New York Times, Monday, November 25, 1985

Author:Frank Geary
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { H K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Frank Geary has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Boxers' pokes : JABS
5. Disappear gradually : FADE
9. Russia's ___ Sea : ARAL
13. Cinders of comics : ELLA
14. Tanker : OILER
15. ___ mecum (handbook) : VADE
16. Quartet : FOUR
17. Member of U.S. Army Special Forces : GREENBERET
19. Tributaries : FEEDERS
21. Most costly : DEAREST
22. Fasteners : RIVETS
24. High-school V.I.P.'s : SRS
25. Roi's mate : REINE
27. "My Gal ___," 1905 song : SAL
29. Preclude : DEBAR
33. Sights in a fireplace : EMBERS
35. ___ soup (fog) : PEA
37. Kind of grass : RIE
38. Shore-dinner entree : LOBSTER
40. Stylish : ALAMODE
43. W.W. II area : ETO
44. Gratuity : TIP
46. Defective : FLAWED
47. John McCormack was one : TENOR
50. Wrestling need : MAT
52. The Lone Eagle : LINDY
53. Container for tricks : BAG
55. Dueler's assistant : SECOND
57. Is published : APPEARS
61. Coarse woolen fabric : RATTEEN
64. Topper in a 1909 song : GRAYBONNET
66. Jason's ship : ARGO
67. Anagram for lore : ROLE
68. Desires : WANTS
69. Wading bird : IBIS
70. Imitated : APED
71. Graf ___ : SPEE
72. Big Board initials : NYSE
1. Mutt's pal : JEFF
2. Plant of the lily family : ALOE
3. Winner's award : BLUERIBBON
4. Portuguese exports : SARDINES
5. Originals : FIRSTS
6. Pothouse order : ALE
7. Property-transfer document : DEED
8. Pelagic raptors : ERNES
9. Reluctant : AVERSE
10. Almost unique : RARE
11. Citrus drinks : ADES
12. Latvian : LETT
14. Monster : OGRE
18. Poe or Pope : BARD
20. Turn inside out : EVERT
23. Foolish person : SAP
25. Rent again : RELET
26. Become maudlin onstage : EMOTE
28. Pasture : LEA
30. Al Smith's topper : BROWNDERBY
31. Backed : AIDED
32. Like a 160-lb. seven-footer : REEDY
34. Harden : SET
36. Loser to Franklin: 1936 : ALF
39. Border : RIM
41. Mete : ALLOT
42. Claim : MAINTAIN
45. Dance step : PAS
48. Followed orders : OBEYED
49. River in Austria and Hungary : RAAB
51. Cylindrical : TERETE
54. Develops : GROWS
56. Broadway musical : CATS
57. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
58. Shore : PROP
59. Picket : PALE
60. Easy job : SNAP
62. Shield : EGIS
63. Part of a jet : NOSE
65. San Angelo-to-Abilene dir. : NNE

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