New York Times, Saturday, August 3, 1985

Author: William Lutwiniak
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
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1. Caution signal : AMBER
6. Songbirds : CHATS
11. Mosaic pieces : SMALTI
12. Turnery equipment : LATHES
14. Openly, and not nocturnally : INBROADDAYLIGHT
17. Did business : DEALT
18. Urgent : DIRE
19. Part of N.B. : NOTA
20. Mil. units : REGS
21. Stationed : BASED
22. Brass hat : VIP
23. Ending with real : IZE
24. " . . . syrops, ___ with cinnamon": Keats : TINCT
25. Charge : PRICE
27. Coin for Cato : SESTERCE
29. Separations : BREAKS
30. Have in mind : ENTERTAIN
32. Letter after gimel : DALETH
35. Morsel of meat : NOISETTE
39. Lendl and Turgenev : IVANS
40. Struck hard : SMOTE
41. What fall guys take : RAP
42. Devilfish : RAY
43. Goes one-on-one with : DUELS
44. Durable Perry : COMO
45. To ___ (just so) : ATEE
47. ___ of the Court : INNS
48. Pivoted : SLUED
49. Put one's ___ (conceal nothing) : CARDSONTHETABLE
52. Amended extensively : REDONE
53. With justice : EVENLY
54. Old hat : DATED
55. Slow-witted : DENSE
1. Secret ways of action : AMBAGES
2. Friable soils : MARLS
3. Soak up : BLOT
4. Sked abbr. : ETA
5. This is often good : RIDDANCE
6. Red Bordeaux : CLARET
7. Did a farm job : HAYED
8. Part of NATO : ATL
9. Unconvincing : THIN
10. Famed guitarist : SEGOVIA
11. ___ at (take lightly) : SNEEZE
13. Attention-getting device : SHTICK
14. Libyan king : IDRIS
15. Acumen : DISCERNMENT
16. Items broken by some victors : TAPES
21. Beginning : BIRTH
24. Bivouac sights : TENTS
25. Word on the Expos' scoreboard : PRISE
26. ___ Coty : RENE
28. Cardinal-number ending : TEEN
29. Harasses : BAITS
31. Farm structure : TOOLSHED
32. Nobelist in Physics: 1933 : DIRAC
33. Reincarnation : AVATAR
34. Stratiform : LAYERED
36. Vex : TROUBLE
37. Without pizzazz : TAMELY
38. Verse form : EPODE
40. Basked : SUNNED
43. Saturn satellite : DIONE
44. Coteries' cousins : CLANS
46. Soprano Moser : EDDA
48. "Nana" star : STEN
50. Wino : SOT
51. Trevor ___, British actor : EVE

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