New York Times, Tuesday, March 5, 1985

Author:Whitten
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Atlas contents : MAPS
5. Excuse : ALIBI
10. Stain : SPOT
14. Inter ___ : ALIA
15. Unstable particle : MESON
16. S.A rodent : PACA
17. Radio-comics character : CAPTAINMIDNIGHT
20. Annapolis graduates : ENSIGNS
21. Jungle queen : LIONESS
22. ___ Speedwagon (rock group) : REO
23. Lachrymal drop : TEAR
24. City on the Rhone : ARLES
27. Sun. talk : SER
28. Beethoven's "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
33. Bishop's seat : SEE
34. "Ode on a Grecian ___" : URN
35. Collar lining : FACING
36. Early Claude Rains film : THEINVISIBLEMAN
40. Blonde bombshell of the 30's : HARLOW
41. April 13, in Italy : IDI
42. Victoria's "We ___ not amused" : ARE
43. He plays Matt Houston's uncle : EBSEN
44. Crazy Horse, to Custer : FOE
45. Fastener : SCREW
47. Bus.-school course : ECON
49. Afternoon reception : TEA
50. Eight-sided figure : OCTAGON
54. Distorts reports : GARBLES
58. Frankie Frisch : THEFORDHAMFLASH
60. Informal goodbye : TATA
61. Size of type : ELITE
62. Within: Comb. form : ENTO
63. ___-Neisse Line : ODER
64. Jewish feast : SEDER
65. Profound : DEEP
1. Spiked club : MACE
2. King of comedy : ALAN
3. Gladys Knight's backups : PIPS
4. Caricature : SATIRE
5. ___ acids : AMINO
6. Optical glass : LENS
7. Doctrine : ISM
8. Heating tank : BOILER
9. Gandhi's land : INDIA
10. Rotate : SPIN
11. Youthful attendant : PAGE
12. Newspaper publisher: 1858–1935 : OCHS
13. Makes lace : TATS
18. Matures : AGES
19. Usual : NORMAL
23. Tautness : TENSION
24. ___ crow flies : ASTHE
25. G.I. therapy : REHAB
26. Salacious looks : LEERS
27. ___ Lanka : SRI
29. What Eliza crossed : ICE
30. Flowing robe : SIMAR
31. Trap : SNARE
32. Vice President before Ford : AGNEW
34. Alphabetic trio : UVW
35. G-men's org. : FBI
37. ___ du Diable : ILE
38. External world : NONEGO
39. Fish or suffix : IDE
44. Caress : FONDLE
45. Slave of yore : SERF
46. Sent by wire : CABLED
48. Pearmain centers : CORES
49. More insipid : TAMER
50. Hahn or Kahn : OTTO
51. Libyan neighbor : CHAD
52. Pierre's head : TETE
53. At a distance : AFAR
54. Ball-park figure : GATE
55. Narrow way : LANE
56. Padua neighbor : ESTE
57. Store : SHOP
59. Stashed away : HID

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