New York Times, Friday, January 17, 1986

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Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
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1. Aide : STAFFER
8. Comforted : SOLACED
15. Kennedy tenant : AIRLINE
16. Ambiance : CLIMATE
17. Like St. Peter's glass : STAINED
18. Frets : REPINES
19. English cavalry weapon : SABRE
20. Devon river : EXE
22. Steep slope : SCARP
23. G.B.S. component : INIT
24. Reliever's successes : SAVES
26. "Ignorance ___ excuse" : ISNO
27. Stuttgart skater's surface : EIS
28. Tongues in building timber : SPLINES
30. Make lace : TAT
31. Pawl's complement : RATCHET
33. Huaraches : SANDALS
35. Waterproof boot : PAC
36. Heroine of Debussy's "Prodigal Son" : LIA
37. Ancient Hebrew kingdom : SAMARIA
41. Battery terminal : CATHODE
45. Tuareg's robe : ABA
46. Streamers on knights' lances : PENNONS
48. "Oedipus ___" : REX
49. Bookie's ballgame odds : LINE
51. Prop : SHORE
52. File : RASP
53. Sevillian souls : ALMAS
55. Admit : OWN
56. Pound parts : PENCE
57. Less insubstantial : MEATIER
59. Legionary ant : FORAGER
61. Causes : INDUCES
62. Clear : EVIDENT
63. Infiltration : SEEPAGE
64. Compendiums : DIGESTS
1. More cheeky : SASSIER
2. Fairy queen : TITANIA
3. Sir Richard Francis Burton was one : ARABIST
4. Tease of a sort : FLIRT
5. Mulct : FINE
6. Dir. from Nantes to Angers : ENE
7. Distributed fresh hands : REDEALT
8. Projectors' targets : SCREENS
9. Music to Manolete's ears : OLE
10. Hot ___ Houlihan of "M*A*S*H" : LIPS
11. Palermo pals : AMICI
12. A card game : CANASTA
13. Everlasting : ETERNAL
14. Tyrants : DESPOTS
21. A sweet age for Calpurnia : XVI
24. Kind : SPECIES
25. Maritime route : SEALANE
28. Kind of shooter : SHARP
29. Momentary fits of pique : SNITS
32. Numbers man, for short : CPA
34. Lah-di-___ (genteel) : DAH
37. Chief city of ancient Cyprus : SALAMIS
38. Where young Ike lived : ABILENE
39. Like Lake Mead : MANMADE
40. " . . . the strength of ___": Psalm 147 : ANHORSE
41. Plump; healthy : CORNFED
42. Valencias, e.g. : ORANGES
43. Heritage : DESCENT
44. Mavens : EXPERTS
47. Without delay : NOW
50. Devour avidly : EATUP
52. Legible author? : READE
54. Director Vittorio De ___ : SICA
56. Smug type : PRIG
58. Brain specialist's rec. : EEG
60. Egg: Comb. form : OVI

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