New York Times, Monday, March 25, 1985

Author: Evelyn Benshoof
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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1. Easy fly ball : POPUP
6. Tiff : SPAT
10. Battle : FRAY
14. Rub out : ERASE
15. A first name in whodunits : ERLE
16. Midler film, with "The" : ROSE
17. Carl Lewis is one : RACER
18. "___ creature was . . . " : NOTA
19. "Belvedere of Sicily" : ENNA
20. Generous : ALTRUISTIC
22. German dam : EDER
23. Jerk-test joint : KNEE
24. Escorts : USHERS
26. Docked, as hair : BOBBED
30. ___ magna, prelate's vestment : CAPPA
32. Heraldic band : ORLE
33. Poufs' kin : RATS
35. "What's in ___?" : ANAME
39. Amble : SAUNTER
41. Edwin Moses is one : HURDLER
43. Show contempt : SNEER
44. Unsettled : OPEN
46. Zest : ELAN
47. Not so many : FEWER
49. Until this time : TODATE
51. Folly : BETISE
54. Pathological suffix : OSIS
56. With, in Paris : AVEC
57. Generous : BIGHEARTED
63. Mechanical repetition : ROTE
64. Adriatic wind : BORA
65. Musical-scale inventor : GUIDO
66. Moon crater : OKEN
67. Catchall abbr. : ETAL
68. Join : ENTER
69. Grouse house : NEST
70. Spouse of a knight : DAME
71. Pitiless : STONY
1. Pisan's pear : PERA
2. Nuncupative : ORAL
3. Covenant : PACT
4. Addict : USER
5. Wig of yore : PERUKE
6. Sound judgment : SENSE
7. Screen or shield : PROTECT
8. Choir voices : ALTI
9. Spode item : TEACUP
10. Generous : FREEHANDED
11. Heavy-stroked script : RONDE
12. Actor from Kansas City : ASNER
13. "The ___ at the spring": Browning : YEARS
21. French department or river : INDRE
25. Bandy words : SPAR
26. Office bigwig : BOSS
27. Algerian seaport : ORAN
28. Cerulean : BLUE
29. Generous : BENEFICENT
31. Court star in the 70's : ASHE
34. Indonesian island group : AROE
36. Actress Nazimova : ALLA
37. Gist : MEAT
38. Petrel's cousin : ERNE
40. ___ bien : TRES
42. Free : UNTIE
45. Plan : PROGRAM
48. Like a water shrew's feet : WEBBED
50. Orange and Indian : OSAGES
51. Rank below viscount : BARON
52. Call forth : EVOKE
53. Huguenots' heads : TETES
55. Cleavable rock : SHALE
58. Smallest Greek letter : IOTA
59. Peewee : RUNT
60. Yugoslav hero : TITO
61. Original sin site : EDEN
62. Sturdy boat : DORY

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