New York Times, Monday, December 16, 1985

Author:Virginia L. Yates
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1985, The New York Times
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1. Nuisance : PEST
5. Call ___ day : ITA
8. Planted : SOWED
13. Scamper : RACE
14. At once, once : ANON
15. Having one component : UNARY
16. Smoothed over : IRONEDOUT
18. Varnish ingredient : RESIN
19. From ___ Z : ATO
20. Drill master? : DENTIST
22. "___ Haw," TV program : HEE
23. Finishes : MOPSUP
25. Pursue : CHASE
27. Played a role : ACTED
30. Uris best seller : EXODUS
33. Serve the soup : LADLE
36. Singer Jerry : VALE
38. Sweet, fortified wine : PORT
39. Iniquity : EVIL
40. Get control over : SEWUP
41. Anatomical fold : RUGA
42. Unless, in law : NISI
43. Guest houses : INNS
44. Provide the provender : CATER
45. Stick : ADHERE
47. Clipped : SHORN
49. Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
51. Hatch : COOKUP
55. Put two and two together : ADD
57. Copernican theorist : GALILEO
60. Hwy. : RTE
61. Fair structure : BOOTH
63. Empties : CLEANSOUT
65. Vinegar bottle : CRUET
66. Arkin or Alda : ALAN
67. Concerning : INRE
68. Gluts : SATES
69. Ship-shaped clock : NEF
70. Reviews unfavorably : PANS
1. Troy's last king : PRIAM
2. Have an ___ the ground : EARTO
3. Ice-cream server : SCOOP
4. Take ___ (rest) : TEN
5. Having a share of : INON
6. Praise highly : TOUT
7. Prank : ANTIC
8. Levy on top of a levy : SURTAX
9. Just ___ of those things : ONE
10. Pale and wan : WASHEDOUT
11. Buffalo's lake : ERIE
12. Force unit : DYNE
14. Skilled : ADEPT
17. Draw forth : EDUCE
21. Cotswold, for one : SHEEP
24. Set out briskly : SALLIED
26. Member of a choir : SOPRANO
28. Tied : EVEN
29. Advents : DAWNS
31. Egg on : URGE
32. Headliner : STAR
33. Chanteuse Horne : LENA
34. Eager : AVID
35. Doled : DISHEDOUT
37. Opulent : LUSH
40. Tuscan city : SIENA
44. Sing like Bing : CROON
46. Some are civil : RIGHTS
48. The bounding main : OCEAN
50. Highway to Fairbanks : ALCAN
52. Swedish coin : KRONA
53. About-face for a driver : UTURN
54. Rose and Fountain : PETES
55. Basics : ABCS
56. Copperfield's first wife : DORA
58. "Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
59. Thing taken from someone's book : LEAF
62. Kickoff gizmo : TEE
64. Draw on a straw : SIP

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