New York Times, Wednesday, November 13, 1985

Author:Jeffrey A. Mercer
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Long-range wpn. : ICBM
5. Computer adjunct : MODEM
10. Historic March day : IDES
14. Author Ephron : NORA
15. Sappho's Muse : ERATO
16. Beak : NOSE
17. Volgograd's former name : STALINGRAD
19. Clout : SWAT
20. French connectives : ETS
21. Eye irritation : STYE
22. God of the heavens : URANUS
24. Sesame paste : TAHINI
26. In power : RULING
28. Soprano Ponselle : ROSA
30. On the side : LATERAL
33. Wedge of gold : INGOT
36. Luigi's lunch, perhaps : PASTA
38. Chopper : AXE
39. Love attachment : LORN
40. Ill will : SPITE
41. Fruit drinks : ADES
42. Mauna ___ : LOA
43. Filched : STOLE
44. Food fish : SMELT
45. Sparks affection : ENDEARS
47. Alphabetic quartet : RSTU
49. Looses : UNTIES
51. Major arteries : AORTAE
55. Cowardly : CRAVEN
57. "___ fan tutte": Mozart : COSI
59. Ave.'s cousin : RTE
60. Game on horseback : POLO
61. Postbaccalaureate inst. : GRADSCHOOL
64. Supporter : ALLY
65. Uncanny : EERIE
66. Tip-top : AONE
67. Stone and Stallone : SLYS
68. Bound : ROPED
69. Raced : SPED
1. Map within a map : INSET
2. Terra ___ : COTTA
3. Impudent : BRASH
4. ___ de mer : MAL
5. Non compos ___ : MENTIS
6. Carousal : ORGY
7. Venturesome one : DARER
8. Letter from Greece : ETA
9. Tune to a key or pitch : MODULATE
10. Wildly visionary : INSANE
11. Belittle : DOWNGRADE
12. Genesis name : ESAU
13. Gels : SETS
18. "All that glisters ___ gold": Shak. : ISNOT
23. Beatles' meter maid : RITA
25. Dietary need : IRON
27. Type of overcoat : ULSTER
29. Place next to : APPOSE
31. Figure skater's leaping spin : AXEL
32. For fear that : LEST
33. "Winnie ___ Pu": Lenard : ILLE
34. "Darkness at ___": Koestler : NOON
35. By degrees : GRADUALLY
37. Suffer : AIL
40. Part-time news correspondent : STRINGER
41. Asian river : AMUR
43. Glut : SATE
44. Impassive : STOIC
46. Some diplomats : ENVOYS
48. Talked back : SASSED
50. Rampart part : SCARP
52. Cavalry unit : TROOP
53. Expiate : ATONE
54. Fished for morays : EELED
55. Tax preparers, for short : CPAS
56. Rock partner : ROLL
58. Garfield's canine friend : ODIE
62. Antique auto : REO
63. Owns : HAS

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