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Jim Page
Jim Page

TWO SENSE WORTH

New York Times, Sunday, September 15, 1985

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 523 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,095
Across Down
1. What X marks : SPOT
5. Sign another contract : RENEW
10. Cloak : WRAP
14. Vichy, e.g. : SPA
17. ___ Ness : LOCH
18. ___ Gay : ENOLA
19. Ages galore : EONS
20. Sandy's bark : ARF
21. Birthright seller : ESAU
22. Former P.M. of India : DESAI
23. Kill-joy runs harbor for ill-gotten gains : SPOILSPORT
27. Rudolph and Mrs. Flintstone : WILMAS
29. Actress Jackson : KATE
31. He might use a ladder : ELOPER
32. Used a cutlass : STABBED
34. Sensitive plant : MIMOSA
36. Security, in Savoie : SURETE
37. Fabric worn by a swindler's cousin : SHARKSKIN
39. Dish eaten with "Anything Goes" : COLESLAW
41. Niccolo's son, the traveler : MARCO
44. Chief Norse gods : AESIR
45. Brazil-Bolivia border river : ACRE
46. Alums-to-be : SRS
47. Like a rotten apple : OVERRIPE
49. Having narrow orbs : SLITEYED
53. Classroom break : RECESS
54. Felt shoe : PAC
57. Freud's concerns : IDS
58. Bones thrower : DICER
62. Nibble on a soup bone : GNAW
63. Lizardlike : SAURIAN
66. Kind of show on a field : PREGAME
68. Asiatic tent : AUL
69. Ark. Senator's watch becomes car attachment : BUMPERSTICKER
72. Yugoslav city : NIS
73. Nervous ones : NELLIES
75. Sid and Irving : CAESARS
76. Finale for Fischer : MATE
77. Balance-sheet listing : ASSET
78. Dijon season : ETE
80. Put on a pillbox : DON
81. Sad : TRISTE
83. Daydreamer : ESCAPIST
87. Like some peanuts : UNSALTED
89. Spire ornament : EPI
92. Saloon suds : ALES
93. Barbecue topping : SAUCE
96. African plants, informally : GLADS
97. Turn out from a princess's home : DISLODGE
100. Mice in N.Y. mountains : CATSKILLS
102. Dramatic narrator in Indonesia : DALANG
103. Israel's Plain of ___ : SHARON
105. Thong material : LEATHER
109. " . . . baked ___" : INAPIE
110. N.B.A., e.g. : ASSN
111. Hoity-toity : SNOOTY
112. Skelton junket is depicted in the funnies : COMICSTRIP
115. Indians of Peru : INCAS
119. Actress Naldi : NITA
120. Author Yutang : LIN
121. Widespread : RIFE
122. Netman Fraser : NEALE
123. Fool: Ger. : ESEL
124. Chemists' org. : ACS
125. Jewish month : ADAR
126. Canadian Oscar : GENIE
127. RR stops : STNS
1. Lots : SLEWS
2. Assert as fact : POSIT
3. ___ National Forest, Fla. : OCALA
4. Tom's hands are put into torture implement : THUMBSCREW
5. Saudi water boundary : REDSEA
6. Air-current rte. : ENE
7. Gogol tale : NOS
8. Character in "Charley's Aunt" : ELA
9. Beach near Diamond Head : WAIKIKI
10. U.S. electrical scientist: 1850–1936 : WESTON
11. Some are painters : ROPES
12. Upward: Prefix : ANO
13. Omega predecessor : PSI
14. Flavors : SAPORS
15. Has a scull session : PROPELS
16. To scrub and clean: Sp. : AFRETAR
24. Actress ___ Anne Down : LESLEY
25. Twist sideways : SLUE
26. Tartan trousers : TREWS
28. Detests : ABHORS
30. Arabian bigwigs : AMIRS
33. Cloth : DRAP
34. Pile on an ed.'s desk : MSS
35. C.P.A.'s concerns : ACCTS
38. Maintain : KEEPUP
40. Gary intake : ORE
41. Fata ___ (mirage) : MORGANA
42. Ways and means : AVENUES
43. Detroit actions : RECALLS
45. What paracletes do : AID
48. Progeny : ISSUE
50. Gave off fuzz : LINTED
51. River to the Fulda : EDER
52. Verbal thrust : DIG
55. "Chances ___," Mathis hit : ARE
56. "___ Palace": T. S. Eliot : CIRCES
59. Rummy's kin : CANASTA
60. Released : EMITTED
61. Plants anew : RESEEDS
64. Wee hrs. : AMS
65. Third king of Judah : ASA
66. N.F.L. player at Green Bay : PKR
67. Musical pauses : RESTS
69. Snaffles : BITS
70. Prefix for bar or therm : ISO
71. A Canadian, colloquially : CANUCK
74. Shelter : LEE
76. Brotherly quartet's sounds are real crushers : MILLSTONES
78. Dueling swords : EPEES
79. "___ better to have loved . . . " : TIS
82. Sleeve style : RAGLAN
84. Sponges : CADGES
85. Math. system : ALG
86. Peter and Paul I : TSARS
88. Diamond from Brooklyn : NEIL
89. Like old Norse works : EDDIC
90. Mechanical "ivories" : PIANOLA
91. Of the Moslem lands : ISLAMIC
94. Penitent's activity : ATONING
95. Seabee's mil. branch : USN
98. Certain rabbits : LAPINS
99. Chemical suffix : ONIC
100. Cartoon's "Friendly Ghost" : CASPER
101. Flat dweller, for one : LESSEE
104. Israeli seaport : HAIFA
106. Raise Old Glory : HOIST
107. Nick ___ (Yank of the 40's) : ETTEN
108. Old English gold coins : RYALS
113. Ariosti's "Amor ___ Nemici" : TRA
114. Make free (of) : RID
116. Mary Lincoln, ___ Todd : NEE
117. Worms holder : CAN
118. Quarry's quarry: 1970 : ALI

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