New York Times, Thursday, August 15, 1985

Author: Nancy McCarthy
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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Across Down
1. Menace for Cleo's subjects : CROC
5. Goof : FLUB
9. Pirate pelf : SWAG
13. ___ Alto : PALO
14. Cattail of India : REREE
16. "___ Smile Be . . . " : LETA
17. Oppresses : OVERWEIGHS
19. River isles : AITS
20. Mister, in Messina : SIGNOR
21. Consuming totally : EATINGUP
23. Produce Pilsner : BREW
25. Cardinal compass point : NORTH
26. Blind alleys : IMPASSES
30. Sadat's predecessor : NASSER
33. Fine silk net : TULLE
34. Kind of stitch or weave : SATIN
36. ___ volente : DEO
37. Of a period : ERAL
38. Brownish photo : SEPIA
39. Business abbr. : CORP
40. "Darling buds" time : MAY
41. Young haddock : SCROD
42. Kind of knife : BOWIE
43. Soprano from W. Va. : STEBER
45. Coated a soldering iron : RETINNED
47. Obsolete : DATED
49. Mailed : SENT
50. Some pedestrians : CROSSERS
53. London's ___ Arch : MARBLE
57. Garbo film: 1927 : LOVE
58. Softpedaled; de-emphasized : DOWNPLAYED
60. Home of the Cyclones : AMES
61. Ten in two, on an alley : SPARE
62. Rough, rugged rock : CRAG
63. Start suddenly : DART
64. Lustrous mineral : SPAR
65. Shoe size : TENE
1. Naval noncoms : CPOS
2. Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
3. Cassini, the couturier : OLEG
4. Fuddy-duddy or schmaltzer : CORNBALL
5. Jacques et al. : FRERES
6. Garland for Ho : LEI
7. Exhort : URGE
8. "Borstal Boy" playwright : BEHAN
9. One's opinions : SLANTS
10. Overburdens : WEIGHSDOWN
11. Volcanic island near Russia : ATTU
12. Inhale suddenly : GASP
15. Tallinn's locale : ESTONIA
18. Less desirable : WORSE
22. Ayatollah's land : IRAN
24. German river : WESER
26. Details : ITEMS
27. "Dandy King" of Naples: 1808 : MURAT
28. Took it from the top, musically : PLAYEDOVER
29. Flavor : SAPOR
31. Hair-raising : EERIE
32. Tethered tightly : ROPED
35. Proverbial non-waiters : TIDES
38. Tirades : SCREEDS
39. Kind of bridge : CONTRACT
41. Defeats a declarer : SETS
42. Double : BINAL
44. Most meanspirited : BASEST
46. Moderate : TEMPER
48. Stage devices : DROPS
50. Dressed : CLAD
51. Where the Tevere flows : ROMA
52. Quid-pro-quo deal : SWAP
54. Stable for Jersey's Jerseys : BYRE
55. Like Cassius : LEAN
56. Barely beat : EDGE
59. Blue Eagle inits. : NRA

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