New York Times, Thursday, May 9, 1985

Author: Harold B. Counts
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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© 1985, The New York Times
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1. Rectifies : MENDS
6. Summoned, in a way : PAGED
11. ___-la-la : TRA
14. Eskimo, e.g. : ALEUT
15. Actress Hervey : IRENE
16. Word on a tote board : WIN
17. Blue points : SIAMESECATS
19. Wedding vow : IDO
20. Lever in a steam engine : TAPPET
21. Predominated : REIGNED
23. Horseshoes hit : RINGER
26. Farm tract : ACRE
27. Alan from N.Y.C. : ALDA
31. Twerp : NERD
32. "The Greatest" : ALI
33. Tête-à-tête : DUOLOGUE
35. Gold or silver : METAL
38. Winglike part : ALULA
39. Antique car : REO
41. Coins in Islamabad : PAISE
42. Hayseeds : RUBES
43. Dances in polka time : TWOSTEPS
45. Rom. tongue : LAT
46. U.S. inventor: 1847–1922 : BELL
47. Chimney on das Haus : ESSE
48. Surplus word : OVER
50. Scene of a miracle : REDSEA
52. Start a voyage : SETSAIL
54. Joined : ALLIED
59. Actress Alicia : ANA
60. Old radio show : AMOSANDANDY
63. "My ___ Sal" : GAL
64. Fissures : RENTS
65. Musical based on a comic strip : ANNIE
66. Wapiti : ELK
67. Moves sideways : EDGES
68. Retreats : NESTS
1. Jigger, e.g. : MAST
2. Mr. Lamb : ELIA
3. A tide : NEAP
4. Kind of truck : DUMP
5. Cox : STEER
6. Turnover, for one : PIE
7. Rainbow : ARC
8. Equipped : GEARED
9. Script direction : ENTER
10. Lucy's ex : DESI
11. Minn. combo : TWINCITIES
12. Addendum of a sort : RIDER
13. Electrolytic terminal : ANODE
18. Cheat a buyer : STING
22. Helmet-shaped : GALEATE
24. Of nerves: Comb. form : NEUR
25. Hailed the guests : GREETED
27. Jewish month : ADAR
28. Someone not to bring : LULU
29. Gibberish : DOUBLETALK
30. Listening eagerly : ALLEARS
32. Elec. units : AMPS
34. Tobacco kiln : OAST
36. Killers near Cairo : ASPS
37. ___-majesté : LESE
40. Moreporks : OWLS
44. City in Cattaraugus Co., N.Y. : OLEAN
46. Inhere : BELONG
48. Okla. Indian : OSAGE
49. Corrupt : VENAL
50. Crusted with ice tufts : RIMED
51. Russian river : ALDAN
53. Rhine feeder : AARE
55. Bowling alley : LANE
56. Pubs : INNS
57. Tailor a tale : EDIT
58. Coloring agents : DYES
61. Sault ___ Marie : STE
62. Its ears sprouted on Midas : ASS

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