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New York Times, Monday, July 22, 1985

39-Down : Elegance

Author:
Fred Toole
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F J K X }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Fred Toole has 28 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,040
Across
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Roman poet : OVID
5
City in Tuscany : LUCCA
10
Peat's place : BOG
13
Pelt : HIDE
14
Bellowing : AROAR
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Altar on high : ARA
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Father of Waters : MISSISSIPPI
19
___ Antonio, Tex. : SAN
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Golfers' pegs : TEES
21
Trifling with : TOYING
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Chart : MAP
26
Timetable abbr. : ARR
27
Igneous rock : BASALT
28
Part of the iris : AREOLA
30
Foreigner : ALIEN
31
Philosopher Bergson : HENRI
32
Vienna, to Viennese : WIEN
33
Pleased : GLAD
37
Garret : ATTIC
38
Peak in Crete : IDA
39
Wing: Comb. form : PTERO
40
Incline : LEAN
41
Waste allowance : TRET
42
Fresh air : OZONE
43
Woodwinds : OBOES
45
Ingenious : CLEVER
46
Boxer's assistant : SECOND
48
___ Lanka (Ceylon) : SRI
49
"___ ne passeront pas" : ILS
50
Come ___ (find by chance) : ACROSS
51
Females : SHES
52
___ Grande : RIO
53
River into Chesapeake Bay : SUSQUEHANNA
59
Supreme Being : GOD
60
Build : ERECT
61
Club fees : DUES
62
Singular : ONE
63
Joinings : SEAMS
64
A son of Seth : ENOS
Down
1
Electrical measure : OHM
2
"QB ___" : VII
3
Psychiatric terms : IDS
4
___ Plaines River : DES
5
Kind of beam : LASER
6
Author of 2 Down : URIS
7
Blue knight : COP
8
Hook or Bligh : CAPTAIN
9
Melodious : ARIOSE
10
Garden herb : BASIL
11
Praying figure : ORANT
12
Capone led one : GANG
17
Kind of type : ITALIC
18
Agglutinins : SERA
22
China's chief river : YANGTZE
23
Taj ___ : MAHAL
24
Alpine ridge : ARETE
25
Five: Prefix : PENTA
27
Sheep sound : BLEAT
29
Long river in Venezuela : ORINOCO
30
White House group : AIDES
32
Sent a telegram : WIRED
34
Pope: A.D. 928-29 : LEOVI
35
Man-made fiber : ARNEL
36
Energetic ones : DOERS
39
Elegance : POLISH
41
Monk's hairdo : TONSURE
44
Company heads : BOSSES
45
Ontario Indian : CREE
46
Offspring : SCION
47
Eat away : ERODE
48
Closes : SHUTS
50
Ancient Greek craft : ARGO
51
Metric area meas. : SQCM
54
What many a river feeds : SEA
55
Humorist George : ADE
56
Sister : NUN
57
Modernist : NEO
58
Blockhead : ASS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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