New York Times, Thursday, December 26, 1985

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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Across Down
1. Had the misery : ACHED
6. Launching site : RAMP
10. Ointment : BALM
14. Western classic of 1953 : SHANE
15. Exploiter : USER
16. Space : AREA
17. Sunup greeting : TOPOFTHEMORNING
20. Painter, e.g. : APPLIER
21. Develop a liking for : TAKETO
22. Bulldogs' home : YALE
23. Umpire in the Hall of Fame : KLEM
25. Northern canals : SOO
26. City near Jerusalem : LOD
28. Of a classification of people : ETHNICAL
31. Hussein, for one : ARAB
33. Knock over a joint : HEIST
34. " . . . ___ in Kalamazoo" : AGAL
38. "Hold the ___!" (diner call) : MAYO
39. Portray : ACT
40. Philippine Moslem : MORO
41. Further : ALSO
42. Nettled : IRKED
44. Regal display : POMP
45. Indulged in raillery : BANTERED
48. Change color : DYE
49. Inlet : RIA
52. "Oz" star Bert : LAHR
53. Kind of shark : LOAN
55. Sainted Archbishop of Canterbury: 1093–1109 : ANSELM
57. Sorties : SALLIES
60. Key phrase : DAWNSEARLYLIGHT
63. ___ the finish : INAT
64. Scat : SHOO
65. Pigment for Joseph Turner : OCHRE
66. Wine: Comb. form : OENO
67. "Quién ___?" : SABE
68. Pan capable of flying : PETER
1. Dog star : ASTA
2. Karate blow : CHOP
3. Start of a Streisand hit : HAPPYDAYS
4. Famous B-29's first name : ENOLA
5. Narrow passage : DEFILE
6. German industrial region : RUHR
7. Mrs. Gynt : ASE
8. Lamed follower : MEM
9. Guard : PROTECT
10. Deposit : BANK
11. Jefferson's sign : ARIES
12. Slowly, to Ormandy : LENTO
13. Mr. ___ of cartoons : MAGOO
18. Wheel projections : TEETH
19. An incarnation of Vishnu : RAMA
23. Playing marble : KNICKER
24. Founder of antiseptic surgery : LISTER
26. Dalai ___ : LAMA
27. Buccal : ORAL
29. Vital center : HEARTH
30. Light source : LAMP
32. Goldberg's McNutt : BOOB
35. "___, sweet ladies . . . ": Ophelia : GOODNIGHT
36. Coxey's ___ at D.C.: 1894 : ARMY
37. Run easily : LOPE
42. Like Junior's room : INAMESS
43. Breakdown result : DELAY
46. " . . . ___ blue": Browning : ALLS
47. Small amount : DOLLOP
49. Marconi's interest : RADIO
50. Vapid : INANE
51. Nile dam : ASWAN
54. Gobel's wife : ALICE
56. Within: Comb. form : ENTO
57. Prunelle flavoring : SLOE
58. Honor, to Franz : EHRE
59. Suffix with fib or road : STER
61. Winner's cry : AHA
62. Rifle : ROB

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