New York Times, Tuesday, December 18, 1984

Author: Louis Sabin
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Lou Sabin has 92 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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1. Horologer Thomas : SETH
5. Leftovers : ORTS
9. Flaubert heroine : EMMA
13. Biblical weed : TARE
14. "That's ___," 1953 song : AMORE
15. Estrange, in a way : WEAN
16. "___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
17. Late Count from Red Bank : BASIE
18. Notice : ESPY
19. Losing one's grip : GOINGCRACKERS
22. Chou ___ : ENLAI
23. Keel's after part : SKEG
24. System : ISM
27. Billfish : GAR
30. Mex. lady : SRA
31. Echo : APE
32. Lip : SASS
36. Waistcoat : VEST
38. Filmic Mr. Chips : DONAT
40. Music from a Christmas perennial : NUTCRACKERSUITE
43. Perch on high : AERIE
44. Take on : HIRE
45. Champagne bucket : ICER
46. Vex : IRE
47. Cooler : ADE
49. Hurok : SOL
51. W.W. II craft : LST
52. Savoir-faire : TACT
54. Day's march : ETAPE
59. Applied the screws : CRACKEDDOWNON
63. Belly-shaker : HAHA
65. Operatic Jerome : HINES
66. Any part of F.D.R. : INIT
67. Utopian spot : EDEN
68. Concerning : ANENT
69. Newshound's faculty : NOSE
70. Haven : PORT
71. Noncoms : SGTS
72. Watchman : EYER
1. Oater transport : STAGE
2. De Valera : EAMON
3. Shadow : TRAIL
4. Reddish brown : HENNA
5. Bradley of military fame : OMAR
6. Bonheur and Luxemburg : ROSAS
7. Cheats : TRICKSTERS
8. Investigator : SEEKER
9. Water holder : EWER
10. Mystically idealistic : MESSIANIC
11. Tourist's aid : MAP
12. At all : ANY
14. Kindergarten trio : ABC
20. Jazzman's job : GIG
21. Drats' kin : EGADS
25. Rush : SPATE
26. Kind of maid : METER
28. Palindromic name : AVA
29. Careful C.P.A.'s activity : RECHECKING
32. Slowpoke : SNAIL
33. Mischa and Leopold : AUERS
34. First-aid item : STRETCHER
35. Part of B.S. : SCI
37. Wedel, e.g. : SKI
39. Gaby's okay : OUI
41. Vaquero's rope : REATA
42. Hudson contemporary : REO
48. Russians' retreats : DACHAS
50. Cancer-Virgo divider : LEO
53. Dogma : TENET
55. Packer's purchase : TWINE
56. Trouble : ANNOY
57. Stability under stress : POISE
58. Join : ENTER
60. Let off steam : RANT
61. Studies : DENS
62. Clock-watcher's abbr. : DST
63. With it, in the 40's : HEP
64. Foofaraw : ADO

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