New York Times, Saturday, December 14, 1985

Author: Patterson Pepple
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ off (leave) : SHOVE
6. ___ throat : STREP
11. Cr.-card item : CHG
14. Sculled : OARED
15. Sen. Hawkins from Fla. : PAULA
16. Own: Scot. : HAE
17. Gallinacean alarm clock : CHANTICLEER
19. Yes vote : AYE
20. Batman's creator : KANE
21. Songdom's Sal : GAL
22. Beefeaters : GUARDS
24. T.W.A. rival : EAL
26. Crimson : CARMINE
27. A finch : SPARROW
31. Wind: Comb. form : ANEMO
32. McGrew's lady : LOU
33. Partner-in-crime : COHORT
35. Aleutian isle : ATTU
38. Pluto, when in Rome : ORCUS
40. A Wright bro. : ORV
41. Close, to Cowper : ANEAR
42. Volstead's opposition : WETS
43. One of the "Greats" : PETERI
45. Coop find : EGG
46. "None that ___ love than myself": Shak. : IMORE
48. Miscreant's second thoughts : REMORSE
50. A. Hitchcock specialty : SHOCKER
52. Part of r.p.m. : PER
53. "Lord Jim" author : CONRAD
54. Rickenbacker was one : ACE
56. Sometimes it's one cent : ANTE
60. Caviar : ROE
61. Thomas Paine, e.g. : PAMPHLETEER
64. Haw. liquor : OKE
65. "___ wise father . . . ": Shak. : ITISA
66. Nonitalic type : ROMAN
67. German article : DER
68. A Sevillian : SENOR
69. End of a Stein line : AROSE
1. Place for a clock : SOCK
2. Sunk fence : HAHA
3. G.I.'s 1942 landing site : ORAN
4. Gloss : VENEER
5. Summer time in N.Y.C. : EDT
6. Humane org. : SPCA
7. How heroes stand : TALL
8. Actress McClanahan : RUE
9. Splendiferous : ELEGANT
10. Matched set of jewelry : PARURE
11. Messala, e.g. : CHARIOTEER
12. "The Seasons" composer : HAYDN
13. Anserine creatures : GEESE
18. Place to park a parka : IGLOO
23. Jordanian capital : AMMAN
25. Spotlights : ARCS
26. He made axle grease from peanuts : CARVER
27. Like molasses : SLOW
28. Tiny opening : PORE
29. Grown man who cries : AUCTIONEER
30. Whatever person, in poesy : WHOEER
34. Leaving : ORT
36. Auto ID's : TAGS
37. Exhort : URGE
39. Backup org. for gyrenes : USMCR
41. Bien-___ (French darling) : AIME
43. Write tomorrow's check today : PREDATE
44. Use an insectifuge : REPEL
47. Giraffes' kin : OKAPIS
49. Red Jacket was one : ORATOR
50. Grand Banks denizen : SCROD
51. English physicist: 1635–1703 : HOOKE
54. Lhasa ___ : APSO
55. Soho mopper : CHAR
57. Remote telecast : NEMO
58. Brews : TEAS
59. Irish lake : ERNE
62. Gump's wife : MIN
63. Stat. for Dr. K : ERA

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