New York Times, Tuesday, October 8, 1985

Author: Shirley Soloway
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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© 1985, The New York Times
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1. Thick slice : SLAB
5. Caesar's mufti : TOGA
9. Cheer for Pavarotti : BRAVO
14. Senator's young helper : PAGE
15. Train for a bout : SPAR
16. More impudent : RUDER
17. Oriental nanny : AMAH
18. Roof edge : EAVE
19. His Monday is our Sunday : ASIAN
20. Inform (on) : BLOWTHEWHISTLE
23. Scale notes : LAS
24. Rental agreement : LEASE
25. Like some yams : CANDIED
29. Sharp answer : RETORT
33. Red as ___ : ABEET
34. Slough stuff : OOZE
37. China, for one : SEA
38. Take control on Wall Street : CORNERTHEMARKET
42. Secreted : HID
43. Salinger heroine : ESME
44. Ho's partner : HEAVE
45. Howard of baseball : ELSTON
48. Actress or metalworker : SHEARER
50. Popish Plot fabricator : OATES
53. Rheine's river : EMS
54. Avoids taking a stand : SKIRTSTHEISSUE
60. Run off to a minister : ELOPE
61. N.F.L. rest period : HALF
62. Partner of Currier : IVES
64. Lincoln Center performer : TENOR
65. Church area : APSE
66. Heredity factor : GENE
67. Gets news of : HEARS
68. At hand : NEAR
69. Creator of the Democrats' donkey : NAST
1. Saratoga is one : SPA
2. Tales man : LAMB
3. "___ in Calico," old song : AGAL
4. Indebted (to) : BEHOLDEN
5. Vicious African fly : TSETSE
6. Brightly colored fish : OPAH
7. What Rainey wielded: 1933–35 : GAVEL
8. "What ___ fighting for?": R. W. Service : AREWE
9. Cook, in a way : BRAISE
10. Autumn shade : RUSSET
11. Mine entrance : ADIT
12. ___ cutlet : VEAL
13. Writer Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
21. TV actor Ralph : WAITE
22. Sheik's household : HAREM
25. Storage place : CACHE
26. Bubbling : ABOIL
27. "Revenge of the ___" : NERDS
28. Polka chasers : DOTS
30. Werner of films : OSKAR
31. He played Superman : REEVE
32. Spud : TATER
35. Famed German physicist : OHM
36. Omegas, in America : ZEES
39. Torn places : RENTS
40. Throat-clearing sounds : AHEMS
41. Appoint to a new position : REASSIGN
46. Apathy : TORPOR
47. Westerns : OATERS
49. Young bovine : HEIFER
51. Colonial Allen : ETHAN
52. Mold : SHAPE
54. Fourth man : SETH
55. "Fish Magic" painter : KLEE
56. N.Y. college : IONA
57. Mrs. Laughton : ELSA
58. Eye part : UVEA
59. Sunset times, in poesy : EENS
63. Defeat for Goren : SET

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