New York Times, Friday, September 20, 1985

Author:Irene Smullyan
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { G J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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1. Laver rival, once : ASHE
5. Climax : CAP
8. La Casa ___ (The White House) : BLANCA
14. Legal claim : LIEN
15. Gallina's largess : OVA
16. Compensation : REWARD
17. Pianist Templeton : ALEC
18. Gas-pressure gauge : TENSIMETER
20. Emulates John R. Neill : ILLUSTRATES
22. News serv. : UPI
23. Emanation from stagnation : MIASMA
24. Acad. title : PROF
25. Ben Adhem's group : TRIBE
28. Merit : EARN
30. Wild speech : RANT
31. Carpenter's companion : WALRUS
33. Leaf appendage : STIPEL
35. Ursa Minor cynosure : POLARIS
37. Francis Marion's ploys : SORTIES
40. Having a handle : ANSATE
42. Tropical break : SIESTA
43. Elec. term : ACDC
45. Belgian city : MONS
47. Branch of zool. : ENTOM
48. Kind of review : RAVE
49. Finally : ATLAST
51. Hero of Uris's "Exodus" : ARI
52. Calumnies : DETRACTIONS
57. Rambling : DISCURSIVE
59. Sub in a tub : OLEO
60. White poplars : ABELES
61. "___ let them clash!": Burns : EEN
62. Well informed about : UPON
63. Church seat : SEDILE
64. TU-144, e.g. : SST
65. City on the Yonne : SENS
1. Turkish regiment : ALAI
2. Threshold : SILL
3. Bounder : HEEL
4. Burden : ENCUMBRANCE
5. Short surplice : COTTA
6. Disinclined : AVERSE
7. Hats, trees or sheep : PANAMAS
8. Cheese-making French region : BRIE
9. Units on space vehicles : LEMS
10. Reverential feeling : AWE
11. Student of flora and fauna : NATURALIST
12. Crinkled fabric : CREPON
13. Aimless : ADRIFT
19. Jumps a battery : STARTS
21. Sirs, to Louis XIV : SIEURS
24. Affectedly grand : PRETENTIOUS
25. County subdiv. : TWP
26. Contemporary Indian novelist : RAO
27. Unwise : ILLADVISED
29. Homer's legendary burial place : NIOS
32. Rama's land : SIAM
34. Cobb's Judge ___ : PRIEST
36. Ermines in summer : STOATS
38. W.W. II arena : ETO
39. U.S. missile : SAM
41. Log notations : ENTRIES
43. Cultivated areas in Tex. : ARADAS
44. Vicious tropical fish : CARIBE
46. Aïda and Spartacus, e.g. : SLAVES
50. " . . . not ___ for tribute": Harper : ACENT
52. Affair of honor : DUEL
53. Gaelic : ERSE
54. Spoutless jug : OLPE
55. It glows for shows : NEON
56. Pearl Buck book : SONS
58. Year in the reign of Antoninus Pius : CLI

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