New York Times, Monday, December 8, 1986

Author:Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Spans: 2
Sidney L. Robbins has 136 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Discourage : CHILL
6. Chicago nine : CUBS
10. Bad ___, W. German spa : EMS
13. Ban : TABOO
14. Finishes a laundering chore : IRONS
16. Bad start? : MAL
17. Coney Island boardwalk attraction : SHOOTINGGALLERY
20. Strained food : PUREE
21. Salinger or Cardin : PIERRE
22. Ripen : AGE
25. Houston or Rayburn : SAM
26. Bellboys : PAGES
27. Kind of dunk : SLAM
29. Greek poet : SAPPHO
33. N.Y. summer time : EDT
34. First of the Minor Prophets : HOSEA
36. Depart : LEAVE
38. Sign seen at 17 Across : WEAIMTOPLEASE
43. Band : TROOP
44. Flow: Comb. form : RRHEA
46. Kind of sack : SAD
49. Teeter-totter : SEESAW
52. Realtor's "Eureka!" : SOLD
53. Afflicted, to Cowper : PREST
55. Friend of David : REI
57. Scan : EYE
58. Subway customers : RIDERS
60. Provides nourishment : FEEDS
62. Second line of sign at 17 Across : YOUAIMTOOPLEASE
67. Port. monetary unit : ESC
68. Bailey or Buck : PEARL
69. Sea birds : ERNES
70. Soak flax : RET
71. Writer Bombeck : ERMA
72. Depressions : DENTS
1. Parts of dols. : CTS
2. Exclamation of triumph : HAH
3. African tribesman : IBO
4. Circuit : LOOP
5. Dream supplier : LOTUS
6. The movies : CINEMA
7. Prod : URGE
8. Marsh : BOG
9. Ape some turtles : SNAP
10. Come out : EMERGE
11. Spoiled : MARRED
12. Foxiest : SLYEST
15. Type of sweater or shirt : SLIPOVER
18. Popular accts. : IRAS
19. Meadow : LEA
22. Can or tray preceder : ASH
23. Shine : GLOW
24. Facilitate : EASE
28. Pith : MEAT
30. Falls heavily : PLOPS
31. Vim, vigor or verve : PEP
32. Holbrook or Linden : HAL
35. Runway at Kennedy : AIRSTRIP
37. Corn units : EARS
39. Curly friend in foolery : MOE
40. Line nudger : TOE
41. Nursery-rhyme residence : SHOE
42. Slippery : EELY
45. Soft drink : ADE
46. More lively : SPRYER
47. Melodic : ARIOSE
48. Subtract : DEDUCT
50. Space between a leaf's veins : AREOLA
51. Sob : WEEP
54. Sargasso, e.g. : SEA
56. Took it very easy : IDLED
59. "Peter Pan" pirate : SMEE
60. Shape : FORM
61. Withered : SERE
63. Feather's companion : TAR
64. Rutherford or Sothern : ANN
65. Coterie : SET
66. Curve or letter : ESS

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