New York Times, Thursday, August 29, 1985

Author: Louis Sabin
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Lou Sabin has 81 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Faces the pitcher : BATS
5. Appraised : RATED
10. Sounds of disapproval : TSKS
14. Poorly proportioned : ALOP
15. Eastern decree : IRADE
16. Major under Custer : RENO
17. Diamond clout : FOURBAGGER
19. ___-deucy (backgammon game) : ACEY
20. Carl of Dodger fame : FURILLO
21. Full-flavored : MELLOW
23. Pendleton or Cole : NAT
24. Sci-fi role : ALIEN
25. Depots : STATIONS
30. Froze : ICEDUP
33. Gretzky is one : OILER
34. Weight factor : OUNCE
36. Pug's win : TKO
37. Hairless on top : BALD
38. Kind of Scout badge : MERIT
39. Burn : SEAR
40. Time frame : ERA
41. ___ Wills Moody of tennis : HELEN
42. Oater scene : CHASE
43. Rushed furiously : RAMPED
45. Dorothea Dix was one : REFORMER
47. Athenians' homeland : ELLAS
49. Pittsburgh intake : ORE
50. Bases clearer : TRIPLE
51. Vilify : TRADUCE
55. Popular street name : MAIN
56. Scorecard's 3, 4, 5 and 6 : INFIELDERS
58. C.P.A. : ACCT
59. Shoe sections : SOLES
60. Cardinals' "Country" : ENOS
61. "Two by Two" role : NOAH
62. Secret meeting : TRYST
63. Hitchcock thriller: 1948 : ROPE
1. Loft the golf ball : BAFF
2. Baseball family name : ALOU
3. Barnstorm : TOUR
4. Tried to steal a base : SPRINTED
5. Theater district : RIALTO
6. Ex-constellation : ARGO
7. Baseman's maneuver : TAG
8. Plant blight : EDEMA
9. Abandoned : DERELICT
10. Kerry port : TRALEE
11. Backup squad : SECONDTEAM
12. Was acquainted with : KNEW
13. Kind of sauce : SOY
18. Paul or Walter of baseball : BLAIR
22. Sow bugs : LICE
25. Grave : SOBER
26. Queen topper : TIARA
27. ___ Football Conference : ALLAMERICA
28. Santa time : NOEL
29. More convinced : SURER
31. Decree : UKASE
32. Studious soul : PORER
35. Cubs or Giants : NINE
38. Olympic winner : MEDALIST
39. Office machine : SHREDDER
41. Hired hand : HELP
42. Reef material : CORAL
44. Building block : PLINTH
46. Black or Sherwood : FOREST
48. Comic Wences : SENOR
50. Cantina fare : TACO
51. Causes of 10th innings : TIES
52. Town east of Osaka : UENO
53. Yield : CROP
54. To exist, to Ennius : ESSE
55. Basketball's sixth ___ : MAN
57. Can of corn, to Winfield : FLY

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