New York Times, Monday, November 18, 1985

Author:Frank Geary
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Frank Geary has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Highlands girl : LASS
5. Lily's relative : CAMAS
10. Thick slice : SLAB
14. Vow : OATH
15. Mountain ridge : ARETE
16. Aureola : HALO
17. Extent : AREA
18. Erstwhile Turkish V.I.P. : PASHA
19. Assert : AVER
20. The little troublemaker : DENNISTHEMENACE
23. Superlative ending : EST
24. British stool pigeon : NARK
25. Flying mammal : BAT
28. Bonanza State : MONTANA
31. Kind of pocket : FOB
34. Diva's song : ARIA
36. Composer Ain : NOA
37. Nonsense : TRIPE
39. The hard-working girl : TILLIETHETOILER
43. Paris abducted her : HELEN
44. Crude metal : ORE
45. Simple : MERE
46. Overhead trains : ELS
47. Nobelist in Medicine: 1907 : LAVERAN
51. Occupied a chair : SAT
52. "A ___ of Two Cities" : TALE
53. Sea gull : MEW
55. The spinach eater : POPEYETHESAILOR
63. Neighbor of Iraq : IRAN
64. Heat or meat : ROAST
65. Knob : NODE
66. Put down : LAID
67. Coat with an alloy of lead and tin : TERNE
68. Canadian Indian : CREE
69. Concludes : ENDS
70. Fall flower : ASTER
71. Crowd : HERD
1. Burden : LOAD
2. Rhine feeder : AARE
3. Gun or actress : STEN
4. Ladd film: 1953 : SHANE
5. Acme of achievement : CAPSTONE
6. Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
7. Entangle : MESH
8. Greek goddess of wisdom : ATHENA
9. Mariner : SEAMAN
10. Cut of beef : SHANK
11. Melted rock : LAVA
12. Pianist Templeton : ALEC
13. Drill : BORE
21. Doctrine : ISM
22. Muse of poetry : ERATO
25. Lave : BATHE
26. Prankster in "The Tempest" : ARIEL
27. Cultivates : TILLS
29. "Tell it ___ in Gath" : NOT
30. Lake in the West : TAHOE
31. Plumbers' tools : FILES
32. "Carmen" is one : OPERA
33. Visorless cap : BERET
35. Lager's relative : ALE
38. Border : RIM
40. Buhlwork : INLAY
41. "To ___ is human": Pope : ERR
42. Truck driver : TEAMSTER
48. Watchword for a soldado : ALERTA
49. Prohibits : VETOES
50. A.F.T. rival : NEA
52. Cares for : TENDS
54. Hoisting machine : WINCH
55. Nap : PILE
56. Seaport in Algeria : ORAN
57. ___ in full : PAID
58. Stag : HART
59. Slave of yore : ESNE
60. Learning : LORE
61. It joins the Neisse near Frankfurt : ODER
62. Donna or Rex : REED

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