New York Times, Saturday, August 17, 1985

Author: Virginia P. Abelson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q U V X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Twerps : DRIPS
6. Soprano Gluck : ALMA
10. "The ___ 'e knows . . . ": Kipling : ORSE
14. Author of "Gods, Graves and Scholars" : CERAM
15. "Billy ___": Courtenay film : LIAR
16. Seines : NETS
17. One-time Globetrotter : MEADOWLARKLEMON
20. Flower chain : FESTOON
21. Put on a pedestal : ADORE
22. "Scarface" director : HOWARDHAWKS
25. Scraped : RASPED
29. Widely outspread : OARY
30. Less cordial : ICIER
31. Locarno event: 1925 : PACT
33. Beame or Burrows : ABE
36. Designer of St. Paul's Cathedral : CHRISTOPHERWREN
40. Half a bray : HEE
41. To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
42. Healing: Comb. form : IATRO
43. Gambling game : FARO
45. Bitterns' kin : EGRETS
46. Nixon's first Secretary of HEW : ROBERTFINCH
51. Houston's The Summit, e.g. : ARENA
52. Sporting dogs : SETTERS
56. Pope John Paul II, once : CARDINALWOJTYLA
60. Pronoun for Piaf : ELLE
61. Incite : ABET
62. Mr. T's group : ATEAM
63. Bambi, e.g. : DEER
64. Rods : GATS
65. Outdoes : BESTS
1. Brit. mil. award : DCM
2. "Donovan's ___": 1963 film : REEF
3. Dies ___ : IRAE
4. Tablets : PADS
5. Entertainer Tom or Dick : SMOTHERS
6. Let : ALLOW
7. Climbing plant : LIANA
8. Damage : MAR
9. Barn-voyage craft? : ARK
10. "___ at a Time" : ONEDAY
11. Cut grass again : REMOW
12. Adjutant : STORK
13. Anglo-Saxon laborers : ESNES
18. Irwin's driver, e.g. : WOOD
19. Author of "Notes on a Cowardly Lion" : LAHR
23. Rock for René : ROCHE
24. Kind of palm : DATE
25. Affluent : RICH
26. Word after back or head : ACHE
27. Secretariat's retirement role : SIRE
28. Architect I.M. ___ : PEI
31. Rainbow's ___ gold : POTOF
32. Wou-wou : APE
33. Pitti Palace display : ARTE
34. Convy or Wheeler : BERT
35. Simian space traveler : ENOS
37. Caustic : TART
38. Weapon for Hearns : RIGHTJAB
39. "Ares' chick": Aristophanes : WAR
43. Fireplace screen : FENDER
44. Goddesses of vengeance : ARAI
45. Outside: Comb. form : ECTO
46. Sped : RACED
47. Fanon : ORALE
48. Adolf or Milton : BERLE
49. Eyot : ISLET
50. Tritons : NEWTS
53. Suffix for cigar : ETTE
54. Bread and whisky : RYES
55. Louver board : SLAT
57. Faultfinder : NAG
58. Arabian garment : ABA
59. Morning hrs. : AMS

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