New York Times, Tuesday, January 7, 1986

Author: Rhonda Kraus
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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1. Cellulose-based fiber : ACETATE
8. Railroad bridge : VIADUCT
15. Unlawful : ILLEGAL
16. Printing error : ERRATUM
17. Error : MISTAKE
18. Relate : NARRATE
19. Dax, for one : SPA
20. Basis of jellies and jams : PECTIN
22. At the time : THEN
23. Perle of hostess fame : MESTA
24. Suffix with expert : ISE
26. Helmsman's command : ALEE
29. ___ Mujeres, Mexico : ISLA
31. Garbage : TRASH
35. Term of address for a duke : MILORD
37. Lethargic : LOGY
39. Bishopric : SEE
40. Place to read : BETWEENTHELINES
43. Conceit : EGO
44. Global landmass : ASIA
45. Town on the Loire and Nièvre : NEVERS
46. Nephritic : RENAL
48. Property map : PLAT
50. Gaelic : ERSE
51. Cato's 2001 : MMI
53. Greece to Greeks : ELLAS
55. Smack : SLAP
58. Set up avian housekeeping : NESTED
60. Highway sign : SLO
63. Collapsed : CAVEDIN
65. Corrected : AMENDED
67. Vespucci : AMERIGO
68. Set free : RELEASE
69. Shipworms : TEREDOS
70. Exercise shoe : SNEAKER
1. Designs : AIMS
2. Rapid pace : CLIP
3. Maxwell or Lanchester : ELSA
4. Asian holiday : TET
5. Wide open : AGAPE
6. Show partiality : TAKESIDES
7. Chooses : ELECTS
8. I came, to Caesar : VENI
9. Native of Isfahan : IRANI
10. O'Hare abbr. : ARR
11. Snakebird : DARTER
12. Part of Deseret : UTAH
13. Cunning : CUTE
14. Certain Govt. agents : TMEN
21. Fish stories : TALLTALES
23. Cat call : MEOW
25. Fashion : STYLE
26. Fossil resin : AMBER
27. Loyal subject : LIEGE
28. Singer John : ELTON
30. Irish group: Abbr. : AOH
32. Actor Ed : ASNER
33. Prophets : SEERS
34. W. German state : HESSE
36. Domain : REALM
38. Chivalrous chaps : GENTLEMEN
41. Pinch : NIP
42. Burl ___ : IVES
47. Electrical unit : AMPERE
49. Places for burnt offerings : ALTARS
52. English architect ___ Jones : INIGO
54. Maid in "Die Fledermaus" : ADELE
55. Jazz style : SCAT
56. Glittery fabric : LAME
57. Assert : AVER
59. Baseball great ___ Slaughter : ENOS
60. Pierre's state: Abbr. : SDAK
61. ___-majesté : LESE
62. River to the Baltic Sea : ODER
64. Accomplished : DID
66. Teachers' org. : NEA

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