New York Times, Monday, December 15, 1986

Author:Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 53, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
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. Perform : ACT
4. Complain : FRET
8. Sci. degree : SCB
11. Pairs : DUOS
13. Classify : RATE
14. Resort : TAHOE
16. Urban halters : STOPSIGNS
18. Hautboys : OBOES
19. Smack : SLAP
20. To the Orient : EASTWARDS
22. Centers : HUBS
24. C.C.N.Y.or L.I.U. : INST
25. A football kick : ONSIDE
28. School break : RECESS
30. Ex-G.I.'s : VETS
31. Soviet range : ALAI
34. "___ Is Born" : ASTAR
36. I love: Lat. : AMO
37. Bathtub gadget : STOPPER
39. Short poem : ODE
40. Backslide : LAPSE
42. Pit : SEED
43. Revolve : SPIN
44. Sums : TOTALS
46. Rubbed out : ERASED
48. Peignoir : ROBE
49. Sassy lass : SNIP
50. Name on an envelope : ADDRESSEE
54. Oil cartel : OPEC
57. ___ de menthe : CREME
58. Brake fast : STOPSHORT
61. Astor, Garden and Eddy : MARYS
62. Faithful : TRUE
63. ___ about (approximately) : ONOR
64. Rheine's river : EMS
65. Betray : SELL
66. Mata Hari, e.g. : SPY
1. TV commercials : ADS
2. Slices : CUTS
3. Cat's-paw : TOOL
4. Pt. of T.G.I.F. : FRI
5. Spreads unchecked : RAGES
6. Menace near Taormina : ETNA
7. Hardy girl : TESS
8. Reese, Marion et al. : SHORTSTOPS
9. A Princetonian : COED
10. Harry's First Lady : BESS
12. Turkish cavalrymen : SPAHIS
14. Luxury vehicle : TOWNCAR
15. Lowers : ABASES
17. Potato : SPUD
21. Standoff : TIE
23. Cudgel : BEAT
25. Sports site : OVAL
26. Thread: Comb. form : NEMAT
27. Wall Street ploys : STOPORDERS
28. Mature : RIPE
29. Thompson or Hawkins : SADIE
32. Result of a QB sack : LOSS
33. Mimic : APE
35. Cleave : REND
37. "Can Do" is their motto : SEABEES
38. Novelist Dorothy ___ : EDEN
41. Arlen's "___ Weather" : STORMY
43. Lesbos poet: 6th century B.C. : SAPPHO
45. "___ Misérables" : LES
47. Spanish rivers : RIOS
49. Capital of South Korea : SEOUL
50. Peak : ACME
51. Mite : DRAM
52. Fast planes : SSTS
53. To be, in Brest : ETRE
55. Long periods : EONS
56. Farmer's pride : CROP
59. Clay or mud: Comb. form : PEL
60. Attempt : TRY

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