New York Times, Friday, February 17, 1984

Author:Joe Clonick
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Joe Clonick has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1984, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Christie sleuth : POIROT
7. Doyle's sleuth : HOLMES
13. Wood coating : VARNISH
14. Familiarizes one's position : ORIENTS
16. Imminent : INSTORE
17. Wife of Oberon : TITANIA
18. Quieting sound : SSH
19. Relative : SIB
20. Indonesian island : WEH
21. Fort ___, Calif. : ORD
22. Egg-shaped : OOID
24. Secret plot : CABAL
26. Narrow pass in the Southwest : ABRA
27. Ancient characters : RUNES
29. Macadamia, e.g. : NUT
30. Choice cut : FILET
31. An alcohol : STEROL
33. Orgiasts, e.g. : REVELERS
35. Simenon's sleuth : MAIGRET
37. Headlong : PELLMELL
41. Machine rod : TAPPET
46. Verona's river : ADIGE
47. Luxury's soft place : LAP
49. Tramp through mire : SLOSH
50. Gists : NUBS
51. Rolls up, as a flag : FURLS
53. Approximately : ORSO
54. Diamonds, to a thief : ICE
55. Argon or xenon : GAS
56. Gelada or pongo : APE
58. Downing St. number : TEN
59. Spanish mutton : CARNERO
61. Plateful : SERVING
63. He's dyeing to make a living : STAINER
64. Cassavas : MANIOCS
65. Queen of detectives : ELLERY
66. ___ Lupin, Leblanc sleuth : ARSENE
1. Concludes, as hoped for : PANSOUT
2. Rain ___ (in any event) : ORSHINE
3. Banking abbr. : INT
4. Mayo and Branco : RIOS
5. Character in "Hamlet" : OSRIC
6. Cadmus was one : THEBAN
7. Big trouble, informally : HOTWATER
8. Bay window : ORIEL
9. Stone: Comb. form : LITH
10. ___ culpa : MEA
11. Dignify; exalt : ENNOBLE
12. Swizzle stick : STIRRER
13. Cap bills : VISORS
15. Successors to the Nassers : SADATS
23. "___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
25. Raffles, e.g. : BURGLAR
26. Be unwell : AIL
28. River at Amiens : SOMME
30. Greek cheeses : FETAS
32. New Guinea port : LAE
34. Doggy doc : VET
36. Unreal; deceptive : ILLUSORY
37. Widespread, irrational fears : PANICS
38. Teach : EDUCATE
39. Generous : LIBERAL
40. Some linemen: Abbr. : LGS
42. Arafat's org. : PLO
43. Part : PORTION
44. Basic nature : ESSENCE
45. Leather straps : THONGS
48. Red Cross's need : PLASMA
51. One on the move : FARER
52. Hoplite's weapon : SPEAR
55. Hereditary unit : GENE
57. Sea fliers : ERNS
60. Zilch : NIL
62. Compete : VIE

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