New York Times, Friday, December 13, 1985

Author: William S. McIlrath
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
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1. Lunar area : MARE
5. "The night ___ thousand eyes" : HASA
9. Outstanding : OWED
13. Exercised : USED
14. Thirst and memory quencher of mythology : LETHE
15. Rating a 10? : AONE
16. Start of a Franklin quotation : THEHEARTOFAFOOL
19. Williams or Weems : TED
20. "___ ear . . . " : INONE
21. Cotton thread : LISLE
22. Actor Richard : EGAN
23. "___ Kapital" : DAS
24. Quotation: Part II : ISINHISMOUTHBUT
32. Resign : DEMIT
33. Poison sometimes blown from guns : INEE
34. Artie's wife, once : AVA
35. Reeking : OLID
36. An anagram for trace : CARET
38. Some Feds. : TMEN
39. Masefield heroine : NAN
40. Placket : SLIT
41. Moroccan capital : RABAT
42. Quotation: Part III : THEMOUTHOFAWISE
46. Salt's dir. : ENE
47. Famed coloratura : PONS
48. Chimp's cousin : ORANG
51. Kind of wit : ATTIC
53. Men or boys : HES
56. End of quotation : MANISINHISHEART
59. Kett of comics : ETTA
60. Perform : ENACT
61. Wild plum : SLOE
62. Spool : REEL
63. Spoils : ROTS
64. Prove : TEST
1. Jeff's buddy : MUTT
2. Noted netman : ASHE
3. Marsh growth : REED
4. Anglo-Saxon letter : EDH
5. Stalkers of tiny fish : HERONS
6. Envelope abbr. : ATTN
7. Brogan or sabot : SHOE
8. Gen. Pershing's men : AEF
9. Palookalike : OAFISH
10. Sparks : WOOS
11. Chemical compound : ENOL
12. Printing directive : DELE
14. The Pineapple Isle : LANAI
17. Octave : EIGHT
18. Wingy : ALATE
22. Arthurian lass : ENID
23. Twosome : DUET
24. "___ Know Why," Wonder hit : IDONT
25. Psalms sound : SELAH
26. Ammonia derivative : IMINE
27. Hilarity : MIRTH
28. Romberg's "___ Kiss" : ONE
29. Dear deer : BAMBI
30. Eye parts : UVEAS
31. Plume holder? : TANTE
36. Aid for Spade : CLUE
37. Islet : AIT
38. Shooters : TAWS
40. Carols : SONGS
41. Western estate : RANCH
43. Low; servile : MENIAL
44. Branch of physics : OPTICS
45. Palm off : FOIST
48. Hebrew period : OMER
49. Assessment : RATE
50. Stake : ANTE
51. Part of A.D. : ANNO
52. Who or which : THAT
53. Irwin of golf : HALE
54. Antony's faithful servant : EROS
55. Another printing directive : STET
57. Comparative ending : IER
58. Superlative ending : EST

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