New York Times, Tuesday, December 24, 1985

Author: William S. McIlrath
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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Across Down
1. Poet Lazarus : EMMA
5. Miami Dolphins' coach : SHULA
10. Tcha or Twankay : TEA
13. Thug : GOON
14. Yearned : PINED
15. Brothers : FRAS
16. "But I was ___ . . . ": Yeats : YOUNGANDFOOLISH
19. Prefix with school or war : PRE
20. Cereal disease : ERGOT
21. Warm and welcoming : HOMEY
22. Willful? : TESTATE
24. Wonder plus fear : AWE
25. Novelist Levin : IRA
26. Forebear : ANCESTOR
31. Rose's love : ABIE
34. Visayan island : LEYTE
35. Silkworm : ERI
36. Low-calorie margarine? : MIDDLEAGESPREAD
40. He bested Adlai : IKE
41. " . . . Time,/Will one day ___": Shak. : ENDIT
42. Small land mass : ISLE
43. Leaves a peak : DESCENDS
45. Fitting : APT
47. A feast ___ famine : ORA
48. Friendly : AMIABLE
52. Musical transition : SEGUE
55. Unspoken : TACIT
57. One, in Aberdeen : AIN
58. Patently Paleozoic? : ASOLDASTHEHILLS
61. No longer new : USED
62. Grow toward evening : LATEN
63. Biblical twin : ESAU
64. ___ Moines, Iowa : DES
65. Cheekiness : BRASS
66. Futurity, for one : RACE
1. Lake Burullus is there : EGYPT
2. Garry or Roger : MOORE
3. Grimaces : MOUES
4. Sothern or Sheridan : ANN
5. Rival of Athens : SPARTA
6. Door attachment : HINGE
7. Loosen a knot : UNDO
8. Radical's position : LEFT
9. Stir; flurry : ADO
10. Festoon : TRIM
11. Leisure : EASE
12. Cinereal : ASHY
15. Arctic sights : FLOES
17. Equipment : GEAR
18. "___ no more today!": S. Foster : OHWEEP
23. All even : TIED
24. Romans precursor : ACTS
26. Shield : AEGIS
27. No, in Nizhni Tagil : NYET
28. Spots on the links : TEES
29. Kind of hygiene : ORAL
30. Emulate Shoemaker : RIDE
31. Surrounded by : AMID
32. Kid's vehicle : BIKE
33. Dec. 13, e.g. : IDES
34. Alan or Cheryl : LADD
37. Looked lasciviously : LEERED
38. Sicilian resort : ENNA
39. Actress Moreno : RITA
44. "The Little Engine That ___" : COULD
45. Somme's capital : AMIENS
46. Essence : PITH
48. Pains' partners : ACHES
49. Float : BALSA
50. Shade of purple : LILAC
51. Result : ENSUE
52. Ibn-___ : SAUD
53. Basic Latin verb : ESSE
54. Departs : GOES
55. Autocrat : TSAR
56. "___ boy!" : ATTA
59. A vestment : ALB
60. Suffix with cash : IER

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