New York Times, Thursday, September 15, 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 W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, 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. Gregory Peck role: 1956 : AHAB
5. Siffle : HISS
9. Offends : MIFFS
14. Egyptian queen of the gods : SATI
15. Stein-Plimpton book : EDIE
16. Small bay : INLET
17. Malay craft : PROA
18. Hitchcock's "___ Window" : REAR
19. Emporium : STORE
20. Skeptic's comment : IMFROMMISSOURI
23. ___ fainéant (do-nothing king) : ROI
24. Roof adornment : EPI
25. Weighty weight : TON
26. Skeptic's seasoning? : AGRAINOFSALT
32. Bravo or Grande : RIO
33. Comic Jay : LENO
34. High flier : EAGLE
38. Man is one : ISLE
40. Swordfish's sword : SERRA
43. Soul-seller Dorian : GRAY
44. Cartographer's collection : ATLAS
46. Shade : TINT
48. Mamie's mate : IKE
49. "Tell it ___" (skeptic's comment) : TOTHEMARINES
53. Bill's possible future : ACT
56. Monk's title : FRA
57. Hulk Hogan victory : PIN
58. Skeptic : DOUBTINGTHOMAS
64. Yippie Hoffman : ABBIE
65. Ovid : NASO
66. African shrub : ALOE
68. Defensive ditches : MOATS
69. Having wings : ALAR
70. Car part : TANK
71. Winter forecast : SLEET
72. Zeus's spouse : HERA
73. Being, to Aquinas : ESSE
1. Viper : ASP
2. Spy name : HARI
3. Molecule element : ATOM
4. African secessionist state: 1967-70 : BIAFRA
5. Juliet and Cordelia : HEROINES
6. Manuscript word : IDEM
7. "Owa tagu ___" : SIAM
8. Sequence : SERIES
9. This may be guided : MISSILE
10. Division word : INTO
11. Mock : FLOUT
12. Iron: Comb. form : FERRO
13. Beer mug : STEIN
21. Muddy the waters : ROIL
22. Menton is one : SPA
26. A Met score : ARIA
27. Main point : GIST
28. Aeronautics maneuver : ROLL
29. J. Denver's "___ World" : ONE
30. Special talent : FORTE
31. Traffic ticket : TAG
35. Smile broadly : GRIN
36. Actress Veronica : LAKE
37. The night's thousand : EYES
39. Ingest : EAT
41. Flange : RIM
42. Poet's repetition for effect : ANAPHORA
45. Most compassionate : SOFTEST
47. Peter, Paul and Mary, e.g. : TRIO
50. Cycle beginning : TRI
51. Mrs. Van Buren : HANNAH
52. Pokey person : INMATE
53. Tea Party inciter : ADAMS
54. Computer-language acronym : COBOL
55. Old Roman trumpets : TUBAE
59. Fall for a trick : BITE
60. Strong wind : GALE
61. Ivan or Peter : TSAR
62. "Woe is me!" : ALAS
63. "My Three ___" (TV oldie) : SONS
67. Supplement, with "out" : EKE

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