New York Times, Monday, October 14, 1985

Author:Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 3, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
Evelyn Benshoof has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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1. In the sack : ABED
5. Command : BEHEST
11. Aphorism : SAW
14. Withered : SERE
15. Portuguese city : OPORTO
16. Laker, for one : PRO
17. Easily set off : HAIRTRIGGER
19. Old card game : LOO
20. Once more : ENCORE
21. Spotted : ESPIED
23. Garment insert : GORE
25. Public disorder : RIOT
26. Group of three : TRIAD
29. Bangtail : NAG
32. Former : OTHER
35. Smallest in a farrow : RUNT
36. Reach : ATTAIN
38. Turkish title : AGA
39. Century plant : ALOE
40. Strike tactic : SITIN
41. A. C. Doyle et al. : SIRS
42. Checkers : MEN
43. Drew back : SHRANK
44. Algonquian : CREE
45. Groom carefully : PREEN
47. Before, poetically : ERE
48. Abstains from food : FASTS
49. Portico for Pericles : STOA
51. Recondite : DEEP
53. Associate : COHORT
55. "Roamin' in the Gloamin'" composer : LAUDER
59. Harem room : ODA
60. With exactitude : TOAHAIRLINE
64. Luau fare : POI
65. Wrap up : ENFOLD
66. Collier's access : ADIT
67. Go astray : ERR
68. Cancel : DELETE
69. "___ the six hundred": Tennyson : RODE
1. Court ace in the 70's : ASHE
2. String or wax follower : BEAN
3. Olympian Heiden : ERIC
4. Lose face : DEROGATE
5. Mole, for one : BORER
6. Roof piece : EPI
7. Razorback : HOG
8. Unit of work : ERG
9. Pilot : STEER
10. Process of twisting : TORSION
11. Make unnecessary distinctions : SPLITHAIRS
12. ___ Islands, off Indonesia : AROE
13. Brassie, for one : WOOD
18. Moved on foot : TROD
22. Saucepan or pipkin : POT
24. Whole : ENTIRE
26. Hike : TRAMP
27. Autocrat : RULER
28. Persistently annoying : INONESHAIR
30. Oil of flowers : ATTAR
31. Won : GAINED
33. Bird famed for its plumage : EGRET
34. Tears down a British building : RASES
36. Residue : ASH
37. Printing material : INK
41. Monastic's garment : SCAPULAR
43. Expressed indignation : SNORTED
46. Ike's hdqrs. in the 40's : ETO
48. Trepidation : FEAR
50. Expiate : ATONE
52. Suppress : ELIDE
53. Struggle with : COPE
54. Redolence : ODOR
56. Prank : DIDO
57. Wife of Geraint : ENID
58. Network : RETE
61. C.I.O. mate : AFL
62. Till : HOE
63. High, musically : ALT

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