New York Times, Monday, January 7, 1985

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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1. Mexican food : TACOS
6. Exotic bird : MINA
10. Injure : HARM
14. Harden : INURE
15. Manganese and malachite : ORES
16. Curved molding : OGEE
17. Meditated, with "over" : PORED
18. "Pop ___ the weasel" : GOES
19. Facts : DATA
20. Mixture : SALMAGUNDI
22. Deg. holder : GRAD
23. Weight in India : TOLA
24. Hammer : SLEDGE
26. Kitchen gadget : SLICER
30. Organize : GETUP
32. Dog that went to Oz : TOTO
33. Notices : SEES
35. Nocturnal lemur : LORIS
39. Displayed : EVINCED
41. Matriculator : STUDENT
43. Islamic spiritual center : MECCA
44. Impression : IDEA
46. Golden ___ of the West Coast : GATE
47. Sequence : ORDER
49. Trample : STEPON
51. Force : MUSCLE
54. Princely Italian house : ESTE
56. Sanction : ABET
57. Mixture : MISCELLANY
63. Roast: Fr. : ROTI
64. Gaelic : ERSE
65. Nigerian seaport : LAGOS
66. Def. alliance : NATO
67. So be it : AMEN
68. Quibble : EVADE
69. School on the Thames : ETON
70. Ointment-yielding plant : NARD
71. Not so common : RARER
1. Apexes : TIPS
2. Puzzler's favorite ox : ANOA
3. Ringlet : CURL
4. Utah city : OREM
5. Collected : SEDATE
6. V.I.P. : MOGUL
7. Historical period : IRONAGE
8. Penury : NEED
9. Help : ASSIST
10. Mixture : HODGEPODGE
11. Henry ___ Wallace : AGARD
12. Place a new label on : RETAG
13. Victor at Gettysburg : MEADE
21. Prickly evergreen shrub : GORSE
25. A knockout : LULU
26. Goblet part : STEM
27. World spinner : LOVE
28. Suffix with Ham or Shem : ITIC
29. Mixture : CONCOCTION
31. Sum ___ fui . . . : ESSE
34. One of the Adamses : EDIE
36. Harvest : REAP
37. "___ each life . . . " : INTO
38. British gun : STEN
40. Reiner or Sagan : CARL
42. Morsel : TASTE
45. Backstage employee : DRESSER
48. Lower in dignity : DEMEAN
50. Bank employee : TELLER
51. Seine tributary : MARNE
52. Untersee craft : UBOAT
53. Argument : SETTO
55. Lurch forward on heavy seas : SCEND
58. "My Friend ___" : IRMA
59. Mount St. Helens production : LAVA
60. Thickening agent : AGAR
61. Protuberance : NODE
62. Belgian canal connector : YSER

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