New York Times, Wednesday, January 30, 1985

Author: Christy Ridley
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Down Under birds : EMUS
5. Jai-alai basket : CESTA
10. Down Under product : LAMB
14. A Carnegie : DALE
15. "Wait ___ Dark" : UNTIL
16. Pelvic bones : ILIA
17. "The ___" (subject of this puzzle) : ISLANDCONTINENT
20. Even if, for short : THO
21. Modify to suit : ADAPT
22. Requires : NEEDS
23. Preminger product : FILM
24. High ___ kite : ASA
25. Koala's "kitchen" : EUCALYPTUSTREES
33. Indigo dyes : ANILS
34. Consumer : USER
35. Numbat's morsel : ANT
36. Brief autobiography : VITA
37. Drafty places : BARNS
39. "Money ___ object" : ISNO
40. When Paris sizzles : ETE
41. Stopper : CORK
42. Ancient Greek theater : ODEUM
43. 1988 bicentennial city : SYDNEYAUSTRALIA
47. Unmatched : ODD
48. Amateur radio operators : HAMS
49. Diving apparatus : SCUBA
52. "And the rockets' red ___ . . . " : GLARE
54. Half a dance : CHA
57. Southern lights : AURORAAUSTRALIS
60. Alum : GRAD
61. Prospect : VISTA
62. Suva is its capital : FIJI
63. Supporter : ALLY
64. Allen or Frome : ETHAN
65. Down Under marsupials : ROOS
1. Prepare for publication : EDIT
2. Long-run TV show : MASH
3. Indians' shell money : ULLO
4. Tasman or Timor : SEA
5. Lovable : CUDDLY
6. Bivouac : ENCAMP
7. Traffic sign : STOP
8. Hue : TINT
9. Hgt. : ALT
10. One-dimensional : LINEAR
11. To the sheltered side : ALEE
12. Obey : MIND
13. Cricket equipment : BATS
18. Fastens : NAILS
19. Tchr. : INSTR
23. F.D.R. dog : FALA
24. "___ Death": Grieg : ASES
25. Lower borders of roofs : EAVES
26. Oneness : UNITY
27. Quoted : CITED
28. Finnish port : TURKU
29. Seagoing org. : USN
30. Supporting frame : EASEL
31. Boredom : ENNUI
32. Mouthlike opening : STOMA
37. He played Hopalong : BOYD
38. Brazilian macaw : ARA
39. One of the Argonauts : IDAS
41. Fragrant wood : CEDAR
42. Abalone : ORMER
44. Not a soul : NOBODY
45. Kind of daisy : SHASTA
46. Scottish garment : TARTAN
49. Tale of derring-do : SAGA
50. Ringlet : CURL
51. Russian river : URAL
52. Rate; speed : GAIT
53. Luxuriant : LUSH
54. Muse of history : CLIO
55. Son, in Buenos Aires : HIJO
56. Sale sign : ASIS
58. St. : AVE
59. Neighbor of Eur. : AFR

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