New York Times, Thursday, February 28, 1985

Author:Christy Ridley
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
Christy Ridley has 54 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1985, The New York Times
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1. Picot feature : LOOP
5. Chair-back piece : SPLAT
10. "I lift my ___ . . . ": Lazarus : LAMP
14. Tropical dog : ALCO
15. Inquiry : PROBE
16. Winged : ALAR
17. Is right on the mark : HITSTHEBULLSEYE
20. Down Under beast : ROO
21. Button in a laundry : RESET
22. Test : ASSAY
23. Agora : MART
24. March 15 in Milano : IDI
25. Biblical passage for a camel : THEEYEOFANEEDLE
33. Great amount : REAMS
34. London's "The ___ Heel" : IRON
35. Norse healer : EIR
36. Kind of saxophone : ALTO
37. Bedeck : ADORN
39. Prickly pear : TUNA
40. Prevail : WIN
41. Circuit : TOUR
42. Factions : SECTS
43. Show confidence : LOOKONEINTHEEYE
47. Native: Suffix : ITE
48. Banshee's bailiwick : ERIN
49. Blue planet : EARTH
52. Pooped : ALLIN
54. Adherent : IST
57. Ignore : CLOSEONESEYESTO
60. Campus org. : ROTC
61. Peerce was one : TENOR
62. Observe : VIEW
63. Home of the Jazz : UTAH
64. Husks of grains of wheat, etc. : BRANS
65. Discover : ESPY
1. A memorable Bert : LAHR
2. Hodgepodge : OLIO
3. Eight: Comb. form : OCTO
4. Opposite of neg. : POS
5. Orb : SPHERE
6. Quickly : PRESTO
7. Place for a pendant : LOBE
8. Border on : ABUT
9. Distant: Comb. form : TEL
10. Knight creation : LASSIE
11. Midi city : ALES
12. Uxmal aborigine : MAYA
13. Mouse, to a skunk : PREY
18. Receptacles : TRAYS
19. Burdened : LADEN
23. Exec's reminder : MEMO
24. Party to : INON
25. Large conical net : TRAWL
26. Garden flower, for short : HELIO
27. " . . . could ___ fat" : EATNO
28. Flowers, in Firenze : FIORI
29. Abbr. at O'Hare : ARR
30. Wild card, sometimes : DEUCE
31. Full of fuzz : LINTY
32. Delete : ERASE
37. First-rate : AONE
38. Rightful : DUE
39. Youth : TEEN
41. Woolf's "___ Lighthouse" : TOTHE
42. Glistening : SHINY
44. Showy, shallow art : KITSCH
45. Trafalgar Square statue : NELSON
46. Judges : TRIERS
49. Grayish yellow : ECRU
50. Much : ALOT
51. Roll; list : ROTA
52. Male ant : ANER
53. Commune in NW Spain : LENA
54. Egyptian goddess of fertility : ISIS
55. Pace : STEP
56. Like flax : TOWY
58. N.Y.C. gambling initials : OTB
59. Vigil : EVE

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