New York Times, Thursday, October 3, 1985

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Aggregate : SUM
4. ___ rug (dance) : CUTA
8. Novelist O'Flaherty : LIAM
12. Russian ruler: 880–912 : OLEG
14. Sego-flower state : UTAH
15. Cotton thread : LISLE
16. Put lesser value on : UNDERRATE
18. Former "97-pound weakling" : ATLAS
19. Actress Ella : RAINES
20. "Spoon River" poet : MASTERS
22. Arab chief : EMEER
25. Barbara ___ Geddes : BEL
26. Colette novel : CHERI
29. Submissions to popular vote : REFERENDA
34. Morocco's capital : RABAT
35. Kind of estate : REAL
36. Frost's "The Witch of ___" : COOS
37. Blue dye : ANIL
38. Clergyman's dwelling : MANSE
39. Burden : ONUS
40. "___ and Lovers": Lawrence : SONS
41. Iowa, to René : ETAT
42. Malamud's forte : PROSE
43. Altar used by ancient Semites : HIGHPLACE
45. Unexpected loss : UPSET
46. "Cap'n ___": Lincoln : ERI
47. Cape Cod town : TRURO
49. Vagary : CAPRICE
53. Human being : PERSON
57. Southwestern cottonwood : ALAMO
58. Among other things : INTERALIA
61. Grinder : MOLAR
62. Hold back : REIN
63. Fuzz : LINT
64. Hammerhead part : PEEN
65. Victorian oath : EGAD
66. One of Ali's wins : TKO
1. Bar order, for short : SOUR
2. Forearm bone : ULNA
3. Middle: Prefix : MEDI
4. Anathema : CURSE
5. Actress Hagen : UTA
6. Use a shuttle : TAT
7. Attention getter : AHEM
8. The Corsican : LITTLECORPORAL
9. Man is one : ISLE
10. Winged : ALAR
11. Bungle, with "up" : MESS
13. Sequoia in Calif. (world's largest living thing) : GENERALSHERMAN
15. Powerful beam : LASER
17. Pardon : REMIT
21. Eurasian poplar : ABELE
23. Page heading, in some tomes : ERRATA
24. Perform once more : REENACT
26. Event in Oct. 1929 : CRASH
27. Vietnam's capital : HANOI
28. Neurologist Krafft-___ : EBING
30. Abstainer of a kind : FASTER
31. Taboos : NONOS
32. Extinguish, as a light : DOUSE
33. Property, e.g. : ASSET
38. Designed to be sung : MELIC
42. Less corrupted : PURER
44. Monastic V.I.P. : PRIOR
48. Topple : UPEND
49. Ironically extravagant : CAMP
50. Puzzler's favorite plant : ALOE
51. Porter's "___ Horse, . . . " : PALE
52. Dail's land : EIRE
54. Skirt feature : SLIT
55. Pen sound : OINK
56. Acronym often in the news : NATO
59. Opposite of pos. : NEG
60. Niño's kin : TIA

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