New York Times, Monday, January 9, 1989

Author:Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Sidney L. Robbins has 136 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1989, The New York Times
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1. Author Bombeck : ERMA
5. Mill machine : LATHE
10. Met in session : SAT
13. Genuine : REAL
14. Notions : IDEAS
15. The Venerable ___ : BEDE
16. Time for foolery : APRILFIRST
18. Religious figurine : ICON
19. Power source : ATOM
20. Paddock sound : SNORT
21. Quahog : CLAM
24. Dear follower : SIR
26. Choreographer De Mille : AGNES
27. Places for matches : ARENAS
29. Made neat, with "up" : TIDIED
31. Jungle king : LION
32. Home state of Linus Pauling : OREGON
34. Captain's boat : GIG
37. Cleanse : DETERGE
39. Encroach : INTRUDE
41. Residue in a fireplace : ASH
42. Entebbe is here : UGANDA
44. Tiller : HELM
45. Copy : ECTYPE
47. Pee Wee and Della : REESES
49. "___ Be," Beatles hit : LETIT
51. Collection : SET
53. ___ Island, in Antarctica : ROSS
54. Earthy : OCHRY
55. Use a grapnel : DRAG
57. Of the ear : OTIC
58. Big day in U.S.A. : JULYFOURTH
64. Mother of F.D.R. : SARA
65. "___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
66. Unadulterated : PURE
67. Cousin of a Ph.D. : EDD
68. Main points : GISTS
69. So be it! : AMEN
1. Historic period : ERA
2. Agt. : REP
3. Damage : MAR
4. Famed boxer : ALI
5. Elevator, to a Londoner : LIFT
6. Ta-ta, to Tomás : ADIOS
7. Boring insect : TERMITE
8. Owns : HAS
9. E.D.T. winterized : EST
10. What armchair quarterbacks do : SECONDGUESS
11. Worship : ADORE
12. Nomads' homes : TENTS
15. Toot : BINGE
17. Tibetan priest : LAMA
20. Valentine, e.g. : SAINT
21. Bergman's "___ and Whispers" : CRIES
22. A pope in Charlemagne's day : LEOTHETHIRD
23. A queen or princess : ANNE
25. Stiff : RIGID
27. "M*A*S*H" actor : ALDA
28. Soaked : SOGGY
30. Germanic god of thunder : DONAR
33. Harvests : REAPS
35. Runs in neutral : IDLES
36. Jewels : GEMS
38. Like some country roads : RUTTY
40. Current: Comb. form : RHEO
43. Pins and ___ : NEEDLES
46. About : CIRCA
48. Therefore : ERGO
49. At liberty : LOOSE
50. Outward : ECTAD
52. Lovers' secret meeting : TRYST
56. P.M. periods : AFTS
58. Barb or tooth : JAG
59. Prefix with cycle or form : UNI
60. ___ tree (cornered) : UPA
61. Jamaican export : RUM
62. Uno, due, ___ : TRE
63. A Rhode Island Red : HEN

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