New York Times, Saturday, January 11, 1986

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 3, Spans: 2
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Slapping sound : SPLAT
6. Snuggeries : LAIRS
11. Chilly : AIRISH
12. Saint whose day is Apr. 21 : ANSELM
14. Trifling : INCONSEQUENTIAL
17. N.B.A. Hall of Famer : MIKAN
18. Deli item : WURST
19. Prefix with fix : PRE
20. Winner over Foreman in Zaire : ALI
21. Folio unit : SHEET
22. With 48 Across, tempest in a teapot : MUCH
23. Schnapps : GIN
24. Pittsburgh export : STEEL
25. Fungus thread : HYPHA
26. High-tech type : ENGINEER
28. Not so verbose : TERSER
29. Makes sure : NAILSDOWN
31. Round Table name : GAWAIN
34. ___ half (payment) : TIMEANDA
38. " . . . a heart as sound as ___": Shak. : ABELL
39. "There runs ___ by Merrow Down": Kipling : AROAD
40. Durmast : OAK
41. Russian stream : URAL
42. Evigan and Louganis : GREGS
43. The Little Bear: Abbr. : UMI
44. Sound made by Tip O'Neill : RAP
45. "The Zoo Story" author : ALBEE
46. Homer champ : AARON
48. See 22 Across : ADOABOUTNOTHING
51. Support a cause : ENLIST
52. TV's "The Mouth" McElhone : ELOISE
53. Otto preceder : SETTE
54. " . . . ___ the Lord": Gen. 22:16 : SAITH
1. Urging Fido to attack : SICKING
2. Malayan craft : PROA
3. Durocher's co-author : LINN
4. Chucklehead : ASS
5. What Ezekiel saw : THEWHEEL
6. What Daphne became : LAUREL
7. "___ of traitors!": Shak. : ANEST
8. "It ___ Fair," 1933 song : ISNT
9. Emeritus: Abbr. : RET
10. Goofs : SLIPUPS
11. Compound used in dyes : ANILIN
13. A bon ___ (cheap) : MARCHE
14. Replica : IMAGE
15. Pug's last address? : QUEERSTREET
16. "Clo-Clo" composer : LEHAR
21. Mug : STEIN
22. Nora in "The Thin Man" : MYRNA
24. Lymnaeid : SNAIL
25. Cut wood : HEWED
27. Totally : INALL
28. Netman Smid : TOMAS
30. Cynic philosopher : DIOGENES
31. Garden beauty : GAURA
32. Use emery : ABRADE
33. Arms : WEAPONS
35. Promote : NOURISH
36. "La Mattinata" was his theme song : DAMONE
37. "Ay, every inch ___": Shak. : AKING
39. Strawberry tree, in poesy : ARBUTE
42. Kind of oven : GLOST
45. Wait-___ (thorny plant) : ABIT
46. Thine, in Tours : ATOI
47. Make ___ (succeed) : AHIT
49. Bar beverage : ALE
50. Ending with pay : OLA

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