New York Times, Monday, September 19, 1988

Author: Peter Swift
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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1. Like the American eagle : BALD
5. Athirst : EAGER
10. Eastern church title : ABBA
14. "I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
15. Turned rigid with fear : FROZE
16. Topsoil : LOAM
17. Preprandial reading : BILLOFFARE
19. ___ Domini : ANNO
20. Raiment : ATTIRE
21. Larch : TAMARACK
23. Entry : GATE
25. Close a deal : SEWUP
26. Smokers' gadgets : LIGHTERS
30. Acted violently : RAMPED
33. Incensed : IRATE
34. Long-limbed : RANGY
36. Cassowary's kin : EMU
37. Londoner's tax : CESS
38. Kind of knife : BOWIE
39. Street sign : STOP
40. Part of I.L.O. : INT
41. A suburb of Boston : SALEM
42. Beat, old style : SMITE
43. More pithy : TERSER
45. Intervals of rest : RESPITES
47. Sharif and others : OMARS
49. Prophet : SEER
50. Contrite : PENITENT
53. Clergyman or college bigwig : RECTOR
57. Organic compound : ENOL
58. Not à la carte : TABLEDHOTE
60. Composer Harold : ROME
61. Give instruction to : TRAIN
62. Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
63. Secondhand : USED
64. Hair-raising : EERIE
65. Orlop, for one : DECK
1. Ali chaser : BABA
2. Touched down : ALIT
3. Spirited song : LILT
4. Joys : DELIGHTS
5. Worn-out : EFFETE
6. Sandy's comment : ARF
7. Nanny : GOAT
8. Pound and Stone : EZRAS
9. Crop up again : REEMERGE
10. Call to arms, to Shakespeare : ALARUM
11. Waiter's friendly words : BONAPPETIT
12. Judge's bench : BANC
13. Frenzied : AMOK
18. Declaim : ORATE
22. Out of town : AWAY
24. Flynn of flicks : ERROL
26. Permissible : LICIT
27. A Forsyte : IRENE
28. Gourmet : GASTRONOME
29. Carpenter, at times : SAWER
31. Mug : EMOTE
32. Hoodwinks : DUPES
35. Southern French city : NIMES
38. Hair clasp : BARRETTE
39. Tarnished : SMIRCHED
41. Kind of belt : SEAT
42. Career : SPEED
44. Beamed : SMILED
46. Tranquil : SERENE
48. Noose : SNARE
50. Andean nation : PERU
51. A son of Seth : ENOS
52. Skier's transport : TBAR
54. Lacquered metalware : TOLE
55. Auricular : OTIC
56. Strong odor : REEK
59. XXVI doubled : LII

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