New York Times, Friday, March 29, 1985

Author:Nancy McCarthy
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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1. Did the hucklebuck : DANCED
7. At the nadir : LOWEST
13. Diacritical mark : CEDILLA
14. Shows : EVINCES
16. One of Webster's replies to Hayne : ORATION
17. Old hand : VETERAN
18. He, objectively : HIM
19. This makes paints : PIGMENT
21. Explorer Johnson : OSA
22. Satanic : EVIL
24. Approaches : NEARS
25. Uitlander foe: 1899–1902 : BOER
26. Plexuses : RETIA
28. Map abbr. : RTE
29. Kin of an ophicleide : BUGLE
30. Of perfect happiness : EDENIC
32. Sans twinklers : STARLESS
34. German river : EDER
36. Artist-author Silverstein : SHEL
37. Laden : BURDENED
41. Army engineer corpsman : SAPPER
45. Audibly : ALOUD
46. Kind of sister or story : SOB
48. Combine : MERGE
49. Sugar unit : LUMP
50. Mexican cornmeal mush : ATOLE
52. Trendy set : NEOS
53. S.E.C. member : ALA
54. Deviation from the rule : ANOMALY
56. French business abbr. : CIE
57. Brilliant bird : TANAGER
59. Pragmatic person : REALIST
61. Disintegrate: Brit. : ATOMISE
62. Enters the service : ENLISTS
63. Annalists' items : EVENTS
64. Fries quickly : SAUTES
1. Inferred : DERIVED
2. Nudist : ADAMITE
3. Basketball tourn. letters : NIT
4. Football foul : CLIP
5. Remove to a distance, in law : ELOIN
6. Nick Carter's "___ Key" : DANGER
7. Young hares : LEVERETS
8. Oasts : OVENS
9. Katarina ___, figure skater : WITT
10. Chemical suffix : ENE
11. Marley's partner : SCROOGE
12. Prickly plants : TEASELS
13. Stick together : COHERE
15. Deadfalls : SNARES
20. On which nelsons occur : MATS
23. In a queue : LINEDUP
25. Whence a reliever comes : BULLPEN
27. Played the paraclete : AIDED
29. Carplike fish : BREAM
31. Recent: Comb. form : CEN
33. Gift-openers' sounds : AHS
35. Touches up a Rembrandt : RESTORES
37. Golf-ball ingredient from the bully tree : BALATA
38. Howl : ULULATE
39. Nicholas II's surname : ROMANOV
40. Condemn : DOOM
42. Exact : PRECISE
43. Solipsists : EGOISTS
44. Adjusts an alarm clock : RESETS
47. Sounds raucously : BLARES
50. "___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
51. "Maria ___," 1933 song : ELENA
54. Opposed, in the backwoods : AGIN
55. Asian border river : YALU
58. Soul, to Simone : AME
60. Kindled : LIT

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