New York Times, Monday, December 17, 1984

Author:Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Soprano Mitchell : LEONA
6. Unbend : THAW
10. Container for jewels : CASE
14. Ancient : OLDEN
15. Greek letter : IOTA
16. Country in SW Asia : IRAN
17. John Wayne film: 1955 : BLOODALLEY
19. What leasers pay : RENT
20. Gig implement : OAR
21. Gossip-column tidbit : ITEM
22. False appearance : FACADE
24. ___ on (trampled) : TROD
25. Actor in "Elephant Boy" : SABU
26. Drive-in restaurant employee : CARHOP
29. Fondled : CARESSED
33. Mork, e.g. : ALIEN
34. "The cupboard was ___" : BARE
35. Ridge on cloth : WALE
36. M–R connection : NOPQ
37. More certain : SURER
38. Norwegian king : OLAV
39. Holier-than-___ : THOU
40. Yule cynosure : TREE
41. Commune in Tuscany : PRATO
42. Hygienic : SANITARY
44. Thoreau's ___ Pond : WALDEN
45. Saarinen : EERO
46. Actress Tuesday : WELD
47. Roof support : RAFTER
50. Group of three : TRIO
51. Ram's mate : EWE
54. What a student crams for : EXAM
55. Wayne film: 1965 : INHARMSWAY
58. Kazan : ELIA
59. Not masc. or fem. : NEUT
60. A pig in ___ : APOKE
61. House plant : FERN
62. An anagram of shag : GASH
63. Gathered, as leaves : RAKED
1. Wayne's "Rio ___": 1970 : LOBO
2. Actress Raines : ELLA
3. Scent : ODOR
4. Classic beginning : NEO
5. "Ice ___ cannot be welded": R.L.S. : ANDIRON
6. Like some kitchen floors : TILED
7. Actress Celeste : HOLM
8. Homophone for eight : ATE
9. Traveler on foot : WAYFARER
10. Wayne film: 1964 : CIRCUSWORLD
11. District : AREA
12. Hourglass contents : SAND
13. Grafted: Her. : ENTE
18. Over : ATOP
23. Beame or Vigoda : ABE
24. Wayne film: 1952 : THEQUIETMAN
25. Hindu garment : SAREE
26. Slopes : CANTS
27. Maui greeting : ALOHA
28. City in Wis. : RIPON
29. Actor Harry : CAREY
30. Kind of bar : SALAD
31. Fill with joy : ELATE
32. Island at head of Baffin Bay : DEVON
34. Donkey : BURRO
37. Having the lead : STARRING
41. Mount ___, Calif. : PALOMAR
43. Golfer's gadget : TEE
44. Dam : WEIR
46. Anger : WRATH
47. Wayne's "Donovan's ___": 1963 : REEF
48. Wheel spindle : AXLE
49. Just : FAIR
50. Hence : THUS
51. "Return of the Jedi" creature : EWOK
52. Wayne's "___ of the Red Witch": 1948 : WAKE
53. Ogled : EYED
56. Educator's assn. : NEA
57. Baden-Baden, e.g. : SPA

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