New York Times, Tuesday, December 17, 1985

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Tableland : MESA
5. N.H.'s state flower : LILAC
10. Pop : DAD
13. King toppers : ACES
14. Sports area : ARENA
15. Artist Charles ___ Gibson : DANA
16. Temporary prexy : PRESIDENTPROTEM
19. Khartoum is its capital : SUDAN
20. Explode : DETONATE
21. Scratch producer : ITCH
24. Soft drink : SODA
25. "Bonjour, mon ___" : AMI
28. Babylonian deity : ERUA
30. Quit working : RETIRE
34. Forbid : BAN
35. Inclines : RAMPS
37. Periods of time : ERAS
38. Veep's possible role : ACTINGPRESIDENT
42. Cultivate : FARM
43. Discover : HITON
44. Born : NEE
45. Cheap: Slang : TWOBIT
48. Secular : LAIC
49. Eternally, to Poe : EER
50. Juice drinks : ADES
52. Hebrew month : ELUL
54. Horned : ANTLERED
58. Ernie of baseball fame : BANKS
62. Ford or Carter : FORMERPRESIDENT
65. Regrets : RUES
66. Giant grass : OTATE
67. Kind of spirit : EVIL
68. Quarter of four : ONE
69. Clergyman's dickey : RABAT
70. Alliance acronym : NATO
1. Charts : MAPS
2. Tannish : ECRU
3. Pip : SEED
4. Very: Mus. : ASSAI
5. Boy : LAD
6. Anger : IRE
7. Lease preceder : LEND
8. Poker payments : ANTES
9. Paris, to Helen : CAPTOR
10. Information : DATA
11. Dill of the Bible : ANET
12. Title Christie held : DAME
15. Made a charitable gift : DONATED
17. Clinic figure : INTERN
18. Took a cab : RODE
22. Bluff : CRAG
23. Sound of doubt or disdain : HUMPH
25. In the rear, at sea : ABAFT
26. Parrot : MACAW
27. Opening monologue, for short : INTRO
29. Showery month : APRIL
31. Good-night girl : IRENE
32. Rajah's mate : RANEE
33. Chemical compound : ESTER
36. Bristles : SETAE
39. Preserves in memory: Var. : IMBALMS
40. Earth : SOIL
41. Nightmares : INCUBI
46. ___ fixe : IDEE
47. Holy ___ (brat) : TERROR
51. Partitions : SEPTA
53. Burdened : LADEN
54. Hairdo for a soul brother : AFRO
55. Part of speech : NOUN
56. What Daphne became : TREE
57. Colorless; monotonous : DRAB
59. Soviet river : NEVA
60. Emulate Mme. Defarge : KNIT
61. Town in Normandy : STLO
63. Letter from Athens : ETA
64. Gel : SET

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