New York Times, Saturday, March 9, 1985

Author: Nancy Scandrett Ross
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Nancy S. Ross has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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1. Apparatus for Retton : BEAM
5. Gnat : MIDGE
10. Pike or perch : FISH
14. Ending for confer : ENCE
15. "Experience keeps ___ school . . . ": Franklin : ADEAR
16. Shaft, in Spain : ASTA
17. Degree for a novelist? : DOCTOROWLETTERS
20. Small café : ESTAMINET
21. Describing an anchor clear of the bottom : ATRIP
22. Priestly quality : PIETY
23. Emulates Rip : SLEEPS
24. Matches : LIGHTS
27. Contained : HELD
28. Where the Kon-Tiki is now : OSLO
29. French flower : SEINE
31. Products of fertilized eggs : ZOA
34. Banner for an actress? : STARSANDSTREEPS
38. Turf : SOD
39. Accumulate : AMASS
40. Crackle's predecessor : SNAP
41. Trudge : SLOG
42. Emulates Pavlov's dogs : DROOLS
44. Praying ___ : MANTIS
47. Ermine, at times : STOAT
49. Nom de plume's cousin : ALIAS
50. One kind of insensibility : ANALGESIA
54. Twilight of a poet? : GOETHEDAMMERUNG
56. At all : ONCE
57. Emphatic word after yes or no : SIREE
58. "Dies ___" : IRAE
59. North Sea feeder : TEES
60. Severe : STERN
61. Group of badgers : CETE
1. Eliot hero : BEDE
2. Cabell of baseball : ENOS
3. Business abbr. : ACCT
4. Implied comparison : METAPHOR
5. Osmond and Wilson : MARIES
6. "___ Care," hit song for Tanguay : IDONT
7. Presidential also-ran : DEWEY
8. City in SE Ontario : GALT
9. Poet's word : ERE
10. Kind of calf : FATTED
11. Rhone tributary : ISERE
12. Reduce to essentials : STRIP
13. Metal fasteners : HASPS
18. Skip : OMIT
19. Less low : TALLER
23. Conveyed : SENT
24. Red-ink entry : LOSS
25. Ratio words : ISTO
26. Delighted : GLAD
27. Greet the villain : HISS
29. Hose blemish : SNAG
30. Asner and Sullivan : EDS
31. Stoicism founder : ZENO
32. Menilite : OPAL
33. Horned vipers : ASPS
35. Indian of British Columbia : SALISH
36. An Alcott : AMOS
37. Abstruse : ESOTERIC
41. Conditions : STATES
42. Megalithic monument : DOLMEN
43. Choler : RAGE
44. Chinese figurine : MAGOT
45. Single : ALONE
46. Houghton, to Hepburn : NIECE
47. Catch : SNARE
48. Not so feral : TAMER
50. Mine entrance : ADIT
51. Unwavering : SURE
52. ___ the finish : INAT
53. He wrote "The Morning Watch": 1954 : AGEE
55. Road curve : ESS

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