New York Times, Wednesday, September 18, 1985

Author: Jeffrey A. Mercer
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 3
Jeffrey A. Mercer has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Alack's partner : ALAS
5. Oozed : SEEPED
11. Items in a publ.'s mailbox : MSS
14. Wander : ROVE
15. Kind of cat or sweater : ANGORA
16. Islet : AIT
17. Burgess work, with "A" : CLOCKWORKORANGE
20. Dominican Republic's neighbor : HAITI
21. Germ : SEED
22. Not any : NONE
23. Corleone and Carlo : DONS
25. Angelo's three : TRE
26. Angered : IRED
27. Coils : SPIRALS
30. Prices : COSTS
31. Armed-serv. branch : USN
32. Stop-sign shape : OCTAGON
36. Burgess work, with "The" : RIGHTTOANANSWER
42. Smoker's companion : ASHTRAY
43. Dobbin's dinner : HAY
44. Goodnight girl : IRENE
47. Potential home wrecker : TERMITE
50. "Buddenbrooks" author : MANN
51. Landon : ALF
54. Chair : SEAT
55. Pocket bread : PITA
56. Red, Coral and Black : SEAS
58. Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
61. Burgess work : ONEHANDCLAPPING
64. To be, in Barcelona : SER
65. Area : REGION
66. Mother of Apollo : LETO
67. McMahon and 51 Down : EDS
68. Like some horror pictures : CREEPY
69. Cupid : EROS
1. Prefix with duke or deacon : ARCH
2. Poet Ridge : LOLA
3. Steering clear of : AVOIDING
4. Part of a military front : SECTOR
5. Carpenter's tool : SAW
6. Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
7. Wading bird : EGRET
8. Card game : POKER
9. Wear away : ERODE
10. Women's org. : DAR
11. Landed estates : MANORS
12. Seal : SIGNET
13. Mounts : STEEDS
18. Quinine : KINA
19. Negative particles : ANIONS
24. A deadly sin : SLOTH
27. Big ___, Calif. : SUR
28. Greek letter : PSI
29. Glaswegian, e.g. : SCOT
30. Jailbird : CON
33. Sailor : TAR
34. Premed. course : ANAT
35. Late singer Marvin et al. : GAYES
37. Mother of Samuel : HANNAH
38. Mao ___-tung : TSE
39. Maud Muller's creator : WHITTIER
40. Consume : EAT
41. Type of whisky : RYE
44. Obtrude : IMPOSE
45. Teemed or drizzled : RAINED
46. Signs up for a race : ENTERS
48. Partner of sow : REAP
49. Christie character : MARPLE
51. TV's Grant : ASNER
52. Shelf : LEDGE
53. Prima ___ evidence : FACIE
57. Plod through mud : SLOP
59. Ambler's "Journey ___ Fear" : INTO
60. Selves : EGOS
62. Part of a circle : ARC
63. "___ port in a storm" : ANY

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