New York Times, Monday, October 21, 1985

Author:Frank Geary
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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Across Down
1. Destitute's relief : ALMS
5. Raccoon's cousin : COATI
10. Broadway offering : SHOW
14. Garner : REAP
15. Enoch or Eve : ARDEN
16. Ancient Irish capital : TARA
17. Without delay : ATTHEDROPOFAHAT
20. Grammatical case : DATIVE
21. Tastefully luxurious : ELEGANT
22. ___ King Cole : NAT
23. Castor's mother : LEDA
24. Summit : APEX
27. Apart: Prefix : DIS
28. Savor : TASTE
33. Jacob's fifth son : DAN
34. Mob scene : RIOT
36. Capital on the Colorado : AUSTIN
37. Where trivia started : ATTHECROSSROADS
40. Good-conduct rewards : MERITS
41. Record of a sort : TAPE
42. Coin of Rumania : LEU
43. Scoffer's expression : SNEER
44. Macerate : RET
45. ___-majesté : LESE
46. Stages of life : AGES
48. Drive a nail obliquely : TOE
50. Alcazar and Alhambra : PALACES
54. Lessened : ABATED
58. In the nick of time : ATTHELASTMINUTE
61. Roman tyrant : NERO
62. "___ a Parade," 1931 song : ILOVE
63. Being, in Lerida : ENTE
64. Prove : TEST
65. Preclude : DEBAR
66. Donna or Rex : REED
1. City in Rumania : ARAD
2. "___ Smile Be Your . . . ," 1927 song : LETA
3. Dillon or Houston : MATT
4. Hawkmoth : SPHINX
5. West Point student : CADET
6. Louis of the N.B.A. : ORR
7. Fuss : ADO
8. Conical tents : TEPEES
9. "___ New York," 1906 song : INOLD
10. Hart : STAG
11. Guffaw : HAHA
12. Seaport in Algeria : ORAN
13. Steam-engine pioneer : WATT
18. A Gabor : EVA
19. Lineament : FEATURE
23. Understatement for effect : LITOTES
24. A Sam who damned the Stamp Act : ADAMS
25. Plate for a priest : PATEN
26. Among, in Cannes : ENTRE
27. June beetle : DOR
29. Japanese volcanic mountain : ASO
30. Hackneyed : STALE
31. Some concerns of tars : TIDES
32. Follow : ENSUE
34. Go back over : RETRACE
35. Suffix for poet : ICS
36. Cleo's liquidator : ASP
38. Hasten : HIE
39. Perched : SAT
44. Seondhand deal : RESALE
45. Less fatty : LEANER
47. Frozen : GELID
48. Not so feral : TAMER
49. Sash for a geisha : OBI
50. Reveal results of exertion : PANT
51. Fit to ___ : ATEE
52. P.O. items : LTRS
53. "Cat on ___ Tin Roof" : AHOT
55. Melody : TUNE
56. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
57. Act : DEED
59. Have a bawl : SOB
60. Norris Dam agcy. : TVA

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