New York Times, Saturday, September 3, 1988

Author: Ernst Theimer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 25, Avg Word Len: 5.88, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Platform : ESTRADE
8. Finer : AMERCER
15. Star in Cassiopeia : SCHEDAR
16. Reveal : DIVULGE
17. Comedy film: 1956 : THREEMENINABOAT
19. Cads : HEELS
20. Is dispirited : MOPES
21. Truncated road sign : SLO
22. Uncles, in Ayr : EMES
23. Farm structures : SILOS
24. Sinn ___, Irish society : FEIN
25. Shamus : TEC
26. Consort of Cybele : ATTIS
27. Valor : ARETE
28. Deletion : ERASURE
30. Weasels' cousins : ERMINES
32. Tang : BITE
33. Cartel acronym : OPEC
34. Tails : SHADOWS
37. Overdone, as flattery : FULSOME
40. Monks' quarters : CELLS
41. Writer born in Albany : HARTE
43. Dutch hooter : UIL
44. Cause heat under one's collar : RILE
45. "LA Law" character : ARNIE
46. Years, in Italy : ANNI
47. What could not wither Cleopatra : AGE
48. Outriggers of Indonesia : PROAS
49. Tupian Indians : ANTAS
50. Title of four films, with "The" : THREEMUSKETEERS
53. Hewed : CHOPPED
54. Its capital is Asmara : ERITREA
55. Stocking dealers : HOSIERS
56. Fencing thrusts : RIPOSTS
1. Lover of beauty : ESTHETE
2. Becky Sharp, e.g. : SCHEMER
3. Disney film, with "The": 1945 : THREECABALLEROS
4. Staggers : REELS
5. Summer refreshers : ADES
6. Aswan or Hoover : DAM
7. Solitary monk : EREMITE
8. Fatty : ADIPOSE
9. Pits : MINES
10. Le Gallienne and Gabor : EVAS
11. Massage : RUB
12. Start of a **** film title : CLOSEENCOUNTERS
13. Part of the French Revolution motto : EGALITE
14. Changes the hue : RETONES
18. ___ me tangere : NOLI
23. Scatter : STREW
24. Fast-food order : FRIES
26. Duryea and Kissel : AUTOS
27. Abundant : AMPLE
29. Edge : SIDLE
31. Course : ROUTE
34. The Devil, with "Old" : SCRATCH
35. Cry of joy or boredom : HEIGHHO
36. Conceals : SHROUDS
37. Pickpocket or policeman : FRISKER
38. Tower on a mosque : MINARET
39. Actress Landi's namesakes : ELISSAS
42. Duck genus : ANAS
45. Weapon supplier : ARMER
46. Pyrenees' Pico de ___ : ANETO
48. ___ le Moko : PEPE
49. On one's toes : ATIP
51. Finial : EPI
52. Silkworm : ERI

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