New York Times, Monday, December 30, 1985

Author:Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 136 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1985, The New York Times
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1. "The King ___" : ANDI
5. Antitoxins : SERA
9. Don clothes : DRESS
14. Carrots' companions : PEAS
15. A son of Seth : ENOS
16. Rambles : ROVES
17. Scholar, usually from abroad : EXCHANGESTUDENT
20. Makes a cup of tea : STEEPS
21. Pressing : URGENT
22. Watchman in uniform : SENTRY
25. Kind of rib or time : PRIME
29. Exist : ARE
30. ___ trap (prepares to ensnare) : SETSA
35. Top-notch : AONE
36. Pierre's assent : OUI
37. Limit of resources : TETHER
38. Apprentices in classrooms : STUDENTTEACHERS
41. Knobbed : TOROSE
42. Possess : OWN
43. Therefore : ERGO
44. Straight up : ERECT
45. Chemical suffix : ANE
46. Imitate peacocks, in a way : PREEN
47. Come out of a cave : EMERGE
49. Melancholy, in Paris : TRISTE
53. Cause : REASON
58. Institution for future instructors : TEACHERSCOLLEGE
61. "Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
62. Army mess : CHOW
63. Madrid room : SALA
64. Strange : WEIRD
65. "The ___ of Texas . . . " : EYES
66. Hebrew measure : OMER
1. Swingers in a jungle : APES
2. Barber's call : NEXT
3. Fish of the carp family : DACE
4. "Who ___, Lord . . . ": John 9:36 : ISHE
5. Touch, e.g. : SENSE
6. Sch. subject : ENG
7. Caviar : ROE
8. Guarantee : ASSURE
9. Pharmacist's concern : DRUG
10. Took a cab : RODE
11. Fifty-fifty : EVEN
12. Shipped out : SENT
13. Fast plane : SST
18. Church nook : APSE
19. Attempt : TRY
23. Pert. to seamen : NAUT
24. A musical interval : TRITONE
25. Use glue : PASTE
26. Opposite of stator : ROTOR
27. Habituate : INURE
28. Red Bordeaux wine : MEDOC
30. Jiffy : SEC
31. The clear sky : ETHER
32. As to that : THERE
33. Twilled fabric : SERGE
34. Hot crime : ARSON
36. Quarter of four : ONE
37. Wallop : TAN
39. N.Y. time zone : EST
40. Pitcher : EWER
45. Punish : AMERCE
46. Pare : PEEL
47. French season : ETE
48. Enlarges : GROWS
49. Far: Comb. form : TELE
50. Physics Nobelist: 1944 : RABI
51. Champagne bucket : ICER
52. Place for tools : SHED
54. Too : ALSO
55. Something to be sewed : SEAM
56. Stare amorously : OGLE
57. Close by : NEAR
58. Playing marble : TAW
59. Bashful : SHY
60. Cedar Rapids institution : COE

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