New York Times, Friday, December 27, 1985

Author:Bert H. Kruse
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Bert H. Kruse has 43 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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1. Part of an ellipse : ARC
4. Kind of house : CHOP
8. Little type : APER
12. Burden : LOAD
14. Ambiance : AURA
15. Bucket wheel : NORIA
17. Start of an epigram : IDLESPECULATION
20. Uses : EMPLOYS
21. Exercises an option : ELECTS
22. Type of meal : OAT
23. Actor Hinkles : RON
24. Epigram: Part II : ISINVESTINGTHE
32. Cut : PARE
33. Tommy of Broadway : TUNE
34. Erode : EAT
36. Get rid of : SHED
37. Prohibit : DEBAR
38. Hard to come by : RARE
39. Augsburg article : EIN
40. Single : UNAL
41. Some are liberal : ARTS
42. Epigram: Part III : BANKROLLANDNOT
47. Onassis : ARI
48. Year in the reign of Claudius I : LII
49. Memorable Dodger manager : ALSTON
52. Leaky radiator remedy, e.g. : SEALANT
56. End of epigram : SEEINGANYRETURN
59. Jack : KNAVE
60. Frat quarters, sometimes : DORM
61. Down Under bird : EMEU
62. Free spirit : ONER
63. Is obliged : OWES
64. Stake : BET
1. "The Greatest" : ALI
2. Teased : RODE
3. Prestorm state : CALM
4. "House of Flowers" author : CAPOTE
5. A nephew of Donald Duck : HUEY
6. Grampuses : ORCS
7. French winter report : PAU
8. Kind of computer : ANALOG
9. Like some drinks : POTENT
10. Skater-cyclist Heiden : ERIC
11. Funny one : RIOT
13. Testified : DEPONED
16. Belgian commune : ANS
18. Rembrandt's "The Noble ___" : SLAV
19. "Brigadoon" lyricist : LERNER
24. Hadrian's "himself" : IPSE
25. Hindu master : SAHIB
26. Ireland, to Spenser : IRENA
27. Anagrammatically, she takes notes : STENO
28. Shylock's friend : TUBAL
29. Counting everything : INALL
30. Author Lafcadio : HEARN
31. Has an ___ the ground : EARTO
35. Experiment : TEST
37. In the time of : DURING
38. Shine : RADIATE
43. One way to go : NATIVE
44. Norwegian dollars : KRONER
45. Slumberland intruders : ALARMS
46. African irrigator : NILE
49. Question : ASK
50. Curtain fabric : LENO
51. Playwright O'Casey : SEAN
52. Popocatépetl's covering : SNOW
53. Judicial journey : EYRE
54. Without feeling : NUMB
55. Cork, e.g. : TREE
57. Trouble : ADO
58. Zany : NUT

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