New York Times, Monday, December 2, 1985

Author:Virginia L. Yates
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J M Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ness or Lomond : LOCH
5. "___ Love Song": 1929 : PAGAN
10. Knife handle : HAFT
14. Yearn : ACHE
15. Worship : ADORE
16. ___ Sedgwick, tragic heiress : EDIE
17. U.S. ballistic missile : THOR
18. Economize : CUTCORNERS
20. Embrace : ESPOUSE
22. Scrap : SNIPPET
23. Gridiron's Dawson : LEN
24. Fall guy : PATSY
25. Corrodible : EROSIVE
29. Pilsener, for one : BEER
31. Follow : DOG
32. Relative of Limburger : TILSIT
34. "___ Hagen Girl," Reagan film : THAT
38. "Beowulf," e.g. : EPIC
40. Reduce prices drastically : SLASH
41. Home of the Elis : YALE
42. Receipt, in Reims : RECU
43. "My Sister ___," 1942 film : EILEEN
45. Bee's follower : CEE
46. U.S.S.R. news service : TASS
48. Relax : SLACKEN
50. Qum native : IRANI
53. Scampered : RAN
54. Is a member : BELONGS
57. Coquettish manner : COYNESS
61. Quibble : SPLITHAIRS
63. Use a word processor : TYPE
64. Viking name : ERIC
65. Old Indian coins : ANNAS
66. Cordelia's sire : LEAR
67. Christie's "And Then There Were ___" : NONE
68. Seed coat : TESTA
69. Author Ferber : EDNA
1. Tardy : LATE
2. Noted publisher: 1858–1935 : OCHS
3. Sophistic, involved argumentation : CHOPLOGIC
4. "Hogan's ___," TV series : HEROES
5. Cold-weather footwear : PACS
6. Together: Mus. : ADUE
7. Acquired : GOT
8. Curves : ARCS
9. Inert gas : NEON
10. She-only shindig : HENPARTY
11. Skilled : ADEPT
12. Gives the ax : FIRES
13. Peevish : TESTY
19. Ready to pick : RIPE
21. Type of pricing : UNIT
25. Fulda tributary : EDER
26. Lasso : ROPE
27. Clamps : VISES
28. Psychologist Havelock ___ : ELLIS
29. Winds from the Alps : BISES
30. One of the Barrymores : ETHEL
33. Gal of song : SAL
35. Trite : HACKNEYED
36. Aweather's opposite : ALEE
37. Youth 'twixt 12 and 20 : TEEN
39. Didn't make the grade : CUTNOICE
44. Not a one, in Appalachia : NARY
47. "___ Misbehavin'," 1929 song : AINT
49. Rear of a saddle : CANTLE
50. "Ghosts" playwright : IBSEN
51. Printer's proof, for short : REPRO
52. Tuckered out : ALLIN
55. Indian mountain pass : GHAT
56. Sensible : SANE
57. Follower of pluto or auto : CRAT
58. Greek peak : OSSA
59. Bridge : SPAN
60. Antitoxins : SERA
62. Officeholders : INS

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