New York Times, Friday, April 5, 1985

Author: James Barrick
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Sign that delights angels : SRO
4. Humdingers : ACES
8. Provokes wrath : IRES
12. Face defiantly : CONFRONT
14. Strip : DENUDE
17. Base-to-apex measure : ALTITUDE
18. Daybook's relative : LEDGER
19. Meager : LEAN
20. Forthwith : NOW
21. Fort Bliss locale : ELPASO
22. Mien : ASPECT
24. Blue or yellow flag : IRIS
25. One of the races : HEAT
28. Earlier: Abbr. : PREC
30. Of half the globe : HEMISPHERICAL
35. Hyperbolist's report : OVERSTATEMENT
36. Overwhelmed, in a way : TEMPESTTOSSED
37. Polar explorer : ROSS
38. Shirt for Scotty : SARK
39. Part of E.E. : ENGR
41. Sovereign : DYNAST
46. Plant used in salads : BORAGE
49. Chinese pagoda : TAA
51. Place near Venice : ESTE
52. First of a series : OPENER
53. Certain artist : ANIMATOR
55. Requisite : NEEDED
56. Monster slain by Theseus : MINOTAUR
57. Space shuttle's org. : NASA
58. Operatic role : ELSA
59. Map abbr. : RTE
1. Mollusk, also called wentletrap : SCALA
2. Functions : ROLES
3. Available : ONTAP
4. Tate treats : ART
5. Earls' wives : COUNTESSES
6. Inner: Comb. form : ENDO
7. Burgoo or swivet : STEW
8. Empty : IDLE
9. Go unsteadily : REEL
10. Finials, e.g. : ENDPIECES
11. Cuban crop : SUGARCANE
13. Subtle : FINE
15. Mr. Arnaz : DESI
16. Antony's friend : EROS
23. Insect sounds : CHIRPS
26. Urban dwellings: Abbr. : APTS
27. "___ Entertainment!" : THATS
28. Destines : PREORDAINS
29. ___-Korsakov : RIMSKY
30. Popular : HOT
31. Opposite of deciduous : EVERGREEN
32. Office items : MEMORANDA
33. ___ Kett : ETTA
34. Kind of train, for short : LTD
39. Black, in poesy : EBON
40. Slangy answer : NOPE
42. Unmixed : NEAT
43. Start of a Garland vehicle : ASTAR
44. Undaunted : STOUT
45. Pied-à-___ : TERRE
47. Turns right : GEES
48. Earth goddess in opera : ERDA
49. Zestless : TAME
50. Dyestuff : ANIL
54. Extinct ratite : MOA

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