New York Times, Friday, August 16, 1985

Author: Whitten
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
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© 1985, The New York Times
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1. Ebb : WANE
5. Thick, flat piece : SLAB
9. Proverbs : SAWS
13. Attention getter : AHEM
14. Obsession : MANIA
16. Beehive State : UTAH
17. Hope/Crosby/Lamour film : ROADTOSINGAPORE
20. Vein of mineral : STREAK
21. This has horns : DILEMMA
22. Feeds the kitty : ANTES
24. Slammer : STIR
25. Fitting : APT
27. " . . . encourage the ___": J.F.K. : ARTS
29. Influence : AFFECT
33. "The Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
35. Latin I word : AMAT
37. Concerning : INRE
38. Lean-directed film : APASSAGETOINDIA
41. Plates in a galley : TINS
42. Monk's room : CELL
43. Abounds : TEEMS
44. Last : ENDURE
46. Switch : LASH
48. Simian : APE
49. Col. mil. group : ROTC
51. Bart or Belle : STARR
53. Neighbor of Brazil : URUGUAY
56. " . . . strain at a gnat, and swallow ___" : ACAMEL
59. Holden/Bendix film : STREETSOFLAREDO
62. Nix, to Fritz : NEIN
63. A Liszt offering : ETUDE
64. Some are split : ENDS
65. Member of a d.a.'s staff : ASST
66. Kind of billing : STAR
67. Berliner's budget : ETAT
1. What Mars never bars : WARS
2. "Cat on ___ Tin Roof" : AHOT
3. Close by : NEARATHAND
4. German naval base in W.W. II : EMDEN
5. Stag party : SMOKER
6. Article in a Spanish newspaper : LAS
7. Cuckoo : ANI
8. Ties : BINDS
9. Overnice : SUPERFINE
10. Jot : ATOM
11. Sympathetic : WARM
12. Type of butter : SHEA
15. Musical direction : AGITATO
18. Turkic people : TATARS
19. Arabic alphabet starter : ALIF
23. Scaffold : STAGE
25. Having wings : ALATE
26. Charlemagne's sire : PEPIN
28. Olfactology subject : SMELL
30. "Terms of ___" : ENDEARMENT
31. Pinch together : CRIMP
32. Rib : TEASE
34. Rising : ASSURGENT
36. U.S.A.F. ICBM : ATLAS
39. Phonograph recording disk : ACETATE
40. Cornell's town : ITHACA
45. Debauchee : ROUE
47. Less fresh : STALER
50. Saclike structures : CYSTS
52. Street show : RAREE
53. J.E.C.'s alma mater : USNA
54. Abbrs. on some maps : RTES
55. He wrote "The Angry Hills" : URIS
57. Galeazzo Ciano's wife : EDDA
58. Kipling's "The ___ Legion" : LOST
60. Umpire's call : OUT
61. Government org. : FDA

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