New York Times, Wednesday, October 9, 1985

Author:Lois Sidway
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Big blow : GALE
5. Sound from Big Ben : BONG
9. Patron saint of Wales : DAVID
14. Over-the-hill letters : AWOL
15. Welsh actor Novello : IVOR
16. Besides, with "from" : ASIDE
17. Favoritism : BIAS
18. Dancer George de la ___ : PENA
19. Dutch genre painter : STEEN
20. Headquarters honcho, temporarily : OFFICEROFTHEDAY
23. Repair a patchy lawn : RESEED
24. Arrange in layers : TIER
25. Invitation req. : RSVP
28. Mom or Pop, sometimes : GROCER
32. Chief monk : ABBOT
36. Its first president was Douglas Hyde : EIRE
38. Verdi villain : IAGO
39. Symbol of strength : IRON
40. Student's secondary specialty : MINOR
41. Small amount : DRAM
42. Flanders of fiction : MOLL
43. City in the Midi : ALES
44. "Two can live as cheaply ___" : ASONE
45. Sharp whistling sound : SWOOSH
47. Bargain : DEAL
49. Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
51. Went by : PASSED
56. Tom Seaver was one: 1967 : ROOKIEOFTHEYEAR
61. Fossil resin : AMBER
62. Subtropical fruit : KIWI
63. Craze : RAGE
64. Native New Zealander : MAORI
65. Leona Mitchell's hometown : ENID
66. Evils : ILLS
67. "___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
68. Pad : DIGS
69. "___ Death": Grieg : ASES
1. Eva of "Green Acres" : GABOR
2. "The farmer takes ___ . . . " : AWIFE
3. Idles : LOAFS
4. Miss Dinsmore : ELSIE
5. Hens and roosters, e.g. : BIPEDS
6. Once again : OVER
7. Taboo word on TV : NONO
8. Botanical operation : GRAFT
9. One of Santa's team : DASHER
10. Small planets : ASTEROIDS
11. Competed : VIED
12. Notion : IDEA
13. Repudiate : DENY
21. Part of C.P.A. : CERT
22. Go-getter : TIGER
26. Conceal : VEIL
27. Yearned : PINED
29. Robert Moses biographer : CARO
30. Former Alaskan governor : EGAN
31. City on the Tiber : ROME
32. Intents : AIMS
33. Mopper's target, at times : BROW
34. Kind of machete : BOLO
35. Watching crowd : ONLOOKERS
37. Mother of J.F.K. : ROSE
40. Skiing family name : MAHRE
44. Wings for Amor : ALAE
46. Enthusiasm : SPIRIT
48. Lacewing larva's lunch : APHIDS
50. Linked : YOKED
52. Aleppo is here : SYRIA
53. Performing pinnipeds : SEALS
54. Super shot for Snead : EAGLE
55. Habiliments : DRESS
56. Nicaraguan native : RAMA
57. Muscat's locale : OMAN
58. Heinz Holliger's instrument : OBOE
59. Ended, to Tati : FINI
60. Kindling bit : TWIG

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