New York Times, Friday, May 24, 1985

Author:Jesse Roarke
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 236 (avg 1.26)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Sail support : MAST
5. Strait near Java : SUNDA
10. Shadowbox : SPAR
14. Big Egyptian bird : IBIS
15. Neighbor of Taurus : ORION
16. English river : AIRE
17. Stones from the sky : METEORITES
19. Bright star in Lyra : VEGA
20. Click beetle : ELATER
21. Ford of "Can You Top This?" : SENATOR
23. Commemorative slab : STELA
26. "Oysters ___ season" : RIN
27. Tattletale : REVEALER
30. All there : INTACT
34. Date for Domitian : IDES
35. A ship remembered : MAINE
37. Waikiki wreath : LEI
38. Firearm : GUN
39. Sugar, bread, etc. : STAPLES
41. Silence : GAG
42. Old French coin : ECU
43. Alaskan peninsula : KENAI
44. Measured quantity : DOSE
45. Renter : LESSEE
47. Innkeeper of old : HOSTELER
50. ___ and outs : INS
51. Plant of the lily family : ONION
52. Compensation : REDRESS
56. "Let ___ do it" : GEORGE
60. Jai ___ : ALAI
61. Variable, as a nova : INCONSTANT
64. Neighbor of Ecuador : PERU
65. Extinguish : DOUSE
66. Famed Alaskan : EGAN
67. Whops : TANS
68. Green newt : EBBET
69. Bristlelike organ : SETA
1. Mute actor : MIME
2. A labor leader : ABEL
3. Wife of Ramachandra : SITA
4. Disease-carrying flies : TSETSES
5. Bay : SORREL
6. Swiss canton : URI
7. Basketball tourn. : NIT
8. Bucks' mates : DOES
9. Stupid : ANSERINE
10. Wise man : SAVANT
11. Painter Mondrian : PIET
12. Former constellation : ARGO
13. Rise high : REAR
18. Greek mountain chain : OETA
22. Mets, Padres et al. : NINES
24. Geneva's lake : LEMAN
25. Plains Indian : ARAPAHO
27. Star in 15 Across : RIGEL
28. Bring out : EDUCE
29. Morning star : VENUS
31. Star in Perseus : ALGOL
32. Desist : CEASE
33. Striped animal : TIGER
36. Troy, to Achilles : ILION
39. Part of a Greek theater : SKENE
40. Place on a Yorkshire river : TEESSIDE
44. Signifies : DENOTES
46. Dog Star : SIRIUS
48. Seal : SIGNET
49. Pedal appendages : TOES
52. Spellbound : RAPT
53. Ancient town in Lucania, Italy : ELEA
54. Mend socks : DARN
55. Supercilious one : SNOB
57. Furor : RAGE
58. Small biting fly : GNAT
59. Sicilian volcano : ETNA
62. Ernie Banks was one : CUB
63. Chemical suffix : OSE

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