New York Times, Monday, December 9, 1985

Author: H. Hastings Reddall
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { H J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has super symmetry.
H. Hastings Reddall has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
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1. Blossom : FLOWER
7. Fertile region : GARDEN
13. Raise : ELEVATE
14. Recipient of title to property : ALIENEE
16. Improperly failed to follow suit : RENEGED
17. Makes ready to publish : REDACTS
18. German possessive : MEIN
19. Aquatic mammals : SEALS
21. Putrifies : ROTS
22. Arctic sight : ICE
23. Greek letter : ETA
24. Fish eggs : ROE
25. Hawaiian goose : NENE
27. Prayer endings : AMENS
29. ___ State Nittany Lions : PENN
30. Property holdings : ESTATES
32. French linen fabric : DAMASSE
34. Disconsolate : SAD
35. Rim of a vessel : LIP
36. Supposed : ALLEGED
40. Undeveloped rambler : ROSEBUD
44. Fencing sword : FOIL
45. Old World finch : SERIN
47. Action to mislead : RUSE
48. Emulate Willie Sutton : ROB
49. Fountain drink : POP
50. Strawberry, e.g. : MET
51. Short newspaper piece : ITEM
53. Place for a trellis : BOWER
55. Talented : ABLE
56. Hair shirts : CILICES
58. Border city in Ariz. : NOGALES
60. Buttercup's relative : ANEMONE
61. Hillary's conquest : EVEREST
62. Diving birds : GREBES
63. Prevents : DETERS
1. Defrauds : FLEECES
2. Indulgent : LENIENT
3. Kiln : OVEN
4. Humorous person : WAG
5. French summers : ETES
6. Converts into cash : REDEEMS
7. Symbol of victory : GARLAND
8. Fermented drinks : ALES
9. Free (of) : RID
10. Precious : DEAR
11. Calls for more on the Rialto : ENCORES
12. Weights less adjustments : NETTONS
13. Prized weasel : ERMINE
15. Member of a Jewish sect : ESSENE
20. Consumed : ATE
26. Stand for Wyeth : EASEL
27. Mosquito : AEDES
28. Drawing room : SALON
29. Kind of tiger : PAPER
31. Playground game : TAG
33. Prefix with lead or read : MIS
36. Home of a certain lily : AFRICA
37. Crime during a blackout : LOOTING
38. One who defames : LIBELER
39. Attests : DEPOSES
40. Matured : RIPENED
41. Clumsy one : BUMBLER
42. No good at all : USELESS
43. Hate : DETEST
46. Squabble : ROW
52. Form of Greek drama : MIME
53. Nota ___ : BENE
54. Wander at random : ROVE
55. River in Switzerland : AARE
57. Corn on the ___ : COB
59. Achieve : GET

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