New York Times, Monday, January 28, 1985

Author: Dale O. Burgener
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1
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© 1985, The New York Times
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1. Ancient Syria : ARAM
5. La ___, Milan opera : SCALA
10. Hyde or Central : PARK
14. Weighty work : TOME
15. Group of speakers : PANEL
16. Woodwind with nasal tones : OBOE
17. Had creditors : OWED
18. Relating to eight : OCTAL
19. Cinder : SLAG
20. Start of a line by Tennyson : MANISTHEHUNTER
23. Quote : CITE
24. Pop : DAD
25. Chant : INTONE
28. Lofty : ELEVATED
33. Portuguese saint : SAO
34. Kelly or Moore : GRACE
36. The clear sky : ETHER
37. Food fish : LING
39. More painful : SORER
41. Seine feeder : EURE
42. Calamities : EVILS
44. Some subs : NUKES
46. "Cara ___," 1954 song : MIA
47. Misleads : DECEIVES
49. Poked quickly : JABBED
51. "___ Maria" : AVE
52. Toothed item : COMB
53. End of 20 Across : WOMANISHISGAME
60. Cab : TAXI
61. Des Moines native : IOWAN
62. Utilizer : USER
63. Capital of South Yemen : ADEN
64. Aromatic plant : ANISE
65. Close : NEAR
66. "Let Freedom ___" : RING
67. Disabled : LAMED
68. ___ souci : SANS
1. Minute particle : ATOM
2. Up-front group of seats : ROWA
3. So be it : AMEN
4. Italian doctor : MEDICO
5. Shoplifters' nemeses : SPOTTERS
6. Hidden stores : CACHE
7. Pot builder : ANTE
8. Girl's name meaning "weary" : LEAH
9. Refer (to) indirectly : ALLUDE
10. Be subsequent to : POSTDATE
11. Qualified : ABLE
12. Leo's lament : ROAR
13. Ten-gallon cask : KEG
21. "Of Thee I ___" : SING
22. Hub of a wheel : NAVE
25. Surrounded by water : ISLED
26. Ingenuous : NAIVE
27. Gin and ___ : TONIC
28. Beiges : ECRUS
29. Onionlike herb : LEEK
30. Little Tom : THUMB
31. Spooky : EERIE
32. Fear greatly : DREAD
35. First-class : AONE
38. Coruscant : GLEAMING
40. Answered : REJOINED
43. Hindu god : SIVA
45. Certain U.S. weapons : SAMS
48. Pardonable : VENIAL
50. Rifles' kid brothers : BBGUNS
52. Thriller episode : CHASE
53. Gully, usually dry : WADI
54. Conestoga team : OXEN
55. New Rochelle college : IONA
56. Sink or ___ : SWIM
57. On the Coral : ASEA
58. Shabby : MEAN
59. Makes mistakes : ERRS
60. Gob : TAR

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