New York Times, Friday, December 20, 1985

Author: Louis Sabin
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 55, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Lou Sabin has 92 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Huron, e.g. : BASS
5. Long-running sitcom : MASH
9. Singer Vikki : CARR
13. Shield border : ORLE
14. Title-search item : AREA
15. Dieter's purchase : OLEO
16. Fielder's ostentatious applause-getter : GRANDSTANDPLAY
19. Crafty : ASTUTE
20. Pointillist's unit : DOT
21. Shop tool : SAW
23. Boot enhancer : SHINE
24. Villa d'___, at Tivoli : ESTE
25. Cato's 151 : CLI
26. Choice word : NOR
27. Nicholson or Streep : STAR
28. Mammon trio : EMS
29. A son of Jacob: Var. : ASER
31. Box : SPAR
32. Snooze : NAP
33. Economic bases : GOLDSTANDARDS
37. Annamese measure : NGU
38. Joker : CARD
39. Enormous : VAST
40. Mars or Venus : ORB
41. Jargon : CANT
42. Kind of shot for Bird : SET
43. ___ se (intrinsically) : PER
44. Ray of films : ALDO
45. Hike : TRAMP
48. Journal ending : ESE
49. Tortoise's beak : NEB
50. Spring time : EASTER
51. Leader : STANDARDBEARER
55. Roman emperor : OTHO
56. Rope ring : COIL
57. S.A. monkey : TITI
58. Break : REST
59. Joint on a prie-dieu : KNEE
60. Dance unit : STEP
1. Peat source : BOG
2. Polonius's hiding place : ARRAS
3. Reduce sharply : SLASH
4. Guard : SENTINEL
5. Get the hang of : MASTER
6. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
7. Huge amount : SEA
8. Balancing act : HANDSTAND
9. Eggbeater : COPTER
10. Every bit : ALL
11. Conquers Everest afresh : REASCENDS
12. Topgallant's topper : ROYALMAST
17. Gare ___, Parisian depot : DUNORD
18. Foolish chap : DOTARD
22. Fragment : WISP
24. Spanish grass : ESPARTO
29. Bellicose one : AGGRESSOR
30. Theatrical flirt : SOUBRETTE
31. Act shy : STANDBACK
34. Like a fish or reptile : SCALED
35. Unwilling : AVERSE
36. Drumbeats : RATATATS
37. Slangy rejection : NOPE
41. "He who ___, teaches" (Shavian put-down) : CANNOT
42. Hayburner's home : STABLE
46. Have coming : MERIT
47. Ready, in Rouen : PRETE
50. Adams or Sedgwick : EDIE
52. Sounds of joy : AHS
53. Darling of the Mets : RON
54. Open a seam : RIP

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