New York Times, Saturday, December 28, 1985

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { B J }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
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Across Down
1. Diabolus : SATAN
6. Peloponnesian city : ARGOS
11. Spain's queen : SOPHIA
12. Heckle : NEEDLE
14. Dumas swashbucklers : THREEMUSKETEERS
17. Spacecraft rocket, for short : RETRO
18. Turnpike take : TOLLS
19. Point in time : ERA
20. First Olympic games site : ELIS
21. Coquetry : WILES
22. Intimate : PAL
23. Lex. or Mad. : AVE
24. Still : TACIT
25. Flanders city : GHENT
27. Like a crystal : TESSERAL
29. Soubrettes, in many plays : FLIRTS
30. Brisance causer : EXPLOSION
32. Striped silk cloth : MADRAS
35. Lodgings : QUARTERS
39. Sci-fi role : ALIEN
40. Characterized by sudden bursts : GUSTY
41. Iacocca : LEE
42. Periphery : RIM
43. Outings : TRIPS
44. Flooring item : TILE
45. Years : AGE
46. Unravel, on a ship : FEAZE
47. Followed a curving course : ARCED
48. Business wear : THREEPIECESUITS
51. Yule glitter : TINSEL
52. Plot surprises : TWISTS
53. Docket items : CASES
54. What parties vie for : SEATS
1. Quick raids : SORTIES
2. Impressionists : APERS
3. Van Gogh's brother : THEO
4. Intention : AIM
5. Kind of astronomy : NAUTICAL
6. Bit of adornment : ANKLET
7. Tape holders : REELS
8. Catches : GETS
9. Ghazel, e.g. : ODE
10. Unexpected winner : SLEEPER
11. Postpone : SHELVE
13. Wide of the mark : ERRANT
14. Goody : TREAT
15. Talk to oneself : SOLILOQUIZE
16. Sea dogs : SALTS
21. Distorts : WARPS
24. Dale Evans, e.g. : TEXAN
25. Nimbus : GLORY
26. Pointer : HINT
28. Evenings, in Roma : SERE
29. Ukases : FIATS
31. Whodunit group : SUSPECTS
32. Danton ally : MARAT
33. Land : ALIGHT
34. Like compounds formed by identical molecules : DIMERIC
36. Brings out : ELICITS
37. Subleases : RELETS
38. Bird food : SEEDS
40. Objects of extended quests : GRAILS
43. Crow's home : TEPEE
44. A Sherman Act target : TRUST
46. Actor Parker : FESS
47. Tatar turf : ASIA
49. Queen of Spain before 11 Across : ENA
50. Flock mama : EWE

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