New York Times, Monday, December 24, 1984

Author:Lou Sabin
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
Lou Sabin has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Erode : WEAR
5. Dramatic device : IRONY
10. Burton's "Anatomy . . . ," for one : TOME
14. Ear or head follower : ACHE
15. Definite turndown : NEVER
16. Of an epoch : ERAL
17. Tatum O'Neal film: 1976 : THEBADNEWSBEARS
20. Mr. Thumb : TOM
21. Gleeful : RIANT
22. Suffocation : APNEA
23. Gelling agent : AGAR
24. Une saison : ETE
25. Christie book: 1941 : EVILUNDERTHESUN
33. Long-tailed fliers : KITES
34. Diminish : WANE
35. From ___ Z : ATO
36. Cleo aide : IRAS
37. Credenza items : CHINA
39. Tel ___ : AVIV
40. Kind of ans. : NEG
41. Mideast hot spot : IRAN
42. Segment or shard : PIECE
43. Lemmon comedy: 1964 : GOODNEIGHBORSAM
47. Favor ender : ITE
48. Musical charts: Abbr. : ARRS
49. Staid : SOBER
52. Diagonal pole : SPRIT
54. Fate : LOT
57. Horner's self-appraisal : WHATAGOODBOYAMI
60. Yorkshire river : AIRE
61. Soap source : AMOLE
62. Sunday's windup : AMEN
63. 007 : BOND
64. Memorable diarist : PEPYS
65. Slew : MANY
1. Light measure : WATT
2. Canyon phenomenon : ECHO
3. Attention getter : AHEM
4. Johnny ___ : REB
5. Seneca, e.g. : INDIAN
6. Fabulous fox : RENARD
7. "Sweeney Todd" prop : OVEN
8. Pond creature : NEWT
9. '01, '02, etc. : YRS
10. Brave's home : TEEPEE
11. Algerian docking place : ORAN
12. Oat eater : MARE
13. Maxwell of Hollywood : ELSA
18. Io's eyer : ARGUS
19. Take the sun or water : BATHE
23. Tankard fillers : ALES
24. Erupter in 1852 : ETNA
25. ___ out (getting by) : EKING
26. Olive-gray bird : VIREO
27. Give ___ (try) : ITAGO
28. Hagman role : EWING
29. Emulated Waitz : RAN
30. Stashes away : SAVES
31. Ancient neighbor of Carthage : UTICA
32. Nero's nine : NOVEM
37. One-time Manitoban : CREE
38. "Bali ___" : HAI
39. Snootiness : AIRS
41. ___ muros (within the walls) : INTRA
42. ___ Alegre, Brazil : PORTO
44. Limited intake : DIETED
45. Only just : HARDLY
46. Greases the palm : BRIBES
49. Do the deck : SWAB
50. Jim Backus's home state : OHIO
51. Kind of owl or swallow : BARN
52. "___ punkins!" : SOME
53. Info : POOP
54. Sam Jaffe role : LAMA
55. Indicator : OMEN
56. Diminutive : TINY
58. Hiatus : GAP
59. Sweet potato : YAM

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