New York Times, Friday, March 22, 1985

Author: Robert Katz
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bombay bigwig : RANA
5. Mud follower : BATH
9. Something to flick : ASH
12. Ignore : OMIT
13. Imogen's Fidele in "Cymbeline" : ALIAS
15. She, in Sonora : ELLA
16. ___ War (famed race horse) : MANO
17. "Lost Horizon" director : CAPRA
18. Pherkad is one : STAR
19. Optical toy : PHENAKISTOSCOPE
22. Stanford White extension : ELL
23. Distaff busybody : YENTA
24. O'Hara's Joey : PAL
27. Break bread : EAT
29. Leaked almost imperceptibly : SEEPED
32. Step ___ (hurry) : ONIT
34. Red or Dead : SEA
36. Spanish satirist: 1809–37 : LARRA
38. 24-sided figure : TETRAHEXAHEDRON
42. Thermoplastic : SARAN
43. W.W. II zone : ETO
44. Poetic times : EENS
45. Disclose : REVEAL
48. Cato's "It is" : EST
50. Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE
51. Quartet from Mississippi : ESSES
53. Spy job : TAP
55. Like serpentine writing : BOUSTROPHEDONIC
62. Transported emotionally : RAPT
63. " . . . a kiss through ___": Hugo : AVEIL
64. Jean or Walter : KERR
65. "Ship" follower : AHOY
66. Stripper, possibly : MINER
67. Part of HOMES : ERIE
68. Thriller prop : GUN
69. ___-bitsy : ITSY
70. Start of a Stein line : ROSE
1. Gambol : ROMP
2. Oriental nurse : AMAH
3. Judicial number : NINE
4. Make amends : ATONE
5. Recoil : BACKLASH
6. "Merry" in a game name : ALAI
7. Under the "alfluence of incohol" : TIPSY
8. Writer Bret et al. : HARTES
9. Lowest female voice : ALTO
10. Word before stick or happy : SLAP
11. Loser to a tortoise : HARE
14. Rhone feeder : SAONE
15. Shenanigan : ESCAPADE
20. Hopped-up drink : ALE
21. Stone tablet : STELE
24. Crocks : POTS
25. Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
26. Kin of a metre : LITRE
28. Duffer's device : TEE
30. Bobbled : ERRED
31. Worker : DRONE
33. Mockery; caricature : TRAVESTY
35. Borden weapon : AXE
37. Faulkner hero : ANSE
39. "___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
40. A daughter of Zeus : ATE
41. Inn : HOSTELRY
46. Religious retreat : ASRAM
47. One of 13 at the Vatican : LEOVII
49. Boy or bit : TAD
52. All tuckered out : SPENT
54. Stud or draw : POKER
55. Blow one's own horn : BRAG
56. Punchbowl site : OAHU
57. Bedtime-story word : UPON
58. Shakes a leg : HIES
59. "Quo Vadis?" character : NERO
60. Rainbow flower : IRIS
61. Algonquian language : CREE

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