New York Times, Wednesday, December 11, 1985

Author:Nancy McCarthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Room in a casa : SALA
5. Masticate : CHEW
9. French female friends : AMIES
14. Armed Forces acronym : AWOL
15. Word with prim or tea : ROSE
16. Strong suit : FORTE
17. Ill. race track : HAWTHORNE
19. Laissez-___ : FAIRE
20. Presidential nickname : IKE
21. First-rate : AONE
22. Car component : FENDER
23. Cleft city : BERLIN
25. Golf-drive disaster : SLICE
27. Designer Cassini : OLEG
29. Force oneself upon : INTRUDE
33. N.Y. race track : FINGERLAKES
37. Depression meas. : NRA
38. Chinese seaport : AMOY
39. Bard's before : ERE
40. Kin of a via : ITER
41. Dad's retreat : DEN
42. W.Va. race track : CHARLESTOWN
46. German bread : STOLLEN
48. Tibetan oxen : YAKS
49. Rancher's rope : LASSO
51. Rose high : SOARED
55. Meal : REPAST
58. Pro ___ : RATA
60. Silkworm : ERI
61. Rosaceous plant : AVENS
62. Mich. race track : HAZELPARK
64. Tea type : PEKOE
65. Swan genus : OLOR
66. Suit to ___ : ATEE
67. Lock of hair : TRESS
68. Quaker William : PENN
69. Small masses : WADS
1. Hindu term of respect : SAHIB
2. Alert : AWAKE
3. Kind of berth : LOWER
4. Hgt. : ALT
5. Russ Columbo was one : CROONER
6. Al Hirt's companion : HORN
7. Slaves of yore : ESNES
8. Sma' : WEE
9. Acts upon : AFFECTS
10. Complainer : MOANER
11. Crocus, e.g. : IRID
12. To be, in Toulon : ETRE
13. Prophet : SEER
18. Selassie : HAILE
22. Punish, in a way : FINE
24. Sluggish : LOGY
26. Apt : LIKELY
28. Follows the reapers : GLEANS
30. Golden-rule word : UNTO
31. Ellen of stage fame : DREW
32. Merit : EARN
33. Temporary fashions : FADS
34. "___ a man . . . " : IMET
35. Tot's taboo : NONO
36. Railroad abbr. : ARR
40. "___ long way . . . " : ITSA
42. Social ranks : CLASSES
43. Order, old style : HEST
44. Oriental : EASTERN
45. Scandinavian toast : SKOAL
47. S.A. plains : LLANOS
50. Fanon : ORALE
52. Ranch in Ferber's "Giant" : REATA
53. Made a gaffe : ERRED
54. Levees : DIKES
55. Carried away : RAPT
56. Always : EVER
57. Lap dog, for short : PEKE
59. Radio-controlled bomb : AZON
62. School dance : HOP
63. Pussy foot : PAW

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