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New York Times, Sunday, August 25, 1985

Author:Harold B. Counts
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 564 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. What teasels raise : NAPS
5. Sell tickets illegally : SCALP
10. X is one : BRAND
15. At a distance : AFAR
19. Part of HOMES : ERIE
20. Hebrew prophet : HOSEA
21. Rajah's wife : RANEE
22. Rational : SANE
23. !!!!!!!! : XCLAMATIONPOINTS
26. Locale : SITE
27. Treatment at a hospital : THERAPY
28. Patriot Silas : DEANE
29. Made bland and smooth : OILED
30. Snake eyes : ONES
31. House of ___ : LORDS
32. C.S.A. men : REBS
34. ___ off (got rid of) : FOBBED
37. Former mining town in Venezuela : AROA
38. Removes to avoid legal seizure : ELOIGNS
42. Sharp : ACRID
43. Be a paragon : SETANXAMPLE
47. Dweller in Moo : OOP
48. Quarterback's quest : GAIN
49. Food fish : HAKE
50. Like cerium : RARE
51. Portico : STOA
52. Antediluvian : OLD
53. Object : TAKEXCEPTION
57. Something to be counted : COST
58. Bargain events : TAGSALES
60. Girl-watched : OGLED
61. Pyxes : BOXES
62. Inscribe : ENTER
63. Port on Huon Gulf : LAE
64. Actor Walker from Ill. : CLINT
66. Strains : TAXES
68. Major cocoa-producing country : GHANA
70. Lab animal : WHITERAT
73. Flask for Plato : OLPE
74. Highballs : XPRESSTRAINS
77. Nantu's look-alike : EMU
78. Retired : ABED
79. Vibrissa : HAIR
80. Former lightweight champ : ERNE
81. Galsworthy's "___ of Devon" : AMAN
82. Conductor Solti's title : SIR
83. N.L. player : MONTREALXPO
87. El Greco's homeland : CRETE
88. Shreds : TATTERS
90. South African plant : ALOE
91. Lowell's "The Present ___" : CRISIS
92. LL.B. holder : ATTY
93. Lazy Susans : TRAYS
94. Clog or pump : SHOE
95. Blackjack phrase : HITME
98. Gaucho's rope : REATA
99. Certain ringers : POSTMEN
103. Greek music halls : ODEA
104. New York : THEXCELSIORSTATE
108. Kind of estate : REAL
109. Milland's birthplace in Wales : NEATH
110. Pang : THROE
111. Cartoonist or river : ARNO
112. Call : NAME
113. Pointed : TERSE
114. Thurber's "The ___ with Ross" : YEARS
115. Ollie's pal : STAN
1. Beside : NEXT
2. Waggish : ARCH
3. Dock support : PILE
4. Gurnard : SEAROBIN
5. Molded : SHAPED
6. Thracian goddess : COTYS
7. Thus, in Taxco : ASI
8. Composer Delibes : LEO
9. Wife of Epimetheus : PANDORA
10. Timber tool : BROADAX
11. Actor in "Notorious": 1946 : RAINS
12. The Bard's mate : ANNE
13. Istle product : NET
14. ___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
15. Giotto painted here : ASSISI
16. Lay an egg : FAIL
17. Poker term : ANTE
18. Device on a loom : REED
24. Like Leo : MANED
25. Juan or Evita : PERON
29. Piffero : OBOE
31. Resinous liquid : LATEX
32. Copy, for short : REPRO
33. Actress Burstyn : ELLEN
34. Bundle of sticks : FAGOT
35. Fruit-shipping Fla. city : OCALA
36. Goren, e.g. : BRIDGEXPERT
39. Overdo : GOTOXTREMES
40. Trap of a sort : NOOSE
41. Short gaiters : SPATS
43. Old World falcon : SAKER
44. Supplements, with "out" : EKES
45. Pro ___ Chamber Orchestra : ARTE
46. Abigail : MAID
49. Revolutionary hero : HALE
51. Tea cake : SCONE
53. Makes lace : TATS
54. Fountain drinks : COLAS
55. Former First Family of Alaska : EGANS
56. Fold : PLEAT
59. Ed of the P.G.A. : SNEED
61. Snippets : BITS
64. Twilled fabric : CHINO
65. What a tourist drops : LINE
66. Idol of a sort : TOAST
67. City in Iowa : ALBIA
68. Pluck : GRIT
69. Bonn title : HERR
70. Distort : WARP
71. Violinmaker : AMATI
72. Adjusts : TUNES
74. Urge : XHORT
75. Heartsease : PANSY
76. Short-haired rabbits : REXES
81. Short songs : ARIETTAS
83. Allot : METE
84. Otalgia : EARACHE
85. Wing-shaped : ALATE
86. Kind of oath : LOYALTY
87. Hybrid : CROSS
89. This is hot stuff : TAMALE
91. Errands : CHORES
93. Scripture passages : TEXTS
94. Track of a cat : SPOOR
95. Saddle feature : HORN
96. Concept : IDEA
97. Yoke : TEAM
98. Erect : REAR
100. Emporium : MART
101. Sicilian sizzler : ETNA
102. Lamp filler : NEON
104. Explosive : TNT
105. "___ Haw," TV show : HEE
106. Haggard novel : SHE
107. Author Levin : IRA

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