New York Times, Saturday, September 10, 1988

Author: Ernst Theimer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, 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. Obligation : DEBT
5. Woolen fabric : CASHA
10. Snare : TRAP
14. Operatic feature : ARIA
15. More gifted : ABLER
16. Mystic symbol : RUNE
17. Na? : TABUINSOMEDIETS
20. Donkey : ASS
21. Saul's chief herdsman : DOEG
22. Black-ink item : ASSET
23. Secluded valley : GLEN
24. Religious group : SECT
26. Like Hg? : NEARESTTOTHESUN
33. Took apart : UNDID
34. Curia tribunal : ROTA
35. Spanish gold : ORO
36. Pub missile : DART
37. Fatuous : INANE
39. Author Victor ___ : HUGO
40. Nice hot time : ETE
41. English festivals : ALES
42. Sits : POSES
43. Fe? : REMOVETHECREASE
47. Headland : NESS
48. Modernists : NEOS
49. Foreign : ALIEN
52. Satanists, e.g. : CULT
53. Little Red Book author : MAO
56. Ni? : SUBWAYFAREOFOLD
60. Willow : ITEA
61. Member of the birch family : ALDER
62. Butter substitute : OLEO
63. X-rated : SEXY
64. Like some forest ground : MOSSY
65. Equal : PEER
1. Facts : DATA
2. Notable periods : ERAS
3. Protective cloths : BIBS
4. Greek cross : TAU
5. Indian craft : CANOES
6. Away : ABSENT
7. Plod through mud : SLOG
8. Border : HEM
9. A verb for you : ARE
10. "Valse ___" : TRISTE
11. Regrets : RUES
12. Feed the kitty : ANTE
13. Nuisance : PEST
18. Loafed : IDLED
19. Russian villa : DACHA
23. Spunk : GRIT
24. Presently : SOON
25. Feminine ending : ETTE
26. Less covered : NUDER
27. Maternally akin : ENATE
28. Pertinent : ADREM
29. Rubbish : TRASH
30. The March King : SOUSA
31. Impels : URGES
32. Rustler's comeuppance : NOOSE
37. Seine sights : ILES
38. Clears : NETS
39. Garden tools : HOES
41. Oat genus : AVENA
42. Type preceder : PROTO
44. Street sign : ONEWAY
45. Hardens : ENURES
46. Salad vegetable : CELERY
49. Sale condition : ASIS
50. Minstrel's instrument : LUTE
51. Bouquetin : IBEX
52. Bounders : CADS
53. Breakwater : MOLE
54. Toward shelter, at sea : ALEE
55. Olfactory stimulant : ODOR
57. Sweet potato : YAM
58. Ziegfeld, to his pals : FLO
59. Dandy : FOP

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