New York Times, Friday, December 6, 1985

Author: Larry Goldhirsch
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___-bang (recklessly) : SLAM
5. Drains : SAPS
9. Mansard features : EAVES
14. Claudius's successor : NERO
15. Kind of Australian grass : ULLA
16. Hives : UREDO
17. At any time : EVER
18. "Oz" author : BAUM
19. A sister of Jupiter : CERES
20. Lessor's return : RENT
21. "Little Iodine" creator : JIMMYHATLO
23. Party to a bill of exchange : DRAWEE
25. Store detective, at times : EYER
26. Catenaries : ARCS
28. Etna and Pelée, e.g. : SPEWERS
33. Annulments : ABOLITIONS
37. Mother of Romulus and Remus : ILIA
38. Composer of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" : MARKS
39. Proper : DUE
40. Assign : ALLOT
41. Teen malady : ACNE
42. Arrange systematically again : RETABULATE
44. ___ McCoy : THEREAL
46. Early Virginian : DARE
47. R.L.S. component : INIT
49. Delivered goods in trust : BAILED
53. "Little Orphan Annie" creator : HAROLDGRAY
58. QB Brian : SIPE
59. Look ___ (hurry up) : ALIVE
60. Demanding : HARD
61. Rocketry org. : NASA
62. Entertainer Anouk : AIMEE
63. Yugoslav of yore : TITO
64. Organic compound : ENOL
65. Noted violinist : STERN
66. Snick and ___ : SNEE
67. L.A. sports team : RAMS
1. Klinker cohort : SNERD
2. Simple machine : LEVER
3. Cobo Hall, for one : ARENA
4. "Beetle Bailey" creator : MORTWALKER
5. Theme : SUBJECT
6. Jai ___ : ALAI
7. Egret feature : PLUME
8. Golf great : SAMMYSNEAD
9. Cheat : EUCHRE
10. Neighborhood : AREA
11. Green, in heraldry : VERT
12. High-born, in Hesse : EDEL
13. Mediocre : SOSO
22. Slangy affirmatives : YEPS
24. Goddess of strife : ERIS
27. Certain windows : SIDELIGHTS
29. "The Spirit" creator : WILLEISNER
30. "___ Cinders," 1926 film : ELLA
31. Tumult : RIOT
32. Stuff : SATE
33. He loves: Lat. : AMAT
34. Musical family name : BACH
35. Eure neighbor : ORNE
36. Umpire's call : OUT
40. Astral body : AURA
42. "Anthem" author : RAND
43. A role for Beverly Sills : BABYDOE
45. Actress Brennan : EILEEN
48. Drill : TRAIN
50. Woody vine : LIANA
51. College in S England : EPSOM
52. Monty Hall achievements : DEALS
53. German composer Joseph : HAAS
54. Got off a steed : ALIT
55. Frost : RIME
56. Again : OVER
57. Uffizi display : ARTE

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