New York Times, Wednesday, December 5, 1984

Author:Hal R. Hollinger
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sign for Sondheim : CLEF
5. Wading bird : EGRET
10. Art Deco designer : ERTE
14. Bessie of the silents : LOVE
15. Lie in ambush : COUCH
16. Like gossamer : AIRY
17. Author-film critic: 1909–55 : AGEE
18. Jabber at a joust : LANCE
19. Procyon is one : STAR
20. Austen's "___ Abbey" : NORTHANGER
22. Record : TAPE
23. Third-world need : AID
24. Avril follower : MAI
26. Comeback : ANSWER
30. Skimmers in the stacks : BROWSERS
35. Better this than never : LATE
36. ___-in (sure bet) : SHOO
38. Geneva's lake : LEMAN
39. Bellow from Bligh : AVAST
41. D.C. agency : IRS
42. Co-defendant with Vanzetti : SACCO
43. " . . . ___ match my mountains": Foss : MENTO
44. Bound : LEAP
46. Tarot interpreter : SEER
47. Roots for many : OLDWORLD
49. Testify : ATTEST
51. Lager's cousin : ALE
52. ___ Anne de Beaupré : STE
53. Culture medium : AGAR
56. Capote or Faulkner : SOUTHERNER
63. Western chum : PARD
64. Direction indicator : ARROW
65. Mire : OOZE
66. Prurience : ITCH
67. Bulwer-Lytton novel : LEILA
68. Being, in Brest : ETRE
69. Part of Manhattan : SOHO
70. De Quincey product : ESSAY
71. Sign of approval : SEAL
1. Brotherhood : CLAN
2. Golden Arches, e.g. : LOGO
3. Companion of anon : EVER
4. Trilbies : FEET
5. Caloric delights : ECLAIRS
6. "___ sin no more": John 8:11 : GOAND
7. Degree : RUNG
8. ___ homo : ECCE
9. Heat: Comb. form : THERMO
10. Kipling phrase : EASTISEAST
11. Donizetti heroine : RITA
12. Clay-pigeon launcher : TRAP
13. Charlotte's Jane : EYRE
21. Possess, to Burns : HAE
25. Beltmakers' tools : AWLS
26. Texas shrine : ALAMO
27. Central point : NAVEL
28. Lose a lap : STAND
29. Kingsley book : WESTWARDHO
30. World-weary : BORED
31. Soprano Ponselle : ROSA
32. Bert Parks, at times : EMCEE
33. Tears : RACES
34. Straight shot : SNORT
37. Blueberry or Bunker : HILL
40. Means to an end : TOOL
45. Course : PATHWAY
48. Used-car vendition : RESALE
50. Gadget for Palmer : TEE
52. Robe for Calpurnia : STOLA
53. Sacred bull of Egypt : APIS
54. Pet in a casa : GATO
55. Prefix for angel or fiend : ARCH
57. Pyrite and galena : ORES
58. Author of "The Haj" : URIS
59. Female ruminants : ROES
60. Observe : NOTE
61. Benson or Pound : EZRA
62. Virginia ___ : REEL

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