New York Times, Monday, October 18, 1993

Author:Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { G J Q X }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Sidney L. Robbins has 136 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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Across Down
1. Tastes : SIPS
5. Watering places : SPAS
9. Josip ___ (Tito) : BROZ
13. Breathing woe : APNEA
14. Bridge seat : EAST
15. Take on cargo : LADE
16. Neighborhood celebration : BLOCKPARTY
18. Skinner of the stage : OTIS
19. Baccarat contender : BANKER
20. ___ ammoniac : SAL
21. $.01 : CENT
22. Spud buds : EYES
23. G.I. address : APO
25. European moose : ELK
27. Lake ___, Blue Nile source : TANA
29. Leading : AHEAD
33. Mop wielder : SWABBER
38. Tricky play in football : REVERSE
40. Steering devices : TILLERS
41. High crime : TREASON
42. Support : ENDORSE
43. Ranch hands : HERDERS
44. Shalom! : PEACE
45. Short study? : EDUC
47. Chess pcs. : KTS
49. Leftover bit : ORT
50. Stereo's ancestor : HIFI
54. Sp. ladies : SRAS
57. Beard of grain : AWN
59. Titania's spouse : OBERON
61. Grinder : HERO
62. 1040 specialists : HANDRBLOCK
64. Most westerly Aleutian island : ATTU
65. One with a chilling job : ICER
66. "Peanuts" character : LINUS
67. Competition : MEET
68. ___ politic : BODY
69. Native Oriental beans : SOYS
1. Spread apart : SPLAY
2. "___ ear and..." : INONE
3. Mimics chicks : PECKS
4. "For Pete's ___!" : SAKE
5. Marmara, e.g. : SEA
6. Manse occupier : PARSON
7. Acting dog : ASTA
8. Elegance of manner : STYLE
9. Dummy : BLOCKHEAD
10. Deserve : RATE
11. Valhalla V.I.P. : ODIN
12. Relish : ZEST
13. French secular clergyman : ABBE
17. Babblers : PRATERS
24. Zoroastrian of India : PARSEE
26. Tennis great of the 1960's : LAVER
28. Dudley Moore title role: 1981 : ARTHUR
30. Gaelic : ERSE
31. Hebrew lyre : ASOR
32. Haunts : DENS
33. Footfall : STEP
34. Sommelier's responsibility : WINE
35. M*A*S*H man : ALDA
36. Sketches roughly : BLOCKSOUT
37. French topper : BERET
39. Builder : ERECTOR
46. Put on : DONNED
48. Sir, in old India : SAHIB
50. Sunny prefix : HELIO
51. Satirist's tool : IRONY
52. Point of concentration : FOCUS
53. Signs, in slang : INKS
54. Fake : SHAM
55. Network of nerves : RETE
56. Comic Johnson : ARTE
58. City on the Brazos : WACO
60. Large liq. containers : BBLS
63. Brut : DRY

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