New York Times, Tuesday, March 26, 1985

Author: Gayle Dean
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
Gayle Dean has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Aspersion : SLUR
5. Road hazard : SLEET
10. P.S. group : PTA
13. Melody : TUNE
14. Silverheels role : TONTO
15. Director Howard : RON
16. Start of an anonymous quotation : ITSNOUSECRYING
19. Marine hitchhiker : REMORA
20. Curvy letters : ESSES
22. Quotation: Part II : OVERSPILTMILK
27. Singer Paul : ANKA
29. Taunt : TEASE
30. Assassinate : SLAY
31. Bards : POETS
33. Pacify : ALLAY
35. Make fond : ENDEAR
37. Farm machine : REAPER
42. Insect form : LARVA
46. Love : ADORE
47. Nick Charles's dog : ASTA
51. Scottish terrier : CAIRN
53. TV equine : MRED
54. Quotation: Part III : ITONLYMAKESIT
57. Griddlecake : LATKE
58. Writer : SCRIBE
61. End of quotation : SALTYFORTHECAT
66. French island : ILE
67. Competitor : RIVAL
68. Rambler, e.g. : ROSE
69. Draft org. : SSS
70. Platform for Plummer : STAGE
71. Speedy jets : SSTS
1. Mix : STIR
2. Stringed instrument : LUTE
3. Not cured, as ham : UNSMOKED
4. Prune, as old shrubs : RENOVATE
5. "Athenaeum" painter : STUART
6. ___ Altos, Calif. : LOS
7. Compass dir. : ENE
8. And so forth: Abbr. : ETC
9. Rocky peak : TOR
10. Rainbow makers : PRISMS
11. Throat part : TONSIL
12. Author Thirkell : ANGELA
17. Pay dirt : ORE
18. Still : YET
21. Kind of diver : SKY
23. Yellow or Coral : SEA
24. "___ Joey" : PAL
25. Man is one: Abbr. : ISL
26. Cordelia's father : LEAR
27. Mimic : APE
28. Negative prefix : NON
32. Tin Pan Alley gal : SAL
34. Affirmative vote : YEA
36. Risqué : RACY
38. Fans : ADMIRERS
39. Colonnades : PORTICOS
40. Before, to the Bard : ERE
41. Comedian Skelton : RED
43. Phrixus's transport : RAM
44. By way of : VIA
45. Vessel for Ham et al. : ARK
47. Trouble : AIL
48. State of equilibrium : STASIS
49. Sums up : TOTALS
50. Tali : ANKLES
52. Snuggle : NESTLE
55. Allow : LET
56. Acad. : SCH
59. Cordage fiber : BAST
60. Summers in Sedan : ETES
62. Parts of a cen. : YRS
63. Tantrum : FIT
64. Eggs for Cato : OVA
65. Very poor magazine : RAG

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