THE ASSET TEST

New York Times, Sunday, February 17, 1985

Author: John Greenman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 667 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 12, XRef: 0
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Maid of ___ : HONOR
6. Mites : ACARI
11. Walkway of a sort : STOA
15. Mosel feeder : SAAR
19. Cottonwood : ALAMO
20. Largest of the Admiralties : MANUS
21. Use steel wool : SCOUR
22. Clam type : PISMO
23. District attorney? : LEGALTENDER
25. Niña, to Santa Maria? : PARTNERSHIP
27. Vilification : SLANDER
28. Mulligrubs : COLIC
29. Company lover : MISERY
30. "Grenada" songwriter : LARA
33. Japanese vegetables : UDOS
34. Amaryllis relative : ALOE
35. Balderdash : HOOEY
37. "Sail ___ Union": Longfellow : ONO
38. Add-on for hip or tip : STER
39. Broken transom's results? : OVERDRAFTS
41. Angel's pet letters : SRO
44. Separated : UNYOKED
46. Deadlocks : DRAWS
47. Yves's weapon : ARME
48. Academic orgs. : PTAS
49. Blackjack croupier : DEALER
50. Sanctions : FIATS
51. Baptismal acts : IMMERSIONS
53. Kind of service : LIP
54. Fettuccine, e.g. : PASTA
55. "Lucky Jim" author : AMIS
56. Tucson flora : CACTI
57. Lorca play division : ACTO
59. EKG output? : TICKERTAPE
61. Fail suddenly, with "out" : CONK
62. Group founded in 1908 : BOYSCOUTS
64. Tinstones : ORES
65. Architecture style : BAROQUE
68. A founder of Dada : ARP
69. Bread: Comb. form : ARTO
70. Monsarrat's "The ___ Sea" : CRUEL
72. Bend; arch : COPE
73. Cry of repugnance : UGH
74. Driver's cousin : BRASSIE
76. Nonprofessional : LAIC
77. Anatomical branch : ARTERIOLE
79. Asian apparition : YETI
80. In the immediate neighborhood? : ONTHEBLOCK
83. Swizzle : STIR
84. To love, in Lyon : AIMER
86. ___ gras (goose liver) : FOIE
87. Bathsheba's first spouse : URIAH
88. Cause for R.E.L. : CSA
89. Bias : PREPOSSESS
92. Jazz solo cadenza : BREAK
93. Lines on a map : ROUTES
96. Molecule clusters : IONS
97. Geologic comb. form : CENE
98. Antas : PIERS
99. Payment proof : RECEIPT
100. Pantry pillager : ANT
101. Frog and grasshopper? : GREENBACKS
103. Pumpkin or melon : PEPO
104. Cry of surprise : OHO
105. Sch. officials : PRINS
106. Yard's yardage : AREA
107. Calamitous : DIRE
108. Cinch : SNAP
109. Roman villa feature : ATRIUM
112. Gogol's "___ Bulba" : TARAS
114. Press ___ : RELEASE
116. Thanksgiving time? : GRACEPERIOD
118. Invoice for a zoo purchase? : BUFFALOBILL
122. Richard III, to Henry VII : RIVAL
123. Chile con ___ : CARNE
124. "___ of dreadful note": Macbeth : ADEED
125. An Arnaz : LUCIE
126. Home of Iowa State : AMES
127. Heroine of a d'Erlanger opera : TESS
128. Regs. or dists. : TERRS
129. Out of kilter : AMISS
1. Lyricist David : HAL
2. Huzzah for Manolete : OLE
3. Hialeah has-been : NAG
4. Psalteria : OMASA
5. Brötchen : ROLL
6. Bettered : AMENDED
7. Sincerity : CANDOR
8. Range over 4,000 miles long : ANDES
9. Penitent : RUER
10. Nat. of Tel Aviv : ISR
11. Conquered the Jungfrau : SCALED
12. Column-base moldings : TORI
13. Surpasses in bewitchery : OUTCHARMS
14. Prince Valiant's son : ARN
15. Milksop : SISSY
16. U.S.T.A. champ: 1968 : ASHE
17. Arab prince : AMIR
18. Viscous : ROPY
21. Bear trails : SPOORS
22. Wields a crowbar : PRIES
24. More tightly stretched : TAUTER
26. Rialto ham : EMOTER
28. Balls of yarn : CLEWS
30. Boisterous : LOUD
31. Novelist Tyler : ANNE
32. King's ransom? : ROYALTYPAYMENT
34. Archetype : AVATAR
36. "All ___," 1931 song : OFME
38. Beehive : SKEP
39. Deliver encomiums : ORATE
40. Flaxlike fibers : RAMIES
41. Literary platitude? : STOCKQUOTATION
42. Bombast : RANT
43. Bone: Comb. form : OSSI
45. Spicy stews : OLIOS
46. Patens : DISKS
48. Clavichord's successor : PIANO
50. Ipso ___ : FACTO
51. Incite : IMPEL
52. Music arranger : SCORER
54. Shoshonean : PIUTE
55. Bernese Alps river : AARE
57. Rhyme scheme : ABAB
58. Ltr. writer : CORR
59. Shinto temple gateway : TORII
60. "___ of Evil," Welles film : TOUCH
61. Author of "Krakatit" : CAPEK
63. Part of F.C.R. : CASTRO
65. Bungle : BOTCH
66. Jamaican citrus fruit : UGLI
67. Rather, in Rostock : EHER
70. Dog genus : CANIS
71. Ordination, e.g. : RITE
72. Raven's remark : CROAK
75. Leaks : SEEPS
76. Untie : LOOSEN
77. R. Spencer, to J. Valentine : ALIAS
78. Offspring : ISSUE
81. Calif.'s motto : EUREKA
82. Rabbit and Fox : BRERS
84. Upolu port : APIA
85. What Mr. America pumps : IRON
86. Windowlike openings : FENESTRAE
88. Thespian James : COCO
90. Economize : SCRIMP
91. Spotted : SEEN
92. Shades of blue and green : BICES
93. Nullify : REPEAL
94. Hebrew bushel : EPHA
95. Word in early telegrams : STOP
98. Strollers en masse : PARADE
99. Scans again : REREADS
101. Thin porridge : GRUEL
102. Magnates : BARONS
103. Filch : PILFER
105. Compositors' units : PICAS
107. Capitulate : DEFER
108. Gland secretion : SEBUM
109. City on the Jumna : AGRA
110. Svelte : TRIM
111. Critic's accolade : RAVE
113. Broadcasts : AIRS
114. Uncouth : RUDE
115. Topsoil layers : SOLA
117. External: Comb. form : ECT
118. Lost weekend : BAT
119. Here, in Hyères : ICI
120. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
121. Bandleader Elgart : LES

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