New York Times, Wednesday, June 26, 1985

Author: Elaine George
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. "To ___ and a bone . . . ": Kipling : ARAG
5. Best-selling drink : COLA
9. Phase : FACET
14. Island off Java : BALI
15. Whilom Reagan Sec. of State : HAIG
16. Idolize : ADORE
17. "Give ___ a horse . . . " : AMAN
18. Bayou soup ingredient : OKRA
19. Balzac's birthplace : TOURS
20. Iced, spiced wine drink : SANGAREE
22. Engine lever : TAPPET
23. Author Hunter : EVAN
24. Fountain treats : MALTEDS
25. Gyroidal : SPIRAL
28. Sack : FIRE
29. Torment : HARASSMENT
31. Aptly named cheese : EDAM
35. Askew : ATILT
36. "Snake eye" : ONE
37. Having wings : ALATE
38. Iranian of yore : MEDE
39. Baptism, matrimony, etc. : SACRAMENTS
41. Cause of ruin : BANE
42. Lord Nelson's crewmen : LIMEYS
43. Plentiful : COPIOUS
47. Last royal governor of Mass. : GAGE
48. Ethically neutral : AMORAL
49. Cooling drink : LEMONADE
53. Fall yard-worker : RAKER
54. Diminish : WANE
55. Top Romanov : TSAR
56. Upright : ONEND
57. Glimpsed : EYED
58. Envelope abbr. : ATTN
59. Gets stuck in muck : MIRES
60. This, to Maria : ESTA
61. Whoppers : LIES
1. Down with, in Paris : ABAS
2. Hindu deity : RAMA
3. King of the comics : ALAN
4. Mixer at a bar : GINGERALE
5. Hymn tunes : CHORALS
6. Like a bucket of song : OAKEN
7. Capital of Rome : LIRE
8. One of the Khans : AGA
9. Femme ___ : FATALE
10. Espouse : ADOPT
11. Two-door on four wheels : COUPE
12. Threw wildly at Shea : ERRED
13. Checks and probes : TESTS
21. Skipper's "Stop!" : AVAST
22. Piquant : TART
24. U.M.W. member : MINER
25. Spurious : SHAM
26. Noggin : PATE
27. Crocus or gladiolus : IRID
28. Fight with Athos : FENCE
30. Voices anguish : MOANS
31. Basic and powerful : ELEMENTAL
32. Canute, for one : DANE
33. Ramsey Clark's occ. : ATTY
34. Kind of hall : MESS
37. Chico's comrade : AMIGO
39. Author Bellow : SAUL
40. San Francisco Bay city : ALAMEDA
41. Managerial groups : BOARDS
43. Hoppe shot : CAROM
44. Muscat native : OMANI
45. Raising game : POKER
46. Ballroom Castle : IRENE
47. Playwright Jean : GENET
49. Wagers : LAYS
50. Piedmontese wine center : ASTI
51. Go out with : DATE
52. Large sea birds : ERNS
54. Teensy : WEE

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