New York Times, Friday, February 24, 1984

Author:Lois Sidway
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1984, The New York Times
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1. Fibrous food : BRAN
5. Speckle : FLECK
10. Decree : FIAT
14. Frost : RIME
15. Bucolic : RURAL
16. Prefix with meter : ALTI
17. Turkish titles : AGAS
18. Set aside : ONICE
19. Some stories : LIES
20. Light-lunch item : COTTAGECHEESE
23. Bunch of Brownies : TROOP
24. Town in NE Italy : ESTE
25. All smiles : RIANT
29. Rose essence : ATTAR
33. Tolkien creature : ORC
36. Sailing craft : SLOOPS
39. London lad's swing, perhaps : TYRE
40. Mrs. Wakefield's tasty treat : TOLLHOUSECOOKIE
43. " . . . blue skies do ___" : ISEE
44. What tax payments may be in : ESCROW
45. Wawaskeesh : ELK
46. Espresso ingredient : CAFFE
48. Site of Vulcan's workshop : AETNA
50. Crushed underfoot : TROD
53. Longfellow heroine : ELSIE
57. Steakhouse entree : CHATEAUBRIAND
61. Boris contemporary : BELA
63. Bird woman of myth : HARPY
64. Witt's asteroid : EROS
65. Stravinsky ballet : AGON
66. Banks or Pyle : ERNIE
67. Not any, to Burns : NANE
68. Conn. senator : DODD
69. Gee-haw controls : REINS
70. Cartoonist Silverstein : SHEL
1. Flower part : BRACT
2. Severity : RIGOR
3. Italian baritone: 1879–1942 : AMATO
4. King of Pylos : NESTOR
5. Fastening on a belt : FROG
6. "Au Clair de la ___" : LUNE
7. Author Ambler : ERIC
8. Hide : CACHE
9. Bern artist's display : KLEES
10. Register for Pavarotti : FALSETTO
11. Nastase : ILIE
12. Blind impulse, personified : ATE
13. Scale notes : TIS
21. Imitative : APISH
22. J.F.K. letters : ETA
26. Medicinal plant : ALOE
27. Entre ___ : NOUS
28. Cavaradossi's love : TOSCA
30. Little feller : TYKE
31. Integument : ARIL
32. Give out fumes : REEK
33. Auricular : OTIC
34. Artist Bonheur : ROSA
35. Staff sign : CLEF
37. Fille's father : PERE
38. William Wallace, for one : SCOT
41. Devious; clumsy : LEFTHAND
42. Steinbrenner, to a Yankee : OWNER
47. Amendment backed by NOW : ERA
49. E.T. and friends : ALIENS
51. Different : OTHER
52. "The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
54. Singer Vaughan : SARAH
55. ___ fell swoop : INONE
56. Detroit disappointment : EDSEL
57. Blockhead : CLOD
58. Female wild buffalo : ARNI
59. "___ Central Park" : UPIN
60. Draws for Connors : BYES
61. Unsound : BAD
62. I, to Claudius : EGO

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