New York Times, Monday, September 5, 1988

Author: Christy Ridley
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { B F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1988, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Appear : SEEM
5. Valuable violin : AMATI
10. Stitched joining : SEAM
14. Nimbus : HALO
15. Planet second nearest to the sun : VENUS
16. Seaweed : ALGA
17. Toward the mouth : ORAD
18. Cavities in bones : ANTRA
19. Layer : TIER
20. Complete : UTTER
22. Female ballet dancers : DANSEUSES
24. "___ Depths," Gorky drama : THELOWER
26. Chalice veil : AER
27. Turkish inn : IMARET
29. Nosher's delight : SNACK
33. Comprehends : GRASPS
36. Browne or Houston : SAM
38. Be sorry : RUE
39. Planet eighth nearest to the sun : NEPTUNE
41. Planet nearest to the sun : MERCURY
44. Collection of anecdotes : ANA
45. ___ Mahal : TAJ
47. Depends : RELIES
48. Summer TV fare : RERUN
51. Plate armor for a thigh : TUILLE
53. Joplin specialty : RAG
55. Appropriates : PREEMPTS
59. Unmanned space probe launched Aug. 20, 1977 : VOYAGERII
63. Claw : TALON
64. Esprit : ELAN
65. False : NOTSO
67. C. American gum tree : TUNO
68. Knee, to an M.D. : GENU
69. Arabian ruler : EMEER
70. Road to Roma : ITER
71. Inquires : ASKS
72. Concise : TERSE
73. Arrange : SORT
1. Outcry : SHOUT
2. Planet third nearest to the sun : EARTH
3. Happify : ELATE
4. Maker of toy planes : MODELIST
5. Actress Gardner : AVA
6. Seamstress, sometimes : MENDER
7. Giant red star in Scorpio : ANTARES
8. Revolve : TURN
9. "Your face, my thane, ___ book . . . ": Shak. : ISASA
10. Planet sixth nearest to the sun : SATURN
11. Site of first Olympics : ELIS
12. Askew : AGEE
13. Planet fourth nearest to the sun : MARS
21. Broken, in Brest : ROMPU
23. Some M.I.T. grads : EES
25. Didn't exist : WASNT
28. Cap for Scotty : TAM
30. N. African wild sheep : ARUI
31. Heal : CURE
32. Pitches : KEYS
33. Snarl : GNAR
34. Descartes or Magritte : RENE
35. An armadillo : APAR
37. Actress Oberon : MERLE
40. Corrode : EAT
42. Find a new tenant : RELET
43. Plant called traveler's-joy : CLEMATIS
46. Planet fifth nearest to the sun : JUPITER
49. Planet seventh nearest to the sun : URANUS
50. Slow horse : NAG
52. Yellow flags : IRISES
54. Playwright Jean ___ : GENET
56. Planet farthest from the sun : PLUTO
57. Paint tester : TONER
58. Stable sound : SNORT
59. Star in Lyra : VEGA
60. Bullring calls : OLES
61. G.I. : YANK
62. Apple variety : ROME
66. Galena is one : ORE

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