New York Times, Thursday, July 18, 1985

Author: Eli Wesoff
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 0
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz era puzzle in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Twofold : DUPLE
6. Footless animal : APOD
10. Plant pest : MITE
14. ___ ease (uncomfortable) : ILLAT
15. "The Forty Days of ___ Dagh" : MUSA
16. Maple genus : ACER
17. ___ while (linger) : STAYA
18. Perform musically although untrained : PLAYBYEAR
20. Snowflakes : CRYSTALS
22. ___-jongg : MAH
23. Panay native : ATI
24. Sandra of films : DEE
25. Hebrew letter : ALEPH
28. Goddess of youth : HEBE
30. Citadel of Moscow : KREMLIN
32. End : OMEGA
34. Land once Chosen : KOREA
36. ___ loss for words : ATA
37. Gulf of Guinea feeder : NIGER
38. A date in Roma : IDI
39. Synthetic fiber : RAYON
41. Call ___ day : ITA
42. Actor Alan from Allestree : BATES
44. Dark hues, in poesy : EBONS
45. Mollifies : TEMPERS
47. " . . . unto us ___ is given" : ASON
48. Kingdom : REALM
49. Author Fleming : IAN
51. Ski star ___ Dotzauer : UWE
53. Arafat's org. : PLO
54. Basketball strategy : ONEONONE
57. Tries to gain favor : PLAYSUPTO
61. "Humor is ___ . . . ": Gilbert : ADRUG
62. Bonn title : HERR
63. Kind of agent or house : ROAD
64. Geometric figures: Comb. form : HEDRA
65. Thought: Comb. form : IDEO
66. Zaire's Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
67. Ford "lemon" : EDSEL
1. Phonograph record : DISC
2. Extremist : ULTRA
3. Obey the rules : PLAYTHEGAME
4. ___ to (blockade) : LAYSIEGE
5. Virginia, to René : ETAT
6. More than adequate : AMPLE
7. Throb : PULSE
8. Explorer Johnson : OSA
9. Distress while awake: Med. : DAYMARE
10. Willful violence : MAYHEM
11. Hood's diamonds : ICE
12. Oolong, e.g. : TEA
13. Misjudge : ERR
19. Spain's Islas ___ : BALEARES
21. Sweetened drink : ADE
26. Pun : PLAYONWORDS
27. ___ all cylinders : HITON
29. Gym gear : BARBELLS
30. Actor-singer Kristofferson : KRIS
31. Soprano Merriman et al. : NANS
32. Step ___ (hustle) : ONIT
33. Type of box : MITER
34. Little foxes : KITS
35. Lyric poem : ODE
40. Teemed : ABOUNDED
43. War garb for Richards I and II : ARMOURS
46. A writing surface: Comb. form : PAPYRO
47. Chemical suffix : ANE
49. Jots : IOTAS
50. Positive terminal : ANODE
52. Habituate : ENURE
55. Missouri River dam : OAHE
56. Alike, in Arles : EGAL
57. Letter on a key : PHI
58. Wielded the baton : LED
59. "Happy Days ___ Here Again" : ARE
60. "Israfel" poet : POE

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