New York Times, Friday, November 15, 1985

Author:Hickmott
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Animal's blister : BLAIN
6. Autumnal cry : RAH
9. G.I.'s therapy center : REHAB
14. Keep an ___ the ground : EARTO
15. Lawyers' org. : ABA
16. Sicilian seaport : AVOLA
17. Meantime? : GREENWICH
19. Jeopardy : PERIL
20. Turkish title : AGA
21. Heel : CAD
22. "Strike not ___ . . . ": Shak. : ASTROKE
24. Shade of brown : TORTOISE
27. Gable role : BUTLER
28. River to the North Sea : EMS
29. Sound investment? : STEREO
31. Virgil's epic opener : ARMA
34. Latin's lunch, perhaps : TACO
36. Margins : EDGES
39. Lixivium : LYE
40. Virgule : SLASH
42. A descendant of Aaron : ELI
43. Herd of seals : PATCH
46. Lhasa ___ (type of dog) : APSO
47. African antelope : ORYX
48. Neophyte : ROOKIE
50. Aust. state : NSW
52. Whet : AROUSE
54. Recondite : ESOTERIC
59. Preserver's activity : CANNING
61. On the ___ vive : QUI
62. "___ pig's eye!" : INA
63. Emulate Barrymore : EMOTE
64. Old-timer? : HOURGLASS
67. Versifier : RIMER
68. Storied age : ERA
69. Sacred song : MOTET
70. Maudlin : BEERY
71. Flow's counterpart : EBB
72. Marble : AGATE
1. Sired : BEGAT
2. Presto's opposite : LARGO
3. Behind : AREAR
4. Adam follower : ITE
5. Bilko, for one : NONCOM
6. Plunders : RAIDS
7. "Dr. Seuss's ___" : ABC
8. Sunk fence : HAHA
9. Ecstasy : RAPTURE
10. Turned inside out : EVERTED
11. Watchman? : HOROLOGER
12. Uniform : ALIKE
13. Hay packer : BALER
18. Sites of some front porches : WAISTS
23. Skipper's dir. : SBE
25. High time in Hampshire? : TEA
26. Con on the run : ESCAPEE
30. Buffet : TOSS
31. Peak : ALP
32. Kind of rug : RYA
33. Pacemaker? : METRONOME
35. Jai ___ : ALAI
37. English cathedral city : ELY
38. Newscaster's time : SIX
41. What R. Lovelace loved : HONOUR
44. Opposed : COUNTER
45. Stockings and socks : HOSIERY
47. Part of i.o.u. : OWE
49. Japanese game of forfeits : KEN
51. Brand : STIGMA
52. Bitter : ACERB
53. Plant of the nettle family : RAMIE
55. Newly hatched : SQUAB
56. Lariat : RIATA
57. Gusset : INSET
58. Vaisya is one : CASTE
60. Indian clarified butter : GHEE
65. Coronation prop : ORB
66. Cord unit : LOG

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