New York Times, Thursday, March 14, 1985

Author:Jeffrey A. Mercer
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jeffrey A. Mercer has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Freud's "Totem und ___" : TABU
5. An O'Neal : TATUM
10. Its cap. is Pierre : SDAK
14. Pavlov : IVAN
15. Rancher's lariat : RIATA
16. Dock support : PILE
17. Auriferous Connery film? : GOLDFINGER
19. "___ Rock" (Simon-Garfunkel song) : IAMA
20. Approve : ENDORSE
21. Billy the Kid, e.g. : GUNMAN
23. Snood : NET
24. Urey or Stassen, to Guido : AROLDO
26. Become manifest : APPEAR
29. Fruit of an Asiatic palm : BETELNUT
32. Hamlet's cry of distaste : FIE
33. Smith and Jackson : KATES
35. Whirl : EDDY
36. "___ Clear Day" : ONA
37. T.C.U. rival : SMU
38. Compass pt. : ENE
41. Once around the track : LAP
42. ___ vez (again, to Alfonso) : OTRA
44. Admit : LETON
46. ___ de France : ILE
47. Dubious story : TALLTALE
50. Sings like a bird : TRILLS
52. Arachnid : SPIDER
53. Prepare leather : TAN
54. Lacking pigmentation : ALBINO
56. Pale and worn : HAGGARD
60. "America" is a proper one : NOUN
61. Glowing song-and-dance gal? : RUBYKEELER
64. Gambler's "bones" : DICE
65. Wear away : ERODE
66. Fountain treat : SODA
67. Pens : INKS
68. Come to fruition : RIPEN
69. Check : TEST
1. Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
2. Rugby's river : AVON
3. Glabrous : BALD
4. Ruined : UNDONE
5. Sterne's "___ Shandy" : TRISTRAM
6. Eldest, to Yves : AINE
7. Children's game : TAG
8. Shoshonean : UTE
9. Actress Kidder : MARGOT
10. Lathe part : SPINDLE
11. Sparkling West role? : DIAMONDLIL
12. Woman in "Summer and Smoke" : ALMA
13. Sartre work : KEAN
18. Crotchets : FREAKS
22. Rubber tree : ULE
24. Actor Vigoda : ABE
25. Correct a watch : RESET
26. On the move : AFOOT
27. A 1492 caravel : PINTA
28. "The Good Earth" was one of her gems : PEARLSBUCK
30. J.F.K.'s Sec. of the Interior : UDALL
31. Sorts : TYPES
34. Fabric named after a French city : TULLE
39. Frost's "The Road ___" : NOTTAKEN
40. Madden : ENRAGE
43. Goats, butterflies or plants : ALPINES
45. Always, in poesy : EER
48. Container : TIN
49. Crèche figure : ADORER
51. Swallow : INGEST
54. "The King ___" : ANDI
55. Cut of meat : LOIN
56. ___ Park, birthplace of F.D.R. : HYDE
57. Medicinal plant : ALOE
58. Beatty film : REDS
59. Mild oath : DRAT
62. Psychic Geller : URI
63. Jazz form : BOP

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