New York Times, Friday, January 11, 1985

Author: Brett A. Blaylock
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 5.72, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { G K X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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1. Ariadne's father : MINOS
6. French historian: 1823–92 : RENAN
11. Show : DENOTE
12. Wed sub rosa : ELOPED
14. Species of narcissus : JONQUIL
15. Confidently held : AVERRED
17. "___ of prevention . . . " : ANOUNCE
18. Manumit : DELIVER
19. Jacques's beast : BETE
20. Votes opposed : NAYS
22. Put in an appearance : CAME
23. Mechanical fasteners : SETSCREWS
26. Cast a ballot : VOTED
27. Loci : SITES
28. Rich in oxygen : AERATED
30. Warded off : AVERTED
32. Held fast : CLASPED
35. Shot : FIRED
39. Lot : SHARE
40. Gave cheer to one in fear : REASSURED
43. Four gills : PINT
44. Nice noon : MIDI
45. U.S. Govt. agency : NASA
46. Firedog : ANDIRON
48. Lay : REPOSED
51. City in W Calif. : SEASIDE
52. Relinquishments : WAIVERS
53. Buddhist maxims : SUTTAS
54. Say : ASSERT
55. Signets : SEALS
56. Measures of time : YEARS
1. Composer of "The Medium" : MENOTTI
2. Judicial investigation : INQUEST
3. Word that may be parsed : NOUN
4. Auricular : OTIC
5. Luna, to Laodice : SELENE
6. "___, go!" : READYSET
7. Legendary North Pole group : ELVES
8. Word heard at Yuletide : NOEL
9. Plum's kin : APRICOT
10. Veined, to a botanist : NERVATE
11. Receivers of gifts : DONEES
13. Believed : DEEMED
14. Blows in the ring : JABS
16. Stowe novel : DRED
21. Granted : AWARDED
24. Stop : CEASE
25. Invitation abbr. : RSVP
26. "Quo ___?" : VADIS
29. Court whistlers : REFS
31. Uncanny quality : EERINESS
32. Backbones : CHINES
33. Four-wheeled carriages : LANDAUS
34. Adept entertainer : ARTISTE
36. Exceed the limits : RUNOVER
37. Classroom needs : ERASERS
38. Ariz.'s Painted ___ : DESERT
39. Kin of thermae : SPAS
41. Jet's route : AIRWAY
42. Pops : DADS
44. Most common, to statisticians : MODAL
47. Singer Coolidge : RITA
49. Contentment : EASE
50. City in Tuscany : PISA

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