New York Times, Saturday, September 17, 1988

Author:Ernst Theimer
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
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. Entreats : BEGS
5. Librarian's stamp : DATER
10. Diurnal periods : DAYS
14. Land measure : ACRE
15. Elève's milieu : ECOLE
16. Celebes ox : ANOA
17. Start of a humorous conundrum : WHATSCHEAPPLAYS
20. Tennis stroke : LOB
21. Desertlike : ARID
22. Choir members : ALTOS
23. Skipper's order : ALEE
24. Fish or pear : TUNA
26. Middle of the conundrum : QUARTERNOTESAND
33. Retract : UNSAY
34. City on the Oka : OREL
35. Something to cast : DIE
36. River islands : AITS
37. Trims : PARES
39. Actress Turner : LANA
40. H.S.T.'s predecessor : FDR
41. Charged particles : IONS
42. Nickel-copper alloy : MONEL
43. End of the conundrum : FOOTNOTESTOBOOT
47. Court great : ASHE
48. Danish island : AERO
49. French doughboy : POILU
52. Play parts : ACTS
53. Tatter : RAG
56. Answer to the conundrum : ATWOBITSHOEHORN
60. Horse color : ROAN
61. Made of a grain : OATEN
62. Land mass : ASIA
63. Hardy heroine : TESS
64. Tiffs : SPATS
65. Gist : MEAT
1. Cry : BAWL
2. Reverberate : ECHO
3. Snatch : GRAB
4. Gel : SET
5. Edict : DECREE
6. More painful : ACHIER
7. Angled a nail : TOED
8. High note : ELA
9. Corded fabric : REP
10. Home of the Cowboys : DALLAS
11. Premed course : ANAT
12. Top on a string : YOYO
13. Lip : SASS
18. Piquant : SALTY
19. Discussion group : PANEL
23. Macaws : ARAS
24. Sped : TORE
25. All-purpose vehicles, for short : UTES
26. Drink : QUAFF
27. United, in Toledo : UNIDO
28. Nolan Ryan is one : ASTRO
29. Scandinavian : NORSE
30. Bell town of fiction : ADANO
31. ___'clock (two bells) : NINEO
32. Passed out cards : DEALT
37. Cry of disdain : POOH
38. Item for a pot : ANTE
39. Timber wolf : LOBO
41. Mutinous: Abbr. : INSUB
42. Kind of code : MORSE
44. Hawks' weapons : TALONS
45. Perfumed bag : SACHET
46. Western range : TETONS
49. Role : PART
50. Siouan Indian : OTOE
51. "When ___ a lad . . . " : IWAS
52. Charleses' dog : ASTA
53. American Beauty : ROSE
54. Pons vehicle : ARIA
55. Pesky insect : GNAT
57. Hawaiian hawks : IOS
58. Knock gently : TAP
59. Bad actor : HAM

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