New York Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1984

Author:Joy L. Wouk
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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1. Attempt : STAB
5. Addis ___ : ABABA
10. Shoe part : VAMP
14. Hindu spring festival honoring Krishna : HOLI
15. Ocean sunfish : MOLAS
16. Wicked : EVIL
17. Ready, willing and ___ : ABLE
18. About : ANENT
19. Depend : RELY
20. Summer holiday : FOURTHOFJULY
23. Kind of singer : TORCH
24. "And ___ bed": Pepys : SOTO
25. Rumanian coin : LEU
28. Guide : STEERER
31. Braids for hats : SENNITS
33. Curved molding : OGEE
35. Courteous chaps : GENTS
36. Two-fifths of the count : ONETWOTHREEFOUR
42. "Happy birthday ___" : TOYOU
43. Cook's instruction : SEAR
44. Tread heavily on : TRAMPLE
47. Plant's epidermic openings : STOMATA
52. W. Hemisphere gp. : OAS
53. Fictional plantation : TARA
55. Variable stars : NOVAS
56. Bluffers : FOURFLUSHERS
59. Lower Rhine arm : WAAL
62. N.B.A.'s Archibald and Thurmond : NATES
63. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
64. Fairy-tale starter : ONCE
65. Home of Daedalus : CRETE
66. Munich's river : ISAR
67. Was aware : KNEW
68. King of Judea : HEROD
69. Torn : RENT
1. Arrow parts : SHAFTS
2. In addition : TOBOOT
3. Fascination : ALLURE
4. Writer Ambrose : BIERCE
5. Asian nurse : AMAH
6. Pro ___ publico : BONO
7. Hebrew letters : ALEFS
8. Stringed instruments : BANJOS
9. Wily : ASTUTE
10. Complete : VERY
11. "___ Maria" : AVE
12. Wire measure : MIL
13. Wield : PLY
21. Mention repeatedly, in reproach : THROWUPTO
22. Fuselage parts : LONGERONS
25. Kind of type : LINO
26. Famous penultimate words : ETTU
27. Muscovite's home : USSR
29. I, to Claudius : EGO
30. Soak flax : RET
32. Ship-shaped clock : NEF
34. Expressions of inquiry : EHS
36. Hahn or Klemperer : OTTO
37. Ibsen heroine : NORA
38. Nestling : EYAS
39. Seaver or Selleck : TOM
40. Legal thing : RES
41. Mom's admonition : EAT
45. Hurl : LAUNCH
46. "___ humanum est" : ERRARE
48. Angora-goat product : MOHAIR
49. Reluctant : AVERSE
50. Kilt fabric : TARTAN
51. Aver : ASSERT
54. Next : AFTER
56. Sped : FLEW
57. Mother of Artemis : LETO
58. Secondhand : USED
59. Kitchen utensil : WOK
60. Mass. cape : ANN
61. Expert : ACE

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