New York Times, Wednesday, September 26, 1984

Author:Colebury
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1984, The New York Times
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1. Yawn : GAPE
5. Murrow's "Hear ___," on radio : ITNOW
10. Corn or oat follower : MEAL
14. Like the Gobi : ARID
15. Stiller's partner : MEARA
16. Kind of brat or ant : ARMY
17. Gaspar et al. : MAGI
18. Phony strong man : PAPERTIGER
20. Opening : SLIT
21. Chemical suffix : OSE
22. Singer Vic : DAMONE
23. Snare : NOOSE
25. Part of a NASA vehicle : LEM
26. Agri Dagi, Mountain of Pain : ARARAT
28. Meanings : PURPORTS
33. Cravat material : REP
34. ___ acid (a vitamin) : FOLIC
36. Ward off : AVERT
37. Gomberg's instrument : OBOE
39. Having secret import : RUNIC
41. Cartoon light bulb : IDEA
42. Forms : MAKES
44. Wine region of France : MEDOC
46. "Leave ___ to Heaven" : HER
47. Departments : AGENCIES
49. Demure : MODEST
51. Adviser Landers : ANN
52. Political slander : SMEAR
53. Parts of calyces : SEPALS
57. "Horton Hears a ___": Seuss : WHO
58. Place for a figurehead : PROW
61. Trapshooter's target : CLAYPIGEON
63. Arizona Indian : PIMA
64. Hero of 2,327 performances : ABIE
65. Dig : DELVE
66. Author Bagnold : ENID
67. Nerio's husband : MARS
68. Church officer : ELDER
69. Cols.'s commands : RGTS
1. Seamen's chats : GAMS
2. U.S.S.R.'s ___ Sea : ARAL
3. "Caveat emptor" item : PIGINAPOKE
4. Harold Ross, e.g. : EDITOR
5. Pretender : IMPOSTOR
6. Irritate : TEASE
7. Neck portion : NAPE
8. Lode load : ORE
9. Guard : WARDER
10. Disfigure : MAIM
11. Therefore : ERGO
12. So be it : AMEN
13. Ancient Greek instrument : LYRE
19. Neighbor of St. Petersburg : TAMPA
24. Clod : OAF
25. Clear : LUCID
26. Bouquet : AROMA
27. Snare again : REBAG
28. Turpentine sources : PINES
29. Egg: Comb. form : OVI
30. Diversion; distraction : REDHERRING
31. Proverbial non-monetary source : TREES
32. Originate : START
35. Optical unit : LUMEN
38. Poetic contraction : EEN
40. He sits below the salt : COMMONER
43. Tonsure area : SCALP
45. Miler Sebastian ___ : COE
48. Kind of straight : INSIDE
50. Natty : DAPPER
52. What push may come to : SHOVE
53. Action shared by a shill : SCAM
54. Able in reverse : ELBA
55. Match : PAIR
56. Certain votes : AYES
57. Fuse metals : WELD
59. Neglect : OMIT
60. Plugs : WADS
62. Colloid : GEL

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