ORISON
5. Church council : SYNOD
6. Huge land mass : ASIA
7. Red planet : MARS
8. Entreated : PRAYED
9. Claus or Cruz : SANTA
10. Vend : SELL
11. Asp's victim, for short : CLEO
12. Norwegian king : OLAV
13. Capture : TAKE
21. Blue planet : EARTH
22. Shade of purple : ORCHID
25. Colonial wife's broom : BESOM
26. Skip formal nuptials : ELOPE
27. Irish patriot : EMMET
29. ___ Baba : ALI
30. Kind of column : IONIC
32. Wordless vocal music : HUM
33. Enough and maybe more : AMPLE
34. Claw : TALON
35. Golfdom great : SNEAD
37. More vapid : STALER
40. NOW aim : ERA
41. Sweetheart, in Eire : GRA
42. Ships : SENDS
47. Spatter : SPLASH
48. Sermonize : PREACH
50. Editor's instructive words : STETS
52. Sweetens the kitty : ANTES
53. Therefore : ERGO
54. Equitable : FAIR
55. Sate : FILL
56. Merely : ONLY
57. Biblical twin : ESAU
58. Spanish painter: 1876-1945 : SERT
59. Farm structure : SILO
60. Cinch : SNAP
64. French connections : ETS

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