New York Times, Saturday, August 31, 1985

Author: Michael J. Parris
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F Q }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Shade of yellow : STRAW
6. Thing of undefined shape : BLOB
10. These may be fine : ARTS
14. An asset of mint : AROMA
15. The Blue Ox : BABE
16. Widow's ___ : PEAK
17. Playwright Tad : MOSEL
18. Actor in "I Spy," 1965–68 TV series : BILLCOSBY
20. Gist : POINT
21. Casa room : SALA
22. Enzyme : ASE
23. Actor in "The Spies," 1957 movie : PETERUSTINOV
27. Dancer Jeanmaire : RENEE
28. Inundate : DROWN
31. Small amount : DAB
34. Site of France's oldest church : METZ
35. ___ Nevada : SIERRA
36. Symbol of wisdom : OWL
37. An Annie in a musical : ADO
38. Patronymic prefix : MAC
39. Take tiffin : EAT
40. Woos : COURTS
42. Picket : PALE
43. Madder, e.g. : DYE
44. Icy rain : SLEET
45. Hercules'-club is one : SHRUB
46. Producer of "They Live By Night," 1948 : JOHNHOUSEMAN
51. Elizabeth I's astrologer : DEE
53. Gaelic noble : AIRE
54. Acts like Hotspur : RAGES
56. Actress in "The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt," 1939 : IDALUPINO
59. Somber : GRAVE
60. Vedic fire god : AGNI
61. Related : AKIN
62. Nine: Comb. form : ENNEA
63. Frank Norris novel : ZEST
64. Pipe-organ stop : SEXT
65. Approaches : NEARS
1. Coarsely ground corn : SAMP
2. Unit under a master : TROOP
3. O'Grady of song : ROSIE
4. Catkin : AMENT
5. Actor in "Casey's Shadow," 1978 : WALTERMATTHAU
6. Musical trio, initially : BBB
7. ___-faire : LAISSEZ
8. Flattened at the poles : OBLATE
9. Advocate Melvin : BELLI
10. Mil. address : APO
11. Enjoyed again : RESAVORED
12. Pull straps : TABS
13. High-flying terrier? : SKYE
19. Actress in "Bite the Bullet," 1975 : CANDICEBERGEN
24. Philharmonic section : REEDS
25. Biblical preposition : UNTO
26. Swedish coin : ORE
29. Actress in "Madame Spy," 1934 : WRAY
30. "___ Moana," Hawaiian song : NATE
31. Medicos : DOCS
32. Barracks truant : AWOL
33. Informal garb : BLUEJEANS
35. Old Italian goddess of health : SALUS
38. Japanese ship : MARU
41. Rock's ___ Speedwagon : REO
42. Legendary bird : PHOENIX
45. Butcherbird : SHRIKE
47. E. Indian palms : NIPAS
48. French department : MARNE
49. Capital of Guam : AGANA
50. "Impossible!" : NEVER
51. Former Mexican president : DIAZ
52. Sidle : EDGE
55. Kipling's "The Seven ___" : SEAS
57. Sozzled : LIT
58. Can. province : ONT

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