New York Times, Tuesday, August 21, 1984

Author: Avery
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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© 1984, The New York Times
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1. Playing card : CLUB
5. Nitwit : BOOB
9. Subject : TOPIC
14. ___ avis : RARA
15. Zaragoza's river : EBRO
16. Lasso : RIATA
17. Soviet sea : ARAL
18. Soccer player, abroad : FOOTBALLER
20. College at Oxford : BALLIOL
22. Ad ___ committee : HOC
23. Epoch : ERA
24. Round Table knight : BORS
25. Without profit : ATCOST
27. Early religious sect member : ESSENE
30. Mystery author Ngaio : MARSH
32. Ratite birds : RHEAS
33. Realtor's sign : SOLD
34. Actor Bates : ALAN
38. Scorch : SEAR
39. Chases away : SHOOS
40. List : ROTA
41. French star Jacques : TATI
42. Single : LONE
43. More like Solomon : WISER
44. Wants : NEEDS
46. Made lace : TATTED
47. Mix-up : TANGLE
50. Jones of the sea : DAVY
51. Matrimonial declaration : IDO
52. Eggs, to Nero : OVA
54. Optic part : EYEBALL
58. U.S. statesman who wrote "The Discipline of Power" : GEORGEBALL
61. U.S. author-critic : AGEE
62. Entertainer Janis : ELSIE
63. Outer: Comb. form : ECTO
64. Famous Broadway name : LUNT
65. Swamp growth : REEDS
66. Precious : DEAR
67. Mother of Castor and Pollux : LEDA
1. A crustacean : CRAB
2. Pasternak heroine : LARA
3. Russian river : URAL
4. Friction-reducing machine part : BALLBEARING
5. Sooner than : BEFORE
6. Parts of Plato's drachma : OBOLS
7. Spanish gold : ORO
8. Togetherness word : BOTH
9. Treatises : TRACTS
10. "Black gold" : OIL
11. Ancestral: Comb. form : PALEO
12. Anatomical canals : ITERS
13. Jeweler's weight : CARAT
19. Management groups : BOARDS
21. Charged particles : IONS
26. Philanthropic event : CHARITYBALL
27. Whilom : ERST
28. Queens stadium : SHEA
29. Place of government : SEAT
30. Saturn features : MOONS
31. Medicinal herb : ALOE
33. Having footwear : SHOD
35. Mislaid : LOST
36. Fit to ___ : ATEE
37. Aromatic ointment : NARD
39. Blouse part : SLEEVE
43. Salute from a distance : WAVE
45. Funeral orations : ELOGES
46. Polk's successor : TAYLOR
47. Beast of India : TIGER
48. An Astaire : ADELE
49. Loop of rope : NOOSE
50. Nile triangle : DELTA
53. Retired : ABED
55. Attack of tremors : AGUE
56. Provide the use of : LEND
57. "___ woman in your life . . . !": Lerner : LETA
59. Relieve of : RID
60. Top card : ACE

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