New York Times, Monday, June 24, 1985

Author: Nancy McCarthy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. David Low's colonel : BLIMP
6. Pious insincerity : CANT
10. Quick pokes : JABS
14. Not express : LOCAL
15. U.S.S.R.-China river boundary : AMUR
16. Doubly curved molding : OGEE
17. City S of Gainesville : OCALA
18. Actress Schneider : ROMY
19. Strongly alcoholic : HARD
20. Police persuaders : BILLYCLUBS
22. African river : NILE
23. N.C. college : ELON
24. Hide treater : TANNER
26. Full of lumps : CLODDY
30. Sapid : TASTY
32. Pilate's "man" : HOMO
33. Schoolroom fixture : DESK
35. Ghana's capital : ACCRA
39. Changed a bill : AMENDED
41. Fixes upon a stake : IMPALES
43. Lustrous velvet : PANNE
44. Germ plasm element : GENE
46. Odd notion : KINK
47. Saudi neighbor : YEMEN
49. Proficient ones : ADEPTS
51. Streisand : BARBRA
54. Big blow : GALE
56. Continually : EVER
57. Fabricated flimsily : JERRYBUILT
63. Puerto ___ : RICO
64. Unwritten : ORAL
65. Subordinate : UNDER
66. This, in Valencia : ESTO
67. Sunder : RIVE
68. Diacritical mark : TILDE
69. Accepted : TOOK
70. Comprehends : SEES
71. Porterhouse or sirloin : STEAK
1. Amorphous lump : BLOB
2. Places : LOCI
3. Suffix with myth or poet : ICAL
4. Shop complex : MALL
5. Got in the game : PLAYED
6. Producer Ponti : CARLO
7. Equals in effect, with "to" : AMOUNTS
8. Anesthetized : NUMB
9. Furtive meetings : TRYSTS
10. Country corn bread : JOHNNYCAKE
11. On the other hand : AGAIN
12. Comedian Milton : BERLE
13. Exodus feast : SEDER
21. Glasgow's river : CLYDE
25. Nipa : ATAP
26. Fellow : CHAP
27. Glen Gray's Casa ___ Orchestra : LOMA
28. Prophetic sign : OMEN
29. Free-style fracas : DONNYBROOK
31. Basically alike : AKIN
34. Sharpness : EDGE
36. Very short film : CLIP
37. Lessee's responsibility : RENT
38. Fixes a price : ASKS
40. Doe and roe : DEER
42. Farinaceous : MEALY
45. Etch : ENGRAVE
48. Big leagues : MAJORS
50. Career beginnings : DEBUTS
51. Special Forces headgear : BERET
52. Dispatch boat : AVISO
53. Right-hand page : RECTO
55. City on the Rhone : ARLES
58. Lake port : ERIE
59. Military group : UNIT
60. Run in neutral : IDLE
61. Mother of Helen of Troy : LEDA
62. Tough trip : TREK

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