New York Times, Saturday, February 2, 1985

Author: Jeffrey A. Mercer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Feeds the hogs : SLOPS
6. Long in the tooth : AGED
10. Rinehart book : TISH
14. Famed beneficiary of Sir Edward Montagu : PEPYS
15. Type of cheese : BRIE
16. Preposition : ONTO
17. Vacuous : INANE
18. London lawyer : BARRISTER
20. Steatite : TALC
21. Mezzo-soprano Shirley : LOVE
22. Gallagher's partner : SHEAN
23. Duvalier's domain : HAITI
25. Uneasiness, in Paris : ALARME
26. Translate, in a way : DECODE
29. Grammatical features : TAXEMES
31. Byrd book : ALONE
32. Fool's gold, e.g. : PYRITES
33. Obscure : DIM
34. Stations : POSTS
35. Playwright Stoppard : TOM
38. Graze : PASTURE
41. Setting for a Marx Bros. film : OPERA
43. Choral piece : CANTATA
44. Led : GUIDED
45. Kind of shrimp : MANTIS
46. Teed off : IRATE
48. Type of vein : ILIAC
49. Bit : SNIP
50. An incarnation of Vishnu : RAMA
54. Latch releasers : DOORKNOBS
56. Moon of Uranus : ARIEL
57. Miler Andersson : ARNE
58. Medicinal plant : ALOE
59. "Ars ___ . . . " : LONGA
60. Cong. meeting : SESS
61. Certain chains : TOWS
62. Flowery scent : ATTAR
1. Rotisserie item : SPIT
2. Capp's "Hyena" : LENA
3. Oculus mundi : OPAL
4. Author of 7 Down : PYNCHON
5. Dir. from St. Louis to Memphis : SSE
6. Head monk : ABBOT
7. Best seller in 1973 : GRAVITYSRAINBOW
8. Celts' land : EIRE
9. German article : DER
10. Put ___ (embarrass) : TOSHAME
11. Concerned : INTERESTED
12. Cooks clams, in a way : STEAMS
13. Marilyn of the Met : HORNE
19. Key : ISLET
21. Recline : LIE
24. "Artie" author : ADE
25. Corncob, for one : AXIS
26. Palindromic family name : DAD
27. David ___ Lilienthal : ELI
28. Associates : COMPANIONS
30. Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
32. Small European cod : POUT
34. School orgs. : PTAS
36. Tinstone, e.g. : ORE
37. Non compos mentis : MAD
39. Scorpion's Heart : ANTARES
40. Place for a muleta : STICK
41. Call at Wimbledon : OUT
42. Buffoon : PIERROT
43. Heat, in Milano : CALORE
44. Lacuna : GAP
45. Mythical king of Phrygia : MIDAS
47. Loses a lap : RISES
49. "Star Wars" hero : SOLO
51. "___ Misbehavin'" : AINT
52. Prefix with ton or phone : MEGA
53. Winged : ALAR
55. Writer Hentoff : NAT
56. S.E.C. member : ALA

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