New York Times, Friday, November 29, 1985

Author:Harold B. Counts
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { G J K Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1985, The New York Times
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1. Old playing card : TAROT
6. Greek porticoes : STOAS
11. Soft-shell clam: Abbr. : STR
14. Overhead : ABOVE
15. Legume : PULSE
16. Court : WOO
17. Nuts : BETELSANDHAZELS
20. Tinseltown hopefuls : STARLETS
21. Cads : HEELS
22. Implants : SETS
23. Show contempt : FLOUT
25. French physicist: 1775–1836 : AMPERE
28. Right of inheritance : HEIRSHIP
31. Terrible : DIRE
32. Loamy deposit : LOESS
33. Spanish queen before Sophia : ENA
34. Nuts : ACORNSANDPECANS
38. Festival: Comb. form : MAS
39. Elijah, to Greeks : ELIAS
40. Precious metals : ORES
41. No longer fresh; drab : SHOPWORN
43. Core, in Coventry : CENTRE
45. Doctor's orders : DOSES
46. ___ Lisa : MONA
47. Silly : APISH
49. Sled dog : MALAMUTE
53. Nuts : CASHEWSANDCOLAS
56. Furrow : RUT
57. An explosive, for short : NITRO
58. Golf hazards : TRAPS
59. They loop the Loop : ELS
60. Guide : STEER
61. Common or horse follower : SENSE
1. Bills : TABS
2. Support sedition : ABET
3. Catholic tribunal : ROTA
4. Supervisor : OVERSEER
5. Bank worker : TELLER
6. Young oysters : SPATS
7. Beer barrels : TUNS
8. ___ Glory : OLD
9. Hardwood : ASH
10. Walrus : SEAHORSE
11. "___ Tree," Mercer-Mancini song: 1965 : SWEETHEART
12. What an 800 number lacks : TOLL
13. Flagmaker : ROSS
18. Midi resort : SETE
19. Rhea's most powerful child : ZEUS
23. Nourishes : FEEDS
24. Speech defect : LISP
25. Second U.S. President : ADAMS
26. Hebrew prophet : MICAH
27. Bards : PROSODISTS
28. Chinese province : HONAN
29. Secret : INNER
30. Outmoded : PASSE
32. Beds for Leo and Smokey : LAIRS
35. Lois Lane et al. : NEWSHENS
36. ___ gin : SLOE
37. Musical direction : CONAMORE
42. Elegant : POSH
43. Weather word : COLD
44. Passes a law : ENACTS
46. Landed estate : MANOR
47. Israeli seaport : ACRE
48. Vintner Masson : PAUL
49. Sea, to Seneca : MARE
50. ___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
51. Bugle call : TAPS
52. Start of N.C.'s motto : ESSE
54. Repartee adept : WIT
55. Sault ___ Marie : STE

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