New York Times, Monday, November 24, 1986

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.54, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. More's antithesis : LESS
5. Poker-pot item : ANTE
9. Express shock : GASP
13. Group of eight : OCTAD
15. Repair argyles : DARN
16. Margarine : OLEO
17. Poe short story : THEGOLDBUG
19. German song : LIED
20. Lincoln Center attraction : OPERA
21. Residue of combustion : CINDER
23. Okla. city : ADA
25. Joint down below : KNEE
26. Dance popular in the 30's : SHAG
30. March 15, in Roma : IDI
32. Sea birds : ERNES
35. Metric unit, for short : KILO
36. "The ___ Tailors," Sayers book : NINE
38. Flattop's milieu : OCEAN
40. Graven image : IDOL
41. Meir : GOLDA
43. "Comus" composer : ARNE
44. Takes care of : TENDS
46. Droops : SAGS
47. Fashionable beach resort : LIDO
48. Stitched : SEWED
50. Affirmative vote : YES
51. Charges : FEES
52. Salt's story : YARN
54. Poorly lit : DIM
56. Dwarfed shrub : BONSAI
58. Marner or Lapham : SILAS
62. Monkey or tree : TITI
63. Girl in a nursery tale : GOLDILOCKS
67. Scraps : ORTS
68. "Wind nobody blows good" : OBOE
69. Pyle or Banks : ERNIE
70. Land of Esau's descendants : EDOM
71. Latest reports : NEWS
72. Depression : DENT
1. House locale : LOT
2. Repeat : ECHO
3. Kind of mother or child : STEP
4. Wise person : SAGE
5. Total : ADD
6. Collar : NAB
7. Commercial vehicle : TRUCK
8. Auto's heart : ENGINE
9. Aaron creation : GOLDENCALF
10. "Shall Caesar send ___?" : ALIE
11. Soothsayer : SEER
12. Seed holder : POD
14. Copperfield's first wife : DORA
18. Bill of ___ : LADING
22. Roman fiddler : NERO
24. Goodbye, in Granada : ADIOS
26. Short sketch : SKIT
27. Secretes : HIDES
28. Unaccompanied : ALONE
29. "Include me out," for one : GOLDWYNISM
31. Dental filling : INLAY
33. Causing goose pimples : EERIE
34. Jockey Earl : SANDE
37. Rimmed : EDGED
39. Modernists : NEOS
42. St. Francis of ___ : ASSISI
45. Red and Coral : SEAS
49. Loser to St. George : DRAGON
53. Daughter of Tantalus : NIOBE
55. Distance of 5,280 feet : MILE
56. Kind of dog or louse : BIRD
57. Preminger : OTTO
59. Olivier's title : LORD
60. Teen woe : ACNE
61. Flimflam : SKIN
62. Nail holder : TOE
64. Depressed : LOW
65. ___ Moines : DES
66. Defeat at bridge : SET

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