New York Times, Tuesday, February 10, 1987

Author:Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { C J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 53, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 136 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz era puzzles in our database.

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© 1987, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ an egg (failed) : LAID
5. Chills and fever : AGUE
9. Patio gear : SPIT
13. Cay or ait : ISLE
14. Disembarks : LANDS
16. Sit : POSE
17. Bootblack's investment : SHOEPOLISH
19. "Jacta ___ est" : ALEA
20. Eucharist plate : PATEN
21. Chemical compounds : ESTERS
23. Uninhibited : OPEN
25. Kind of hanger : STRAP
27. Fin : VEE
28. Fast; loose : SPORTY
30. Calif.'s motto : EUREKA
32. Slippery one : EEL
33. Acts bored : YAWNS
35. Homophone for wood : WOULD
38. A combo : TRIO
40. Something to read : METER
42. ___ on words (pun) : PLAY
43. Impudent : SASSY
45. Impulse : NISUS
47. Uno, due, ___ : TRE
48. Afro, for one : HAIRDO
50. Blackmails : BLEEDS
52. What the blank in 19 Across means : DIE
54. "Home, Sweet Home" author : PAYNE
56. Helps : AIDS
57. Ruins : UNDOES
59. Nautical call : AVAST
61. Sick as ___ : ADOG
62. Butcher's display : POLISHHAMS
67. "___ is real! . . . ": Longfellow : LIFE
68. Epsom and the like : SALTS
69. Redact : EDIT
70. Umpire's call : SAFE
71. Tatum's father : RYAN
72. Optimistic : ROSY
1. Fleur-de-___ : LIS
2. Kind of can or tray : ASH
3. U.N. labor arm : ILO
4. More profound : DEEPER
5. "Thanks ___!" : ALOT
6. High winds : GALES
7. By accident : UNINTENTIONALLY
8. McMahon and Sullivan : EDS
9. Petty fuss : SPAT
10. Reached Olympic heights : POLEVAULTED
11. River to the Rhone : ISERE
12. Hector : TEASE
15. Use scissors : SHEAR
18. Word with hose : PANTY
22. Eject : SPEW
23. La Scala offering : OPERA
24. Disposed of quickly : POLISHEDOFF
26. Stratagems : RUSES
28. Cliques : SETS
29. Sweet potato : YAM
31. Hill, to a Boer : KOP
34. One of Barrie's Darlings : WENDY
36. Garnishes, in a way : LARDS
37. Colors : DYES
39. Explorer Johnson : OSA
41. " . . . ay, there's the ___" : RUB
44. Cry out sharply : YIPE
46. Cut prices : SLASH
49. Some files : RASPS
51. Choice word : EITHER
52. Pairs of tires : DUALS
53. Forster's "A Passage to ___" : INDIA
55. A Perón : EVITA
58. Pointed arch : OGEE
60. Org. : ASSN
63. Gig implement : OAR
64. Foofaraw : ADO
65. Prefix with lead : MIS
66. Eye problem : STY

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