New York Times, Monday, December 23, 1985

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Female horse : MARE
5. Moby Dick's pursuer : AHAB
9. Reminders, in short : MEMOS
14. Eastern V.I.P. : IMAM
15. Kind of block : CELL
16. Actress Rich : IRENE
17. Coed's escort : DATE
18. Queenly nickname : CLEO
19. Ocean greyhound : LINER
20. Berle or Youngman : STANDUPCOMIC
23. Diacritical marks : TILDES
24. One of Curly's pals : MOE
25. Pat : DAB
28. Vault : LEAP
31. Arrow poison : CURARE
33. Lane : PATH
36. Singer Johnny : CASH
38. Eternally : EVER
39. Despite everything : NOTWITHSTANDING
42. In re : ASTO
43. Network of nerves : RETE
44. Jot : IOTA
45. ___ girl : GEISHA
47. Peak : APEX
49. Rainbow : ARC
50. Perform : ACT
52. Harsh : COARSE
57. Not tied down : FREESTANDING
60. Comedian Brenner : DAVID
63. Scorch : SEAR
64. Aroma : ODOR
65. Lithe : AGILE
66. Piece of pastry : TART
67. A Dumas : PERE
68. Luce's "The ___" : WOMEN
69. ___ gin fizz : SLOE
70. Customs word : TRET
1. Center, in poesy : MIDST
2. Famed violin : AMATI
3. Tax base in Britain : RATAL
4. Remove errors : EMEND
5. Blame : ACCUSE
6. Render assistance : HELP
7. Guinness or Templeton : ALEC
8. Flourish : BLOOM
9. Environment : MILIEU
10. Leif's redheaded sire : ERIC
11. Kingsley's "___ in White" : MEN
12. Washington bill : ONE
13. Indian weight : SER
21. Former Mogul capital : DELHI
22. Yemeni seaport : MOCHA
25. Lifeboat-raising device : DAVIT
26. Sports palace : ARENA
27. "Wozzeck" composer : BERG
29. Yearn : ACHE
30. Ziti, e.g. : PASTA
32. Fix over : REDO
33. Tough puzzle : POSER
34. Garret : ATTIC
35. Pairs : TWOS
37. Kind of mother or child : STEP
39. Philippine city : NAGA
40. Smidgeon : TRACE
41. San Diego court star : NIXON
46. Solidify : HARDEN
48. Two-handed card game : ECARTE
51. Orals, e.g. : TESTS
53. Take as one's own : ADOPT
54. Legislative ploy : RIDER
55. Nocturnal sound : SNORE
56. Plumed one : EGRET
57. Rasp : FILE
58. Waxed closure : SEAL
59. Edible root : TARO
60. Margery of seesaw fame : DAW
61. Past : AGO
62. Vigor : VIM

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