New York Times, Thursday, September 26, 1985

Author:Lou Sabin
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Lou Sabin has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Gormandized : OVERATE
8. H.R.E. boss : KAISER
14. Apostate : RENEGADE
16. White elephant, e.g. : ALBINO
17. Pangolin, for one : ANTEATER
18. " . . . so very ___ God": Paget : NEARTO
19. ___ off (angry) : TEED
20. Madden : ENRAGE
22. Bald eagle's kin : ERN
23. Decorative: Abbr. : ORN
24. Lasso : RIATA
25. Joint : KNEE
26. Critic : RATER
29. Sm. change : CTS
30. Jones at the throttle : CASEY
31. Pool pals : STENOS
33. Odin, Thor et al. : AESIR
35. Prom date : ESCORT
37. Bear witness : ATTEST
40. Cisco Kid's so long : ADIOS
42. Oozed : SEEPED
44. Catches : SNAGS
47. Limey : TAR
49. Be propitious : SMILE
50. Do the walk : PAVE
51. Buck and drake : MALES
53. ___ room : REC
54. Southwestern Indian : UTE
55. Piña ___ (rum drink) : COLADA
56. Pelée output : LAVA
57. "Guys and Dolls" author : RUNYON
59. Instrument played with a plectrum : MANDOLIN
61. Most reliable : TRUEST
62. Loan shark's vigorish : INTEREST
63. Feel fury : SEETHE
64. Withdraws : SECEDES
1. Platform pundits : ORATORS
2. Regard as sacred : VENERATE
3. Agreements between nations : ENTENTES
4. Willis or Walter : REED
5. Moslem chief : AGA
6. Spud : TATER
7. Ideal : EDENIC
8. Friend of Winnie the Pooh : KANGA
9. Captain's command : ALEE
10. Hank of basketball fame : IBA
11. Dwellers on Anthemoessa : SIRENS
12. Heart of the meal : ENTREE
13. Mickey ___, né Yule : ROONEY
15. Flubs : ERRATA
21. Flummoxed : ATSEA
25. Famous first name in basketball : KAREEM
27. Lock up : ENCAGE
28. Measures of area : ROODS
30. Mentions for military honors : CITES
32. Hindu title : SRI
34. Plat abbrs. : STS
36. Bottom line : TOTAL
38. Flew like a football pass : SPIRALED
39. Broadcast, in a way : TELEVISE
41. Genoa product : SALAMI
43. Does a sommelier's job : DECANTS
44. Opposite of dribs and drabs : SPURTS
45. Emerson topic : NATURE
46. Approach : AVENUE
48. Fieldworks : REDANS
51. ___ Caseros, city in Argentina : MONTE
52. Part of a French toast : SANTE
55. Soho blackjack : COSH
56. Knowledge : LORE
58. Still : YET
60. Last mo. : DEC

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