New York Times, Friday, February 28, 1986

Author:Bert Rosenfield
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Bert Rosenfield has 57 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Leave-taking : CONGE
6. Run off, orally : BLAB
10. Beldam : HAG
13. "It Seems to Me " was his column : BROUN
14. Kind of earth : RARE
15. Magnitogorsk's river : URAL
17. Battle of Saratoga site : STILLWATER
19. Six on a Vegas cube : SISE
20. Reach for the stars : ASPIRE
21. Drive-in personnel : CARHOPS
23. Latin infinitive : ESSE
24. Cloys : SATIATES
25. Diplomat Linowitz : SOL
27. Ankles : TALI
29. Recede : EBB
30. Stout : ALE
31. The three R's : SKILLS
33. Catcher for Allie : YOGI
37. Billiard contact : KISS
39. Oahu ornament : LEI
40. Phillips U. site : ENID
41. Pedestrian : SOSO
42. Honshu hurrah : BANZAI
45. Essay : TRY
46. Kind of cry : FAR
48. First farmer : CAIN
49. Neighbor of Wis. : ILL
50. Recondite : ABSTRUSE
54. Clammy : DAMP
56. Able to resile : ELASTIC
57. Renders obsessed : BESOTS
59. Folk singer Tom : RUSH
60. Impervious, in a way : SOUNDPROOF
63. Approximately : ORSO
64. Part of a homer : EPHA
65. Rich or Dunne : IRENE
66. Nautical fastener : TYE
67. Challenge : DEFI
68. ___ out (barely beaten) : NOSED
1. Network logo : CBS
2. Lake in Italy : ORTA
3. Very quiet : NOISELESS
4. Eats like Fido : GULPS
5. Takes the queen's shilling : ENLISTS
6. Highland hillside : BRAE
7. It's 34°, for L.A. : LAT
8. Betel nuts' source : ARECA
9. Chews out : BERATES
10. Suggestion to Baby : HUSHABYE
11. Tumultuous : ARIOT
12. Quebec's scenic peninsula : GASPE
16. Bottom or end ending : LESS
18. Inflict : WREAK
22. Vaulting arch : RIB
24. Courtroom admonition : SILENCE
25. Egyptian cottons : SAKS
26. Hodgepodge : OLIO
28. Actress Kedrova : LILA
32. Gershwin song : LIZA
34. How to proceed through a tulip bed : ONTIPTOES
35. Lass : GIRL
36. Eclogue : IDYL
38. Ray Bolger specialty : SOFTSHOE
42. Like mint leaves in some juleps : BRUISED
43. Pitched in : AIDED
44. Bewildered : INASPIN
47. ___ Deco : ART
50. Flying machine : AERO
51. Say suddenly : BLURT
52. Mouthing off : SASSY
53. Purview : SCOPE
55. Castro's capital's castle : MORRO
57. ___ B'rith : BNAI
58. Loudness unit : SONE
61. Channel-selector position : UHF
62. T-man : FED

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