New York Times, Friday, May 3, 1985

Author: Michael J. Parris
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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1. La ___, Milan opera house : SCALA
6. Part of a ketch : KEEL
10. Uncertain : IFFY
14. Feast of Lots : PURIM
15. Vena ___, major blood vessel : CAVA
16. Performs : DOES
17. Out on ___ (stranded) : ALIMB
18. " . . . Roaring Camp" author : BRETHARTE
20. "Spandau" author : SPEER
21. Snick's companion : SNEE
22. Black, viscous liquid : TAR
23. "Antic Hay" author : ALDOUSHUXLEY
27. Pry about : SNOOP
28. Ford or Pyle : ERNIE
31. Cries of surprise : OHS
34. Correct copy : EDIT
35. Baseball-game division : INNING
36. Garden tool : HOE
37. Equine restraint : BIT
38. P. Wylie's target : MOM
39. Jan. 1 drink : NOG
40. Unhealthy : MORBID
42. Blue Nile source : TANA
43. U.S.N. officer : ENS
44. Cubic meter : STERE
45. Mulligrubs : COLIC
46. "Marilyn" author : NORMANMAILER
51. Affirmative vote : YEA
53. Arrive : COME
54. Second of a Roman's three names : NOMEN
56. "The Immoralist" author : ANDREGIDE
59. Snare : NOOSE
60. Joint : KNEE
61. Word on a nickel : UNUM
62. Chemical compound : ESTER
63. Infamous marquis : SADE
64. Trims branches : LOPS
65. Tend : SEETO
1. Resorts of sorts : SPAS
2. Mea ___ : CULPA
3. African gazelle : ARIEL
4. Treated with caustic : LIMED
5. "The Devil's Dictionary" author : AMBROSEBIERCE
6. Br. order : KCB
7. Range of hearing : EARSHOT
8. Align : EVENUP
9. Rubber basis : LATEX
10. Cretan mountain : IDA
11. Prospectors' boom year : FORTYNINE
12. A Greek cheese : FETA
13. Flemish river : YSER
19. "The Venetian Affair" author : HELENMACINNES
24. Ruined : UNDID
25. Garter word : SOIT
26. Gannet's kin : ERN
29. Privy to : INON
30. Rollers at Eastertide : EGGS
31. Resistance units : OHMS
32. Nocturnal avian cry : HOOT
33. Courted, in a way : SERENADED
35. Part of ancient Asia Minor : IONIA
38. Soft, chalky loam : MALM
41. Sis's rel. : BRO
42. Strengthened muscles : TONEDUP
45. "___ Real," Williams play : CAMINO
47. Tycoon : MOGUL
48. Free : LOOSE
49. Rage onstage : EMOTE
50. Alley button : RESET
51. Himalayan fauna : YAKS
52. Noted Danish composer : ENNA
55. Laughton role: 1932 : NERO
57. Arikara : REE
58. A German river : EMS

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