New York Times, Saturday, January 19, 1985

Author:Brown
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Metamorphic rock : SCHIST
7. Sudden spell of activity : SPASM
12. Title spurned by Sophie Faninal : BARONESS
14. Conservative : HUNKER
16. Go too far : OVERSTEP
17. Eventually : INTIME
18. Pan : ROAST
19. Lachrymose : TEARY
21. Christie's "The ___ Murders" : ABC
22. Old tongue : ERSE
23. Missouri feeder : OSAGE
24. Akbar's capital : AGRA
25. Madder substance : DYE
26. Burdens for Brutus : ONERA
27. Firth of Clyde island : ARRAN
28. May's "darling" ones : BUDS
29. Unrestrained : RAMPANT
31. Start of a tome : PARTI
33. He shone before Koch : BEAME
34. Engraver of "The Rake's Progress" : HOGARTH
36. She wrote "Indiana": 1832 : SAND
37. Similar : ALIKE
38. Tilting : ALIST
40. Pol. initials since 1880 : GOP
43. Formality : RITE
44. Draper's merchandise : CLOTH
45. Commotion : TODO
46. Here, in Honduras : ACA
47. Old hat : DATED
48. Guardian spirits : GENII
49. "Benson" is one : SITCOM
51. Break; breach : SOLUTION
53. Nap : SNOOZE
54. Charge, as for a warrant : SWEAROUT
55. Thin porridge : GRUEL
56. ___ land (area between armies) : NOMANS
1. Aromatic mint : SAVORY
2. Area near a goalie's cage : CREASE
3. Gymnastic device : HORSE
4. Sec. : INST
5. Clique : SET
6. African pests : TSETSES
7. "Rocky" actress : SHIRE
8. Weak : PUNY
9. Grasshopper's critic : ANT
10. Picture produced by X-rays : SKIAGRAM
11. Thin layer of tissue : MEMBRANE
12. Used an auger : BORED
13. Assagai, e.g. : SPEAR
15. Eat one's words : RECANT
20. Lab substance : AGAR
23. Piece of gossip : ONDIT
24. Hungarian national hero : ARPAD
26. Eccentric : OUTRE
27. Catkin : AMENT
28. Thicket : BRAKE
30. Disconcert : ABASH
31. Task of blue knights : POLICING
32. Rabble-rouser : AGITATOR
34. Pester : HARASS
35. Sentry's word : HALT
36. Type of strike : SITDOWN
39. Wind-borne deposit : LOESS
40. Area at the angle of the jaw : GONION
41. Repugnant : ODIOUS
42. Sharp end : POINT
44. Deloul, e.g. : CAMEL
45. Tropical fish : TETRA
47. "The decent docent doesn't ___": McCord : DOZE
48. Scene of W.W. II fighting : GUAM
50. Neck, in Nice : COU
52. Virgo's predecessor : LEO

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