New York Times, Thursday, January 3, 1985

Author:Shirley Soloway
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
Shirley Soloway has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Census fig. : STAT
5. Verb used with thou : DOEST
10. Tiff : SPAT
14. Showed up : CAME
15. Our place : EARTH
16. Singing group : TRIO
17. "___ Three Lives": Philbrick : ILED
18. Brother, in Brest : FRERE
19. Prefix with drome or dynamics : AERO
20. Cheese concoction : FONDUE
22. City in Denmark : ODENSE
24. Too unusual for words : INDESCRIBABLE
27. Go to bed : RETIRE
28. Gaucho gear : REATA
31. ___ Vegas : LAS
34. Extinct bird : DODO
35. "The ___ Summer": Kahn : BOYSOF
36. Expletive for Major Hoople : EGAD
38. Designer Oscar de la ___ : RENTA
40. Alcohol additive : SODA
41. Prevents : DETERS
43. Sea bird : ERNE
45. Neither's partner : NOR
46. Chilean port : ARICA
47. P.D.Q. : PRONTO
49. Looking backward : RETROSPECTIVE
54. Kind of equation : LINEAR
55. African mammals, for short : RHINOS
56. Datum : FACT
57. Electron tube : DIODE
60. Leave out : OMIT
61. Gem shape : OVAL
62. Table Bay is one : INLET
63. Store event : SALE
64. Depend : RELY
65. Curved moldings : OGEES
66. Ogler : EYER
1. Kind of film : SCIFI
2. Claw : TALON
3. Better : AMEND
4. Famed British air marshal : TEDDER
5. Kin of apostates : DEFECTORS
6. Shell item : OAR
7. Prior, in poetry : ERE
8. Type of theatrical light : STROBE
9. Bara of silents : THEDA
10. British noble family : STANLEYS
11. Like some exhibition games : PRESEASON
12. River at Leeds : AIRE
13. As well : TOO
21. Bought before : USED
23. River into the Mediterranean : EBRO
25. Sally of space trips : RIDE
26. Laundry workers : IRONERS
29. Stir : TODO
30. At a distance : AFAR
31. Wife of Tyndareus : LEDA
32. Maturer : AGER
33. Like "Candide" : SATIRICAL
35. Small flags or important knights : BANNERETS
37. In a proper manner : DECENTLY
39. De ___ (superfluous) : TROP
42. ___ of exchange : RATE
44. Imprint : ETCH
47. Pre-exam activity : PORING
48. Futile : OTIOSE
50. Medium for "The Answer Man" : RADIO
51. "Seven Days ___," 1964 film : INMAY
52. Sheer fabric : VOILE
53. Fragrant compound : ESTER
54. Wash : LAVE
56. "Tea ___ Two," Youmans song : FOR
58. Matador's encouragement : OLE
59. Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE

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