New York Times, Tuesday, October 23, 1984

Author: Frank Geary
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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1. Rhetorical basics : ABCS
5. Viking of comics : HAGAR
10. Dictator : TSAR
14. Sri Lanka money : MAHA
15. Cognizant : AWARE
16. Recess : APSE
17. Effigy of a sort : IDOL
18. ___ orange : NAVEL
19. Gym items : MATS
20. Napoleonic general : GERARD
22. Monad : ONE
23. Grimalkin : CAT
24. Bonnie Franklin's vehicle : ONEDAYATATIME
28. Erstwhile draft initials : UMT
29. ___ Parker (busybody) : NOSEY
32. File : RASP
36. Nuclear particle : ATOM
39. Wild oxen : GAURS
40. Very unusual : ONCEINALIFETIME
43. Taj ___ : MAHAL
44. ___ avis : RARA
45. Headliner : STAR
46. Boutique : STORE
47. A Gershwin : IRA
49. "In The Good ___," 1902 song : OLDSUMMERTIME
57. Chum : PAL
59. Yoko ___ : ONO
60. Garden utensil : WEEDER
61. Melody : ARIA
63. Stage utterance : ASIDE
65. Antitoxins : SERA
66. Dispatch : SEND
67. Hazard : PERIL
68. Checkroom items : TAGS
69. Nestor, e.g. : SAGE
70. Kind of wool : STEEL
71. To shelter, at sea : ALEE
1. Friend, in Cádiz : AMIGO
2. Region in SW Germany : BADEN
3. Task : CHORE
4. Menu item : SALAD
5. Jack of all trades : HANDYMAN
6. Hawaiian milkfish : AWA
7. French dance : GAVOT
8. Joe Louis Sports ___, Detroit : ARENA
9. Rented again : RELET
10. Head covering : TAM
11. Astronaut's attire : SPACESUIT
12. Dog star : ASTA
13. Take five : REST
21. Author Santha Rama ___ : RAU
25. Rose essence : ATTAR
26. "Picnic" playwright : INGE
27. Ditches around castles : MOATS
30. Writer Bombeck : ERMA
31. Nieuwpoort's river : YSER
32. Gypsy gentlemen : ROMS
33. What Michelangelo studied: Abbr. : ANAT
34. Education : SCHOOLING
35. Bailey or Buck : PEARL
37. Biographer Winslow : OLA
38. Lake on Uruguay's boundary : MIRIM
41. "___ Three Lives": Philbrick : ILED
42. Parting words : FAREWELL
48. Verb form : ARE
50. Cleansing agents : SOAPS
51. Not solidified : UNSET
52. Watered silk : MOIRE
53. Seed coating : TESTA
54. Perfect : IDEAL
55. Combine : MERGE
56. Expunge : ERASE
57. Masher's maneuver : PASS
58. Precinct : AREA
62. Humorist or drink : ADE
64. Casting mold : DIE

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