New York Times, Friday, August 9, 1985

Author:S. E. Wilkinson
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F Q }, Scrabble score: 324 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
S. E. Wilkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.

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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Brin on a fan : RIB
4. Proverbial equal of a miss : AMILE
9. Class celeb. : BMOC
13. Acronym for a plane's departure : JATO
14. Kind of soil : ZONAL
15. Laughter or rice, in Roma : RISO
16. Trojan War hero : AJAX
17. Had discomfort : AILED
18. What Pandora let loose : ILLS
19. Paradise : VALHALLA
21. Small trading unit : ODDLOT
23. On fire : ABLAZE
24. Trill : WARBLE
26. ___ Jazz, N.B.A. team : UTAH
28. U.S. film executive : VALENTI
31. Glove material : LISLE
34. O.T. book : OBAD
36. Memorable couturier : DIOR
37. It precedes la-la : OOH
38. Paradise : CAMELOT
41. Actor Tognazzi : UGO
42. "___ at the pane . . . ": Browning : ATAP
44. "Romola" character : TITO
45. Blurbist : ADMAN
47. Conduit entrance : MANHOLE
49. Kind of dive : NOSE
51. Jean-Luc of "new wave" cinema : GODARD
53. Groom's milieu : STABLE
57. Lurch : CAREEN
59. Heavenly place : EMPYREAN
61. Tennis term : ADIN
62. Native of Kazan : TATAR
64. Colorado's Great ___ Dunes : SAND
65. Arias for tenors : SOLI
66. "___ the wrong way today": Behn : IROSE
67. Signs a contract : INKS
68. Mare's nest : HOAX
69. Fumous : SMOKY
70. Rogers or Clark : ROY
1. Islamic month : RAJAB
2. Know-___ (smart aleck) : ITALL
3. Veer square-rigger sharply : BOXHAUL
4. Shrub of the heath family : AZALEA
5. Drudge : MOIL
6. Acquired relative : INLAW
7. Ka ___, Hawaiian cape : LAE
8. Paradise for plutocrats : ELDORADO
9. Took offense (at) : BRIDLED
10. Paradisiacal period : MILLENIUM
11. Site of 1952 Winter Olympics : OSLO
12. Part of h.c.l. : COST
13. Beanery drink : JAVA
20. Nahuatl speaker : AZTEC
22. Kind of agt. : DBL
25. Celtic paradise : AVALON
27. More comfortable : HOMIER
29. Augustan attire : TOGA
30. Pressing need : IRON
31. Broccoli brown : LOAM
32. Scintilla : IOTA
33. Hidden paradise : SHANGRILA
35. Lay down : BET
39. Paradise, in Greek legend : ATLANTIS
40. Sapid : TASTY
43. Symbol of immortality : PHOENIX
46. Letter opener : DEARSIR
48. Parabasis : ODE
50. Large diving bird : OSPREY
52. Artoo-___, of "Star Wars" : DETOO
54. Form of bingo : BEANO
55. Spare : LANKY
56. Denouements : ENDS
57. Spondulicks : CASH
58. "I now bid you a welcome ___": Browne : ADOO
60. Domino : MASK
63. Accouter : ARM

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