New York Times, Saturday, February 16, 1985

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 244 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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1. Cole Porter's first successful musical : PARIS
6. Count of music : BASIE
11. In addition : TOBOOT
12. Role in "The Glass Menagerie" : AMANDA
14. "Positively!" : NOWYOURETALKING
17. "___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
18. Formicary denizens : ANTS
19. Stand out : STAR
20. C.E.O.'s : DIRS
21. Plants : MILLS
22. Lake Balkhash feeder : ILI
23. Adherent: Suffix : ITE
24. Bristles : SETAE
25. Dandy or fop : BLOOD
27. " . . . my strength, and my ___" : REDEEMER
29. Bar concoctions : SLINGS
30. Stretches out : ELONGATES
32. Some nuts : BETELS
35. Specious reasoners : ERISTICS
39. Entertainer Adams et al. : EDIES
40. Bright : SMART
41. Tenn. player : VOL
42. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
43. Vexed states : STEWS
44. Popular pop : COLA
45. Dep. : ASST
47. Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
48. Tamora's paramour : AARON
49. "Positively!" : YOURENOTKIDDING
52. Of the nervous system : NEURAL
53. Really goes for : ADORES
54. Starts the steak : SEARS
55. ___ out (wins narrowly) : NOSES
1. Electrified : POWERED
2. Vast deep : ABYSS
3. Cheer on : ROOT
4. Marker : IOU
5. Confine : STRAITEN
6. Fight : BATTLE
7. Heap up : AMASS
8. Frivolous girl of song : SAL
9. Endorses : INKS
10. Printing : EDITION
11. Blasting explosive : TONITE
13. Kind of computer : ANALOG
14. The bottom : NADIR
15. Dilation : ENLARGEMENT
16. Gratings : GRIDS
21. Office mail : MEMOS
24. Convinces : SELLS
25. Consecrated : BLEST
26. Register : LIST
28. Shoe width : EEEE
29. Rustles : STIRS
31. South American Indian : ARAWAKAN
32. Hold fast, a-sea : BELAY
33. Contemporary of Tesla : EDISON
34. Nose-wipers : TISSUES
36. Piano keys : IVORIES
37. Kin of commas : COLONS
38. Jive, e.g. : SLANG
40. Bar seating : STOOLS
43. Sub's "ears" : SONAR
44. Basic personnel : CADRE
46. Verifiable : TRUE
48. Ruckuses : ADOS
50. Monroe's ___ of Good Feeling : ERA
51. Witness's sentence : IDO

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