New York Times, Thursday, March 7, 1985

Author:S. E. Wilkinson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 347 (avg 1.84)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0
S. E. Wilkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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1. Brief breath : GASP
5. Palm off : FOIST
10. Shortcoming : FLAW
14. Second of a Latin trio : AMAS
15. Forster's "A Passage to ___" : INDIA
16. Inauguration ritual : OATH
17. Reek : FUME
18. Saltations : LEAPS
19. Tom Joad, e.g. : OKIE
20. Decoration : FLOURISH
22. Two-point football score : SAFETY
24. Old salt : SEADOG
25. Cherubini product : OPERA
27. Sculls : OARS
29. Panicky : ALARMED
33. Noncom rank : SFC
36. Indigent : NEEDY
38. Thick woolen fabric : BAIZE
39. Magician's expression : POOF
41. "The ___ jealousy heareth all things": Apocrypha : EAROF
43. "As you ___" : WERE
44. Semirural region : EXURB
46. ___ T. Firefly, Groucho role : RUFUS
48. Atrabilious : SAD
49. Make reparation : EXPIATE
51. Possible prince : FROG
53. Madrid museum : PRADO
55. Tex. river : BRAZOS
59. Milquetoast : CASPAR
62. Decoration : FRETWORK
64. Wheel connection : AXLE
65. Bottom-line figure : TOTAL
67. Both: Comb. form : AMBI
68. Dread : FEAR
69. "You ___ Fair," 1937 song : ARESO
70. Footnote abbr. : IBID
71. Up-tight : EDGY
72. Take up again : RENEW
73. D.C. nine once in the A.L. : NATS
1. Spars : GAFFS
2. Stubborn as ___ : AMULE
3. Pacific island group : SAMOA
4. False : PSEUDO
5. Decoration : FILIGREE
6. Numerical openers : ONES
7. The Gem State : IDAHO
8. Drink a little : SIP
9. Mortarboard decoration : TASSEL
10. Decoration : FOOFARAW
11. Geneva or Constance : LAKE
12. Keep ___ (persevere) : ATIT
13. Muffet fare : WHEY
21. Horse color : ROAN
23. Kuwaiti resident : ARAB
26. Boodle : PAYOFF
28. Desiccated : SEARED
30. Architect ___ van der Rohe : MIES
31. Pound, the poet : EZRA
32. Turn : DEED
33. Graf von ___ : SPEE
34. Comedian Redd : FOXX
35. Brilliant stroke : COUP
37. Actress Joanne : DRU
40. Decoration : FRIPPERY
42. Decoration : FURBELOW
45. Negri contemporary : BARA
47. Put in order : SORT
50. Dental calculus : TARTAR
52. Arthur's nephew : GAWAIN
54. Time after time : OFTEN
56. City in S Malawi : ZOMBA
57. Glenn's path in 1962 : ORBIT
58. Hit the ___ (fail) : SKIDS
59. Bistro : CAFE
60. Fired : AXED
61. Cinder : SLAG
63. Make an incised mark : RASE
66. Pay dirt : ORE

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