New York Times, Thursday, December 4, 1980

Author: Sidney L. Robbins
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
1
B
2
I
3
R
4
D
5
S
6
H
7
A
8
M
9
W
10
A
11
S
12
P
13
I
D
E
A
14
H
A
T
E
15
S
16
A
L
O
E
17
D
I
A
L
18
A
L
T
A
I
19
S
T
L
O
20
S
O
L
I
21
D
F
O
U
N
D
22
A
T
I
O
N
23
I
T
S
24
E
R
E
25
S
26
L
27
I
T
S
28
S
29
O
C
K
30
A
31
L
32
E
33
C
H
A
N
T
34
A
U
R
A
35
P
I
E
R
36
R
O
C
K
O
37
F
G
I
B
R
38
A
L
T
A
R
39
O
N
E
S
40
O
R
T
S
41
B
U
C
K
S
42
W
E
D
43
I
R
A
S
44
P
U
S
H
Y
45
A
L
B
46
B
A
T
47
T
48
H
49
E
B
L
A
50
R
51
N
E
Y
S
52
T
53
O
54
N
55
E
56
E
A
R
N
57
D
O
U
S
E
58
A
X
I
S
59
E
L
S
E
60
E
L
D
E
R
61
L
E
N
T
62
D
E
E
R
63
L
E
T
S
64
K
N
E
E
© 1980, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Feather bearer : BIRD
5. Phony : SHAM
9. Vespid : WASP
13. Inspiration : IDEA
14. Despises : HATES
16. Barbados ___, ornamental plant : ALOE
17. Use the phone : DIAL
18. Asian range : ALTAI
19. Town on the Vire : STLO
20. What every belle had in the Gay Nineties : SOLIDFOUNDATION
23. "___ Magic," 1948 song : ITS
24. Before, to Spenser : ERE
25. Plackets : SLITS
28. "___ exchange" (ring event) : SOCK
30. Pub liquid : ALE
33. Monotonous song : CHANT
34. Emanation : AURA
35. Stevedore's milieu : PIER
36. Any all-pro defensive guard : ROCKOFGIBRALTAR
39. Change of a five : ONES
40. Bits under the banquet table : ORTS
41. Lettuce, cabbage, etc. : BUCKS
42. Join : WED
43. Novelists Levin and Wolfert : IRAS
44. Forward : PUSHY
45. Priestly robe : ALB
46. Casey's weapon : BAT
47. Where osculation causes skill in adulation : THEBLARNEYSTONE
56. Merit : EARN
57. Extinguish : DOUSE
58. W.W. II group : AXIS
59. Otherwise : ELSE
60. Church V.I.P. : ELDER
61. Easter's predecessor : LENT
62. Player on the range : DEER
63. Rents : LETS
64. Joint often clipped on a gridiron : KNEE
1. One club, two hearts, etc. : BIDS
2. Personal: Prefix : IDIO
3. Type of estate : REAL
4. His watches may be for all time : DALI
5. Colliers' surroundings : SHAFTS
6. Angelic headgear : HALOS
7. Aleutian isle : ATTU
8. Type of disposition : MEAN
9. Squander : WASTE
10. Trebles, in Toscana : ALTI
11. Type of flight : SOLO
12. León laborer : PEON
15. Mixed drink : SIDECAR
21. Idem : DITTO
22. Jan de Hartog's "The Little ___" : ARK
25. Glistened : SHONE
26. Spiked the punch : LACED
27. Signs : INKS
28. Diamonds and hearts : SUITS
29. Globes : ORBS
30. Gee follower : AITCH
31. Needing a caulking : LEAKY
32. Misses the fly : ERRS
33. Brag : CROW
34. Taj Mahal site : AGRA
35. ___ fours : PLUS
37. Interdicted : FORBADE
38. Adjoins : ABUTS
43. Roth's "___ Cry Tomorrow" : ILL
44. Bursars, at times : PAYERS
45. Doubleday : ABNER
46. Harassed : BESET
47. ___ off (riled up) : TEED
48. Robust : HALE
49. Gaelic : ERSE
50. Drummer's prolonged rat-a-tat : ROLL
51. Sky-clad : NUDE
52. "Four-letter word for psychotherapy": Hodgins : TALK
53. The yoke is on them : OXEN
54. Spot card : NINE
55. Town near Padua : ESTE

Found bugs or have suggestions?