It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.

New York Times, Tuesday, October 1, 1985

Author:
Jeffrey A. Mercer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jeffrey A. Mercer has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
1
T
2
H
3
A
4
N
5
I
6
S
7
I
8
G
9
H
10
C
11
A
12
L
13
M
14
R
U
M
O
R
15
A
S
E
A
16
R
U
E
D
17
A
G
A
M
E
18
W
I
E
N
19
A
L
A
I
20
M
O
H
A
N
21
D
A
S
K
G
22
A
N
D
H
I
23
D
E
A
24
S
A
L
S
25
L
26
A
27
P
S
28
C
29
H
30
A
31
R
I
T
32
U
33
A
34
L
35
I
L
L
36
A
H
A
B
37
S
38
B
O
N
G
O
39
A
P
A
40
S
S
A
G
E
T
41
O
I
N
D
I
A
42
R
E
N
E
W
43
S
T
I
R
S
44
E
L
F
45
S
N
O
R
E
46
S
47
S
P
A
48
T
R
E
S
49
P
L
U
50
S
51
T
52
S
E
53
J
54
E
55
W
E
L
I
N
56
T
57
H
E
C
R
58
O
59
W
60
N
61
I
R
A
N
62
T
A
R
O
63
O
R
D
I
E
64
L
I
N
T
65
E
R
I
S
66
R
O
I
L
S
67
T
E
E
S
68
S
E
P
T
69
E
R
N
E
S
© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,111

Support XWord Info today

Access this site for a full year:

  1. Select your level
  2. Choose how to pay

Learn about support levels.

$50 — Angel

Full access + download

$20 — Regular User

Full access, limited Finder

$10 — Casual User

Students & seniors
Across
1
"You're a better man ___ . . . ": Kipling : THANI
6
Express weariness : SIGH
10
Disimpassioned : CALM
14
Gossip's fodder : RUMOR
15
On the Mediterranean : ASEA
16
Was contrite : RUED
17
"But war's ___ . . . ": Cowper : AGAME
18
Mozart's Vienna : WIEN
19
Kirghiz range : ALAI
20
Ben Kingsley role : MOHANDASKGANDHI
23
Venus, to Virgil : DEA
24
Mineo and Bando : SALS
25
Track circuits : LAPS
28
Part of a ballroom dance : CHA
31
Ceremonial act : RITUAL
35
Word with bred or will : ILL
36
A captain and a king : AHABS
38
Tuned drum : BONGO
39
E. M. Forster novel : APASSAGETOINDIA
42
Vitalize afresh : RENEW
43
Makes a move : STIRS
44
Claus aide : ELF
45
Blows z's : SNORES
47
Vichy is one : SPA
48
"___ bien!" : TRES
49
Equation word : PLUS
51
Double this for an insect : TSE
53
Paul Scott novel, with "The" : JEWELINTHECROWN
61
Zagros Mountains site : IRAN
62
Poi source : TARO
63
Do-___ effort : ORDIE
64
Fluff : LINT
65
Sister of Ares : ERIS
66
Disturbs : ROILS
67
Positions a golf ball : TEES
68
Family branch : SEPT
69
Aquatic eagles : ERNES
Down
1
Streetcar in London : TRAM
2
A sci-fi writer's award : HUGO
3
Oriental nurse : AMAH
4
Desert rovers : NOMADS
5
Reynolds Broadway role : IRENE
6
"I never ___ Moor": Dickinson : SAWA
7
Goddess of fertility : ISIS
8
Some carnies : GEEKS
9
La Guardia structure : HANGAR
10
Presidential hopeful in 1984 : CRANSTON
11
"___ Lang Syne" : AULD
12
Jacob's first wife : LEAH
13
Year of Columbus's fourth voyage : MDII
21
Gorbachev's villa : DACHA
22
Excuses at court : ALIBIS
25
Perjurers : LIARS
26
Horn or stock predecessor : ALPEN
27
City in Tex. or Ill. : PLANO
29
Witches : HAGS
30
Incites : ABETS
32
Prefix with line or mine : UNDER
33
Nimble : AGILE
34
Lazes : LOAFS
36
Too : ASWELL
37
Yugoslav tobacco-shipping town : STIP
40
"How sharper than a ___ tooth . . . ": Shak. : SERPENTS
41
Emulate Demosthenes : ORATE
46
Trains : SUITES
48
French Revolution aftermath : TERROR
50
Delusion's partner : SNARE
52
Shutout spoiler : SCORE
53
Leave a lover : JILT
54
River or canal : ERIE
55
Anagram for anew : WANE
56
Stumble : TRIP
57
Army : HOST
58
Thor's sire : ODIN
59
Sly trick : WILE
60
Loch ___ : NESS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

Found bugs or have suggestions?

Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

|