New York Times, Monday, February 18, 1985

Author:Virginia L. Yates
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Snap up : GRAB
5. Covent Garden offering : OPERA
10. Sullen : GLUM
14. Actress Keeler : RUBY
15. Mulcts : FINES
16. Coin in Cremona : LIRA
17. Baal, e.g. : IDOL
18. A square, like Caspar Milquetoast : FUDDYDUDDY
20. Contrive : DEVISE
22. Solemn : SERIOUS
23. Snare : ENTRAP
26. Golfer's cheapest purchase : TEE
27. Wordsworth's " . . . Tintern ___" : ABBEY
29. Kind of material : RAW
31. "Where there ___ no Ten Commandments": Kipling : ARENT
35. Kin of Bronx cheers : BOOS
36. Havoc : MAYHEM
38. By way of : VIA
39. Eastern title : AGA
40. A square, à la Sinclair Lewis : BABBITT
41. "___ Let Them Clash," Burns poem : EEN
42. Sun. text : SER
43. Soporific : OPIATE
44. Suffix with ascend : ANCY
45. Plane starter : HYDRO
47. Rickenbacker, for one : ACE
48. In a quandary : ATSEA
49. Yuk! : UGH
51. Rank below baronet : KNIGHT
53. A splitting, as of atoms : FISSION
57. Most recent : NEWEST
60. Foursquare : ONTHELEVEL
63. Assert : AVER
64. Pulitzer Prize author: 1958 : AGEE
65. Ostracize, in a way : EXILE
66. Descartes : RENE
67. Kitten sounds : MEWS
68. Avocet : STILT
69. Explosives : TNTS
1. Grating : GRID
2. Loutish : RUDE
3. On the square : ABOVEBOARD
4. Reporters covet these : BYLINES
5. Tender : OFFER
6. More, in music : PIU
7. Lineman : END
8. Autumn shades : REDS
9. Until now : ASYET
10. More like stickum : GLUIER
11. Resort near Venice : LIDO
12. Indic language : URDU
13. Baseball's Say Hey Kid : MAYS
19. "I ___ that I dwelt . . . ": Bunn : DREAMT
21. Farm enclosure : STY
24. Lawrence of ___ : ARABIA
25. Square up : PAYBACK
27. Embarrass : ABASH
28. Cinematic nickname : BOGEY
30. Blanch : WHITEN
32. All square : EVENSTEVEN
33. Sibling's daughter : NIECE
34. Country singer Tucker : TANYA
36. Chart : MAP
37. Nice summer : ETE
40. ___-woogie : BOOGIE
44. Across : ATHWART
46. First prints of movies : RUSHES
48. Mellow : AGE
50. ___ up (hibernates) : HOLES
52. Cove : INLET
53. Froth : FOAM
54. "Bus Stop" creator : INGE
55. Fume : STEW
56. Ensuing : NEXT
58. Dispatched : SENT
59. ___ bien : TRES
61. Seven, to Severus : VII
62. Wright wing : ELL

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