New York Times, Friday, July 19, 1985

Author: James Barrick
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Longboats : SLOOPS
7. Hastens : SPEEDS
13. Barren : STERILE
14. Surpass on the track : OUTRACE
16. A Western grass : NEEDLEANDTHREAD
18. Gas: Comb. form : AERO
19. Get ___ (become accustomed) : USEDTO
20. Malaprop was one : MRS
21. Certain nouns: Abbr. : PLS
22. Franklin and others : STOVES
23. Cabbagelike plant : COLE
24. Defunct alliance : SEATO
26. Rorem or Buntline : NED
27. Quiz-show group : PANEL
28. Pre-eminent : STELLAR
30. Guinness Book entries : FIRSTS
31. A condiment : TABLESALT
33. Builders : MASONS
36. Fail to take care of : NEGLECT
39. Greek contests : AGONS
40. Fed. agency : FDA
41. Resinous wood : ALOES
43. Phooey! : RATS
44. Vessel with masts : SAILER
46. Rochester-to-Buffalo dir. : WSW
47. Set of tools : KIT
48. Of a body part : SPINAL
49. Commune on the Tanaro : ASTI
50. Relatives of darners : KNITTINGNEEDLES
53. Onset : ASSAULT
54. Creamy desserts : ECLAIRS
55. Scottish nobles : THANES
56. Impresses : STAMPS
1. Family of Addison's colleague : STEELES
2. Surveys lasciviously : LEERSAT
3. Church publication : ORDO
4. Lube : OIL
5. Il ___ (It's raining): Fr. : PLEUT
6. Like some employment : SEASONAL
7. Did a lawn job : SODDED
8. Links strokes : PUTTS
9. Combining form in chemistry : ETHO
10. Stray : ERR
11. Evil spirits : DAEMONS
12. Red-faced : SCARLET
13. Cookies : SNAPS
15. De Soto contemporaries : EDSELS
17. Eternal; infinite : NEVERENDING
22. Gannets : SOLANS
23. Monopoly : CARTEL
25. Siouan people : TETONS
27. Column : PILLAR
29. Wt. units : LBS
30. ___ end (remnant) : FAG
32. Trade routes : SEALANES
33. Finnish money : MARKKA
34. Con : AGAINST
35. Like the porter in "Macbeth" : SOTTISH
37. Flower of the primrose family : COWSLIP
38. Canopies over beds : TESTERS
40. Swoons : FAINTS
42. "The ___ Family Robinson": Wyss : SWISS
44. Stake : SPILE
45. Exclusive group : ELECT
48. Make senseless : STUN
49. Eliot's Bede : ADAM
51. Chinese pagoda : TAA
52. High note : ELA

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