New York Times, Wednesday, December 18, 1985

Author:Mary C. Whitten
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Mary C. Whitten has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Clock stopper? : FACE
5. Pointless : INANE
10. Mining product : COAL
14. "___ Dream, Can't I?" : ICAN
15. Proboscises : NOSES
16. Arsenal stash : AMMO
17. Start of a quotation from Dryden : THETRUMPETSLOUD
20. Near graduate : SENIOR
21. Lament : DEPLORE
22. ___ Girl (Clara Bow) : THEIT
25. "Norma ___" : RAE
26. Cynosure at a ball : BELLE
29. Enero or febrero : MES
31. Thin pancake : CREPE
35. "It's a Sin to Tell ___" : ALIE
36. Spring month in Milano : APRILE
38. Cub Scout unit : DEN
39. Cask : TUN
40. Middle of the quotation : CLANGOR
41. Melancholy : SAD
42. Dutch commune : EDE
43. Leaning : ASLANT
44. Machu Picchu land : PERU
45. Passover feast : SEDER
47. Printemps follower : ETE
48. City near Leipzig : HALLE
49. Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
51. Group character : ETHOS
53. Algeciras is one : SEAPORT
57. Preoccupy : OBSESS
61. End of quotation : EXCITESUSTOARMS
64. Biblical weed : TARE
65. Part of U.S.N.R. : NAVAL
66. Satiate : GLUT
67. Singing brothers' name : AMES
68. Trueheart's love : TRACY
69. Brain scans, for short : EEGS
1. Partner of starts : FITS
2. Aspirin target : ACHE
3. City on the Orne : CAEN
4. Qualify : ENTITLE
5. Harden : INURE
6. ___ de plume : NOM
7. Cleo's bosom buddy? : ASP
8. Require : NEED
9. Poly follower : ESTER
10. Bingo official : CALLER
11. Melville opus : OMOO
12. Asian river : AMUR
13. Prospector's find : LODE
18. Architect Mies van der ___ : ROHE
19. Typewriter bar : SPACER
23. Fix upon a stake : IMPALE
24. Consisting of three : TERNATE
26. College in Lewiston, Me. : BATES
27. Get away from : ELUDE
28. ___ up (formed a queue) : LINED
30. Seal : SIGNET
32. A Ford : EDSEL
33. Thirtieth-anniversary gift : PEARL
34. Provide : ENDUE
36. Hirt and Capp : ALS
37. Place to park : LOT
40. Edible root : CARROT
44. "A ___ to India," recent film : PASSAGE
46. Catches sight of : ESPIES
48. Man of the road : HOBO
50. "___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
52. In a wrathful way : HOTLY
53. ___ precedent : SETA
54. A concern of a coed : EXAM
55. Farm fraction : ACRE
56. Nicholas or Ivan : TSAR
58. Perry's penner : ERLE
59. Self-satisfied : SMUG
60. Concordes : SSTS
62. Cavaliers' campus : UVA
63. Cul-de-___ : SAC

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